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[http://www.baldwincountyga.com/index.htm Baldwin County Courthouse]<br>121 N Wilkinson St<br>Milledgeville, GA 31061<br>Phone: (478) 445-6324 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1930, marriage and probate records from 1875; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baldwin County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.baldwincountyga.com/index.htm Baldwin County Courthouse]<br>121 N Wilkinson St<br>Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346<br>Phone: 912.734.3007 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1930, marriage and probate records from 1875; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baldwin County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Baldwin County

Guide to Baldwin County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records
Baldwin County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Baldwin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded May 11, 1803
County Seat Milledgeville
Courthouse
Address Baldwin County Courthouse
121 N Wilkinson
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346
Phone: 912.734.3007
Baldwin County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Baldwin County Courthouse
121 N Wilkinson St
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346
Phone: 912.734.3007

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1930, marriage and probate records from 1875; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records.[1]

Beginning Dates for Baldwin County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1930
1875
1930


1875

History

Parent County

1803--Baldwin County was created 11 May 1803 from the Creek Indian Lands.  County seat:  Milledgeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1861-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

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.

Court

Genealogy

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

Local histories are available for Baldwin 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.

  • Cook, Anna Maria Green. History of Baldwin County, Georgia. Anderson, S.C.: Keys-Hearn Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Beeson, Leola Selman. History Stories of Milledgeville and Baldwin County. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1943. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Baldwin County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

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
  • 1806-1864 - Baldwin County, Georgia Index of Wills at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1806-1829 - Abstracts of Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1829-1918 - Baldwin County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. A-B) at SamPubCo - free.
  • 1829-1854 - Abstracts of Baldwin County, Georgia Wills at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1829-1868 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book B at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1868-1936 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book C at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1813-1820 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1820-1824 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book B at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1824-1831 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book C at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1831-1842 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book D at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1839-1856 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book E at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation

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

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..

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Birth
Marriage
  • 1806-1842 - Baldwin County Marriage Book A Index 1806-1842. Batch M712041 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1835-1851 - Baldwin County Marriage Book B Index 1835-1851. Batch M712042 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1874 - Baldwin County Marriage Books C and D Index 1852-1874. Batch M712043 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1887 - Baldwin County Marriage Book E Index 1874-1887. Batch M712044 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1887-1895 - Baldwin County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch M712045 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1849-50, 1869-70 - Baldwin County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baldwin County, Georgia. Page 151 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.