The information contained in this book was extracted from the original
record books located at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick,
Glynn Co., Georgia.
I spent many hours
scanning these books so that I could take them home with me in order to
present them to you in this format. My hopes are that this will help many
of the Glynn County residents, and genealogy researchers, in their
endeavors and be an extra source in documenting birth, marriage, and death
dates. Our county Health Department records only go back to about 1912 in
some cases. The church books go back to the 1860s.
Volume 3 of St.
Mark’s Church book spans almost two decades from 1895 to 1923. There is a
great loss from Volume 3 though, the “Families” section was torn from the
book, and has never been found.
Many of the towns did not
have county information, I have inserted counties where they were lacking
if the county could be found, many towns do not exist now, so county
information was hard to find. However, some entries merely provided a
town, no other info. Some of these towns do exist in Georgia, but I did
not make any assumptions and left just the town. For instance the town of
Jacksonville, could be in Georgia or Florida, or several other
states. After reading all of these entries, it could be assumed that
Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida is what was meant, but you can’t be too
sure. For towns that were obviously in Glynn County, I did not add the
county, like Brunswick.
Towns in Glynn County:
Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Jekyl Island, Blythe Island, Arco,
Sterling/Old Sterling, Cypress Mills.
Another County note, the
town of Waynesville is now in Brantley County, Georgia. Before 1921, it
was in Wayne County [Brantley County didn’t exist]. It is entered in these
records as Waynesville, Wayne Co., Georgia.
Finally, Jekyll Island
was not always spelled as such. You will see it spelled Jekyl, this is not
Enjoy, and good luck in all of
your genealogy pursuits!
Vol. 1 1867
Vol. 2 1877 to 1895
Vol. 3 1895 to 1924