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Guide to Jefferson County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Jefferson County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||February 20, 1796|
|Address|| Jefferson County Courthouse|
202 E Broad Street
PO Box 658
Louisville, GA 30434-1622
Jefferson County Website
Jefferson County Courthouse
202 E Broad Street
PO Box 658
Louisville, GA 30434-1622
Clerk of Courts has land and court records from 1865, divorce records from 1900s and marriage records; Probate Court has probate records; County Health Department has birth and death records.
- 1866-1890 - Jefferson County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1866-1890. Batch M713143 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1889-1895 - Jefferson County Colored Marriage Book B (partial) Index 1889-1895. Batch M713144 at FamilySearch - free.
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.
- 1797 Grand Jurors Georgia Pioneers
- 1799 Petit Jurors Georgia Pioneers
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.
Abstracts of Deeds 1797-1799 Georgia Pioneers
Local histories are available for Jefferson 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.
- Thomas, Z. V. History of Jefferson County. Macon, Ga.: Press of the J.W. Burke Co., 1927. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Regiments. Service men in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, Georgia:
- - 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- - 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- - 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 48th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jefferson 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 1777-1893 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book A Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book 3, 1864-1884 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Annual Returns 1815-1827 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.
- 1803-1880 - Jefferson County Marriage Book A Index 1803-1880. Batch M713141 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1868-1895 - Jefferson County Marriage Book B Index 1868-1895. Batch M713142 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1885-1886 - Jefferson County Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
- Marriage Contracts found in deeds, documents Georgia Pioneers
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Jefferson 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), Jefferson County, Georgia. Page 157 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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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