Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Thomas County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Thomas County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 23, 1825
County Seat Thomasville
Thomas County Courthouse Thomasville, Georgia.jpg
Address Thomas County Courthouse
225 N Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229.225.4108 
Thomas County Website

County Information

Thomas County, Georgia Record Dates

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



County Courthouse

Thomas County Georgia Courthouse
Thomas County Courthouse
225 N Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229.225.4108 

County Health Department has birth and death records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1919 and land records from 1826.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
325 N. Madison Street
P.O. Box 1995 (31799)
Thomasville, GA 31792
Telephone: (229) 225-4108
Fax: (229) 225-4110

Probate Court of Thomas County
P.O. Box 1582
Thomasville, GA 31799
Telephone: 229-225-4116
Fax: 229-227-1698


Parent County

1825--Thomas County was created 23 December 1825 from Decatur andIrwin Counties. County seat: Thomasville [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

1849 The courthouse was damaged by a storm. No records were reported lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Brooks  • Colquitt  • Grady  • Jefferson County, Florida  • Leon County, Florida  • Mitchell

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Thomas, 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 Thomas 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.


First Presbyterian Church, Thomasville *1854-1917 - First Presbyterian Church, Thomasville, Baptism Index 1854-1917. Batch C713831 at FamilySearch - free.



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 Thomas 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.

  • MacIntyre, W. Irwin. History of Thomas County, Georgia: From the Time of DeSoto to the Civil War. Thomasville, Ga.: 1923. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




Civil War

Online Records

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

- 29th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate), Company A
- 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, H and K
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) , Company I
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
World War I



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

Thomas County Health Department, Vital Records, P.O. Box 148, Thomasville, GA 31799-0148, Phone: (229) 226-4241

Marriage Records
  • 1826 - 1865 - Thomas County Marriage Index 1826-1865. Batch M713821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1849 - 1880 - Thomas County Marriage Books E, H, and I Index 1849-1880. Batch M713822 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1868 - 1874 - Thomas County Marriage Index 1868-1874. Batch M713827 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1879 - 1885 - Thomas County Marriage Book J Index 1879-1885. Batch M713823 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1885 - 1889 - Thomas County Marriage Book K Index 1885-1889. Batch M713824 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1889 - 1895 - Thomas County Marriage Book L Index 1889-1895. Batch M713825 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1895 - Thomas County Marriage Index 1895. Batch M713826 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Thomas County Historical Society
725 N Dawson St
Thomasville, GA 31792-4452
Telephone Number: 912-26-7764
Ann Harrison

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), Thomas 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at