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Guide to Forsyth County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Forsyth County, Georgia_(state)|
Location in the state of Georgia_(state)
Location of Georgia_(state) in the U.S.
|Founded||December 3, 1832|
|Address|| Forsyth County Courthouse|
100 W Courthouse Square
Cumming, GA 30040-0128
Forsyth County Website
Forsyth County Georgia Courthouse
Clerk of Courts has land records from 1830’s,
divorce and court records; Probate Court has
birth, marriage, death and probate records
Forsyth County Georgia History
Local histories are available for Forsyth County, Georgia. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.
1973 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
Forsyth County Georgia Places/Localities
Forsyth County Georgia Genealogy Resources
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Colonial courts kept some early probate records. From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records. The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).
- Wills 1856-1892 (digital images). See list of testators. Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book C 1892-1935 Georgia Pioneers ($)
Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.
- 1833-1877 - Forsyth County Marriage Index 1833-1877. Batch M712851 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1874-1895 - Forsyth County Marriage Index 1874-1895. Batch M712852 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1895 - Forsyth County Marriage Index 1895. Batch M712853 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1859-60 - Forsyth County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Forsyth County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Forsyth County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Forsyth County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers Georgia Pioneers ($)
Forsyth County Georgia Genealogy References
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Forsythe County, Georgia. Page 155 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
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