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

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Bleckley County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded July 30, 1912
County Seat Cochran
Address Bleckley County Courthouse
306 2nd St SE
Cochran, GA 31014-1633
Phone: 912.934.3200
Bleckley County Website

Bleckley County Georgia Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate,
court and land records[1]

Bleckley County Georgia History

Parent County

1912--Bleckley County was created 30 July 1912 from Pulaski County.  County seat:  Cochran [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Bleckley County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bleckley County Georgia Genealogy Resources



Methodist Episcopal
  • 1871-1885 - Methodist Episcopal Church, Cochran, Baptism Index 1871-1885. Batch C712191 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1871-1895 - Methodist Episcopal Church, Cochran, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch M712191 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories





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).


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.

Bleckley County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Bleckley County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bleckley County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bleckley 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. 3.0 3.1 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.