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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp;&gt; Newton County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Newton 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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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Newton County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1821
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| founded date = December 24
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| seat = Covington
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| building address =  Newton County Courthouse<br> 113 Usher Street<br> Covington, GA 30014<br> Phone: 770.784.2000 <br> [http://www.co.newton.ga.us/'''Newton County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Newton County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.newton.ga.us/ Newton County Courthouse]<br> 113 Usher Street<br> Covington, GA 30014<br> Phone: 770.784.2000&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and <br>land records from 1822 and miltiary records<br> from 1917<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.co.newton.ga.us/ Newton County Courthouse]<br> 113 Usher Street<br> Covington, GA 30014<br> Phone: 770.784.2000 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1822 and miltiary records from 1917<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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1132 Usher St., Rm 338 <br>
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Covington, GA 30014 <br>
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Phone: (770) 784-2035<br>
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Fax: (770) 385-8930<br>
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'''Probate Court of Newton County'''<br>
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1132 Usher Street, Room 148 <br>
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Covington, GA  30014<br>
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Phone: (770) 784-2045<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1821'''--Newton County was created&nbsp; 24 December 1821 from [[Jasper County, Georgia|Henry, Jasper]] and [[Walton County, Georgia|Walton]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Covington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1821'''--Newton County was created 24 December 1821 from [[Jasper County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry, Jasper]] and [[Walton County, Georgia Genealogy|Walton]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Covington <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1883''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1883.''' The courthouse at Covington burned 31 December 1883. A few old tax books and court records burned, but citizens carried most county records to safety.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 46. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Butts County, Georgia|Butts]]  
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[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy|Butts County]] {{•}}
*[[Henry County, Georgia|Henry]]  
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[[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry County]] {{•}}
*[[Jasper County, Georgia|Jasper]]  
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[[Jasper County, Georgia Genealogy|Jasper County]] {{•}}
*[[Morgan County, Georgia|Morgan]]  
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[[Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy|Morgan County]] {{•}}
*[[Rockdale County, Georgia|Rockdale]]  
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[[Rockdale County, Georgia Genealogy|Rockdale County]] {{•}}
*[[Walton County, Georgia|Walton]]
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[[Walton County, Georgia Genealogy|Walton County]]
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<center>{{ GANewton County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Newton}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Newton, 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=489&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ganewton/cemeteries/index.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/newton/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/newton.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|406580|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Newton%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=489 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=Newton&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8119&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= Newton County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Newton 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 ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
:*G. H. P. ''Noah Phillips of Newton County, GA. and Litchfield, Conn. His Ancestors and Descendants.'' Covington, Georgia. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=34385 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*G. H. P. ''Noah Phillips of Newton County, GA. and Litchfield, Conn. His Ancestors and Descendants.'' Covington, Georgia. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=34385 Ancestry] ($).
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
==== Marriages ====
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1885-1886 Marriages from newspapers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Ganewton.jpg|center|900px|Ganewton.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/newton/military.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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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://www.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://www.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)
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies E and F<br>
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B and E
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:- [[66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C<br>
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:- The [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/newton/military.htm USGenWeb] Archives Project - Georgia
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*Bowen, Rhoda Anne, and Freda R. Turner. 1992. Georgia confederate soldier obituaries: Henry, Newton, and Rockdale counties, 1879-1943. Alpharetta, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. {{FHL|609270|item|disp=975.8 V4b digital version}}
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*Newton County Historical Society (Georgia). 1988. A History of Newton County, Georgia. Covington, Georgia: Newton County Historical Society (GA). (page 235-281) {{FHL|368085|item|disp=975.8593 H2h}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Newton County). 1963. Confederate roster, 1861-1865; Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1929. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|235325|item|disp=Film 325767}}
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*Georgia. 1963. Inferior Court minutes, sitting for County purposes, 1841-1874. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Newton -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865.){{FHL|230707|item|disp=325799}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Newton}}
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'''Onl{{GA Probate Intro}}ine Probate Records'''
  
