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Ware County, Georgia Genealogy

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== Guide to '''Ware County Courthouse ==, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{| style="width:18%; float:right"|-| <center>{{Click|image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>|-| <center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016|organized= History December 15, 1824|county seat= Waycross|parent county= [[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>|variant spellings=|county1= [[Atkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Atkinson]]|county2= [[Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy|Bacon]]|county3= [[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker (FL)]]|county4= [[Brantley County, Georgia Genealogy|Brantley]]|county5= [[Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy|Charlton]]|county6= [[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy|Clinch]]|county7= [[Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy|Coffee]]|county8= [[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia (FL)]]|county9= [[Pierce County, Georgia Genealogy|Pierce]]</br><center>[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county10=|county courthouse= [[Image:Ware County Courthouse Waycross, Georgia.jpg|245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image:Georgia Ware County Map.png|185x185px]]|adoption=}}|}</center><div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>== County Information ==
==== Parent County =Description ===The County was named for Nicholas Ware, the mayor of Augusta, Georgia from (1819–1821) and United States Senator who represented Georgia from 1821 until his death in 1824. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ware County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ware_County,_Georgia'' accessed 6 Nov 2018 </ref>
=== County Courthouse ==={{GA Courthouse Intro|Ware}}'''1824Ware County Courthouse'''<br> 800 Church Street <br>Waycross, GA 31501-3501<br>Phone: 912-287-4340 <br> [http://www.warecounty.com/ Ware County was created&nbsp;15 December&nbsp;1824 Website] <br><br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records from [[Appling County, Georgia|Appling]] County1874.<br>Clerk of Court has land and court records.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Waycross <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UTUtah:Everton PublishersPub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
===Ware County, Georgia Record Dates ==={{GA Record Dates Intro|Ware}}{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ware County, Georgia. Page 151-163 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.</ref></center>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''|-| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919 | width="14.2%" align="center" |1874| width= Boundary Changes "14.2%" align="center" | 1919| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1874| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874| width="14.2%" align="center" |1879| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922. </center>|}
==== Record Loss ===={| |-|
'''1854 1874''' The courthouse at Waycross burned the night of 12-- Courthouse burned and many 13 October 1874. Almost all county records were damagedlost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 56. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. </ref><br><br>
{{Fire+}}|}=== Boundary Changes ==={{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Ware}}{| |-| *'''1824''' Ware County was created 15 December 1824 from [[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling]] County.*'''County seat:''' Waycross<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>For further information on researching in burned countiesanimated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, see [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the following: MapofUS.org website.
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>|}=== Populated Places ===*For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [httphttps://blogsgeorgia.ancestryhometownlocator.com/circlecounties/?p=2424 httpcities,cfips,299,c,ware.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ware _County,_Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://blogsen.ancestrywikipedia.comorg/wiki/circleWare_County,_Georgia, accessed 15 October 2019.</?p=2424]ref>\
{{Populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div></div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waycross,_Georgia Waycross]| cities-col2= Places<div></Localities div>| cities-col3=<div></div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div></div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach,_Georgia Beach]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bickley,_Georgia Bickley]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolen,_Georgia Bolen]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Union,_Georgia Dixie Union]| unincorp-col2=<div></div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfax,_Georgia Fairfax]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manor,_Georgia Manor]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millwood,_Georgia Millwood]| unincorp-col3=<div></div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruskin,_Georgia Ruskin]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skullhead,_Georgia Skullhead]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waresboro,_Georgia Waresboro]<!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div></div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deenwood,_Georgia Deenwood]| census-col2=<div></div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunnyside,_Georgia Sunnyside]| census-col3=<div></div>
==== Populated Places ====}}
==== Neighboring Counties =History Timeline ==={{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Ware}}
*[[Atkinson County, Georgia|Atkinson]] *[[Bacon County, Georgia|Bacon]] *[[Baker County, Florida|Baker County, Florida]] *[[Brantley County, Georgia|Brantley]] *[[Charlton County, Georgia|Charlton]] *[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch]] *[[Coffee County, Georgia|Coffee]] *[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia County, Florida]] == Resources ==*[[Pierce County, Georgia{{GA Resources Intro|Pierce]]Ware}}
== Resources =Bible Records ==={{GA Bible Intro|Ware}}
==== Cemeteries Biographies ===={{GA Biographies Intro|Ware}}
==== Church =Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{GA Business Records Intro|Ware}}
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Record === Cemeteries ==={{GA Cemeteries Intro|Ware}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Ware, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaware/ GAGenWeb]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/ware/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/ware.html Tombstone Project]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|461123|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Ware%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Georgia/Ware-County?id=county_530 Findagrave.com]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8274&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=17&stateAbbv=&stateName= Ware County Cemeteries]
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Ware County cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
 
