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|Echols County, Georgia (state)|
Location in the state of Georgia (state)
Location of Georgia (state) in the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1858|
|Address|| Echols County Courthouse|
PO Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648-0190
Echols County Website
Echols County Georgia Courthouse
Echols County Georgia History
Local histories are available for Echols 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.
1897 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
Echols County Georgia Places/Localities
Echols County Georgia Genealogy Resources
- Index to Minutes 1880-1906 Georgia Pioneers
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.
- Index to Marriages 1898-1928 Georgia Pioneers
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Echols County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:
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).
- Wills 1875-1920 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Wills 1875-1952 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers 1898-1938 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 or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.
- 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Echols County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Echols County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Echols County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Echols County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers Georgia Pioneers
Echols County Georgia Genealogy References
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Echols 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).
- ↑ Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
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