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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://worthcountyboc.com/ Worth County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;201 N Main Street<br> Sylvester, GA 31791-2178<br> Phone. 229-776.8205<br><br>Probate Court has birth records from 1897, <br>marriage records from 1854, death records<br> from 1919 and probate records from 1880;<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court <br>and and records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Worth County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853'''--Worth County was created from Dooly and Irwin Counties.'''&nbsp;County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;was Isabella, which was previously named San Barnard, until 1894 when Sylvester was named county seat. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1853'''--Worth County was created 20 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Dooly County, Georgia|Dooly and]][[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]] Counties.'''&nbsp;County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Sylvester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1879 and 1893 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Colquitt County, Georgia|Colquitt]]
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*[[Crisp County, Georgia|Crisp]]
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*[[Dougherty County, Georgia|Dougherty]]
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*[[Lee County, Georgia|Lee]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Georgia|Mitchell]]
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*[[Tift County, Georgia|Tift]]
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*[[Turner County, Georgia|Turner]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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:*Jeffery, Alice. ''Worth County, Georgia Census, 1920'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3886 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*Grubbs, Lillie Martin. ''History of Worth County, Georgia: For the First Eighty Years, 1854-1934.'' Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22855 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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===== Wills  =====
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:*'''1865-1905''' - Index to Worth County, Georgia Wills, Volume A (1865-1905) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyworth.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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:*1863-1885 -&nbsp;Digital Images of Worth County Wills. See names of testators.&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyworth.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*'''1879-1888''' - Index of Worth County, Georgia Annual Returns and Vouchers (1879-1888) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyworth.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192162&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Worth&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Worth|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Worth/ Worth County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 22:56, 7 January 2013

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Worth County Courthouse
 201 N Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-2178
Phone. 229-776.8205

Probate Court has birth records from 1897,
marriage records from 1854, death records
from 1919 and probate records from 1880;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court
and and records[1]

History

Parent County

1853--Worth County was created 20 December 1853 from Dooly andIrwin Counties. County seat:  Sylvester [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1879 and 1893 -- 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

Census

  • Jeffery, Alice. Worth County, Georgia Census, 1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Grubbs, Lillie Martin. History of Worth County, Georgia: For the First Eighty Years, 1854-1934. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Wills
  • 1865-1905 - Index to Worth County, Georgia Wills, Volume A (1865-1905) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1863-1885 - Digital Images of Worth County Wills. See names of testators. Georgia Pioneers ($)
Additional Probate Records
  • 1879-1888 - Index of Worth County, Georgia Annual Returns and Vouchers (1879-1888) at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Worth 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).