Charlton County, Georgia

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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Charlton/ Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Charlton/ Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== Charlton County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death, burial<br>and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has <br>divorce, court and land&nbsp; records from 1877<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charlton 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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== Charlton County Georgia History<br>  ==
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'''1854'''--Charlton County was created 18 February 1854 from[[Camden County, Georgia|Camden]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Folkston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1877 and February 19, 1928''' - Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker County, Florida]]
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*[[Brantley County, Georgia|Brantley]]
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*[[Camden County, Georgia|Camden]]
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*[[Nassau County, Florida|Nassau County, Florida]]
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*[[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]]
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== Charlton County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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&nbsp; Bonds of City Officials 1877-1891 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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&nbsp; Index of Homesteads 1899-1912 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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:*McQueen, Alex. S. ''History of Charlton County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., c1932. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22818 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Charlton}}
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==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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&nbsp; Index to Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1879-1889 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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&nbsp; Index to letters of Administration 1884-1892 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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&nbsp; Index to Will Book A 1868-1911 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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&nbsp; Index to Will&nbsp;Book R 1912-1960 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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&nbsp; Wills 1868-1912 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycharlton.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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:*'''1859-60, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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== Charlton County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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== Charlton County Georgia Genealogy Websites&nbsp;  ==
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&nbsp; Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]
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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+Charlton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Charlton/ Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Revision as of 18:53, 10 July 2013

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

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

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Charlton County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Charlton County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 18, 1854
County Seat Folkston
Courthouse
Address Charlton County Courthouse
100 Third Street
Folkston, GA 31537
Phone: 912.496.2549
Charlton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Charlton County Courthouse
1520 Third Street
Folkston, GA 31537
Phone: 912.496.2230

Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land  records from 1877.[1]

Beginning Dates for Charlton County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1877

History

Parent County

1854--Charlton County was created 18 February 1854 fromCamden County.  County seat:  Folkston [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1877 and February 19, 1928 - 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 Charlton 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.

  • McQueen, Alex. S. History of Charlton County. Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., c1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Charlton 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
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Charlton 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), Charlton 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).