Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Dodge County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Dodge County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded October 26, 1870
County Seat Eastman
Dodge County Court House Eastman, Georgia.jpg
Address Dodge County Courthouse
407 Anson Ave
PO box 818
Eastman, GA 31023-0818
Phone: 478.374.4361
Dodge County Website

County Information

Dodge County, Georgia Record Dates

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



County Courthouse

Dodge County Courthouse
07 Anson Ave
PO box 818
Eastman, GA 31023-0818
Phone: 478.374.4361

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

Clerk of Superior Court
5401 Anson Ave.
P.O. Box 4276
Eastman, GA 31023
Telephone: (478) 374-2871
Fax: (478) 374-3035

Probate Court of Dodge County
P.O 514
Eastman, GA 31023
Telephone: 478-374-3775
Fax: 478-374-9197


Parent County

1870--Dodge County was created 26 October 1870 from Montgomery, Pulaski and Telfair Counties.
County seat: Eastman[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 website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bleckley  • Laurens  • Pulaski  • Telfair  • Wheeler  • Wilcox

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Dodge, 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 Dodge 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Empire



Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Dodge 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.

  • Cobb, Addie Davis. History of Dodge County. Atlanta, Ga.: Foote & Davies Co., 1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

World War I



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Dodge 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


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
  • 1871 - 1893 - Dodge County Marriage Index 1871-1893. Batch M712661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1893 - 1944 - Dodge County Marriage Index 1893-1944. Batch M712662 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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), Dodge County, Georgia. Page 154 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), 27. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at