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Rich Historical and Genealogical Heritage

News and Announcements

• Another gem from the Archives: a 1978 interview with Amos Hutchins speaker discussing the changes to the Winn House over the years. (the first minute has some tape problems)

• We are in the process of updating our Cemeteries page to include GPS coordinates and maps.

• Abstracts of Will book 'D' and Estate Administrations & Inventories book '3' are available online for our members to research. Both volumns contain records that predate the fire.

• Now in our Library and Resources section: four maps from the 1888 US survey stitched together.
View the large image here.

1888 USGS Map

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Upcoming Events
November 17, 2014    7:00p.m.
General Membership Meeting

Speaker: Gregory Bailey

The subject will be the History of Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn. One of the oldest black congregations in Gwinnett County.

December 13, 2014    12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Christmas Open House at the Winn Property

December 15, 2014    7:00p.m.
Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony


The Elisha Winn House and Fair

The Elisha Winn House located at 908 Daclula Road in Dacula, GA 30019 is open for tours from March to September on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Winn Fair is held on the first weekend of October during which the house and all of the out buildings will be open and attended by many volunteers and reenactors. The fair also has crafters' booths, musical entertainment, and railroad history.

The Gwinnett Historical Society will sponsor the 37th annual Elisha Winn Fair. Next year's Winn Fair will be held on Saturday October 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday October 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are a vendor, we welcome your participation in this year's Elisha Winn Fair. For more information and vendor forms please follow this link: 2015 Elisha Winn Fair


Latest Publications: Books & Newsletter

Newsletter Fall 2014
Our quarterly newsletter
Winn House Book The Elisha Winn House - Birthplace of Gwinnett County

Cost is $20 plus $5 postage & handling
and $2 p&h for each additional book.

This history of the Winn House and its owners is back in stock.
Family Book 2 Gwinnett County, Georgia Families 1818-2005

Cost is $40 plus $5 postage & handling
and $2 p&h for each additional book.

This indispensable second volume of families from 214 authors contains
461 Family Histories, and 324 Photographs on 1171 pages
with a Full Name Index of 39,439 names
Marriage Book Gwinnett County, Georgia Marriages 1833-1900

Cost is $20 plus $5 postage & handling
and $2 p&h for each additional book.

336 pages listed by groom then by bride.


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