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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 75%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Georgia page,<br>the Peach State{{/p}}[[Image:{{StoneMtnGApic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 75%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Georgia]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Georgia page,<br>the Peach State{{/p}}[[Image:{{StoneMtnGApic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
*Trustees sent 5000 British colonists<ref>E. Merton Coulter, and Albert Berry Saye, ''List of Early Settlers of Georgia'' (1967 reprint; Athens, Ga.: Univ. or Georgia Press, 1949). ({{FHL|39499|item}} Book 975.8 W2L; Fiche 6038205) [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9903105 WorldCat entry]], and Karen Buss, ''An every name index to "A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia"'' (Burbank, Calif:Southern California Genealogical Society, 1992) ({{FHL|757360|item}} Book 975.8 W2L 1967 index; Fiche 6038205).</ref>  
 
*Trustees sent 5000 British colonists<ref>E. Merton Coulter, and Albert Berry Saye, ''List of Early Settlers of Georgia'' (1967 reprint; Athens, Ga.: Univ. or Georgia Press, 1949). ({{FHL|39499|item}} Book 975.8 W2L; Fiche 6038205) [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9903105 WorldCat entry]], and Karen Buss, ''An every name index to "A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia"'' (Burbank, Calif:Southern California Genealogical Society, 1992) ({{FHL|757360|item}} Book 975.8 W2L 1967 index; Fiche 6038205).</ref>  
 
*In 1734 [[Salzburger Society|Salzburgers]], central European Protestants, settled Effingham Co.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 146. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry]].</ref>  
 
*In 1734 [[Salzburger Society|Salzburgers]], central European Protestants, settled Effingham Co.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 146. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry]].</ref>  
 
*From 1805-1832 GA held eight [[Georgia Land and Property#Land_Lottery_Records|land lotteries]] to give away Indian lands<ref>Georgia, Department of State, "Land Office Records, Index" (Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Department of State, Microfilm Division, [19--). ({{FHL|315610|item}} Film 465173-84).</ref>
 
*From 1805-1832 GA held eight [[Georgia Land and Property#Land_Lottery_Records|land lotteries]] to give away Indian lands<ref>Georgia, Department of State, "Land Office Records, Index" (Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Department of State, Microfilm Division, [19--). ({{FHL|315610|item}} Film 465173-84).</ref>
  
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'''1. [[How to Find Georgia Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Georgia Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Georgia Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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== Counties  ==
  
 
There are 159 counties in Georgia:  
 
There are 159 counties in Georgia:  
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Georgia Counties Map|click here]]. {{GAimagemap2}}  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Georgia Counties Map|click here]]. {{GAimagemap2}}  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:'''&nbsp; [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]] | [[Cass County, Georgia|Cass]] | [[Kinchafoonee County, Georgia|Kinchafoonee]] | [[Milton County, Georgia|Milton]]  
 
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:'''&nbsp; [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]] | [[Cass County, Georgia|Cass]] | [[Kinchafoonee County, Georgia|Kinchafoonee]] | [[Milton County, Georgia|Milton]]  
  
