Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Cobb County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Marietta
Address Cobb County Courthouse
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone 770.528.3300
Cobb County Website

Cobb County Georgia Courthouse


Probate Court has marriage, death and probate reocrds 1865;
Clerk Superopr Court has land and divorce records; Magistrate
Court has court records[1]

Cobb County Georgia History

Parent County

1832--Cobb County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County.  County seat:  Marietta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Cobb County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Resources

African American

  • 1874-1943 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Licenses and Old Affidavits Index 1874-1943. Batch M002535 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1879-1905 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1879-1905. Batch M002533 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1905-1935 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books C thru E Index 1905-1935. Batch M002534 at FamilySearch - free.[3]


The Marietta National Cemetery  is the gravesite for 10,172 officers and soldiers who died in defense of the Union 1861 to 1865. This site has the photos of headstones at the graves.

  • Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

BillionGraves: Google map, photos, transcritptions of each cemetery.

        Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 Georgia Pioneers ($)



The Brantley Association of America Project has digitized and indexed many records from the Cobb County Courthouse including:

  • Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937
  • Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928
  • Estate Records, 1866 - 1900
  • Wills, 1866 - 1918
  • Minute Books, 1865 - 1901
  • Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920


Local Histories



  1865-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  1865-1937 Index to Groom Names  Georgia Pioneers ($)


Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

World War II Military Registrants Georgia Pioneers ($)


  Divorces 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)


  Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  Estates, folder collection at Cobb County Court House,  1865-1925 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)


Vital Records

  • 1865-1890 - Cobb County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1890. Batch M002530 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1911 - Cobb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1890-1911. Batch M002531 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1911-1926 - Cobb County Marriage Books F thru H Index 1911-1926. Batch M002532 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cobb County, Georgia. Page 153 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 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)