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Welcome to the Georgia page,
the Peach State

Carving at Stone Mountain, GA.
Most unique genealogical features:
  • Trustees sent 5000 British colonists[1]
  • In 1734 Salzburgers, central European Protestants, settled Effingham Co.[2]
  • From 1805-1832 GA held eight land lotteries to give away Indian lands[3]

Counties

There are 159 counties in Georgia:

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Dade CountyWalker CountyCatoosa CountyWhitfield CountyMurray CountyFannin CountyUnion CountyTowns CountyRabun CountyGilmer CountyHabersham CountyChattooga CountyWhite CountyGordon CountyLumpkin CountyStephens CountyFloyd CountyPickens CountyBartow CountyDawson CountyHall CountyBanks CountyFranklin CountyPolk CountyCherokee CountyHart CountyForsyth CountyJackson CountyMadison CountyElbert CountyPaulding CountyCobb CountyGwinnett CountyFulton CountyBarrow CountyHaralson CountyClarke CountyOglethorpe CountyLincoln CountyDeKalb CountyWalton CountyOconee CountyWilkes CountyRockdale CountyCarroll CountyClayton CountyDouglas CountyMorgan CountyGreene CountyTaliaferro CountyMcDuffie CountyColumbia CountyNewton CountyHenry CountyFayette CountyHeard CountyCoweta CountySpalding CountyJasper CountyPutnam CountyButts CountyHancock CountyGlascock CountyRichmond CountyWarren CountyJefferson CountyWashington CountyBurke CountyBaldwin CountyJones CountyMonroe CountyTroup CountyMeriwether CountyPike CountyLamar CountyHarris CountyTalbot CountyUpson CountyCrawford CountyBibb CountyTwiggs CountyWilkinson CountyJohnson CountyScreven CountyEffingham CountyChatham CountyJenkins CountyEmanuel CountyMuscogee CountyChattahoochee CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyPeach CountyHouston CountyMacon CountySchley CountyStewart CountyWebster CountyDooly CountyPulaski CountyBleckley CountyQuitman CountyClay CountyRandolph CountyTerrell CountyEarly CountySeminole CountyCalhoun CountySumter CountyMiller CountyDecatur CountyBaker CountyLee CountyDougherty CountyMitchell CountyGrady CountyCrisp CountyWorth CountyColquitt CountyThomas CountyWilcox CountyTurner CountyTift CountyBrooks CountyLaurens CountyDodge CountyTreutlen CountyCandler CountyBulloch CountyBryan CountyBen Hill CountyIrwin CountyBerrien CountyCook CountyLowndes CountyEchols CountyLanier CountyTelfair CountyWheeler CountyMontgomery CountyToombs CountyTattnall CountyEvans CountyLiberty CountyMcIntosh CountyClinch CountyAtkinson CountyCoffee CountyJeff Davis CountyAppling CountyWayne CountyGlynn CountyBacon CountyPierce CountyBrantley CountyWare CountyCharlton CountyCamden CountyLong CountyGeorgia-county-map.gif
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Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Campbell | Cass | Kinchafoonee | Milton

Colonial Parishes:  Christ Church | St. Andrew | St. David | St. George | St. James | St. John | St. Mary | St. Matthew | St. Patrick | St. Paul | St. Philip | St. Thomas

Major Repositories

Georgia State Archives · Georgia Genealogical Society · Georgia Historical Society · Atlanta History Center · Atlanta Public Library · Salzburger Society · National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) · Dallas Public Central Library

Migration Routes

Savannah River · Augusta and Cherokee Trail · Augusta-St. Augustine Trail · Augusta-Savannah Trail · Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail · Charleston-Savannah Trail · Cisca and St. Augustine Trail (or Nickajack Trail) · Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Federal Horse Path · Ft. Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path · Fort Moore-Charleston Trail · Georgia Road (or Federal Road) · Great Valley Road · King's Highway · Lower Cherokee Traders' Path · Lower Creek Trading Path · Macon and Montgomery Trail · Middle Creek Trading Path · Occaneechi Path · Old Cherokee Path · Old Trading Path · Savannah-Jacksonville Trail · Tugaloo-Apalachee Bay Trail · Unicoi Trail · Upper Road

Research Tools

  • The Georgia GenWeb Project provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

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Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Sources

  1. E. Merton Coulter, and Albert Berry Saye, List of Early Settlers of Georgia (1967 reprint; Athens, Ga.: Univ. or Georgia Press, 1949). (FHL Collection Book 975.8 W2L; Fiche 6038205) [WorldCat entry], and Karen Buss, An every name index to "A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia" (Burbank, Calif:Southern California Genealogical Society, 1992) (FHL Collection Book 975.8 W2L 1967 index; Fiche 6038205).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 146. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). [WorldCat entry].
  3. Georgia, Department of State, "Land Office Records, Index" (Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Department of State, Microfilm Division, [19--). (FHL Collection Film 465173-84).