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

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Liberty County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Liberty County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Hinesville
Courthouse
Address Liberty County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 829
Hinesville, GA 31313-3240
Phone: 912.876.2164
Liberty County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Liberty County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919
1700s
1927
1790
1784
1786


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Liberty County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 829
Hinesville, GA 31313-3240
Phone: 912.876.2164

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from late 1700’s, birth records from 1919 and death records from 1927; Clerk of Court has divorce, court and land records from 1756; some early records lost.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
201 South Main Street
Suite 1200
Hinesville, GA 31313
Phone: (912) 876-3625
Fax: (912) 369-5463

Probate Court of Liberty County
P.O. Box 28
Hinesville, GA 31310
Phone: (912) 876-3635

History[edit | edit source]

For extensive information on Liberty County's history, see Liberty County Historical Society.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1777--Liberty County was created 5 February 1777 from St. Andrew, St. James and St. John Parishes.
County seat:  Hinesville [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Bryan County  • Evans County  • Long County  • McIntosh County  • Tattnall County

Template:GALiberty County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Documentation of names of African Americans mentioned in the 1790-1823 wills of white slaveholders in Liberty County, Georgia.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Liberty, 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 Liberty County cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Congregational[edit | edit source]
  • Midway Congregational Church Records, Liberty County, Georgia. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Stacy, James. History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, Georgia. 1951. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1746-1828 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1746-1828. Batch C505921 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1748-1788 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1748-1788. Batch C505923 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1754-1898 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1754-1898. Batch C505924 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1844-1863 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1844-1863. Batch C505921 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1864-1867 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1864-1867. Batch C505922 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1753-1858 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1753-1858. Batch M505921 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1753-1785 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1753-1785. Batch M505923 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1754-1898 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1754-1898. Batch M505924 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1859-1867 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1859-1867. Batch M505922 at FamilySearch - free.

Court[edit | edit source]

  • 1870 - Residents, physical descriptions of Persons (digital images) Georgia Pioneers $

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Land

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Template:GA History

  • Taylors Creek: Story of the Community and Her People Through 200 years. Pearson, Ga.: Press of the Atkinson County Citizen, 1963. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

Galiberty.jpg

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

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

- 14th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate),
- 20th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies E and F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Newspaper abstracts

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
  • 1867 - 1895 - Liberty County Marriage Index 1867-1895. Batch M713191 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Liberty County Historical Society
PO Box 982
Hinesville, GA 31310

Midway Heritage Association
Highway 17
Midway, GA 31320

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Liberty 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), 38-39. 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/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.