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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
  
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==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
 
*[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. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=185808 FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978]. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
 
*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=185808 FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978]. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/rev_land_lottery.htm Wilkes County Revolutionary Land Grants] Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/rev_land_lottery.htm Wilkes County Revolutionary Land Grants] Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1803.htm Wilkes County 1803 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1803 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1803.htm Wilkes County 1803 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1803 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps & Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps & Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Veterans]- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Veterans]- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]- Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ulitmate sacrifice for our freedom. 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]- Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ulitmate sacrifice for our freedom. 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes County Deeds] Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes County Deeds] Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.
[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm Wilkes County Estate Records] Partial list of Individual Estate Records.  
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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/guardianship.htm Wilkes County Guardianship Records] Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.  
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm Wilkes County Guardianship Records] Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
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:
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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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== Societies and Libraries   ==
 
== Societies and Libraries   ==
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

Revision as of 01:38, 18 November 2010

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Adopted by GAGenWeb Wilkes County Christina Palmer

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1777-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.
County seat: Washington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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 ulitmate sacrifice for our freedom. 

Newspapers

Probate

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).