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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fulton_County,_Georgia|Fulton County]]''  
  
 
Guide to '''Atlanta and Fulton County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Atlanta and Fulton County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Fulton County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fulcohome Fulton County Courthouse]<br>136 Pryor Street SW<br>Atlanta, GA 30303-3405<br>Phone: 404.730.5300<br><br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records. Clerk Superior has divorce, court and land records from 1854.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fulton County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fulcohome Fulton County Courthouse]<br>136 Pryor Street SW<br>Atlanta, GA 30303-3405<br>Phone: 404.730.5300<br><br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records. Clerk Superior has divorce, court and land records from 1854.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fulton County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
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==== Record Loss ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
 
*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]  
 
*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]  
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:*Grizzle, R. L. ''Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [database on-line].'' Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4105 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*Grizzle, R. L. ''Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [database on-line].'' Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4105 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=15413 Westview Cemetery, Atlanta] BillionGraves
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=15413 Westview Cemetery, Atlanta] BillionGraves  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*Marriages from old newspapers (1869-1906) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
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*Marriages from old newspapers (1869-1906) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
*'''1829-1872''' - Fulton County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1829-1872. Batch {{IGI|M712881}} 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/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.</ref>  
 
*'''1829-1872''' - Fulton County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1829-1872. Batch {{IGI|M712881}} 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/5/57/Igigeorgiael.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] ($).
 
