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

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Cook County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Cook County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded July 30, 1918
County Seat Adel
Courthouse
Address Cook County Courthouse
212 N Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: 912.896.2266
Cook County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Cook County Courthouse
212 N Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: 912.896.2266

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court records from 1919; Probate Court has birth, marriage and death records from 1918.[1]

Beginning Dates for Cook County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1918
1918
1918

1919

History

Parent County

1918--Cook County was created 30 July 1918 from Berrien County.  County seat:  Adel [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

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Cook County Georgia Courthouse

  

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court records
from 1919; Probate Court has birth, marriage and death records
from 1918[1]

Cook County Georgia History

Parent County

1918--Cook County was created 30 July 1918 from Berrien County.  County seat:  Adel [2]

Boundry Changes

Record Loss

Cook County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cook County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

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

Local histories are available for Cook 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.

  • Parrish, June Jackson. The History of Cook County, Georgia and Its Municipalities. Adel Ga.? : s.n.,: unknown, 1967?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cook 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

Vital records are available from 1919.

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.

Cook County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Cook County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Cook County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cook County, Georgia. Page 153 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).