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Guide to '''Cobb 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 '''Cobb 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 = 1832
 
| founded date = December 3
 
| seat = Marietta
 
| building image = Cobb County Government Center, Marietta, Georgia.jpg
 
| building address = Cobb County Courthouse<br>100 Cherokee Street<br>Marietta, GA 30060<br>Phone 770.528.3300<br>[http://statecourtclerk.cobbcountyga.gov/ '''Cobb County Website'''] }}
 
  
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|organized= December 3, 1832
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|county seat= Marietta
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|parent county= [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee]]<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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|county1= [[Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy|Bartow]]
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|county2= [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee]]
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|county3= [[Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county4= [[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton]]
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|county5= [[Paulding County, Georgia Genealogy|Paulding]]</br><center>[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Cobb County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Thomas W. Cobb. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cobb County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobb_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Cobb}}
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'''Cobb County Courthouse'''<br>100 Cherokee Street<br>Marietta, GA 30060<br>Phone: 770-528-3300<br>[https://cobbcounty.org/ Cobb County Website] <br><br>
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Probate Court has marriage, death and probate records from 1865.<br>
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Clerk Superior Court has land and divorce records.<br>
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Magistrate Court has court 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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=== Cobb County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Cobb}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1864'''  During the American Civil War, many courthouse records were destroyed.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 21-22. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
'''Cobb County Courthouse'''<br>100 Cherokee Street<br>Marietta, GA 30060<br>Phone: 770.528.3300<br>[https://www.courtreference.com/Cobb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm Cobb County Courthouse]<br><br>Probate Court has marriage, death and probate records from 1865; Clerk Superopr Court has land and divorce records; Magistrate Court has court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cobb County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>
 
'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>70 Haynes St.<br>P.O. Box 3370 (30061)<br>Marietta, GA 30090<br>Phone: (770) 528-1300<br>Email:[mailto:clerkinfo@cobbcounty.org clerkinfo@cobbcounty.org]<br>[http://www.cobbsuperiorcourtclerk.com/ Cobb County Superior Court Clerk Website]<br><br>'''Probate Court of Cobb County'''<br>32 Waddell Street<br>Marietta, GA  30090<br>Phone: (770) 528-1900<br><br>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1832--'''Cobb County was created 3 December 1832&nbsp;from [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Marietta <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  ====
 
 
 
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]'''1864'''  During the American Civil War, many courthouse records were destroyed.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 21-22. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br>
 
 
 
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[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
 
[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Cobb}}
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*'''1832''' Cobb County was created 3 December 1832 from [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee ]]County.
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*'''County seat:''' Marietta<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 ===
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{{GA Populated Places Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Cobb}}
  
[[Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy|Bartow County]] {{•}}
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== Resources ==
[[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee County]] {{•}}
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{{GA Resources Intro|Cobb}}
[[Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy|Douglas County]] {{•}}
 
[[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton County]] {{•}}
 
[[Paulding County, Georgia Genealogy|Paulding County]]
 
  
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Cobb}}
  
<center>{{ GACobb County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Cobb}}
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Cobb}}
==== African Americans  ====
 
 
 
*'''1874-1943''' - Cobb County Colored Marriage Licenses and Old Affidavits Index 1874-1943. Batch {{IGI|M002535}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1879-1905''' - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1879-1905. Batch {{IGI|M002533}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1905-1935''' - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books C thru E Index 1905-1935. Batch {{IGI|M002534}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries ====
 
 
 
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Cobb}}
 
  
 
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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=415&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=415&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160825012823/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Egacobb2/resources/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160825012823/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Egacobb2/resources/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/cobb/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/cobb/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/cobb.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/cobb.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>
 
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*{{FHL|461907|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|461907|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cobb%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cobb%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=415 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=415 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Cobb&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Cobb&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7868&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=195&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cobb County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7868&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=195&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cobb 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
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*The [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109424 Marietta National Cemetery] by Findagrave.com is the grave site 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.
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*''Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2305 Ancestry] ($)
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*Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
*The [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109424 Marietta National Cemetery&nbsp;] by Findagrave.com is the grave site 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.
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=== Census Records ===
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{{GA Census Intro|Cobb}}
  
*''Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2305 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Cobb}}
  
*Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Census  ====
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The [http://www.brantleyassociation.com/cobb_project/cobb_project_list.htm Brantley Association of America Project] has digitized and indexed many records from the Cobb County Courthouse including:
  
