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Guide to '''Jenkins County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Jenkins 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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| building address = Jenkins County Courthouse<br>Harvey St<br>PO Box 797<br>Millen, GA 30442-0797<br>Phone: 478.982.4683<br>[http://www.jenkinscountyga.com/index.html '''Jenkins County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Jenkins County Courthouse<br>Harvey St<br>PO Box 797<br>Millen, GA 30442-0797<br>Phone: 478.982.4683<br>[http://www.jenkinscountyga.com/ '''Jenkins County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Jenkins 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" | 1905<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1910<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Probate&nbsp;Court has marriage and probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1905<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jenkins County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.brbpub.com/georgia/jenkins/ Jenkins County Courthouse]<br>Harvey St<br>PO Box 797<br>Millen, GA 30442-0797<br>Phone: 478.982.4683<br><br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1905.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jenkins County, Georgia. Page 157 {{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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Harvey Street<br>
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P.O Box 659<br>
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Millen, GA 30442<br>
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Telephone: (478) 982-4683<br>
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Fax: (478) 982-1274<br>
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'''Probate Court of Jenkins County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 904<br>
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Millen, GA  30442<br>
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Telephone: 478-982-5581<br><br>
  
== History<br> ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1905'''--Jenkins County was created 17 August 1905&nbsp;from [[Bulloch County, Georgia|Bulloch]], [[Burke County, Georgia|Burke]],[[Emanuel County, Georgia|Emanuel]] and [[Screven County, Georgia|Screven]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Millen <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1905'''--Jenkins County was created 17 August 1905&nbsp;from [[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch]], [[Burke County, Georgia Genealogy|Burke]],[[Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy|Emanuel]] and [[Screven County, Georgia Genealogy|Screven]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Millen <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.
  
'''1919''' -- 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|65px|Fire.png]]'''1919.''' The courthouse was destroyed by fire 16 January 1910, but the fire-proof vault prevented any damage to county records.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bulloch County, Georgia|Bulloch]]  
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[[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch County]] {{•}}
*[[Burke County, Georgia|Burke]]  
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[[Burke County, Georgia Genealogy|Burke County]] {{•}}
*[[Emanuel County, Georgia|Emanuel]]  
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[[Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy|Emanuel County]] {{•}}
*[[Screven County, Georgia|Screven]]
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[[Screven County, Georgia Genealogy|Screven County]]
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<center>{{ GAJenkins 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| Jenkins}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jenkins, 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=464&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gajenki2/jenkins_cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/jenkins/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/jenkins.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|343465|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Jenkins%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=464 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=Jenkins&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8023&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Jenkins 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 Jenkins 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 ====
  
 
{{GA Church Intro}}  
 
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
{{GA Land}}  
 
{{GA Land}}  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gajenkins.jpg|center|900px|Gajenkins.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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://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://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)
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Jenkins}}  
 
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Jenkins}}  
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
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==== Probate Records  ====
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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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{GA Vital Intro}}  
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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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*'''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://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://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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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=== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ===
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
==== 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/jenkins-county/ Jenkins County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Jenkins|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/~gajenki2/ USGenWeb Jenkins County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Jenkins|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Jenkins/ Jenkins County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Jenkins/ Jenkins County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}  
 
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}  
  
 
[[Category:Jenkins_County,_Georgia]]
 
[[Category:Jenkins_County,_Georgia]]

Latest revision as of 22:04, 27 June 2017

United States
Georgia
Jenkins County

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

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Jenkins County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Jenkins County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 17, 1905
County Seat Millen
Courthouse
Address Jenkins County Courthouse
Harvey St
PO Box 797
Millen, GA 30442-0797
Phone: 478.982.4683
Jenkins County Website


County Information

Jenkins County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1905

1910
1905
1905


County Courthouse

Jenkins County Courthouse
Harvey St
PO Box 797
Millen, GA 30442-0797
Phone: 478.982.4683

Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1905.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
Harvey Street
P.O Box 659
Millen, GA 30442
Telephone: (478) 982-4683
Fax: (478) 982-1274

Probate Court of Jenkins County
P.O. Box 904
Millen, GA 30442
Telephone: 478-982-5581

History

Parent County

1905--Jenkins County was created 17 August 1905 from Bulloch, Burke,Emanuel and Screven Counties.
County seat: Millen [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
1919. The courthouse was destroyed by fire 16 January 1910, but the fire-proof vault prevented any damage to county records.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bulloch County  • Burke County  • Emanuel County  • Screven County

Jenkins CountyScreven CountyBurke CountyGalscock CountyWashington CountyJefferson CountyEmanuel CountyJohnson CountyLaurens CountyTreutlen CountyWheeler CountyMontgomery CountyToombs CountyTattnall CountyEvans CountyCandler CountyBulloch CountyBryan CountyChatham CountyEffingham CountyBeaufort  CountyJasper CountyHampton  CountyColleton  CountyAllendale  CountyBamberg  CountyBarnwell  CountyGAJenkins.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jenkins, 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 Jenkins 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 Jenkins 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

Gajenkins.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Jenkins County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jenkins 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

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), Jenkins County, Georgia. Page 157 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), 38. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)