Georgia, Elbert County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002
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|Elbert, Georgia, United States|
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|Location of Elbert County, Georgia|
|Location of Georgia|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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]
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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
- 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
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
|Cemetery||Burials Bowman (Hillcrest cemetery)||1883-2002|
|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||Inferior Court cases||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||Puuper checks, Miscellaneous order||1878-1914|
|Public||Paupers and others||1800-2002|
|School||School records, contracts, deeds, financials, votes, etc.||1790-1900|
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]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
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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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