Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Mitchell County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 21, 1857
County Seat Camilla
Mitchell County Court House Camilla, Georgia.jpg
Address Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 187
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: 912.336.2000
Mitchell County Website

County Information

Mitchell County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



County Courthouse

Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 187
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: 912.336.2000

Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1857 and court records from 1847[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
11 W. Broad St., Room 108
P.O. Box 427
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: (229) 336-2022
Fax: (229) 336-9866

Probate Court of Mitchell County
P.O. Box 229
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: (229) 336-2015


Parent County

1857--Mitchell County was created 21 December 1857 from Baker County. County seat: Camilla [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss


1867 The courthouse at Camilla burned 7 January 1867. The county's probate records were lost. The Superior Court clerk saved the records of his office, including all the deed books.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baker County  • Colquitt County  • Decatur County  • Dougherty County  • Grady County  • Thomas County  • Worth County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Mitchell, 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 Mitchell County cemeteries.


Church Records

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.



Land and Property

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

Local histories are available for Mitchell 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.




Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- Brooks' Company, Georgia Infantry (Mitchell Home Guards) (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Craigmiles, Joe E. 1988. Mitchell County, Ga. CSA roster: including the burial places of most. Thomasville, Georgia: J.E. Craigmiles. (Entire Book) 975.8973 M2c
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Mitchell County). 1967. Confederate pension roll, 1914-1925: minutes of Confederate Association, list of confederate veterans in Ordinary's Office, 1889-1897. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Mitchell -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) Film 522789 item 5
World War I



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

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


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

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Mitchell County Genealogy Society

Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at