'''Extinct Parishes:'''&nbsp; [[Christ Church, Georgia|Christ Church]] | [[St. Andrew, Georgia|St. Andrew]] | [[St. David, Georgia|St. David]] | [[St. George, Georgia|St. George]] | [[St. James, Georgia|St. James]] | [[St. John, Georgia|St. John]] | [[St. Mary, Georgia|St. Mary]] | [[St. Matthew, Georgia|St. Matthew]] | [[St. Patrick, Georgia|St. Patrick]] | [[St. Paul, Georgia|St. Paul]] | [[St. Phillip, Georgia|St. Phillip]] | [[St. Thomas, Georgia|St. Thomas]]  
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'''Colonial Parishes:'''&nbsp; [[Christ Church Parish, Georgia|Christ Church]] | [[St. Andrew Parish, Georgia|St. Andrew]] | [[St. David Parish, Georgia|St. David]] | [[St. George Parish, Georgia|St. George]] | [[St. James Parish, Georgia|St. James]] | [[St. John Parish, Georgia|St. John]] | [[St. Mary Parish, Georgia|St. Mary]] | [[St. Matthew Parish, Georgia|St. Matthew]] | [[St. Patrick Parish, Georgia|St. Patrick]] | [[St. Paul Parish, Georgia|St. Paul]] | [[St. Philip Parish, Georgia|St. Philip]] | [[St. Thomas Parish, Georgia|St. Thomas]]  
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
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=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
[[Savannah River]]{{·}} [[Augusta and Cherokee Trail]]{{·}} [[Augusta-St. Augustine Trail]]{{·}} [[Augusta-Savannah Trail]]{{·}} [[Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail]]{{·}} [[Charleston-Savannah Trail]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail]] (or Nickajack Trail){{·}} [[Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Federal Horse Path]]{{·}} [[Ft. Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path]]{{·}} [[Fort Moore-Charleston Trail]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road]] (or Federal Road){{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Lower Cherokee Traders' Path]]{{·}} [[Lower Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Macon and Montgomery Trail]]{{·}} [[Middle Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Occaneechi Path]]{{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Old Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Savannah-Jacksonville Trail]]{{·}} [[Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[Upper Road]]
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Savannah River {{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[Augusta and Cherokee Trail]]{{·}} [[Augusta-St. Augustine Trail]]{{·}} [[Augusta-Savannah Trail]]{{·}} [[Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail]]{{·}} [[Charleston-Savannah Trail]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail]] (or Nickajack Trail){{·}} [[Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Federal Horse Path]]{{·}} [[Fort Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path]]{{·}} [[Fort Moore-Charleston Trail]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road]] (or Federal Road){{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Lower Cherokee Traders' Path]]{{·}} [[Lower Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Macon and Montgomery Trail]]{{·}} [[Middle Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Occaneechi Path]]{{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Old Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Savannah-Jacksonville Trail]]{{·}} [[Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[Upper Road]]
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=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-government-records/ State of Georgia County & City Government Court links]
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*The [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/state2/ Georgia GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/georgiagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Georgia]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ Digital Library of Georgia] is a repository of digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources about Georgia.<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-counties/ History & Facts of Georgia Counties]
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*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]
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*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]
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*[http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html Georgia Historic Newspapers] has a searchable collection of digitized newspapers, some dating from the early 1800s. A great source for legal notices about estate administrations, public land sales and some deaths and marriages, as well as contemporaneous reporting on the events of a particular time. <br>
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*[http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/ Georgia Virtual Vault] is a "portal to some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present," a treasure trove that includes Headright and Bounty Plats of Survey, Wilkes County Court Records, Marriage Records from Microfilm, Colonial Wills, Chatham County Deeds, General Name File index cards and Historial Maps, to name just a few. <br>
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*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Georgia/viewer.htm Georgia Historical Counties] is an interactive map that allows you to see where county lines were located on a specific date, beginning in 1765.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-military-records/ Research in Georgia Military Records]
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
  
*The [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/state2/ Georgia GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[[Georgia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia, Births and Christeings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia Death Records, 1914-1927 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia Death Records, 1914-1927 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia Death Records, 1928-1930 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia Death Records,1928-1930 (FamiySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Georgia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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*[http://atlantahistoricaltidbits.blogspot.com/ Atlanta Historical Tidbits]
 
*[http://atlantahistoricaltidbits.blogspot.com/ Atlanta Historical Tidbits]
  
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=== Obtain additional help  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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*[https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Georgia Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:53, 23 March 2014

This article is about the southern U.S. state. For the Eurasian country, see Georgia (country).
Georgia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Georgia Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  go to  Georgia

Welcome to the Georgia page,
the Peach State

Carving at Stone Mountain, GA.
Most unique genealogical features:
  • Trustees sent 5000 British colonists[1]
  • In 1734 Salzburgers, central European Protestants, settled Effingham Co.[2]
  • From 1805-1832 GA held eight land lotteries to give away Indian lands[3]
   How to Find Information about Georgia Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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Online Records


Counties

There are 159 counties in Georgia:

