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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Bibb County

Guide to Bibb County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Bibb County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 9 December, 1822
County Seat Macon
Address Bibb County Courthouse
601 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201-2672
Phone: 912.749.6527
Bibb County Website

Bibb County Georgia Courthouse


County Health Department has birth, death and burial records; 
Probate Court has marriage and probate records; County Clerk
has divorce, court and land records from 1823[1] 

Bibb County Georgia History

Parent County

1822--Bibb county was created 9 December 1822 from Jones, Monroe, Twiggs and Houston Counties.
County seat: Macon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Bibb County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy Resources

African American

  • 1865-1875 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books A and B Index 1865-1874. Batch M712118 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1882 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1874-1882. Batch M712119 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1909 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books D and E Index 1882-1909. Batch M712121 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1899 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books F and G Index 1892-1899. Batch M712122 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1899-1906 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books H and I Index 1899-1906. Batch M712123 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Macon

Christ Church Parish, Macon

  • Hart, Oliver J. The History of Christ Church Parish, Macon, Georgia: March 5th 1825, March 5th, 1925. Macon, Ga.: Lyon, Harris & Brooks, Printers and Binders, 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon

  • 1861-1903 - St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon, Baptism Index 1861-1903. Batch C712161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1861-1903 - St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon, Marriage Index 1861-1903. Batch M712161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1861-1903 - St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon, Death Index 1861-1903. Batch B003552 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Paul's Church, Macon

  • 1870-1959 - St. Paul's Church, Macon, Baptism Index 1870-1959. Batch C712171 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Park Memorial Methodist Church, Arkwright

  • 1893-1958 - Park Memorial Methodist Church, Arkwright, Baptism Index 1893-1958. Batch C712131 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Park Memorial Methodist Church, Arkwright, Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M712131 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Vineville Methodist Church, Macon

  • 1891-1937 - Vineville Methodist Church, Macon, Baptism Index 1891-1937. Batch C712181 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Vineville Methodist Church, Macon, Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M712181 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Methodist Episcopal

Wilma Methodist Episcopal Church

  • 1856-1885 - Wilma Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1856-1885. Batch C712091 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories

  • Butler, John C. Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value. Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at Ancestry ($).






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).

  • 1823-1929 - Bibb County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. A-H) at SamPubCo - free.
  • 1823-1855 - Abstracts of Bibb County, Georgia 1823-1855 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1823-1855 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1851-1864 - Abstracts of Bibb County, Georgia 1851-1864 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1851-1871 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1870, 1891, 1914 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1891-1907 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1823-1844 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Annual Returns at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1843-1851 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Annual Returns at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1851-1854 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Annual Returns at Georgia Pioneers ($).


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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.

  • 1827-1839 - Bibb County Marriage Book A Index 1827-1839. Batch M712111 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1839-1858 - Bibb County Marriage Book B Index 1839-1858. Batch M712112 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1858-1865 - Bibb County Marriage Book C Index 1858-1865. Batch M712113 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1865-1874 - Bibb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1865-1874. Batch M712114 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1887 - Bibb County Marriage Book F Index 1874-1887. Batch M712115 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1891 - Bibb County Marriage Book G Index 1885-1891. Batch M712116 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1909 - Bibb County Court of Ordinary Marriage Index 1891-1909. Batch M712124 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1895 - Bibb County Marriage Book H Index 1892-1895. Batch M712117 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1849-50, 1859-60 - Bibb County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers


Bibb County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bibb County, Georgia. Page 151 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.