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Revision as of 19:06, 10 May 2013

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

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

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Carroll County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 11, 1826
County Seat Carrollton
Courthouse
Address Carroll County Courthouse
423 College Street
PO Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770.830.5801
Carroll County Website

Contents

Carroll County Georgia Courthouse

Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1900,
land and court records from 1828; Probate Court
has marriage and probate records from 1827;
County Health Department has birth and death records[1]

Carroll County Georgia History

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The county is named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Parent County

1826--Carroll County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.  County seat:  Carrollton [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1927 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Carroll County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll County Georgia Genealogy Resources

African American

  • 1892-1895 - Carroll County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1892-1895. Batch M712364 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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.

  Index to Carroll County Deed Book A 1852-1896 Georgia Pioneers

  Index to Carroll County Deed Book 1858-1863 Georgia Pioneers

  Carroll County Superior Court Index to Deeds 1801-2012 Real Estate Index

Local Histories

Maps 

Marriages

  Carroll County Marriages 1829-1860 Georgia Pioneers

  Carroll County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers

Military

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

  • 1852-1894 - Index of Carroll Co., GA, Will Book A - 1852 - 1894 at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1852-1900 Carroll County Wills (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Annual Returns 1854-1857 Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Carroll County Will Book A 1852-1896 Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Carroll County Will Book B 1896-1922 Georgia Pioneers
  • General Index to Carroll County Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831-1885 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

Marriage
  • 1827-1887 - Carroll County Marriage Books C and D Index 1827-1887. Batch M712361 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1877-1887 - Carroll County Marriage Books E and F Index 1877-1887. Batch M712362 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1887-1897 - Carroll County Marriage Book G Index 1887-1897. Batch M712363 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Carroll County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Carroll County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Carroll County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Carroll County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 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/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.