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

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County Facts
County seat: Rome
Organized: December 3, 1832
Parent County(s): Cherokee Indian lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bartow  • Chattooga  • Cherokee (AL)  • Gordon  • Polk
See County Maps
Courthouse
Floyd County Government Center.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for John Floyd. The County is located in the northwestern area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Floyd County Courthouse
3 Government Plaza
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-291-5190
Floyd County Website

Probate Court has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records.[3]

Floyd County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1834 1919 1883 1883 1837 1820
Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1832 Floyd County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee Indian lands.
  • County seat: Rome[6]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Floyd, 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 Floyd County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Episcopal
St. Peter's Church, Rome

Baptism

  • 1843-1940 St. Peter's Church, Rome, Baptism Index 1843-1940. Batch C712841 at FamilySearch[8]

Marriage

  • 1848-1940 St. Peter's Church, Rome, Marriage Index 1848-1940. Batch M712841 at FamilySearch[9]

Burial

  • 1849-1940 St. Peter's Church, Rome, Burial Index 1849-1940. Batch B393679 at FamilySearch[10]

Methodist Episcopal
Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church

  • 1873-1885 Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1873-1885. Batch C712821 at FamilySearch[11]
  • 1873-1895 Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church Marriage Index 1873-1895. Batch M712821 at FamilySearch[12]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Floyd 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.

  • Battey, George Magruder, Jr. A History of Rome and Floyd County. State of Georgia - United States of America. 1540-1922. Atlanta, Ga.: Webb and Vary, 1922. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Another digital version at Ancestry ($)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Floyd County 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 Floyd County:

- 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies A, E, and H
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies B, and D
- 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Comapny D


  • Bartow County Genealogical Society (Ga.). 1995. Bartow County, Georgia heritage book. Cartersville, Ga: The Society. (page 12 - 8th Battalion Companies A and B from Bartow, Gordon, and Floyd counties)FHL Collection Other Libraries
  • Battey, George Magruder. 1922. A history of Rome and Floyd County, state of Georgia, United States of America: including numerous incidents of more than local interest, 1540-1922, vol. 1. Atlanta [Georgia]: Webb and Vary Co. (page 137-195)975.835 H2b digital version
  • Williams, Marvin. 1961. C. S. A. collection of Marvin Williams, 1855-1875. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 262665 item 4
  • Bagwell, J. W. 1961. Correspondence of J. W. Bagwell and military index card. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 262655 item 1
  • Long, Nimrod William Ezekial. 1961. Correspondence of Nimrod William Ezekial Long, 1853-1864. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 262655 item 2-3
  • Griffeth collection of letters and family charts, 1856-1890. 1961. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 262660
  • Hightower, Thomas M. 1961. Letters of Thomas M. Hightower, 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 26250
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Volunteer Regiment, 22nd, Company G. 1961. Report of reunion of Co. "G" of 22nd Regiment Georgia Volunteers, 1895-1926. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 282766 item 2
  • Clark, Reuben Grove. 1961. War experience of Capt. Reuben Grove Clark, 1891. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 262651 item 1
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County). 1961. C.S.A. military records(loose records), 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 282778 item3
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Floyd County). 1961. Confederate soldier roster, 1861-1865; pension rolls, 1890-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 282763, 282764, 282765 item1
  • Georgia. Provost Marshall (Rome). 1961. Provost marshall records, 1864-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. 282762 item2


World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Floyd County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_County,_Georgia accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 31-32. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Floyd County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 14 Febuary 2019.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.
  11. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
  12. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.
  13. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
  14. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.
  15. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.
  16. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.