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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wilkes.htm Wilkes County Courthouse][[Image:Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<br>23 E Court Street Rm 205<br>Washington, GA 30673-1570<br>Phone: 706.678.2423&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death and probate records from 1792; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records&nbsp;from 1777 and military discharge records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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[[Image:Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg|thumb|200px]]
  
 
'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
 
'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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:*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm Wilkes County Family Group Sheets] Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm Wilkes County Family Group Sheets] Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.  
*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. {{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
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*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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*'''[Cheatham]''' Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986)}}.
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*'''[Darricott]''' Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984)}}.
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*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. {{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''[Jackson]''' Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989)}}.
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*'''[Pope]''' Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]  
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*''The Story of Washington-Wilkes.'' Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25662 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:
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:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955
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:*Map of Original Wilkes County
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:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm Wilkes County Estate Records] Partial list of Individual Estate Records.  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm Wilkes County Estate Records] Partial list of Individual Estate Records.  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm Wilkes County Guardianship Records] Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm Wilkes County Guardianship Records] Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
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===== Wills  =====
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
  
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html Wills: 1794-1819]
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html Wills: 1794-1819]
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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:*Index to&nbsp;Wilkes County&nbsp;Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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===== Additional Probate Records  =====
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:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wilkes/ Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wilkes/ Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]
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*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]  
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

Wilkes County Courthouse
Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1792; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records from 1777 and military discharge records.[1]


History

Parent County

1777-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.
County seat: Washington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg

1958 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Family Histories

  • Wilkes County Family Group Sheets Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
  • Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [Darricott] Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984).
  • [Huskey] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Pope] Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

At Georgia Pioneers ($) you can find:

  • Map of Wilkes County, 1955
  • Map of Original Wilkes County
  • Map of Wilkes County Settlers

Military

  • Veterans- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
  • Fallen Heroes- Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

Newspapers

Probate

Wills

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Wills: 1794-1819

At Georgia Pioneers, you can find:

  • 1786-1806 - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) Georgia Pioneers ($)
Additional Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 1885-1886 - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, Georgia. Page 162 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).