Taliaferro County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Taliaferro County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Taliaferro County
Location in the state of Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 24, 1825
County Seat Crawfordville
Address Taliaferro County Courthouse
113 Monument Street SE
PO Box 114
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Phone: 706.456.2123 
Taliaferro County Website

County Courthouse

Taliaferro County Courthouse
113 Monument Street SE
PO Box 114
Crawfordville, GA 30631
Phone: 706.456.2123 

Probate Court has birth records from 1927, death records from 1920,
marriage and probate records from 1826, land grants from 1750 and
church records from 1802; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court
records from 1826[1]


Parent County

1825--Taliaferro County was created 24 December 1825  fromGreene, Hancock, Oglethorpe,Warren and Wilkes Counties.
County seat: Crawfordville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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 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 Taliaferro 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.



  1827 Militiamen of Taliaferro County Georgia Pioneers


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



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.

  • 1875-1878 - Taliaferro County Birth Index 1875-1878. Batch C713761 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1826-1931 - Taliaferro County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1826-1931. Batch M713762 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1905 - Taliaferro County Marriage Books B and C Index 1875-1905. Batch M713763 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), Taliaferro County, Georgia. Page 160 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.