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Guide to '''Colquitt 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 '''Colquitt 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 = 1856
 
| founded date = February 25
 
| seat = Moultrie
 
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| building address = Colquitt County Courthouse<br>1220 S Main Street<br>PO box 517<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: 912.891.7400<br>[http://ccboc.com/ '''Colquitt County Website'''] }}
 
  
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|organized= February 25, 1856
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|county seat= Moultrie
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|parent county= [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]], [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]]<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= [[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Colquitt County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Walter Terry Colquitt. The County is located in the south area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colquitt County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colquitt_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Colquitt}}
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'''Colquitt County Courthouse'''<br>1220 S Main Street<br>PO box 517<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: 912-891-7400<br>[http://ccboc.com/ Colquitt County Website] <br><br>
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Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records.<br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land 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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=== Colquitt County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Colquitt}}
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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" | '''[[Colquitt 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" | '''[[Colquitt 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" | '''[[Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colquitt 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" | '''[[Colquitt 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" | '''[[Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1881<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1881<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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'''1881''' The courthouse at Moultrie burned 25 February 1881. Almost all county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 23-24. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
 
 
'''Colquitt County Courthouse'''<br>1220 S Main Street<br>PO box 517<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: 912.891.7400<br>[http://ccboc.com/ Colquitt County Courthouse]<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colquitt 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>9 Main Street, Room 214<br>P.O. Box 2827 (31776<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: (229) 616-7420<br><br>'''Probate Court of Colquitt County'''<br>P.O. Box 264<br>Moultrie, GA  31776<br>Phone:(229) 616-7415<br><br>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1856'''--Colquitt County was created 25 February 1856&nbsp;from [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes and]] [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Moultrie <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  ====
 
 
 
{{Fire}}'''1881.''' The courthouse at Moultrie burned 25 February 1881. Almost all county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 23-24. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>  
 
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Colquitt}}
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*'''1856''' Colquitt County was created 25 February 1856 from [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]] and [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas ]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Moultrie<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|Colquitt}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Colquitt}}
  
[[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks]] {{•}}
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== Resources ==
[[Cook County, Georgia Genealogy|Cook]] {{•}}
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{{GA Resources Intro|Colquitt}}
[[Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy|Mitchell]] {{•}}
 
[[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]] {{•}}
 
[[Tift County, Georgia Genealogy|Tift]] {{•}}
 
[[Worth County, Georgia Genealogy|Worth]]
 
  
<center>{{ GAColquitt County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Colquitt}}
  
== Genealogy Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Colquitt}}
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries ====
 
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Colquitt}}
 
  
 
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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=417&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=417&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacolquitt/Cemeteries/cem.html GAGenWeb]
 
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacolquitt/Cemeteries/cem.html GAGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/colquitt/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/colquitt/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/colquitt.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/colquitt.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|648747|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|648747|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Colquitt%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Colquitt%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=417 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=417 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Colquitt&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Colquitt&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7874&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= Colquitt County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7874&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= Colquitt 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|Colquitt}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Colquitt}}
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Colquitt}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Colquitt}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Colquitt}}
  
:*Covington, W. A. ''History of Colquitt County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Foote and Davies Co., 1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22822 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Maps Intro|Colquitt}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
[[Image:Gacoloquitt.jpg|900px|Gacoloquitt.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Gacoloquitt.jpg|700px|Gacoloquitt.jpg]]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/colquitt/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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{{GA Migration Intro|Colquitt}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Colquitt}}
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/colquitt/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}}
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Colquitt}}<br>
:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
:- [[51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D  
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:- [[51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/colquitt/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Odom, Ellen Payne, and Nell Arnold Gammage. 1980. Confederate soldiers in Colquitt County, Georgia. Moultrie, Ga: Moultrie McNeill Chapter No. 661, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Entire Book) {{FHL|337995|item|disp=975.8975 M2o also film 1685767 item 10}}
  
*Odom, Ellen Payne, and Nell Arnold Gammage. 1980. Confederate soldiers in Colquitt County, Georgia. Moultrie, Ga: Moultrie McNeill Chapter No. 661, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Entire Book) {{FHL|337995|item|disp=975.8975 M2o also film 1685767 item 10}}
 