*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
  
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Atlanta Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Atlanta Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafulto2/ Fulton County, GAGenWeb] - &nbsp;part of the USGenWeb Project
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Fulton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fulton/ Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*[http://www.georgia-genealogy.org/Fulton-County-Genealogy.htm Fulton County Genealogy] (Georgia Genealogy)
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== Fulton County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Fulton County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior;Court has divorce, court and;land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fulton County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Fulton County Georgia History<br>  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1853'''--Fulton County was created 20 December 1853&nbsp;from [[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]], [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]] and Milton (became part of Fulton County&nbsp; in 1932) Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Atlanta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Fulton County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]
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*[[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]]
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*[[Cobb County, Georgia|Cobb]]
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*[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]]
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*[[Douglas County, Georgia|Douglas]]
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*[[Fayette County, Georgia|Fayette]]
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*[[Forsyth County, Georgia|Forsyth]]
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*[[Gwinnett County, Georgia|Gwinnett]]
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== Fulton County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1866-1878''' - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1866-1878. Batch {{IGI|M712894}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878-1884''' - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book B Index 1878-1884. Batch {{IGI|M712895}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1884-1889''' - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1889. Batch {{IGI|M712896}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1889-1893''' - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book D Index 1889-1893. Batch {{IGI|M712897}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1893-1895''' - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book E Index 1893-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712898}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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:*Grizzle, R. L. ''Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [database on-line].'' Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4105 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=15413 Westview Cemetery, Atlanta] BillionGraves
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==== Church  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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===== Baptist  =====
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:*''Semi-centennial History of the Second Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-30, 1904.'' Atlanta: Foote &amp; Davies Co., Printers, Binders, 1904?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22928 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Nancy Creek Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*First Baptist church of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*Trinity Methodist Church&nbsp; of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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===== LDS  =====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Atlanta
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*East Point
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==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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:*'''1867''' - Barnwell, V. T. ''Barnwell's Atlanta City Directory, and Strangers' Guide: Also, A General Firemen's, Church, Masonic, and Odd-fellows' Record.'' Atlanta: Intelligencer Book and Job Office, 1867. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22721 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1889''' - ''Atlanta City Directory, 1889.'' Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1889. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4527 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1890''' - ''Atlanta City Directory, 1890.'' Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1890. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4527 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Land  ====
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{{GA Land}}
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
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:*Allen, Ivan. ''Atlanta from the Ashes.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Ruralist Press, 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22712 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Allen, Ivan. ''The Atlanta Spirit: Altitude + Attitude.'' Atlanta, Ga.: I. Allen-Marshall Co., 1948. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22715 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Atlanta, A City of the Modern South.'' New York: Smith &amp; Durrell, c1942. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22716 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Atlanta Centennial Year Book: 1837-1937.'' Atlanta?: G. Murphy, 1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22711 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Clarke, Edward Young. ''Atlanta Illustrated: Containing Glances at Its Population, Business, Manufactures, Industries, Institutions, Society, Healthfulness, Architecture, and Advantages Generally, with 150 Ullustrations and a Lithographic Map of the City.'' Atlanta, Ga.: J.P. Harrison &amp; Co., 1881. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22713 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Cooper, Walter G. ''Official History of Fulton County.'' Atlanta: W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22884 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Hand Book of the City of Atlanta: A Comprehensive Review of the City's Commercial, Industrial and Residential Conditions.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Southern Industrial Pub. Co., 1898. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22806 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Hornady, John R. ''Atlanta, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.'' unknown: American Cities Book Co., 1922. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22719 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''History of Atlanta, Georgia: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.'' Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason &amp; Co., 1889. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22814 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Ivey, John E. ''Building Atlanta's Future: by John E. Ivey, Jr., Nicholas J. Demerath, Woodrow W. Breland.'' Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1948. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25407 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Martin, Thomas H. ''Atlanta and Its Builders: A Comprehensive History of the Gate City of the South.'' Atlanta: Century Memorial Pub. Co., 1902. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22709 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Pioneer Citizens' History of Atlanta: 1833-1902.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Pioneer Citizens' Society of Atlanta, 1902. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22895 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Maps&nbsp; ====
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[[Image:Gafulton.jpg|900px]]
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==== Marriages  ====
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Marriages from old newspapers (1869-1906) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Military  ====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Fulton County.
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*July 20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga016.htm Peachtree Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*July 22, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga017.htm Atlanta]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga017.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*July 28, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga018.htm Ezra Church], also known as Battle of the Poor House<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga018.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*August 5-7, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga019.htm Utoy Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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<br> Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from&nbsp;Fulton County [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Fulton}}
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:*'''1868, 1875-1876, 1895''' - ''The Constitution'' (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6388 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1870-1924''' - ''The Atlanta Constitution'' (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6789 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1876-1879''' - ''The Daily Constitution'' (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6389 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1904-1928''' - [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0KrOiVmbFBYC ''Atlanta Independent''] - an African-American newspaper; full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1904-1928.
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==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*Wills 1854-1882 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Will Book A, 1854-1882; Will Book B, 1882-1894 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Book&nbsp;A, 1854-1861 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual Returns,&nbsp;Book B, 1861-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annua Returns,&nbsp;Book C, 1866-1888 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)&nbsp;
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*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1854-1866 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1866-1883 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Miscellaneous Estates 1870-1935 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Indentures of Apprenticeship 1899-1913 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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*1854 Tax Digest of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia &nbsp;Pioneers] ($)
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==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1886-1889, 1905-1910''' - Atlanta Births 1886-1889; 1905-1910 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1829-1872''' - Fulton County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1829-1872. Batch {{IGI|M712881}} 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/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1854-1866''' - Fulton County Marriage Books A and B Index 1854-1866. Batch {{IGI|M712885}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1865-1894''' - Fulton County Marriage Books A and B Index 1865-1894. Batch {{IGI|M712883}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1866-1873''' - Fulton County Marriage Book C Index 1866-1873. Batch {{IGI|M712886}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1872-1895''' - Fulton County Marriage Books D thru F Index 1872-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712882}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1873-1880''' - Fulton County Marriage Book D Index 1873-1880. Batch {{IGI|M712887}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1880-1885''' - Fulton County Marriage Book E Index 1880-1885. Batch {{IGI|M712888}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1885-1889''' - Fulton County Marriage Book F Index 1885-1889. Batch {{IGI|M712889}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1889-1892''' - Fulton County Marriage Book G Index 1889-1892. Batch {{IGI|M712891}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1892-1895''' - Fulton County Marriage Book H Index 1892-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712892}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1894-1924''' - Fulton County Marriage Books C and D Index 1894-1924. Batch {{IGI|M712884}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1895''' - Fulton County Marriage Book I Index 1895. Batch {{IGI|M712893}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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==== Yearbooks  ====
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*Oglethorpe University: [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Oglethorpe+University+(Atlanta,+Ga.)+Students+Yearbooks%22 1920 - 2008&nbsp;]
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== Fulton County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Atlanta Georgia Family History Center]]&nbsp;
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== Fulton County Georgia Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafulto2/ Fulton County, GAGenWeb] - &nbsp;part of the USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafulto2/ Fulton County, GAGenWeb] - &nbsp;part of the USGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.georgia-genealogy.org/Fulton-County-Genealogy.htm Fulton County Genealogy] (Georgia Genealogy)
 
*[http://www.georgia-genealogy.org/Fulton-County-Genealogy.htm Fulton County Genealogy] (Georgia Genealogy)
  
== Fulton County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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Revision as of 22:40, 26 August 2013

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

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Online Records


Fulton County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 20, 1853
County Seat Atlanta
Courthouse
Address Fulton County Courthouse
136 Pryor Sreet SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3405
Phone: 404.730.5300
Fulton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Fulton County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Fulton County Courthouse
136 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3405
Phone: 404.730.5300

