Warren County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Warren County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 19, 1793
County Seat Warrenton
Warren County Courthouse Warrenton, Georgia.jpg
Address Warren County Courthouse]
100 Warren Street
Warrenton, GA 30828
Phone: 706.465.2262 
Warren County Website

County Information

Warren County, Georgia Record Dates

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



County Courthouse

Warren County Courthouse
100 Warren Street
Warrenton, GA 30828
Phone: (706) 465-2262 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

Warren County Superior Court
100 Main Street
2nd Floor, Suite 201
P.O. Box 227
Warrenton, GA 30828
Phone: (706) 465-2262
Fax: (706) 465-0232

Warren County Probate Court
521 Main St # 104
Warrenton, GA 30828
Phone: (706) 465-2227


Parent County

1793--Warren County was created 19 December 1793 from Columbia, Richmond, Wilkes and Hancock Counties.
County seat: Warrenton [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


1854 The courthouse at Warrenton burned on 23 April. Deed books from 1817-1844 were destroyed. Most other county records survived.[3]
1909 A fire burned the courthouse; no record damage reported.[3]

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Glascock  • Hancock  • Jefferson  • McDuffie  • Taliaferro  • Washington  • Wilkes

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Warren, 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 48th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project



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


Probate Records

Online 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).

  • 1793-1811 - List of Warren County Wills 1793-1811 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1793-1811 - Digital Images of Wills. See names of testators.  Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1793-1829 - Digital Images of Warren County Will Book A (1793-1811) and Will Book B (1810-1829) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1810-1829 - Digital Images of Wills. See names of testators.  Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1829-1852 - Digital Images of Wills. See names of testators.  Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1810-1852 - Indexes to Warren County Will Book A (1810-1829) and Will Book B (1829-1852) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1797-1807 - Index of Warren County Estates, Wills, Letters of Administration at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1811-1826 - Index to Warren County Annual Returns Book B (1811-1826) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1810-1829 - Index to Warren County Will Book B Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1829-1952 - Index to Warren County Wills Georgia Pioneers ($).


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

East Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 117
Winder, GA 30680

Warren County Genealogical Society
PO Box 47
Warrenton 30828

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), Warren County, Georgia. Page 161 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. 3.0 3.1 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 56-57. 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.