Henry County, Georgia

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*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M713062}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M713062}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M734973}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M734973}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M734974}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M734974}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
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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+Henry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Henry/ Henry County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1821<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henry County, Georgia. Page 156 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''1821'''--Henry County was created&nbsp;15 May 1821&nbsp;from Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' McDonough <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1824''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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*[[Butts County, Georgia|Butts]]
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*[[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]]
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*[[Newton County, Georgia|Newton]]
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*[[Rockdale County, Georgia|Rockdale]]
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*[[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=13320 Bailey Cemetery, Stockbridge] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=13624 Concord Cemetery, Stockbridge] BillionGraves
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Henry County Marriage Contracts found in deeds, documents, etc. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhenry.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Wills and Bonds 1822-1834 (digital images). See nams of testa&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhenry.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Wills 1834-1869 (digital images) [http://wwws. .georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhenry.html Georgia Pioneers] *$)
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*Index to Wills and Bons, 1822-1834 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhenry.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Wills, Book A, 1834-1869 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhenry.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp; ($)
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*Index to Wills, Book B, 1867-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhenry.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1822-1851''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1822-1851. Batch {{IGI|M713061}} 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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*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M713062}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M734973}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1851-1885''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch {{IGI|M734974}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1885-1892''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1885-1892. Batch {{IGI|M713063}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1885-1895''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1885-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713065}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1886-1895''' - Henry County Marriage Index 1886-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713064}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

Revision as of 21:25, 27 August 2013

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

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Online Records


Henry County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
Facts
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat McDonough
Courthouse
Address Henry County Courthouse
345 Phillips Drive
McDonough, GA 30253-3425
Phone: 770.954.2400
Henry County Website
[[Category:Georgia counties]]

Contents

County Courthouse

Henry County Courthouse
345 Phillips Drive
McDonough, GA 30253-3425
Phone: 770.954.2400

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1821.[1]

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




1821

History

Parent County

1821--Henry County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat: McDonough [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1824 -- 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 Henry 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

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Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Henry 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
  • 1822-1851 - Henry County Marriage Index 1822-1851. Batch M713061 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1885 - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch M713062 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1885 - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch M734973 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1885 - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch M734974 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
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), Henry County, Georgia. Page 156 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.