The good news is that Mary H. Abbe's Georgia Colonial and Headright Plat
Index 1735-1866 is a CD that contains a user friendly searchable data
base. "The index lists the name of the person for whom the land was
surveyed, the number of acres, watercourses if any, the year of the
survey, the plat volume and page number in which the plat is recorded."
You can do a basic search by name and/or year, but the advanced search
feature allows you to search on any combination of 9 different features.
Once the search results are displayed you can sort them by clicking on
any of the column headings to get, say, an alphabetical sort by surname,
or by watercourse, or by plat book if you wanted to find and print out
those plats from the archives' microfilm with a minimum of film reel
The bad news is that it has a print function that is essentially
useless--it will not print a whole line nor will it print a whole page.
You have to print in sections, much like "print screen" but not as
useful. We can only hope that there will be a future fix to this vexing
glitch that severely reduces the usefulness of this otherwise excellent
product. In the meantime you may find it easier to write down the info.
The CD is available from the gift shop at the Georgia Archives for about
$25, or you can order it from the Georgia Genealogical Society. Get an
order form from the Society's web site at www.gagensociety.org