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

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Online Records

Pierce County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1857
County Seat Blackshear
Address Pierce County Courthouse]
PO Box 679;
Blackshear, GA 31516-0679
Phone: 912.449.2022 
Pierce County Website

County Courthouse

Pierce County Courthouse
PO Box 679;
Blackshear, GA 31516-0679
Phone: 912.449.2022 

Probate Court has birth records from 1926,
marriage records from 1875, death records
from 1924 and probate records; Clerk Superior 
Court has divorce and court records from 1875
and land records[1]


Parent County

1857--Pierce County was created 18 December 1857 from Appling and Ware Counties. County seat: Blackshear [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  1885-1886 Marriages from Newspapers




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).

  • Index to Wills 1872-1941
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1875-1911 Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

  • 1875-1895 - Pierce County Marriage Index 1875-1895. Batch M713501 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), Pierce 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. 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.