Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955
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|Fulton, Georgia, |
|Flag of Georgia|
|Location of Fulton County, Georgia|
|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||County Records|
|Atlanta History Center|
- 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 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of records from Fulton County for the years 1827 to 1955. The collection includes:
- Census and Voter Registration for Atlanta, Georgia
- Cemetery records from Atlanta and vicinity
- Garrett's Necrology (This collection includes extracts from obituaries for Atlanta and vicinity.)
- Death extracts from Atlanta
- Census of Whites and Colored citizens
- Index of Campbell (Fulton) county vital statistics
- Westview Cemetery Sexton Records
- Voter registrations and miscellaneous court records from Campbell (Fulton) county
- An index to the 1890 Atlanta City census
- Atlanta city census, 1896 (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Wards);
- Census of Whites and Colored citizens, 1885-1888;
- Campbell county, vital statistics index to births and deaths, 1927-1931.
- Also includes voter registrations and miscellaneous court records from Fulton (Campbell) county. Not all images have been indexed.
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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 person or persons
- Names of spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded
- Birth, marriage or death dates
- Birth, marriage or death places
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
The coverage table shows the types of records and time periods covered.
|Cemetery records||Cemetery records for Atlanta and vicinity, 1874-1932|
|West View Cemetery sexton's record, 1884-1933|
|Census records||Atlanta census First Ward, 1896|
|Atlanta census Second Ward, 1896|
|Atlanta census Third Ward, 1896|
|Atlanta census Fourth Ward, 1896|
|Atlanta census Fifth Ward, 1896|
|Atlanta census Sixth Ward, 1896|
|Atlanta census index, 1890|
|Census of white and colored citizens, 1885-1888|
|Correctional Institutions||Jail record, 1877-1929|
|County Court records||Court docket, 1866-1931|
|Sheriff's docket, 1877-1878|
|Court of Ordinary records||Docket, 1831-1929|
|Inferior Court records||Minutes, 1858-1872|
|Obituaries||Notes on old DeKalb and Fulton County families, 1874-1932|
|Obituary abstracts, 1857-1923|
|Probate records||Administrators' and guardians' bonds, 1839-1856|
|Court of Ordinary records|
|Docket of estates and wills, 1880-1883|
|Index to estate papers, 1917-1955|
|Transcripts of estate papers, 1864-1955|
|Public records||Inferior Court, Record of bonds 1831-1872|
|Vital records||Birth and death index 1827-1931|
|Death extracts (Atlanta), 1887-1931|
|Voting registers||Voters list 1926|
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- The name of the individual
- The date of an event or the name of a parent or spouse
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- 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]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death
- Search for the family in census records
- Use the occupations to find employment or military 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]
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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