:*'''1823-1871''' - Newton County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1-2) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/ganewton01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>
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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 $
:*Wills, Book A, 1820-1851 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1823 - 1971''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/ganewton01.htm Newton County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
:*Wills, Book B, 1851-1870 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1742 - 1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
:*Wills, Book C, 1871-1896 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1820 - 1851''' - Wills, Book A (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1851 - 1870''' - Wills, Book B (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1771 - 1896''' - Wills, Book C (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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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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*'''1888 - 1904''' Births 1888-1904 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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===== Marriage Records =====
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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://www.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://www.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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*'''1824 - 1850''' - Marriages 1824-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymonroe.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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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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*'''1822 - 1867''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1822-1867. Batch {{IGI|M713451}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1850 - 1865''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1850-1865. Batch {{IGI|M713452}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1852 - 1869''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1852-1869. Batch {{IGI|M713453}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1866 - 1875''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1866-1875. Batch {{IGI|M713454}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1874 - 1894''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1874-1894. Batch {{IGI|M713455}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1894 - 1895''' - Newton County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713456}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1885 - 1886''' - Marriages from newspapers, 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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===== Death Records =====
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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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'''Newton County Historical Society'''<br>2100 Washington Street<br> PO Box 2415<br> Covington, GA 30210<br>[http://www.newtoncountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br>
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'''East Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 117<br> Winder, GA 30680<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaeggs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
*Births 1888-1904 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countynewton.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[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/newton-county/ Newton County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Newton|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/~ganewton/ USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Newton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Newton/ Newton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Newton/ Newton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com&nbsp;Georgia Pioneers]
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Newton County

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

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Newton County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Newton County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 24, 1821
County Seat Covington
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
113 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 770.784.2000
Newton County Website


County Information

Newton County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1822

1830
1822
1822

County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
113 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 770.784.2000

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1822 and miltiary records from 1917[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
1132 Usher St., Rm 338
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (770) 784-2035
Fax: (770) 385-8930

Probate Court of Newton County
1132 Usher Street, Room 148
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (770) 784-2045

History

Parent County

1821--Newton County was created 24 December 1821 from Henry, Jasper and Walton Counties.
County seat: Covington [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
1883. The courthouse at Covington burned 31 December 1883. A few old tax books and court records burned, but citizens carried most county records to safety.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Butts County  • Henry County  • Jasper County  • Morgan County  • Rockdale County  • Walton County

Newton CountyRockdale CountyWalton CountyMorgan CountyGreene CountyOglethorpe CountyOconee CountyClarke CountyJackson CountyBarrow CountyFulton CountyGwinnett CountyDeKalb CountyClayton CountyRockdale CountyHenry CountyButts CountySpalding CountyPike CountyLamar CountyMonroe CountyJones CountyBaldwin CountyHancock CountyPutnam CountyJasper CountyGANewton.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Newton, 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 Newton 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

  • G. H. P. Noah Phillips of Newton County, GA. and Litchfield, Conn. His Ancestors and Descendants. Covington, Georgia. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Newton 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

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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


- 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies E and F
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and E
- 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- The USGenWeb Archives Project - Georgia


  • Bowen, Rhoda Anne, and Freda R. Turner. 1992. Georgia confederate soldier obituaries: Henry, Newton, and Rockdale counties, 1879-1943. Alpharetta, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. 975.8 V4b digital version
  • Newton County Historical Society (Georgia). 1988. A History of Newton County, Georgia. Covington, Georgia: Newton County Historical Society (GA). (page 235-281) 975.8593 H2h
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Newton County). 1963. Confederate roster, 1861-1865; Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1929. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 325767
  • Georgia. 1963. Inferior Court minutes, sitting for County purposes, 1841-1874. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Newton -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865.)325799

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

OnlColonial 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).
ine Probate Records

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

Newton County Historical Society
2100 Washington Street
PO Box 2415
Covington, GA 30210
Website

East Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 117
Winder, GA 30680
Website


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), Newton 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 46. 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/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.