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Guide to '''Wilkes County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Wilkes County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| county = Wilkes County  
 
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| founded date = February 5
 
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| seat = Washington  
 
| seat = Washington  
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| building image = [[Image:Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
| building address =  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> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wilkes.htm '''Wilkes County Website'''] }}
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| building address =  Wilkes County Courthouse<br>23 E Court Street Rm 205<br>Washington, GA 30673-1570<br>Phone: 706.678.2423&nbsp;<br> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wilkes.htm '''Wilkes County Website''']  
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Wilkes County, Georgia Record Dates ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1777<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1777<br>
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History ==
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[http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/wilkes-county Wilkes County Courthouse]<br>23 E Court Street #205<br>Washington, GA 30673-1570<br>Phone: (706) 678-2423&nbsp;<br><br>
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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>'''Wilkes County Superior Court'''<br>23 Court Street #205 <br>
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Washington, GA 30673 <br>
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Phone: (706) 678-2423<br>
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Fax: (706) 678-2115<br><br>
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'''Wilkes county Probate Court'''<br>
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23 E Court Street #427, <br>Washington, GA 30673<br>
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Phone: (706) 678-1881<br><br>
  
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
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=== History ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1777'''-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777&nbsp;from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1777'''-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777&nbsp;from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Washington <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> [[Image:Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg|thumb|200px|Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
[[Image:Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg|thumb|200px]]  
 
  
'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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[[File:Fire.png|right|30px]]'''1958.''' The courthouse at Washington burned 24 December 1958. Except for papers in courthouse offices, most historic county records were preserved in fire-proof vaults.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 60. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]  
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[[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert]] {{•}}
*[[Lincoln County, Georgia|Lincoln]]  
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[[Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{•}}
*[[McDuffie County, Georgia|McDuffie]]  
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[[McDuffie County, Georgia Genealogy|McDuffie]] {{•}}
*[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]]  
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[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia Genealogy|Oglethorpe]] {{•}}
*[[Taliaferro County, Georgia|Taliaferro]]  
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[[Taliaferro County, Georgia Genealogy|Taliaferro]] {{•}}
*[[Warren County, Georgia|Warren]]
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[[Warren County, Georgia Genealogy|Warren]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{GAWilkes  County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Genealogy Resources  ===
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm Wilkes County Resources for Local Research]
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm Wilkes County Resources for Local Research]
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Wilkes}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Wilkes, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=539&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkes/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/wilkes.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|464319|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Wilkes%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=539 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Wilkes&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8297&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=23&stateAbbv=&stateName= Wilkes County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Wilkes County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm Wilkes County Cemeteries] Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
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===== Methodist  =====
  
==== Church ====
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'''Washington Station Methodist Church'''
  
:*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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*'''1865-1885''' - Washington Station Methodist Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch {{IGI|C714001}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1865-1895''' - Washington Station Methodist Church Marriage Index 1865-1895. Batch {{IGI|M714001}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
==== Family Histories ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
*[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] ($).  
 
*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).  
*'''[Cheatham]''' Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{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)}}.
 
 
*'''[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.]  
*'''[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)}}.
 
 
*'''[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.
 
*'''[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  ====
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The following were published in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', and digital images may be searched at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors], using their [http://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search Search Form]. Select ''Virginia Genealogist, The'' from the Database listing, then enter the desired volume and page.  ''Note: a login account is free but required to view search results.''  These are also available at the FHL (see links below).
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*'''[Cheatham]''' Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia." ''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.  ''{{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.  ''{{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984)}}.''
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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.  ''{{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989)}}.''
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA 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  
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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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{{GA History}}
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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] ($).
 
*''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
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[[Image:Gawilkes.jpg|center|900px|Gawilkes.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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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  
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*Also at Family Search as{{FHL|190906|item|disp=New century map of Wilkes County, Georgia}}.
  
 
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:  
 
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkes/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Veterans] - Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] -&nbsp;Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Veterans]- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
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{{VAciv}}
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]-&nbsp;Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.&nbsp;
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:- [[9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H; Company E, 9th Battalion
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:- [[61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[Ritter's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Confederate)|Ritter's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Confederate)]]
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkes/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Wilkes}}
  
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes County Deeds] Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.  
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1742 – 1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at  [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htm 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.  
 