==== Church Records ====
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*Marriage Records, 1865-1
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*Homestead Book, 1866-1
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*Estate Records, 1866-1
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*Wills, 1866-1
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*Minute Books, 1865-1
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*Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Confederate Pensions, 1891-1
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Cobb}}
  
The [http://www.brantleyassociation.com/cobb_project/cobb_project_list.htm Brantley Association of America Project] has digitized and indexed many records from the Cobb County Courthouse including:
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Cobb}}
  
*Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937
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'''''African Americans '''''<br>
*Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928
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*'''1874-1943'''  Cobb County Colored Marriage Licenses and Old Affidavits Index 1874-1943. Batch {{IGI|M002535}} at FamilySearch
*Estate Records, 1866 - 1900
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*'''1879-1905'''  Cobb County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1879-1905. Batch {{IGI|M002533}} at FamilySearch
*Wills, 1866 - 1918
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*'''1905-1935'''  Cobb County Colored Marriage Books C thru E Index 1905-1935. Batch {{IGI|M002534}} at FamilySearch
*Minute Books, 1865 - 1901
 
*Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920
 
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Cobb}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Cobb}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Maps Intro|Cobb}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
[[Image:Gacobb.jpg|900px|Gacobb.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Gacobb.jpg|700px|Gacobb.jpg]]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
*Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/cobb/military.html Georgia USGenWeb] Archives Project
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{{GA Migration Intro|Cobb}}
===== Civil War  =====
 
  
'''Online Records'''
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=== Military 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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{{GA Military Intro|Cobb}}
*'''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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[[Image:War.jpg|right|250px|War.jpg]]
*'''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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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/cobb/military.html Georgia USGenWeb] Archives Project
*'''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)
 
  
{{VAciv}}
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
:-[[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D, H, and I
 
:-[[18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
 
:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and H
 
:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies B and C
 
:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company F
 
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/cobb/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
  
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'''Online Records'''
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
  
*Confederate pensioners of Cobb County, Georgia. 1989. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.{{FHL|365968|item|disp=1655003 item 6}}  
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Cobb}}<br>
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:-[[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D, H, and I
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:-[[18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and H
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:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies B and C
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:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company F
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*Confederate pensioners of Cobb County, Georgia. 1989. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.{{FHL|365968|item|disp=1655003 item 6}}
 
*Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober. 1935. The first hundred years; a short history of Cobb county, in Georgia. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Pub. Co. (chapter 16-24) {{FHL|161598|item|disp=975.8245 H2t also digital version}}
 
*Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober. 1935. The first hundred years; a short history of Cobb county, in Georgia. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Pub. Co. (chapter 16-24) {{FHL|161598|item|disp=975.8245 H2t also digital version}}
  
===== Civil War Battle =====
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'''''Civil War Battle'''''<br>
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.  
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*June 9-July 3, 1864  [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga013.htm Marietta (Operations)], also known as Marietta Operations<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 22, 1864  [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga014.htm Kolb's Farm]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 27, 1864  [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga015.htm Kennesaw Mountain]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
  
*June 9-July 3, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga013.htm Marietta (Operations)], also known as Marietta Operations<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>  
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'''''World War II '''''<br>
*June 22, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga014.htm Kolb's Farm]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*World War II Military Registrants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
*June 27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga015.htm Kennesaw Mountain]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
 
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
 
  
=====World War I=====
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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
  
*'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Cobb}}
  
===== World War II  =====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Cobb}}
  
*World War II Military Registrants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
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*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
'''Newsapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Cobb}}
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Cobb}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Cobb}}
  
*Divorces 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
 
'''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/ FamilySearch.org] - 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 ($)
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*'''1857-1904''' Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1865-1873'''  Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1865-1925'''  Estates, folder collection at Cobb County Court House, 1865-1925 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Cobb}}
  
*'''1857-1904''' - Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Cobb}}
  
*'''1865-1925''' - Estates, folder collection&nbsp;at Cobb County Court House, 1865-1925 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Cobb}}
  
