Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Bulloch County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Bulloch County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Bulloch County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded February 8, 1796
County Seat Statesboro
Bulloch county courthouse statesboro georgia.jpg
Address Bulloch County Courthouse
2 N Main St #103
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: 912.764.6245
Bulloch County Website

County Information

Bulloch County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



County Courthouse

Bulloch County Courthouse
2 N Main St #103
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: 912.764.6245

Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1891 and land records from 1876.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
20 Siebald St.
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: (912) 764-9009
Fax: (912) 764-5953

Probate Court of Bulloch County
P.O. Box 1005
Statesboro, GA 30459
Phone: 912-489-8749


Parent County

1796--Bulloch County was created 8 February 1796 from Bryan and Screven Counties.
County seat: Statesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1864 The courthouse at Statesboro was destroyed 5 December; however, most records survived.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Populated Places


Neighboring Counties

Bryan County  • Candler County  • Effingham County  • Emanuel County  • Evans County  • Jenkins County  • Screven County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Bulloch, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Bulloch County cemeteries.


Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Minutes of Upper Black Creek Church, Brooklet, 1832 members Georgia Pioneers ($)



Mailing Lists
  • GABULLOC A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Bulloch County, Georgia. (Rootsweb)
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

Land and Property

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy. 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.



  • Military - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate), Company E (1st Battalion GA Cavalry)
- 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and K
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- Military Records - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Archibald Bulloch Chapter (Statesboro, Georgia). 1992. Ancestor histories of members, Archibald Bulloch Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Statesboro, Georgia. Statesboro, Georgia: Daughters of the American Revolution. Archibald Bulloch Chapter. (Civil War see all pages ) 975.8766 C44 also digital version



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

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.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

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).

Online Probate Records

  • 1742 – 1992 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
  • 1742 – 1990 Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990 at FamilySearch.org images
    Bulloch County:
    Administration and guardian bonds 1831-1931
    Administration bonds 1852-1921
    Bonds, inventories and appraisements, letters, marks and brands, marriages, wills 1795-1890 vol A
    Guardian bonds 1852-1940
    Inventories and appraisements 1874-1927
    Letters of Administration 1904-1918
    Letters of administration, dismission, guardianship and testamentary 1874-1908
    Letters of administration, dismission, guardianship and testamentary 1908-1930
    Letters of dismission 1911-1941
    Letters of guardianship 1904-1947
    Letters of testamentary 1895-1946
    Wills and estates 1816-1927
    Year's support 1878-1924


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 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

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 , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
  • 1795 - 1890 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1795-1890. Batch M712241 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1888 - 1892 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1888-1892. Batch M712242 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1892 - 1895 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1892-1895. Batch M712243 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Bulloch County Historical Society
P.O. Box 42
Statesboro, Georgia, 30458

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bulloch County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 15-16. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.