=== Census Records ===
{{GA Census Intro|Ware}}
 
=== Church Records ===
{{GA Church Intro|Ware}}
 
'''''Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''<br>
*Waycross
==== Court =Records ==={{GA Court Intro|Ware}}
==== Land =Directories ==={{GA Directories Intro|Ware}}
==== Local Histories Emigration and Immigration ===={{GA Emigration Intro|Ware}}
==== Maps =Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ==={{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Ware}}
==== Military ===='''''African Americans '''''<br>*[http://www.glynngen.com/~afam/ Coastal Georgia Genealogy & History (GlynnGen.com)]. African American research page on the Coastal Georgia History & Genealogy site. Biographies, burial index, cemeteries, census, court, death records, enslavement records, family files, history, links & websites, marriages, name changes, newspapers, plantations and schools.
==== Newspapers Funeral Homes ===={{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Ware}}
==== Probate Genealogies ===={{GA Genealogies Intro|Ware}}
==== Taxation =Guardianship ==={{GA Guardianship Intro|Ware}}
==== Vital Land and Property Records ===={{GA Land Intro|Ware}}
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; =Local Histories ==={{GA Histories Intro|Ware}}
*Walker, Laura Singleton. ''History of Ware County, Georgia.'' Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid== Web Sites ==22851 Ancestry] ($)
=== Maps and Gazetteers ==={{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Ware County}}}}{{GA Maps Intro|Ware}} *[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)] === Migration ==={{GA Migration Intro|Ware}} === Military Records ==={{GA Military Intro|Ware}} *Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/ware USGenWeb projectArchives Project] '''''Civil War '''''<br> '''Online Records'''*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1879-1920''' {{RecordSearch|3038333|Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index {{GA Civil War Regiments|Ware}}<br>:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies D, H and L:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B '''''World War I'''''<br>*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images === Naturalization and Citizenship ==={{GA Naturalization Intro|Ware}} === Newspapers ==={{GA Newspapers Intro|Ware}} === Obituaries ==={{GA Obituaries Intro|Ware}} === Other Records ==={{GA Other Records Intro|Ware}} '''''Voting Records '''''<br>*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index === Periodicals ==={{GA Periodicals Intro|Ware}} === Probate Records ==={{GA Probate Intro|Ware}} '''Online Probate Records''' *'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1742-1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images ($)*'''1866-1897 ''' Digital Images of Walker County Wills (1866-1887) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywalker.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)*'''1879-1915''' Index to Ware County Wills, Volume A, 1879-1915 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywarren.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)*'''1896-1946''' Index to Ware County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1896-1946 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywarren.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) === School Records ==={{GA Schools Intro|Ware}} === Tax Records ==={{GA Tax Intro|Ware}} === Vital Records ==={{GA Vital Intro|Ware}} ==== Birth ===={{GA Birth Intro|Ware}}*'''1870-1960''' {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index==== Marriage ===={{GA Marriage Intro|Ware}} *'''1560-1993''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)*'''1699-1944''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)*'''1754-1960''' {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1785-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch. May have mapsorg/ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1787-1962''' {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, name indexesChurch Marriages, history or other information for this county1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1828-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db. aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select the stateCounties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)*'''1874-1902''' Ware County Marriage Index 1874-1902. Batch {{IGI|M713781}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref> ==== Death ===={{GA Death Intro|Ware}}*'''1870-1960''' {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1914-1927''' {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1919-1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)*'''1928-1942''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, then the county1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch. org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1933-1998''' {{FHLRecordSearch|1937238|Georgia%2C+Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index ==== Divorce ===={{GA Divorce Intro|Ware}} == Research Facilities =={{GA Research Facilities Intro|subjectWare}} === Archives ==={{GA Archives Intro|dispWare}} ===Family History Library CatalogCenters ==={{Family History Centers Intro}}  === Libraries ==={{GA Libraries Intro|Ware}} === Museums ==={{GA Museums Intro|Ware}} == Societies =={{GA Societies Intro|Ware}} == Websites =={{GA Websites Intro|Ware}} *[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ware-county/ Ware County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]*[http://http://www.glynngen.com/cemetery/mcintosh/ Coastal Georgia Genealogy & History (GlynnGen.com)]*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/ware.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Ware/ Ware County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192132|Georgia|Ware}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
== Research Guides ==
{{GA Research Guides Intro|Ware}}
== References == 
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[[Category:Ware_County,_Georgia]]
{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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