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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm Wilkes County Cemeteries] Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm Wilkes County Cemeteries] Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
 
:*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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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.  
*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).  
 
*'''[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.]
 
*'''[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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*[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
  
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:  
  
:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955
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:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955  
:*Map of Original Wilkes County
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:*Map of Original Wilkes County  
 
:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
 
:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
  
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*[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.
  
===== Wills =====
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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:  
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#[http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html Wills: 1794-1819]
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html Wills: 1794-1819]
  
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:  
  
:*'''1786-1806''' - Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<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]
  
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
 
:*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>  
 
*{{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&nbsp;Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

 Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg

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

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