Dodge County, Georgia GenealogyEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
Guide to Dodge County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Dodge County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||October 26, 1870|
|Address|| Dodge County Courthouse|
407 Anson Ave
PO box 818
Eastman, GA 31023-0818
Dodge County Website
Dodge County Courthouse
07 Anson Ave
PO box 818
Eastman, GA 31023-0818
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records.
Clerk of Superior Court
5401 Anson Ave.
P.O. Box 4276
Eastman, GA 31023
Telephone: (478) 374-2871
Fax: (478) 374-3035
Probate Court of Dodge County
Eastman, GA 31023
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.
No reported loss or damage.
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.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Land and Property
Local histories are available for Dodge 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.
- Cobb, Addie Davis. History of Dodge County. Atlanta, Ga.: Foote & Davies Co., 1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch Catalog. Do a Place search for Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy to find these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
Online Probate Records
- 1742 – 1992 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1742 – 1990 Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990 at FamilySearch.org images
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.
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).
- 1878-1901 - Wills 1878-1901 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers ($)
- 1871-1888 - Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1871-1888 Georgia Pioneers ($)
- 1888-1894 - Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book B, 1888-1894 Georgia Pioneers ($)
- 1893-1901 - Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book C, 1893-1901 Georgia Pioneers ($)
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 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..
- 1785-1950 Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1808-1967 Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1828-1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1699-1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $
- 1885-1886 (from old newspapers) Georgia Pioneers $
- 1871-1893 - Dodge County Marriage Index 1871-1893. Batch M712661 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1893-1944 - Dodge County Marriage Index 1893-1944. Batch M712662 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1933-1998 Georgia Death Index 1933-1998 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1914-1927 Georgia Deaths 1914-1927 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1928-1939 Georgia Deaths 1928-1939 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1879-1880 - Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
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.
- Dodge County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb Dodge County, Georgia project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dodge County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 27. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 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.
- This page was last modified on 13 November 2015, at 01:41.
- This page has been accessed 14,298 times.
Future Changes to the Wiki
Changes are coming to the FamilySearch Research Wiki in the near future. Find out more on the Wiki Community News page.Community News