Some of the list members may be aware that I have been working on a project to map all of
the colonial land grants for several areas of the original Orangeburgh District. I will
be giving a presentation at Oktoberfest on my project which focuses on the actual area of
Orangeburgh Township for the land that was surveyed between 1733-1749. I have compiled a
book containing the results of my work, to date, and will have it for sale at Oktoberfest.
I am also ready to begin taking mail orders for those who might not be able to attend
The book identifies 175 plats for the area and period mentioned and shows the locations of
most of them on 7 maps. The names of 166 landowners associated with these plats have been
coordinated with other records of the period to more clearly identify the various families
who first settled the area. Most of these early landowners were German-Swiss immigrants
so there has been a lot of confusion in the various records as to who some of these
families were. The book's appendix also includes a theoretical partially
reconstructed ship's passenger list for the July 1735 immigrants who arrived on the
The book is 8 1/2 x 11", 61 pages, comb-bound and can be purchased for $20 plus $5
shipping and handling. (Shipping and handling will not apply at Oktoberfest.) One of
the maps from the book showing 90 of the earliest plats is available separately as an 11 x
17" copy for $3. One dollar from the sale of each book and map will be donated to
the Library Developement Fund of the Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society.
I am planning a follow-up volume to this book which will cover the period from 1750-1775.
I hope to eventually publish both volumes together as a hard bound book. I am also working
on similar material for several other areas of the old Orangeburgh District.
Please direct any specific questions about the book to me at the e-mail address below,
rather than to the list.
12702 Golf Club Dr.
Savannah, GA 31419