Candler County, Georgia

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

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

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Candler County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1854
County Seat Metter
Courthouse
Address Candler County Courthouse
705 N Lewis Street
Metter, GA 30439
Phone: 912.685.2835
Candler County Website

Contents

Candler County Georgia Courthouse

  

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records
from 1915, divorce, court and land records from 1914[1]

Candler County Georgia History

Parent County

1854--Candler County was created 18 February 1854 from Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall Counties.
 County seat:  Metter [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Candler County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Candler County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Candler 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).

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

Candler County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Candler County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Candler County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Candler 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).