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Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002
This article describes a collection of records at
Elbert, Georgia, United States
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Location of Elbert County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1790-2002
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains marriage, court, land, school and other records from Elbert County. It covers the years 1790 to 2002.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Records Record types Years
Cemetery Burials Bowman (Hillcrest cemetery) 1883-2002
Cemetery Burials Colored 1800-2002
Cemetery Burials Elberton (Elmhurst) 1883-2001
Cemetery Burials Elberton (Forest Hills Memorial Park) 1959-2002
Cemetery Records, church yards 1800-2002
Court Addendum to minutes 1838
Court Alcohol applilcations, jury lists 1790-1900
Court Alcohol prescriptions 1906-1917
Court Assorted cases 1790-1900
Court Poor schools 1802-1950
Court Indentures 1802-1900
Court Inferior Court cases 1790-1900
Court Miscellaneous 1790-1950
Court Various 1790-1900
Land and Property Land Court warrents 1822-1833
Land and Property Miscellaneous deeds 1790-1900
Land and Property Pony homestead exeptions 1790-1900
Land and Property Sale goods, land, and miscellaneous 1790-1900
Military Civil War letters-pensions 1861-1905
Military Civil letters to families 1857-1871
Military Military pension, regimental 1828-1868
Military Revolutionary War veteran land lottery grants 1818-1832
Military Veterans of the War burials 1861-1935
Public County oaths bonds 1790-1900
Public Miscellaneous county business 190-1900
Public Miscellaneous election 1885-1926
Public Pauper checks 1896-1900
Public Puuper checks, Miscellaneous order 1878-1914
Public Paupers and others 1800-2002
School School records 1854-1858
School School records, contracts, deeds, financials, votes, etc. 1790-1900
Slave Slave records 1819-1858
Vital Birth register 1875-1876
Vital Death register 1875
Vital Marriage licenses 1881-1950
Vital Marrriage register 1875-1878
Vital Marriages 1802-1887
Vital Marriages, colored 1882-1960
Vital Marriages, white 1882-1959

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening and death
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for land and probate records
  • Use the information to find additional family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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