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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Georgia|Georgia]]&nbsp;&gt; Muscogee County'' <br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Muscogee County'''<br><br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Muscogee.htm Muscogee County Courthouse]<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706.653.4013&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1826'''--Muscogee County was created from Indian lands ceded to the U.S. in 1825. It was abolished in 1826 due to treaty problems. Muscogee County was re-created December 1826 from lands ceded that year.'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Columbus <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1826'''--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826&nbsp;from Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp;<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Columbus <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1838''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Chattahoochee County, Georgia|Chattahoochee]]
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*[[Harris County, Georgia|Harris]]
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*[[Lee County, Alabama|Lee County, Alabama]]
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*[[Russell County, Alabama|Russell County, Alabama]]
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*[[Talbot County, Georgia|Talbot]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Columbus
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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:*Martin, John H. ''Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality.'' Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24398 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Telfair, Nancy. ''A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928.'' Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22823 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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==== Marriages ====
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Marriage Books A and B, 1838-1844&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)
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Marriage Books 1828-34, 1837-41, 1851-52, 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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*Wills 1838-1862 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Wills 1862-1875 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Wills 1875-1882 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Will&nbsp;Book A, 1838-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Will Book&nbsp;B, 1862-1875 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Will Book C, 1875-1891 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Will Book&nbsp;D, 1891-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Book B, 1843-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual Returns,&nbsp;Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1852-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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:*'''1826-1852''' Jefferey, Alice. ''Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3687 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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:[http://www.cvlga.org/ Columbus Public Library]<br>[http://www.cvlga.org/genealogy Genealogy Department]<br>3000 Macon Rd.<br>Columbus, GA 31906<br>Telephone: (706) 243-2681<br>They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;  
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*[[Columbus Georgia Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192017&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Muscogee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Muscogee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Muscogee/ Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 22:26, 7 January 2013

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838[1]

History

Parent County

1826--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. 
County seat:  Columbus [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1838 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbus

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Martin, John H. Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality. Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Telfair, Nancy. A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps 

Marriages

Marriage Books A and B, 1838-1844 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Marriage Books 1828-34, 1837-41, 1851-52, 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 1826-1852 Jefferey, Alice. Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Public Libraries

Columbus Public Library
Genealogy Department
3000 Macon Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
Telephone: (706) 243-2681
They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee 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).