*'''1865-1873''' - Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Cobb}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Cobb}}
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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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 ($)
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*'''1865-1886'''  (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1865-1890'''  Cobb County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1890. Batch {{IGI|M002530}} at FamilySearch<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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*'''1865-1937'''  Index to Groom Names [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1890-1911'''  Cobb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1890-1911. Batch {{IGI|M002531}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1911-1926'''  Cobb County Marriage Books F thru H Index 1911-1926. Batch {{IGI|M002532}} at FamilySearch
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{GA Death Intro|Cobb}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]  
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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
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Cobb}}
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1885-1886''' Divorces at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
*'''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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== Research Facilities ==
*'''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 Research Facilities Intro|Cobb}}
*'''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>
 
  
*'''1865 - 1886''' - (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== Archives ===
*'''1865 - 1937''' - Index to Groom Names [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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{{GA Archives Intro|Cobb}}
  
*'''1865 - 1890''' - Cobb County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1890. Batch {{IGI|M002530}} 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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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''1890 - 1911''' - Cobb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1890-1911. Batch {{IGI|M002531}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*'''1911 - 1926''' - Cobb County Marriage Books F thru H Index 1911-1926. Batch {{IGI|M002532}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== Death Records =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*'''1859-60, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''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
 
 
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
 
 
 
==== Voter Records====
 
*'''1867-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
 
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[http://www.cobblandmarks.com/ Cobb Landmarks And Historical Society]<br> P.O. Box 1432<br> Marietta, Georgia, 30061
 
 
 
[http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/ Cobb County Genealogical Society]<br> P.O. Box 1413<br> Marietta, Georgia, 30061-1413
 
  
Northeast Cobb Genealogical Society<br>
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=== Libraries ===
P.O. Box 1413<br>
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Cobb}}
Marietta, Georgia, 30061
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{GA Museums Intro|Cobb}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{GA Societies Intro|Cobb}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 1432<br> Marietta, GA 30061<br>[http://www.cobblandmarks.com/ Website]
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*'''Cobb County Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 1413<br> Marietta, GA, 30061-1413<br>[http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/ Website]
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*'''Northeast Cobb Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1413<br>Marietta, GA 30061
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Cobb}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/cobb-county/ Cobb County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/cobb-county/ Cobb 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]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160825012749/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Egacobb2/index.htm USGenWeb Cobb County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160825012749/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Egacobb2/index.htm USGenWeb Cobb County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Cobb|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cobb/ Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cobb/ Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191784|Georgia|Cobb}}- 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|Cobb}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
 
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<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}
 
  
[[Category:Cobb_County,_Georgia]]
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{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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Revision as of 17:45, 15 November 2018

United States
Georgia
Cobb County

Guide to Cobb 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: Marietta
Organized: December 3, 1832
Parent County(s): Cherokee[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bartow  • Cherokee  • Douglas  • Fulton  • Paulding
See County Maps
Courthouse
Cobb County Government Center, Marietta, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Cobb County Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Thomas W. Cobb. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Cobb County Courthouse
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-528-3300
Cobb County Website

Probate Court has marriage, death and probate records from 1865.
Clerk Superior Court has land and divorce records.
Magistrate Court has court records.[3]

Cobb 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
1865 1865 1865 1865 1840

Record Loss

1864 During the American Civil War, many courthouse records were destroyed.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1832 Cobb County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County.
  • County seat: Marietta[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 Cobb County, Georgia:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cobb, 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 Cobb County cemeteries.

  • Interment.net Georgia cemetery records
  • The Marietta National Cemetery by Findagrave.com is the grave site 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 ($)
  • Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 Georgia Pioneers ($)

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

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

  • Marriage Records, 1865-1
  • Homestead Book, 1866-1
  • Estate Records, 1866-1
  • Wills, 1866-1
  • Minute Books, 1865-1
  • Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Confederate Pensions, 1891-1

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

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

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 Cobb 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

Gacobb.jpg

Migration

Military Records

War.jpg

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Cobb 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 Cobb County:

-7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D, H, and I
-18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and H
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies B and C
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F


  • Confederate pensioners of Cobb County, Georgia. 1989. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.1655003 item 6
  • Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober. 1935. The first hundred years; a short history of Cobb county, in Georgia. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Pub. Co. (chapter 16-24) 975.8245 H2t also digital version

Civil War Battle
The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.

World War II


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

Museums

Societies

  • Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1432
    Marietta, GA 30061
    Website
  • Cobb County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1413
    Marietta, GA, 30061-1413
    Website
  • Northeast Cobb Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1413
    Marietta, GA 30061

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, "Cobb County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobb_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), 21-22. 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  9. 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.