Calhoun County, Georgia

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[[Image:Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.calhouncourtclerk.com/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>111 School St<br>Morgan, GA 31766<br>Phone: 229.849.2715<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.calhouncourtclerk.com/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>111 School St<br>Morgan, GA<br>Phone:(229) 849-0179<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Revision as of 17:52, 10 July 2013

United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Calhoun County

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

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Calhoun County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 20, 1854
County Seat Morgan
Courthouse
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
111 School Street
PO Box 111
Morgan, GA 31766
Phone: 229.849.2715
Calhoun County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Calhoun County Courthouse
111 School St
Morgan, GA 31766
Phone: 229.849.2715

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.[1]
Beginning Dates for Calhoun County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1854

History

Parent County

1854--Calhoun County was created 20 February 1854 from Baker and Early Counties. 

County seat:  Morgan [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1888 and 1920 -- 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 Calhoun 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.

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Occupations

Probate Records

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).

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
  • 1878-1909 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1878-1909. Batch M712311 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1869-70 - Calhoun 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), Calhoun County, Georgia. Page 152 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. 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.