Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Bulloch County, Georgia (state)
Map of Georgia (state) highlighting Bulloch County
Location in the state of Georgia (state)
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Location of Georgia (state) in the U.S.
Founded February 8, 1796
County Seat Statesboro
Address Bulloch County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
PO Box 347
Statesboro, GA 30459
Phone: 912.764.6245
Bulloch County Website

Bulloch County Georgia Courthouse


Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from
1891 and land records from 1876[1]

Bulloch County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Bulloch 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.

Parent County

1796--Bulloch County was created 8 February 1796 from Bryan and Screven Counties.
County seat: Statesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Bulloch County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places


Neighboring Counties

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy Resources


Some cemeteries in and near the Statesboro area are in the Statesboro article.


LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 5 page 76 - Middle Ground Church Cemetery


  Minutes of Upper Black Creek Church, Brooklet, 1832 members  Georgia Pioneers



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



  Index to Marriages 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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


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).

 Willis 1854-1861 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Annual Returns 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1795-1900  Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Wills 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Miscellaneous Estate Records 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Receipts from the Heirs and Other Principals to the Estates  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.

  • 1795-1890 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1795-1890. Batch M712241 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1888-1892 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1888-1892. Batch M712242 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1895 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1892-1895. Batch M712243 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers


Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bulloch County, Georgia. Page 152 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 3.2 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.