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'''Rockdale County Historical Society'''<br> 967 Milstead Avenue<br> PO Box 351<br> Conyers, GA 30207<br>Telephone Number: 770-483-4398<br>[http://rockdalehistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
'''Rockdale County Historical Society'''<br> 967 Milstead Avenue<br> PO Box 351<br> Conyers, GA 30207<br>Telephone Number: 770-483-4398<br>[http://rockdalehistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
'''East Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 117<br> Winder, GA 30680<br> [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>
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~garockda/  Rockdale County GAGenWeb]
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/rockdale-county/ Rockdale County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/rockdale-county/ Rockdale County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  

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United States
Rockdale County

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


Rockdale County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Rockdale County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded October 18, 1870
County Seat Conyers
Rockdale County Courthouse Conyers, Georgia.jpg
Address Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street North East
Conyers, GA 30207-4540
Phone: 770.929.4021 
Rockdale County Website

County Information

Rockdale County, Georgia Record Dates

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


County Courthouse

Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street North East
Conyers, GA 30207-4540
Phone: 770.929.4021 

Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1870 and death records from 1930; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
922 Court St.
P.O. Box 937
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 278-7900
Fax: (770) 278-7921

Probate Court of Rockdale County
922 Court Street
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: 770-278-7700


Parent County

1870--Rockdale County was created 18 October 1870 from Henry and Newton Counties. County seat: Conyers [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

DeKalb County  • Gwinnett County  • Henry County  • Newton County  • Walton County

Template:GARockdale County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Rockdale, 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 Rockdale County cemeteries.


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.



Land and Property

Template:GA Land

Local Histories

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Civil War

Online Records

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

  • Bowen, Rhoda Anne, and Freda R. Turner. 1992. Georgia confederate soldier obituaries: Henry, Newton, and Rockdale counties, 1879-1943. Alpharetta, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. (entire book) 975.8 V4b fiche 6125610 digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Rockdale County). 1963. Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1952. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 325963
World War I



Template:GA Newspaper abstracts


Probate Records

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).

Online Probate Records


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 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

Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Rockdale Genealogical Society
864 Green Street
Conyers 3020

Rockdale County Historical Society
967 Milstead Avenue
PO Box 351
Conyers, GA 30207
Telephone Number: 770-483-4398

East Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 117
Winder, GA 30680

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.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockdale 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), 50-51. 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.