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Guide to Putnam County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Putnam County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||December 10, 1807|
|Address|| Putnam County Courthouse|
100 S Jefferson Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024
Putnam County Website
Putnam County Courthouse
100 S Jefferson Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1807. Probate Court has birth records from 1866, marriage and probate records from 1808, death records from 1919 and tax digest 1812-1848
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.
- Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Members 1807, 1820, 1824-1826 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.
Local histories are available for Putnam 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 Putnam 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 Putnam County, Georgia:
- - 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- - 3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- - 5th Regiment, Company H. Georgia Militia - USGenWeb
- - 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- - 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- - 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Putnam 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, 1808-1822 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
- Wills, 1822-1857 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book C, 1857-1888 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..
- 1808-1842 - Putnam County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1808-1842. Batch M713541 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1842-1868 - Putnam County Marriage Books E and F Index 1842-1868. Batch M713542 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1869-1879 - Putnam County Marriage Books G and H Index 1869-1879. Batch M713543 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1878-1895 - Putnam County Marriage Books I and J Index 1878-1895. Batch M713544 at FamilySearch - free.
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Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Putnam 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
- Putnam 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), Putnam County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ "Putnam County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
- ↑ 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), 50. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.
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