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Guide to '''Calhoun County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Calhoun County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1854
 
| founded date = February 20
 
| seat = Morgan
 
| building image = Calhoun County Courthouse; Morgan, Georgia.jpg
 
| building address = Calhoun County Courthouse<br>111 School Street<br>PO Box 111<br>Morgan, GA 31766<br>Phone: 229.849.2715<br>[http://www.calhouncourtclerk.com/ '''Calhoun County Website'''] }}
 
  
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|organized= February 20, 1854
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|county seat= Morgan
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|parent county= [[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker]], [[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county5= [[Randolph County, Georgia Genealogy|Randolph]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Calhoun County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for John C. Calhoun and is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Georgia." accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Calhoun}}
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'''Calhoun County Courthouse'''<br>111 School Street<br>PO Box 111<br>Morgan, GA 31766<br>Phone: 229-849-2715<br>[http://www.calhouncourtclerk.com/ Calhoun County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854.<br>
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Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Calhoun County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Calhoun}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1928
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1928<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854<br>  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854<br>
 
 
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.calhouncourtclerk.com/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>111 School St<br>Morgan, GA 31766<br>Phone: 229.849.2715<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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'''CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE'''<br>
 
ATTN:  Clerk of Superior Court<br>
 
Post Office Box 69<br>
 
Morgan, Georgia 39866-0069<br>
 
Telephone: (229) 849-2715<br>
 
Fax: (229) 849-007<br>
 
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'''PROBATE COURT'''<br>
 
Calhoun County Courthouse<br>
 
Post Office Box 87<br>
 
Morgan, GA 39866-0087<br>
 
Telephone: (229) 849-2115<br>
 
Fax: (229) 849-2117<br>
 
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1854'''--Calhoun County was created 20 February 1854 from [[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker]] and [[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early]] Counties.&nbsp;
 
 
 
'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Morgan <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
'''1888''', '''1891''', '''1920''' The courthouse was damaged or destroyed by fire, but almost all records survived.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
 
'''1888''', '''1891''', '''1920''' The courthouse was damaged or destroyed by fire, but almost all records survived.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Calhoun}}
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*'''1854''' Calhoun County was created 20 February 1854 from [[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker]] and [[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Morgan<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{GA Populated Places Intro|Calhoun}}
 
 
[[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker County]] {{•}}
 
[[Clay County, Georgia Genealogy|Clay County]] {{•}}
 
[[Dougherty County, Georgia Genealogy|Dougherty County]] {{•}}
 
[[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early County]] {{•}}
 
[[Randolph County, Georgia Genealogy|Randolph County]] {{•}}
 
[[Terrell County, Georgia Genealogy|Terrell County]]
 
 
 
<center>{{ GACalhoun County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Bible Records ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Calhoun}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=401&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=401&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacalhoun/ GAGenWeb]
 
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacalhoun/ GAGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/calhoun/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/calhoun/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/calhoun.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/calhoun.html Tombstone Project]  
 
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|727010|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|727010|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Calhoun%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Calhoun%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=401 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=401 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Calhoun&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Calhoun&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7839&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Calhoun County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7839&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Calhoun County Cemeteries]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{GA Census Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Maps Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
*Military - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/calhoun/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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{{GA Migration Intro|Calhoun}}
===== Civil War =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Calhoun}}
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/calhoun/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 
 
{{VAciv}}
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
 
:- [[25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company L
 
:- [[42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]]
 
:- [[51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
 
:- Military - Civil War - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/calhoun/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
  
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Calhoun}}<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company L
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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*Calhoun County Historical Society (Edison, Georgia). 1994. Against oblivion: a history of Calhoun County, Georgia. Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates.(page 584, Ex-confederate Soldiers; List of Widows; ) {{FHL|1139008|item|disp=975.8956 H2h}}
 
*Calhoun County Historical Society (Edison, Georgia). 1994. Against oblivion: a history of Calhoun County, Georgia. Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates.(page 584, Ex-confederate Soldiers; List of Widows; ) {{FHL|1139008|item|disp=975.8956 H2h}}
 
*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Calhoun County). 1962. Pension records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Calhoun - Military records - Pensions) {{FHL|187312|item|disp=Film 271327}}
 
*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Calhoun County). 1962. Pension records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Calhoun - Military records - Pensions) {{FHL|187312|item|disp=Film 271327}}
  
=====World War I=====
 
  
*'''1920-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Naturalization ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Calhoun}}
  
'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Calhoun}}  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
 
  
==== Probate Records ====
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'''''Voting Records'''''<br>
{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*'''1742 - 1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1742 - 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1742-1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
*'''1855 - 1900''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gacalhoun01.htm Calhoun County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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*'''1855-1900''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gacalhoun01.htm Calhoun County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills.  
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Calhoun}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Calhoun}}
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1560-1993'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
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*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]— index ($)
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*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1785-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808-1967'''  {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1828-1978'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1878-1909'''  Calhoun County Marriage Index 1878-1909. Batch {{IGI|M712311}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
  
*'''1560 - 1993''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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==== Death ====
*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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{{GA Death Intro|Calhoun}}
*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
 
*'''1828 - 1978''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ <br>
 
*'''1878 - 1909''' - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1878-1909. Batch {{IGI|M712311}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
 
  
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*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1869 - 1870''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Calhoun}}
*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1928 - 1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Voter Records====
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=== Archives ===
*'''1867-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{GA Archives Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
[http://swggs.org/ Southwestern Georgia Genealogical Society]
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*Dougherty County Public Libraries
Dougherty County Public Libraries
 
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{GA Museums Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{GA Societies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Southwestern Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br>[http://swggs.org/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/calhoun-county/ Calhoun County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/calhoun-county/ Calhoun County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacalhoun/ USGenWeb Calhoun County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacalhoun/ USGenWeb Calhoun County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191737|Georgia|Calhoun}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
 
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<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}
 
  
[[Category:Calhoun_County,_Georgia]]
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Revision as of 23:12, 14 November 2018

United States
Georgia
Calhoun County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Morgan
Organized: February 20, 1854
Parent County(s): Baker, Early[1]
Neighboring Counties
Baker  • Clay  • Dougherty  • Early  • Randolph  • Terrell
See County Maps
Courthouse
Calhoun County Courthouse; Morgan, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Calhoun County Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for John C. Calhoun and is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
111 School Street
PO Box 111
Morgan, GA 31766
Phone: 229-849-2715
Calhoun County Website

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854.
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.[3]

Calhoun County, Georgia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1928 1854 1854 1854 1860

Record Loss

1888, 1891, 1920 The courthouse was damaged or destroyed by fire, but almost all records survived.[4]

Boundary Changes

  • 1854 Calhoun County was created 20 February 1854 from Baker and Early Counties.
  • County seat: Morgan[5]

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Calhoun County, Georgia:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Calhoun, 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 Calhoun County cemeteries.

Census Records

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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Calhoun 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Calhoun County 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 Calhoun County:

- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company L
- 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E


  • Calhoun County Historical Society (Edison, Georgia). 1994. Against oblivion: a history of Calhoun County, Georgia. Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates.(page 584, Ex-confederate Soldiers; List of Widows; ) 975.8956 H2h
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Calhoun County). 1962. Pension records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Calhoun - Military records - Pensions) Film 271327


World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Voting Records

Periodicals

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

School Records

Tax 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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

  • Dougherty County Public Libraries

Museums

Societies

  • Southwestern Georgia Genealogical Society
    Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Georgia." accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 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.