Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Franklin County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1784
County Seat Carnesville
Address Franklin County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 159
Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone: 706.384.2483
Franklin County Website

Franklin County Georgia Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1900
and land records from 1860; some reccords prior to 1850 in
Georgia Archives[1]

Franklin County Georgia History

Parent County

1784--Franklin County was created 25 February 1784 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Carnesville[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Franklin County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Franklin County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories



Civil War
  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia : K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.



The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Franklin County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

    1. Digital Images of Wills 1786-1813. See list of testators. {  Georgia Pioneers]


Vital Records

  • 1805-1850 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1805-1850. Batch M712871 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1847-1882 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1847-1882. Batch M712872 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1895 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1881-1895. Batch M712873 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1893-1895 - Franklin County Marriage Index 1893-1895. Batch M712874 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60 - Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Franklin County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers 

Franklin County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Franklin County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Georgia. Page 155 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at