Publications

Gilmer County Genealogical Society, Inc. Publications 

The Gilmer County Genealogical Society, Inc. has published several books since its inception, including the collections Poetry from the Mountains and Days Gone By; Reflections on Mountain Heritage; and our latest book Faces of Our Ancestors: First Families of Gilmer County, Georgia. Two of our publications are no longer in print but are available for purchase in digital format with a choice of either compact discs or flash drives. These books are A Revenuer’s Diary and Family Legends of Gilmer County. Three of four of our books still in print are now discounted while supplies last.

Books may be purchased at scheduled meetings, at Walls of Books at 96 Craig Street in East Ellijay, Georgia, and via mail order. A mail order form may be found by clicking here . (Note: Costs will vary depending on the individual book, size/weight, format, and shipping location.)

Available Publications with Current Prices:

(7% Georgia sales tax will be added to all book prices, with additional shipping/handling costs for mail orders.)

A Revenuer’s Diary (digital format only-cd or flash drive)  $25.00

Compiled by Warren Cagle, investigator for ATF, A Revenuer’s Diary contains daily reports from Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin Counties from 1954 to 1959.


Family Legends of Gilmer County (digital format only-cd or flash drive)  $25.00

Published in 2009, Family Legends of Gilmer County is a 500-page compilation of contributors’ stories as a record of their ancestors’ and current families’ histories. It includes photos, recollections, and memoriam with an index of 1500 surnames.


Days Gone By  $20.00 $40.00

Days Gone By is a compilation of the writings of the late Ernest Parker, a Gilmer County native and historian, and much of the content was originally published in the Ellijay Times-Courier newspaper.


Reflections on Mountain Heritage  $18.00 $35.00

As the title states, this book reflects the lives and activities of our old mountain homesteads. It includes recipes; family care; old sayings; superstitions and traditions; tales from the mountains; memories and reminiscences.


Poetry from the Mountains – $8.00 $20.00

This book is a charming collection of poems written by Gilmer County residents, their ancestors, and/or their descendants.


Faces of Our Ancestors: First Families of Gilmer County, Georgia – $80.00

Published in 2019, this tome is a legacy to the pioneers who first settled in Gilmer County as found on a census from 1840 or earlier. A beautiful record of over 800 pages, it includes family trees, photographs, interesting stories, and biographies of those pioneers’ descendants, the members of First Families of Gilmer County, Georgia.