Georgia, Church Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Georgia, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1828-1991
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains church records, for the years 1828 to 1991. They are from different denominations located in several counties in Georgia. Some representative churches include:

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Brunswick)
  • Christ Episcopal Church (Macon)
  • Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (Savannah)
  • Hephzibah United Methodist Church (Richmond County)

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Church records may include:

  • Name
  • Date of event
  • Location of event
  • Names of parents
  • Name of bride
  • Name of groom
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Spouse

Collection Content

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How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of an event
  • The location of an event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for vital records such as birth,marriage, and death on the state and county level
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.

Citing this Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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