My genealogy buddy James Morgan III also suggest “folks to not just look at membership records but also property records. Often times land for churches was donated by families or you may find relatives on church deed records serving as officers. Also read the cornerstones if their is writing on them”
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While I was in Georgia my uncle told me my Great Grandfather Dock Waker was a deacon at the Magnolia Baptist Church, now known as the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, my grandmother Clittee Christian Walker also played the piano there. I am hoping before I had back on the road to head home I can look at some of the old church records to validate the oral history. I’ll keep you posted, in the meantime checkout this little video I made on my way to visit Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.