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Revision as of 19:44, 9 May 2013

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

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Online Records

Murray County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Chatsworth
Address Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932 
Murray County Website

County Courthouse

Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932 

Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924,
marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890;
Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834[1]


Parent County

1832--Murray County was created 3 December 1832  from Cherokee County.  County seat: Chatsworth [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Cemeteries: Calvery, Sumach,Zion Hill, Murray Gardens, Center Valley



  • List of Rangers of 1838 Georgia Pioneers
  • List of Superior Court Judges and Clerks Georgia Pioneers
  • List of County Sheriffs
  • List of Tax Collectors and Receivers


Local Histories

Murray County Heritage



Newspapers: The Chatsworth Times


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).


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.

  • 1834-1849 - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch M713431 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1847-1884 - Murray County Marriage Book 2 1847-1884 Index. Batch M713432 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Murray County Marriage Book M 1884-1895 Index. Batch M713433 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), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.