Taliaferro County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Taliaferro County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Taliaferro County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 24, 1825
County Seat Crawfordville
Taliaferro County Courthouse Crawfordville, Georgia.jpg
Address Taliaferro County Courthouse
113 Monument Street SE
PO Box 114
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Phone: 706.456.2123 
Taliaferro County Website

County Information

Taliaferro County, Georgia Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Taliaferro County Courthouse
113 Monument Street SE
PO Box 114
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Phone: 706.456.2123 

Probate Court has birth records from 1927, death records from 1920, marriage and probate records from 1826, land grants from 1750 and church records from 1802; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1826[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
113 Monument St.
P.O. Box 182
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Telephone: (706) 456-2123
Fax: (706) 456-2749

Probate Court of Taliaferro County
P.O. Box 264
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Work Phone: 706-456-2253
Fax: 706-456-3550


Parent County

1825--Taliaferro County was created 24 December 1825  fromGreene, Hancock, Oglethorpe,Warren and Wilkes Counties.
County seat: Crawfordville [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 MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Greene County  • Hancock County  • Oglethorpe County  • Warren County  • Wilkes County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Taliaferro, 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 Taliaferro 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 Taliaferro 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 Taliaferro 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 Taliaferro County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (State Guards) (Confederate)
- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- Ritter's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Regiment, 15th, Company D, Tombs' Brigade. 1960. Confederate muster rolls of Georgia. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories.  film 220567
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Taliaferro County). 1960. Pension records, 1890-1931. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories. film 220568
  • A. H. Stephens Confederate Museum, W. K. Wilkinson, and W. J. Roland. 1960. Miscellaneous papers and letters of the A. H. Stephens Confederate Museum, 1861-1865. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories. film 220615
World War I



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Taliaferro 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

  • 1875 - 1878 - Taliaferro County Birth Index 1875-1878. Batch C713761 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Taliaferro County Historical Society
PO Box 32
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Telephone Number:706-456-2776

East Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 117
Winder, GA 30680

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), Taliaferro County, Georgia. Page 160 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), 53. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.