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Guide to '''Upson County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Upson 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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| building address = Upson County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 889 <br>Thomaston, GA 30286-0889 <br>Phone: 706.647.7012 [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Upson.htm '''Upson County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Upson County Courthouse<br>PO Box 889 <br>Thomaston, GA 30286-0889 <br>Phone: 706.647.7012 [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Upson.htm '''Upson County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Upson County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Upson.htm Upson County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 889 <br>Thomaston, GA 30286-0889 <br>Phone: 706.647.7012  
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[http://www.upsoncountyga.org/ Upson County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 889 <br>Thomaston, GA 30286-0889 <br>Phone: (706) 647-7012 <br><br> Probate Court has marriage records from 1825 and probate records from 1920; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1825 and newspaper files from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upson County, Georgia. Page 161 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br> '''Upson County Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> 116 W. Main St.<br> PO Box 469<br> Thomaston, GA 30286<br> Phone (706) 647-5847<br><br> '''Upson County Probate Court'''<br> 106 E. Lee Street, Suite 210<br> Thomaston, GA 30286<br> Phone (706) 647-7015<br><br>
 
 
Probate Court has marriage records from 1825 and probate records<br> from 1920; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records <br>from 1825 and newspaper files from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upson County, Georgia. Page 161 {{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  ====
  
'''1824'''--Upson County was created 15 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Georgia|Crawford]] and [[Pike County, Georgia|Pike ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Thomaston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1824'''--Upson County was created 15 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy|Crawford]] and [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Thomaston <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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 55. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crawford County, Georgia|Crawford]]  
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[[Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy|Crawford County]] {{•}} [[Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy|Lamar County]] {{•}} [[Meriwether County, Georgia Genealogy|Meriwether County]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe County]] {{•}} [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike County]] {{•}} [[Talbot County, Georgia Genealogy|Talbot County]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy|Taylor County]]  
*[[Lamar County, Georgia|Lamar]]  
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<center>{{ GAUpson County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Meriwether County, Georgia|Meriwether]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[Monroe County, Georgia|Monroe]]  
 
*[[Pike County, Georgia|Pike]]  
 
*[[Talbot County, Georgia|Talbot]]  
 
*[[Taylor County, Georgia|Taylor]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
  
==== African American ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
*'''1866-1908''' - Upson County Colored Marriage Book A 1866-1908. Batch {{IGI|M713873}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Upson}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Upson, 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=527&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaupson/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/upson/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/upson.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|365925|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Upson%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=527 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=Upson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8262&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=48&stateAbbv=&stateName= Upson 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 Upson County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1824''' - New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Yatesville, 1824 Members at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyupson.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
:*'''1824''' - New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Yatesville, 1824 Members at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyupson.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{GA History}}
  
 
:*Nottingham, Carolyn Walker. ''History of Upson County, Georgia.'' Macon, Ga.: Press of J.W. Burke Co., 1930. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22849 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*Nottingham, Carolyn Walker. ''History of Upson County, Georgia.'' Macon, Ga.: Press of J.W. Burke Co., 1930. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22849 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaupson.jpg|center|800px|Gaupson.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/upson/military.html 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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)|13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C; Company E, 3d Battalion
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:- [[46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/upson/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Upson County). 1962. Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1936. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|252449|item|disp=film 282916}}
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Upson}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
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*'''1742–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
===== Wills  =====
 
===== Wills  =====
  
 
:*'''1825-1850''' - Upson County Wills and Estates, Book A (1825-1850)&nbsp; (digital images) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyupson.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
:*'''1825-1850''' - Upson County Wills and Estates, Book A (1825-1850)&nbsp; (digital images) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyupson.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
 
:*'''1876-1915''' - Index to Upson County Will Book B (1876-1915) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyupson.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
:*'''1876-1915''' - Index to Upson County Will Book B (1876-1915) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyupson.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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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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*'''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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*'''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 $ <br>
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*'''1825 - 1886''' - Upson County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1825-1886. Batch {{IGI|M713871}} 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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*'''1886 - 1914''' - Upson County Marriage books D and E Index 1886-1914. Batch {{IGI|M713872}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Upson Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 363<br>Thomaston 30286<br>Telephone Number:706-646-2437<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gauhs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007685638&o_lid=0007685638&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
*'''1825-1886''' - Upson County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1825-1886. Batch {{IGI|M713871}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>  
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'''Thomaston Upson Archives'''<br> PO Box 1137<br> Thomaston, GA 30286-0015<br>Telephone Number:706-646-2437<br> [http://www.upsoncountyga.org/tuarch/ Website]<br><br>  
*'''1886-1914''' - Upson County Marriage books D and E Index 1886-1914. Batch {{IGI|M713872}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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'''Central Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> Post Office Box 2024<br> Warner Robins, GA 31099 <br>[http://www.cggs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[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/upson-county/ Upson County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Upson|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.usgwarchives.net/ga/upson.htm USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Upson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Upson/ Upson County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Upson/ Upson County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}{{Georgia-stub}}
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[[Category:Upson_County,_Georgia]]
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Latest revision as of 21:11, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Upson County

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

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Upson County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Upson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 15, 1824
County Seat Thomaston
Courthouse
Address Upson County Courthouse
PO Box 889
Thomaston, GA 30286-0889
Phone: 706.647.7012 Upson County Website
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County Information

Upson County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1825

1830
1825
1825

County Courthouse

Upson County Courthouse
PO Box 889
Thomaston, GA 30286-0889
Phone: (706) 647-7012

Probate Court has marriage records from 1825 and probate records from 1920; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1825 and newspaper files from 1870[1]

Upson County Clerk of Superior Court
116 W. Main St.
PO Box 469
Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone (706) 647-5847

Upson County Probate Court
106 E. Lee Street, Suite 210
Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone (706) 647-7015

History

Parent County

1824--Upson County was created 15 December 1824 from Crawford and Pike Counties.
County seat: Thomaston [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]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Crawford County  • Lamar County  • Meriwether County  • Monroe County  • Pike County  • Talbot County  • Taylor County

Upson CountyCrawgford CountyMonroe CountyLamar CountyPike CountyMeriwether CountyTalbot CountyTaylor CountyMacon CountyHouston CountyPeach CountyBibb CountyJones CountyJasper CountyButts CountySpalding CountyFayette CountyCoweta CountyTroup CountyHarris CountyMuscogee CountyChattahoochee CountyMarion CountySchley CountyGAUpson.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Upson, 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 Upson 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.

  • 1824 - New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Yatesville, 1824 Members at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Court

Genealogy

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 Upson 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.

  • Nottingham, Carolyn Walker. History of Upson County, Georgia. Macon, Ga.: Press of J.W. Burke Co., 1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gaupson.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Company D
- 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C; Company E, 3d Battalion
- 46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Upson County). 1962. Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1936. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 282916

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Online 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).

Wills
  • 1825-1850 - Upson County Wills and Estates, Book A (1825-1850)  (digital images) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1876-1915 - Index to Upson County Will Book B (1876-1915) at Georgia Pioneers ($).

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

Upson Historical Society
PO Box 363
Thomaston 30286
Telephone Number:706-646-2437
Website

Thomaston Upson Archives
PO Box 1137
Thomaston, GA 30286-0015
Telephone Number:706-646-2437
Website

Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 2024
Warner Robins, GA 31099
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), Upson County, Georgia. Page 161 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), 55. 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.