*[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.
 
===== 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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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:  
 
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:  
  
:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).  
:*Index to&nbsp;Wilkes County&nbsp;Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
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:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*'''1828 - 1978''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ <br>
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*'''1790 - 1832''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1790-1832. Batch {{IGI|M713991}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1836 - 1871''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1836-1871. Batch {{IGI|M713992}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1871 - 1882''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1871-1882. Batch {{IGI|M713993}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875 - 1882''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1875-1882. Batch {{IGI|M713995}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1882 - 1895''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713996}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1882 - 1895''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713994}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1885 - 1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
===== Additional Probate Records =====
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
  
==== Taxation ====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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'''Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society'''<br> c/o Hart County Library, Benson St<br> Hartwell, GA 30643<br>[https://srvgs.wordpress.com/ Website]<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/wilkes-county/#sthash.fQsw2uyK.dpuf website]<br><br>
  
==== Vital Records ====
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'''Central Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> Post Office Box 2024<br> Warner Robins, GA 31099<br> [http://www.cggs.org/ Website]<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/wilkes-county/#sthash.fQsw2uyK.dpuf website]<br><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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'''Washington Township Historical Society'''<br> 308 E Robert Toombs Ave<br> Washington 30673-2038<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/wilkes-county/#sthash.fQsw2uyK.dpuf website]<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/wilkes-county/ Wilkes County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>  
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=FamilySearch 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]  
 
*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Wilkes County

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

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Wilkes County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Wilkes County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Washington
Courthouse
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Address Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 
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County Information

Wilkes County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1790

1790
1777
1777


County Courthouse

Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street #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]

Wilkes County Superior Court
23 Court Street #205
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-2423
Fax: (706) 678-2115

Wilkes county Probate Court
23 E Court Street #427,
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-1881

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]
Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg

Boundary Changes

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 Spellings

Record Loss

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1958. The courthouse at Washington burned 24 December 1958. Except for papers in courthouse offices, most historic county records were preserved in fire-proof vaults.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Elbert  • Lincoln  • McDuffie  • Oglethorpe  • Taliaferro  • Warren

Wilkes CountyTaliaferro CountyGlascock CountyLincoln CountyColumbia CountyRichmond CountyBurke CountyJefferson CountyMcDuffie CountyWarren CountyWashington CountyHancock CountyPutnam CountyMorgan CountyGreene CountyOconee CountyOglethorpe CountyClarke CountyMadison CountyJackson CountyBanks CountyFranklin CountyHart CountyElbert CountyAnderson CountyAbbeville CountyMcCormick CountyGreenwood CountyLaurens CountyNewberry CountySaluda CountyLexington CountyBarnwell CountyEdgefield CountyAiken CountyGAWilkes.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Wilkes, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Wilkes County cemeteries.

Census

Church Records

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.

Methodist

Washington Station Methodist Church

  • 1865-1885 - Washington Station Methodist Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch C714001 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1865-1895 - Washington Station Methodist Church Marriage Index 1865-1895. Batch M714001 at FamilySearch - free.

Court

Genealogy

  • [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.]
  • [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.

The following were published in The Virginia Genealogist, and digital images may be searched at American Ancestors, using their Search Form. Select Virginia Genealogist, The from the Database listing, then enter the desired volume and page. Note: a login account is free but required to view search results. These are also available at the FHL (see links below).

  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia." 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. 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. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984).
  • [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. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

  • The Story of Washington-Wilkes. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gawilkes.jpg

At Georgia Pioneers ($) you can find:

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

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H; Company E, 9th Battalion
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- Ritter's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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).

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 ($).
  • Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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

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

Birth
Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society
c/o Hart County Library, Benson St
Hartwell, GA 30643
Website
website

Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 2024
Warner Robins, GA 31099
Website
website

Washington Township Historical Society
308 E Robert Toombs Ave
Washington 30673-2038
website


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

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).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 60. 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.