Probate Court has marriage and probate records. Clerk Superior has divorce, court and land records from 1854.[1]

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




1854

History

Parent County

1853--Fulton County was created 20 December 1853 from DeKalb, Campbell and Milton (became part of Fulton County  in 1932) Counties.
County seat:  Atlanta [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • 1866-1878 - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1866-1878. Batch M712894 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1878-1884 - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book B Index 1878-1884. Batch M712895 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1889 - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1889. Batch M712896 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1889-1893 - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book D Index 1889-1893. Batch M712897 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1893-1895 - Fulton County Colored Marriage Book E Index 1893-1895. Batch M712898 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Bible Records

Cemeteries

  • Grizzle, R. L. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [database on-line]. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Westview Cemetery, Atlanta BillionGraves

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.

Baptist
  • Semi-centennial History of the Second Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-30, 1904. Atlanta: Foote & Davies Co., Printers, Binders, 1904?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Nancy Creek Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • First Baptist church of Atlanta Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Trinity Methodist Church  of Atlanta Georgia Pioneers ($)
LDS

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Atlanta
  • East Point

Court

Directories

  • 1867 - Barnwell, V. T. Barnwell's Atlanta City Directory, and Strangers' Guide: Also, A General Firemen's, Church, Masonic, and Odd-fellows' Record. Atlanta: Intelligencer Book and Job Office, 1867. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1889 - Atlanta City Directory, 1889. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1889. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1890 - Atlanta City Directory, 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1890. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Fulton 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.

  • Allen, Ivan. Atlanta from the Ashes. Atlanta, Ga.: Ruralist Press, 1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Allen, Ivan. The Atlanta Spirit: Altitude + Attitude. Atlanta, Ga.: I. Allen-Marshall Co., 1948. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Atlanta, A City of the Modern South. New York: Smith & Durrell, c1942. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Atlanta Centennial Year Book: 1837-1937. Atlanta?: G. Murphy, 1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Clarke, Edward Young. Atlanta Illustrated: Containing Glances at Its Population, Business, Manufactures, Industries, Institutions, Society, Healthfulness, Architecture, and Advantages Generally, with 150 Ullustrations and a Lithographic Map of the City. Atlanta, Ga.: J.P. Harrison & Co., 1881. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Cooper, Walter G. Official History of Fulton County. Atlanta: W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hand Book of the City of Atlanta: A Comprehensive Review of the City's Commercial, Industrial and Residential Conditions. Atlanta, Ga.: Southern Industrial Pub. Co., 1898. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hornady, John R. Atlanta, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. unknown: American Cities Book Co., 1922. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • History of Atlanta, Georgia: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1889. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Ivey, John E. Building Atlanta's Future: by John E. Ivey, Jr., Nicholas J. Demerath, Woodrow W. Breland. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1948. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Martin, Thomas H. Atlanta and Its Builders: A Comprehensive History of the Gate City of the South. Atlanta: Century Memorial Pub. Co., 1902. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Pioneer Citizens' History of Atlanta: 1833-1902. Atlanta, Ga.: Pioneer Citizens' Society of Atlanta, 1902. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Fulton County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.


Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from Fulton County Georgia Pioneers ($)

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fulton County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • 1868, 1875-1876, 1895 - The Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1870-1924 - The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1876-1879 - The Daily Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1904-1928 - Atlanta Independent - an African-American newspaper; full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1904-1928.

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
  • 1886-1889, 1905-1910 - Atlanta Births 1886-1889; 1905-1910 Georgia Pioneers ($)
Marriage
  • 1829-1872 - Fulton County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1829-1872. Batch M712881 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1854-1866 - Fulton County Marriage Books A and B Index 1854-1866. Batch M712885 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1865-1894 - Fulton County Marriage Books A and B Index 1865-1894. Batch M712883 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1866-1873 - Fulton County Marriage Book C Index 1866-1873. Batch M712886 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1872-1895 - Fulton County Marriage Books D thru F Index 1872-1895. Batch M712882 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1880 - Fulton County Marriage Book D Index 1873-1880. Batch M712887 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1880-1885 - Fulton County Marriage Book E Index 1880-1885. Batch M712888 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1889 - Fulton County Marriage Book F Index 1885-1889. Batch M712889 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1889-1892 - Fulton County Marriage Book G Index 1889-1892. Batch M712891 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1895 - Fulton County Marriage Book H Index 1892-1895. Batch M712892 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1894-1924 - Fulton County Marriage Books C and D Index 1894-1924. Batch M712884 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1895 - Fulton County Marriage Book I Index 1895. Batch M712893 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Fulton County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
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), Fulton County, Georgia. Page 155 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)