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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Douglas_County,_Georgia|Douglas County]]''  
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Guide to '''Douglas 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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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Douglas County
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| founded year = 1870
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| founded date = October 17
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| seat = Douglasville
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| building address = Douglas County Courthouse<br>8700 Hospital Drive<br>Douglasville, GA 30134-4501<br>Phone: 770.920.7252<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Douglas.htm '''Douglas County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Douglas 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" | 1871<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Douglas.htm Douglas County Courthouse]<br> 8700 Hospital Drive <br>Douglasville, GA 30134-4501<br>Phone: 770.920.7252 <br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court,<br>and land records from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>8700 Hospital Drive<br>Douglasville, GA 30134-4501<br>Phone: 770.920.7252<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, and land records from 1870.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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8700 Hospital Dr. <br>
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Douglasville, GA 30134<br>
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Telephone: (770) 920-7252<br>
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Fax: (770) 920-7561<br>
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'''Probate Court of Douglas County'''<br>
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8700 Hospital Drive<br>
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Douglasville,  GA  30134<br>
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Telephone:  770-920-7249<br>
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Fax:  770-920-7381<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870'''--Douglas County was created 17 October 1870 from [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell and]] [[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll&nbsp;]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Douglasville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870'''--Douglas County was created 17 October 1870 from [[Campbell County, Georgia Genealogy|Campbell and]] [[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll&nbsp;]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Douglasville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
'''1896 and 1957''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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[[Image:Fire.png|right|35px|Fire.png]]'''1956.''' The courthouse burned 11 January 1956. Most county records were safe in a fire-proof vault.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll]]  
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[[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll]] {{•}}
*[[Cobb County, Georgia|Cobb]]  
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[[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy|Cobb]] {{•}}
*[[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]]  
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[[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton]] {{•}}
*[[Paulding County, Georgia|Paulding]]
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[[Paulding County, Georgia Genealogy|Paulding]]
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<center>{{ GADouglas County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== African Americans ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Douglas}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Douglas, 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=430&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gadougl2/Cemeteries/index.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/douglas/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/douglas.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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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Douglas%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=430 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=Douglas&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7916&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=8&stateAbbv=&stateName= Douglas County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Douglas 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}}
  
*Paupers 1871-1890 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*Paupers 1871-1890 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== 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}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Marriages<br> ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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==== Military ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/douglas/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)
  
*1885-1886 (from old newspapers)<br>
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{{VAciv}}<br>
  
==== Military ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Douglas}}
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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
  
*Wills 1870-1916, Books B and C (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
*Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*Index to Letters of Administration.Guardianship 1871-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1870-1916''' - Wills 1870-1916, Books B and C (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
*Index to Wills, Book A, 1870-1932 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1871-1885''' - *Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
*Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1871-1897; Book&nbsp;B, 1886-1899 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1871-1885''' - *Index to Letters of Administration.Guardianship 1871-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1886-1933 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1870-1932''' - Index to Wills, Book A, 1870-1932 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
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*'''1871-1897, 1886-1899''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1871-1897; Book&nbsp;B, 1886-1899 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
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*'''1886-1933''' - Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1886-1933 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Death  =====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
  
:*'''1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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*'''1885 - 1886''' (from old newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydouglas.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
==== Family History Centers&nbsp; ====
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*'''1871 - 1894''' - Douglas County Marriage Books A and B Index 1871-1894. Batch {{IGI|M712691}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1894 - 1895''' - Douglas County Marriage Book C Index 1894-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712692}} 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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*'''1879-1880''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.douglascountygensoc.org/ Douglas County Genealogical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 5667<br>
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Douglasville, GA 30154
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Douglas Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Douglas Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/douglas-county/ Douglas County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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/~gadougl2/ USGenWeb Douglas County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Douglas/ Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Douglas/ Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
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*[http://douglascountygensoc.org/ Douglas County Genealogical Society Wsb Master]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Douglas County

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

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Douglas County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded October 17, 1870
County Seat Douglasville
Courthouse
Address Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134-4501
Phone: 770.920.7252
Douglas County Website


County Information

Douglas County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1871

1880
1871
1871


County Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134-4501
Phone: 770.920.7252

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, and land records from 1870.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
8700 Hospital Dr.
Douglasville, GA 30134
Telephone: (770) 920-7252
Fax: (770) 920-7561

Probate Court of Douglas County
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Telephone: 770-920-7249
Fax: 770-920-7381

History

Parent County

1870--Douglas County was created 17 October 1870 from Campbell and Carroll Counties.
County seat:  Douglasville [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

Fire.png
1956. The courthouse burned 11 January 1956. Most county records were safe in a fire-proof vault.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll  • Cobb  • Fulton  • Paulding

Douglas CountyCarroll CountyHaralson CountyPolk CountyPaulding CountyCobb CountyCherokee CountyFulton CountyDeKalb CountyClayton CountyHenry CountySpalding CountyFayette CountyCoweta CountyHeard CountyPike CountyMeriwether CountyTroup CountyGADouglas.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Douglas, 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 Douglas 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 Douglas 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

Military

  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy:

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Online 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).

  • 1870-1916 - Wills 1870-1916, Books B and C (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1871-1885 - *Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1871-1885 - *Index to Letters of Administration.Guardianship 1871-1885 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1870-1932 - Index to Wills, Book A, 1870-1932 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1871-1897, 1886-1899 - Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1871-1897; Book B, 1886-1899 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1886-1933 - Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1886-1933 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Taxation

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 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
Marriage Records
  • 1871 - 1894 - Douglas County Marriage Books A and B Index 1871-1894. Batch M712691 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1894 - 1895 - Douglas County Marriage Book C Index 1894-1895. Batch M712692 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Douglas County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5667
Douglasville, GA 30154


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), Douglas County, Georgia. Page 154 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), 29. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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.