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Guide to Lincoln County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lincoln County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||February 20, 1796|
|Address|| Lincoln County Courthouse|
210 Humphrey Street
PO Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Lincoln County Website
Lincoln County Courthouse
210 Humphrey Street
PO Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Probate Court has court has birth records from 1920, marriage records from 1810, death records from 1930 and probate records from 1796; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1796 and land records from 1790.
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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- 1866-1884 - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Books AA and BB Index 1866-1884. Batch M713221 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1884-1895 - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1895. Batch M713222 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.
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 Lincoln 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.
Early migration routes to Lincoln County for European settlers included:
- Savannah River pre-historic
- Occaneechi Path pre-historic
- Middle Creek Trading Path pre-historic
- Fall Line Road about 1735
- Augusta-Savannah Trail 1740s
- Augusta and Cherokee Trail 1740s
- Great Valley Road (south fork) 1740s
- Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail in South Carolina about 1765
- Ft. Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path in South Carolina about 1765
Regiments. Service men in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, Georgia:
- - 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- - 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- - 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- - 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E, 9th Battalion
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lincoln 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, 1796-1832 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book B, 1796-1808 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book E, 1833-1877 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..
- 1806-1873 - Lincoln County Marriage Books G thru I Index 1806-1873. Batch M713223 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1873-1904 - Lincoln County Marriage Books J and K Index 1873-1904. Batch M713224 at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Lincoln 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.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Lincoln 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), Lincoln 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).
- ↑ Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38-39. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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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