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Ware County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Ware County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Ware County
Location in the state of Georgia
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 CourthouseEdit

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]

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





1874

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

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

Boundary ChangesEdit

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 SpellingsEdit

Record LossEdit

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1874. The courthouse at Waycross burned the night of 12-13 October 1874. Almost all county records were lost.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

Genealogy ResourcesEdit

Research GuidesEdit

African AmericansEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

CensusEdit

Church RecordsEdit

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.

LDS Ward and Branch RecordsEdit
  • Waycross

CourtEdit

GenealogyEdit

Land and PropertyEdit

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Local HistoriesEdit

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

MapsEdit

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MilitaryEdit

Civil WarEdit

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



- 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies D, H and L
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

NaturalizationEdit

NewspapersEdit

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OccupationsEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

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).

  • 1896-1946 - Index to Ware County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1896-1946 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

TaxationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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

BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
  • 1874-1902 - Ware County Marriage Index 1874-1902. Batch M713781 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
DeathEdit
Vital Record SubstitutesEdit

Genealogy Societies and LibrariesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 56. 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.

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