Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Chattooga County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Chattooga County, Georgia|
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||December 28, 1838|
|Address|| Chattooga County Courthouse|
PO Box 211
Summerville, GA 30747-0211
Chattooga County Website
- 1 Chattooga County Georgia Courthouse
- 2 Chattooga County Georgia History
- 3 Chattooga County Georgia Places/Localities
- 4 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Resources
- 5 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- 7 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy References
Chattooga County Georgia Courthouse
Clerk Court has divorce records from early 1900’s
and court records; Clerk Office has birth, marriage
death, burial and probate records
Chattooga County Georgia History
1838--Chattooga County was formed from parts of Floyd and Walker Counties. The county seat is Summerville.
Chattooga County Georgia Places/Localities
Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Resources
Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville
- 1853-1885 - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Baptism Index 1853-1885. Batch C712461 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1853-1895 - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch M712461 at FamilySearch - free.
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.
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).
Index to Wills 1856-1924 Georgia Pioneers ($).
Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1867-1868 Georgia Pioneers ($).
Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, ouchers, 1851-1859 Georgia Pioneers ($).
Wills 1856-1880 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($).
Marriage records can be found as far back as 1836. Those prior to 1838 were probably recorded by ministers who recorded them after the fact.
- 1836-1860 - Marriage Index for 1836-1860
- 1839-1880 - Chattooga County Marriage Index 1839-1880. Batch M712451 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1861-1880 - Groom Marriage Indexes for 1861-1880
- Brides Index
- 1880-1895 - Chattooga County Marriage Index 1880-1895. Batch M712452 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1885-1886 - Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($).
- 1849-50, 1869-70 - Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers 
Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy References
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chattooga County, Georgia. Page 153 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.