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Dade CountyWalker CountyCatoosa CountyWhitfield CountyMurray CountyFannin CountyUnion CountyTowns CountyRabun CountyGilmer CountyHabersham CountyChattooga CountyWhite CountyGordon CountyLumpkin CountyStephens CountyFloyd CountyPickens CountyBartow CountyDawson CountyHall CountyBanks CountyFranklin CountyPolk CountyCherokee CountyHart CountyForsyth CountyJackson CountyMadison CountyElbert CountyPaulding CountyCobb CountyGwinnett CountyFulton CountyBarrow CountyHaralson CountyClarke CountyOglethorpe CountyLincoln CountyDeKalb CountyWalton CountyOconee CountyWilkes CountyRockdale CountyCarroll CountyClayton CountyDouglas CountyMorgan CountyGreene CountyTaliaferro CountyMcDuffie CountyColumbia CountyNewton CountyHenry CountyFayette CountyHeard CountyCoweta CountySpalding CountyJasper CountyPutnam CountyButts CountyHancock CountyGlascock CountyRichmond CountyWarren CountyJefferson CountyWashington CountyBurke CountyBaldwin CountyJones CountyMonroe CountyTroup CountyMeriwether CountyPike CountyLamar CountyHarris CountyTalbot CountyUpson CountyCrawford CountyBibb CountyTwiggs CountyWilkinson CountyJohnson CountyScreven CountyEffingham CountyChatham CountyJenkins CountyEmanuel CountyMuscogee CountyChattahoochee CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyPeach CountyHouston CountyMacon CountySchley CountyStewart CountyWebster CountyDooly CountyPulaski CountyBleckley CountyQuitman CountyClay CountyRandolph CountyTerrell CountyEarly CountySeminole CountyCalhoun CountySumter CountyMiller CountyDecatur CountyBaker CountyLee CountyDougherty CountyMitchell CountyGrady CountyCrisp CountyWorth CountyColquitt CountyThomas CountyWilcox CountyTurner CountyTift CountyBrooks CountyLaurens CountyDodge CountyTreutlen CountyCandler CountyBulloch CountyBryan CountyBen Hill CountyIrwin CountyBerrien CountyCook CountyLowndes CountyEchols CountyLanier CountyTelfair CountyWheeler CountyMontgomery CountyToombs CountyTattnall CountyEvans CountyLiberty CountyMcIntosh CountyClinch CountyAtkinson CountyCoffee CountyJeff Davis CountyAppling CountyWayne CountyGlynn CountyBacon CountyPierce CountyBrantley CountyWare CountyCharlton CountyCamden CountyLong CountyGeorgia-county-map.gif
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Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Campbell | Cass | Kinchafoonee | Milton

Colonial Parishes:  Christ Church | St. Andrew | St. David | St. George | St. James | St. John | St. Mary | St. Matthew | St. Patrick | St. Paul | St. Philip | St. Thomas

Major Repositories

Georgia State Archives · Georgia Genealogical Society · Georgia Historical Society · Atlanta History Center · Atlanta Public Library · Salzburger Society · National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) · Dallas Public Central Library

Migration Routes

Savannah River  · Atlantic Coast Ports · Augusta and Cherokee Trail · Augusta-St. Augustine Trail · Augusta-Savannah Trail · Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail · Charleston-Savannah Trail · Cisca and St. Augustine Trail (or Nickajack Trail) · Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Federal Horse Path · Fort Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path · Fort Moore-Charleston Trail · Georgia Road (or Federal Road) · Great Valley Road · King's Highway · Lower Cherokee Traders' Path · Lower Creek Trading Path · Macon and Montgomery Trail · Middle Creek Trading Path · Occaneechi Path · Old Cherokee Path · Old Trading Path · Savannah-Jacksonville Trail · Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail · Unicoi Trail · Upper Road

 Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

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Sources

  1. E. Merton Coulter, and Albert Berry Saye, List of Early Settlers of Georgia (1967 reprint; Athens, Ga.: Univ. or Georgia Press, 1949). (FHL Collection Book 975.8 W2L; Fiche 6038205) [WorldCat entry], and Karen Buss, An every name index to "A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia" (Burbank, Calif:Southern California Genealogical Society, 1992) (FHL Collection Book 975.8 W2L 1967 index; Fiche 6038205).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 146. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). [WorldCat entry].
  3. Georgia, Department of State, "Land Office Records, Index" (Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Department of State, Microfilm Division, [19--). (FHL Collection Film 465173-84).