Catoosa County, Georgia

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[[Image:Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.catoosa.com/ Catoosa County Courthouse]<br>7694 Nashville Street<br>Ringgold, GA 30736-1799<br>Phone: 706.965.2500<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1853.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catoosa 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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[[Image:Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.catoosa.com/ Catoosa County Courthouse]<br>7694 Nashville Street<br>Ringgold, GA 30736-1799<br>Phone: 706.965.2500<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1853.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catoosa 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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===== Marriage  =====
 
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*'''1858-1887''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1858-1887''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
 
*'''1858-1910''' - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch {{IGI|M712371}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
 
*'''1858-1910''' - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch {{IGI|M712371}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
  
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*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
== Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]]
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Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records<br> from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage<br>and probate records from 1853<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catoosa 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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== Catoosa County Georgia History<br>  ==
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'''1853'''--Catoosa County was created 5 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]] and [[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Ringgold <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]]
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*[[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]]
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*Marriage Index 1858-1887 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Catoosa County.
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*September 18-20, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga004.htm Chickamauga]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*November 27, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga005.htm Ringgold Gap]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Catoosa}}
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&nbsp; Catoosa County Wills 1874-1880 (digital images)&nbsp;.&nbsp; See Testators Names. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;
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&nbsp; Index to Catoosa County&nbsp;Wills 1874-1961 . [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp; ($)
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*'''1858-1910''' - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch {{IGI|M712371}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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== Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Catoosa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Catoosa/ Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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Guide to Catoosa County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Catoosa County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Catoosa County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 5, 1853
County Seat Ringgold
Courthouse
Address Catoosa County Courthouse
7694 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736-1799
Phone: 706.965.2500
Catoosa County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Catoosa County Courthouse
7694 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736-1799
Phone: 706.965.2500

Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1853.[1]
Beginning Dates for Catoosa County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1853



1853

History

Parent County

1853--Catoosa County was created 5 December 1853 from Walker and Whitfield Counties.
County seat:  Ringgold [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

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 Catoosa 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

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Catoosa County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

  •  Catoosa County Wills 1874-1880 (digital images) .  See Testators Names. Georgia Pioneers 
  •  Index to Catoosa County Wills 1874-1961 . 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
  • 1858-1887 - Marriage Index Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1858-1910 - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch M712371 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Catoosa County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
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), Catoosa 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. 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.