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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Grady County '''County'''<br> '''  
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Guide to '''Grady 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 = Grady County
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| founded year = 1905
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| founded date = August 17
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| seat = Cairo
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| building address = Grady County Courthouse<br>250 N Broad Street<br>Cairo, GA 31726-4101<br>Phone: 912.377.2912<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Grady.htm '''Grady County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Grady 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" | 1906<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1906<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Grady.htm Grady County Courthouse]<br> 250 N Broad Street <br>Cairo, GA 31726-4101<br> Phone: 912.377.2912&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, <br>court and land records from 1906<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grady County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.gradycountyga.gov/ Grady County Courthouse]<br>250 N Broad Street<br>Cairo, GA 31726-4101<br>Phone: 912.377.2912<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1906.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grady County, Georgia. Page 155 {{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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250 North Broad Street, Box 8<br>
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Cairo, GA 39828 <br>
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Telephone: (229) 377-2912<br>
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Fax: (229) 377-7078<br>
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'''Probate Court of Grady County'''<br>
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250 North Broad Street, Box 1<br>
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Cairo,  GA  39828<br>
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Telephone:  229-377-4621<br>
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Fax:  229-378-8052<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1905'''--Grady County was created 17 August 1905&nbsp;from [[Decatur County, Georgia|Decatur]] and [[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cairo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1905'''--Grady County was created 17 August 1905&nbsp;from [[Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy|Decatur]] and [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cairo <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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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{{Fire}}'''1980''' The courthouse at Cairo burned 18 February 1980. Fire fighters and citizens carried some records to safety, and a vault protected most records from damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 33. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Decatur County, Georgia|Decatur]]  
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[[Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy|Decatur County]] {{•}}
*[[Gadsden County, Florida|Gadsden County, Florida]]  
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[[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden County]] {{•}}
*[[Leon County, Florida|Leon County, Florida]]  
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[[Leon County, Florida Genealogy|Leon County]] {{•}}
*[[Mitchell County, Georgia|Mitchell]]  
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[[Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy|Mitchell County]] {{•}}
*[[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas]]
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[[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas County]]
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<center>{{ GAGrady 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  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Grady}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Grady, 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=447&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gagrady/cemeteries/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/grady/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/grady.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|463961|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Grady%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=447 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=Grady&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7968&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=70&stateAbbv=&stateName= Grady 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 Grady 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  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gagrady.jpg|right|900px|Gagrady.jpg]]
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==== Military ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/grady/military.html Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project]
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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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*Brunton, Yvonne Miller. 1981. Grady County, Georgia: some of its history, folk architecture, and families. Danielsville, Ga: Heritage Papers. {{FHL|70314|item|disp=975.8986 H2b}}<br>
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Grady}}
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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 Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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*'''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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*'''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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.gradyhistorical.org/ Grady County Museum and History Center]<br>
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101 North Broad Street<br>
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Cairo, Georgia<br>
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday<br>
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday<br>
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229-377-5142
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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]]
  
== 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/grady-county/ Grady County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Grady|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/~gagrady/ USGenWeb Grady County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Grady|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Grady/ Grady County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Grady/ Grady County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Grady County

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

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Grady County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Grady County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 17, 1905
County Seat Cairo
Courthouse
Address Grady County Courthouse
250 N Broad Street
Cairo, GA 31726-4101
Phone: 912.377.2912
Grady County Website


County Information

Grady County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1906

1910
1906
1906

County Courthouse

Grady County Courthouse
250 N Broad Street
Cairo, GA 31726-4101
Phone: 912.377.2912

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1906.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
250 North Broad Street, Box 8
Cairo, GA 39828
Telephone: (229) 377-2912
Fax: (229) 377-7078

Probate Court of Grady County
250 North Broad Street, Box 1
Cairo, GA 39828
Telephone: 229-377-4621
Fax: 229-378-8052

History

Parent County

1905--Grady County was created 17 August 1905 from Decatur and Thomas Counties. County seat: Cairo [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

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1980 The courthouse at Cairo burned 18 February 1980. Fire fighters and citizens carried some records to safety, and a vault protected most records from damage.[3]

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Decatur County  • Gadsden County  • Leon County  • Mitchell County  • Thomas County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Grady, 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 Grady 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 Grady 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

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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



  • Brunton, Yvonne Miller. 1981. Grady County, Georgia: some of its history, folk architecture, and families. Danielsville, Ga: Heritage Papers. 975.8986 H2b

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Grady 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).

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
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Grady County Museum and History Center
101 North Broad Street
Cairo, Georgia
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday
229-377-5142

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), Grady 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 33. At various libraries (WorldCat).