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

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Dade County, Georgia
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Map of Georgia highlighting Dade County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 25, 1837
County Seat Trenton
Courthouse
Address Dade County Courthouse
PO Box 613
Trenton, GA 30752
Phone: 706.657.4625
Dade County Website

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County Courthouse

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Dade County Courthouse
PO Box 613
Trenton, GA 30752
Phone: 706.657.4625

County Clerk has divorce, court, and land records[1]

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






History

Parent County

1837--Dade County was created 25 December 1837 from Walker County.
County seat: Trenton [2]

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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1853 and 1863 The courthouse at Trenton burned 15 April 1853 with a total loss of records. During the American Civil War on 19-21 November 1863 the Third Division, Fifteenth Corp of federal troops under General Hugh Ewing razed the town and courthouse destroying all probate records and marriages. Only two deed books and some minutes of the Superior Court survived.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

DeKalb County  • Hamilton County  • Jackson County  • Marion County  • Walker County

Dade CountyWalker CountyChattooga CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyGordon CountyMurray CountyWhitfield CountyCatoosa CountyJackson CountyMarshall CountyDeKalb CountyCherokee CountyFranklin CountyMarion CountyCoffee CountyGrundy CountySequatchie CountyHamilton CountyBradley CountyMeigs CountyMcMinn CountyPolk CountyGADade.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

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.

Court

Genealogy

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 Dade County, Georgia. 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.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Dade County, Georgia 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 Dade County, Georgia:


- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company B
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project ( other war's information is also giving)
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Dade County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

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).

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
  • 1866-1902 - Dade County Marriage Books B and C Index 1866-1902. Batch M712621 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Dade County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dade County, Georgia. Page 154 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), 25. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.



 

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