  
=====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
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Colquitt}}
  
*'''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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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Colquitt}}
  
'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''  
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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
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Colquitt}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== 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 ($)
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Colquitt}}
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Colquitt}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Colquitt}}
  
===== Birth =====
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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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*'''1883-1895'''  Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1883-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712562}} 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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*'''1890-1898'''  Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1890-1898. Batch {{IGI|M712563}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1900-1967''' Colquitt County Marriage Book AA Index 1900-1967. Batch {{IGI|M002529}} at FamilySearch
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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==== Death ====
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{{GA Death Intro|Colquitt}}
  
*'''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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*'''1914-1927''' {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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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*'''1919-1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1928-1942''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://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
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''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 $
 
*'''1883 - 1895''' - Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1883-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712562}} 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>
 
*'''1890 - 1898''' - Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1890-1898. Batch {{IGI|M712563}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1900 - 1967''' - Colquitt County Marriage Book AA Index 1900-1967. Batch {{IGI|M002529}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== Death Records =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Colquitt}}
  
*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] $
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== Research Facilities ==
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Colquitt}}
*'''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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=== Archives ===
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{{GA Archives Intro|Colquitt}}
  
==== Voter Records====
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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''1867-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Colquitt}}
  
Colquitt County Historical Society<br>
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=== Museums ===
204 Fifth St, S.E.<br>
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{{GA Museums Intro|Colquitt}}
Moultrie 31776
 
  
[http://www.ishcc.org/GA/Moultrie/colquitt-county-historical-society-incorporated Colquitt County Historical Society, Incorporated]<br>
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*'''Museum of Colquitt County History'''<br>500 Fourth Ave. & 5th St., SE<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: 229-890-1626<br>[http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/3312-museum-of-colquitt-county-history Website]
P O Box 1961<br>
 
Moultrie, GA 31776
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{GA Societies Intro|Colquitt}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Colquitt County Historical Society'''<br>P O Box 1961<br>Moultrie, GA 31776<br>
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Colquitt}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/colquitt-county/ Colquitt County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/colquitt-county/ Colquitt 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/gacolquitt/ USGenWeb Colquitt County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacolquitt/ USGenWeb Colquitt County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Colquitt|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Colquitt/ Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Colquitt/ Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191792|Georgia|Colquitt}}- 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|Colquitt}}
  
== References ==
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Revision as of 17:48, 15 November 2018

United States
Georgia
Colquitt County

Guide to Colquitt 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: Moultrie
Organized: February 25, 1856
Parent County(s): Lowndes, Thomas[1]
Neighboring Counties
Brooks  • Cook  • Mitchell  • Thomas  • Tift  • Worth
See County Maps
Courthouse
Colquitt County, Georgia Court House.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Colquitt County Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Walter Terry Colquitt. The County is located in the south area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Colquitt County Courthouse
1220 S Main Street
PO box 517
Moultrie, GA 31768
Phone: 912-891-7400
Colquitt County Website

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

Colquitt 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
1881 1881 1881 1860

Record Loss

1881 The courthouse at Moultrie burned 25 February 1881. Almost all county records were lost.[4]

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1856 Colquitt County was created 25 February 1856 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties.
  • County seat: Moultrie[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 Colquitt County, Georgia:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Colquitt, 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 Colquitt 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 Colquitt 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

Gacoloquitt.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Colquitt 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 Colquitt County:

- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D


  • Odom, Ellen Payne, and Nell Arnold Gammage. 1980. Confederate soldiers in Colquitt County, Georgia. Moultrie, Ga: Moultrie McNeill Chapter No. 661, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Entire Book) 975.8975 M2o also film 1685767 item 10


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

  • Museum of Colquitt County History
    500 Fourth Ave. & 5th St., SE
    Moultrie, GA 31768
    Phone: 229-890-1626
    Website

Societies

  • Colquitt County Historical Society
    P O Box 1961
    Moultrie, GA 31776

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, "Colquitt County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colquitt_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), 23-24. 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.