McIntosh County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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McIntosh County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1793
County Seat Darien
Address McIntosh County Courthouse
PO Box 584
Darien, GA 31305-0584
Phone: 912.437.6671
McIntosh County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, probate and land records[1]


Parent County

1793--McIntosh County was created 19 December 1793 from Liberty County. County seat:  Darien [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864, 1872, and 1931 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Darien

  • 1895 - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1895. Batch M713331 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien

  • 1871-1885 - St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien, Baptism Index 1871-1885. Batch C713341 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1871-1895 - St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch M713341 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

First Presbyterian Church, Darien

  • 1864-1958 - First Presbyterian Church, Darien, Baptism Index 1864-1958. Batch C713321 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1947 - First Presbyterian Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1874-1947. Batch M713321 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

City Directories




Local Histories





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).


Vital Records

  • 1873-1895 - McIntosh County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1873-1895. Batch M713311 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McIntosh County, Georgia. Page 158 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 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at