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

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Ware County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 15, 1824
County Seat Waycross
Courthouse
Address Ware County Courthouse]
800 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501-3501
Phone: 912.287.4340 
Ware County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Ware County Courthouse
800 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501-3501
Phone: 912.287.4340 

Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1874;
Clerk of Court has land and court records[1]

History[edit | edit source]

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Parent County[edit | edit source]

1824--Ware County was created 15 December 1824 from Appling County. County seat: Waycross [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1854 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

LDS Ward and Branch Record

  • Waycross

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Walker, Laura Singleton. History of Ware County, Georgia. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Additional Probate Records[edit | edit source]
  • 1896-1946 - Index to Ware County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1896-1946 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1874-1902 - Ware County Marriage Index 1874-1902. Batch M713781 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries
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Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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

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