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Guide to '''Cook 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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| county = Cook County
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| founded year = 1918
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| founded date = July 30
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| seat = Adel
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| building address = Cook County Courthouse<br>212 N Hutchinson Avenue<br>Adel, GA 31620<br>Phone: 912.896.2266<br>[http://www.cookcountyga.us/ '''Cook County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Cook County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1918<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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'''Cook County Courthouse'''<br>212 N Hutchinson Avenue<br>Adel, GA 31620<br>Phone: 912.896.2266<br>[http://www.cookcountyga.us/departments/clerk.htm Cook County Courthouse]<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court records from 1919; Probate Court has birth, marriage and death records from 1918.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cook County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>212 N. Hutchinson Ave.<br>Adel, GA 31620<br>Phone: (229) 896-7717<br><br>'''Probate Court of Cook County'''<br>212 North Hutchinson Avenue<br>Adel, GA  31620<br>Phone: 229-896-3941<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1918'''--Cook County was created 30 July 1918&nbsp;from [[Berrien County, Georgia|Berrien]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Adel <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1918'''--Cook County was created 30 July 1918&nbsp;from [[Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy|Berrien]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Adel <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundry Changes  ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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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.
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==== Variant Spellings ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Berrien County, Georgia|Berrien]]  
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[[Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy|Berrien County]] {{•}}
*[[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks]]  
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[[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks County]] {{•}}
*[[Colquitt County, Georgia|Colquitt]]  
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[[Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy|Colquitt County]] {{•}}
*[[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes]]  
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[[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes County]] {{•}}
*[[Tift County, Georgia|Tift]]
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[[Tift County, Georgia Genealogy|Tift County]]
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<center>{{ GACook County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Cook}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cook, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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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=419&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacook/CookCemetery.html GAGenWeb]
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/cook/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/cook.html Tombstone Project]
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*[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|635860|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cook%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>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=419 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Cook&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7881&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cook County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Cook County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
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:*Parrish, June Jackson. ''The History of Cook County, Georgia and Its Municipalities.'' Adel Ga.?&nbsp;: s.n.,: unknown, 1967?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22824 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gacook.jpg|right|900px|Gacook.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/cook/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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=====Civil War=====
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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://ancesstry.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Cook}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Occupations ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742–1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Vital records are available from 1919.
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Vital records are available from 1919.  
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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===== '''Death Records''' =====
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*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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.com] — index $
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*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} 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.org] — index
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===== Marriage Records =====
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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.com]— 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.org] — 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.org] — index<br>
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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.com] — index and images $
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/1059-cook-county-historical-society-museum-genealogical-library  Cook County Historical Society Museum & Genealogical Library]<br>
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115 E. Fourth St.<br>
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Adel, GA 31620<br>
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229-896-2417 | 229-896-4360 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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== Websites  ==
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Cook|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/cook-county/ Cook County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacook/ USGenWeb Cook County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Cook|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cook/ Cook County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cook/ Cook County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}  
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<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Cook_County,_Georgia]]
 
[[Category:Cook_County,_Georgia]]

Latest revision as of 19:38, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Cook County

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

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Cook County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Cook County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded July 30, 1918
County Seat Adel
Courthouse
Address Cook County Courthouse
212 N Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: 912.896.2266
Cook County Website


County Information

Cook County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Cook County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919
1919
1918
1920
1919
1919


County Courthouse

Cook County Courthouse
212 N Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: 912.896.2266
Cook County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court records from 1919; Probate Court has birth, marriage and death records from 1918.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
212 N. Hutchinson Ave.
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: (229) 896-7717

Probate Court of Cook County
212 North Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: 229-896-3941

History

Parent County

1918--Cook County was created 30 July 1918 from Berrien County.  County seat:  Adel [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Berrien County  • Brooks County  • Colquitt County  • Lowndes County  • Tift County


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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cook, 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 Cook County cemeteries.

Census

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

Genealogy

Land and Property

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 Cook 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.

  • Parrish, June Jackson. The History of Cook County, Georgia and Its Municipalities. Adel Ga.? : s.n.,: unknown, 1967?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gacook.jpg

Military

  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cook County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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 are available from 1919.

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Death Records
Marriage Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Cook County Historical Society Museum & Genealogical Library
115 E. Fourth St.
Adel, GA 31620
229-896-2417 | 229-896-4360

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cook County, Georgia. Page 153 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).