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Guide to Harris County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Harris County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||December 14, 1827|
|Address|| Harris County Courthouse|
PO Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811-0528
Harris County Website
Harris County Courthouse
PO Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811-0528
Probate Court has marriage and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has land records from 1827, divorce and court records from 1927; County Health Department has birth and death records.
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.
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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.
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 are available for Harris 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.
Regiments. Service men in Harris 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 Harris County, Georgia:
- - 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- - 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- - 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- - 35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate), Company H
- - 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- - 46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- - 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
- - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harris 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, Book 1, 1835-1849 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
- Wills, Book 2, 1850-1875 (digital images). See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book 1, 1850-1875 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book 2, 1873-1932 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Misc. Estates, Book B, 1837-1844 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..
- 1828-1860 - Index to Harris County Marriages 1828-1860 Georgia Pioneers
- 1828-1860 - Harris County Marriage Index 1828-1860. Batch M713031 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1859-1872 - Index to Harris County Marriages 1859-1872 Georgia Pioneers
- 1859-1883 - Harris County Marriage Index 1859-1883. Batch M713032 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1877-1892 - Harris County Marriage Index 1877-1892. Batch M713033 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1890-1895 - Harris County Marriage Index 1890-1895. Batch M713035 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1893-1895 - Harris County Marriage Index 1893-1895. Batch M713034 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1869-70, 1879-80 - Harris County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
- 1879-80 - Hamilton Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Harris County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Harris County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers Georgia Pioneers
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harris County, Georgia. Page 156 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), 36-37. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
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