Irwin County, Georgia

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*1827-1872 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
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*'''1835-1874''' - Irwin County Marriage Index 1835-1874. Batch {{IGI|M713081}} 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>  
 
*'''1835-1874''' - Irwin County Marriage Index 1835-1874. Batch {{IGI|M713081}} 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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*'''1849-50, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1849-50, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
  
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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+Irwin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Irwin/ Irwin 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, land and court <br>records from 1821 and military records from 1900; <br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and burial<br> records from 1920 and probate records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Irwin 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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'''1818'''--Irwin County was created 15 December 1818 from Creek Indian Lands.<br>'''County seat:''' Ocilla<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Ben Hill County, Georgia|Ben Hill]]
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*[[Berrien County, Georgia|Berrien]]
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:*Jefferey, Alice, ed. ''Irwin County, Georgia Census, 1900'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4319 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Clements, J. B. ''History of Irwin County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Foote &amp; Davies Co., c1932. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22830 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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1827-1872 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Irwin}}
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*Will Book No. 1, 1821-1864 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Will Book No. 1, 1821-1864 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements,&nbsp;Sales, Minutes, 1822-1855 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Sales, Minutes, 1863-1875 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyirwin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1835-1874''' - Irwin County Marriage Index 1835-1874. Batch {{IGI|M713081}} 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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*'''1873-1901''' - Irwin County Marriage Index 1873-1901. Batch {{IGI|M713082}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1849-50, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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.  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Irwin County

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

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Online Records


Irwin County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Irwin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Irwin County Courthouse
207 S Irwin Avenue
PO Box 186
Ocilla, GA 31774-1098
Phone: 229.468.5356
Irwin County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Irwin County Courthouse
207 S Irwin Avenue
PO Box 186
Ocilla, GA 31774-1098
Phone: 229.468.5356

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court records from 1821 and military records from 1900. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and burial records from 1920 and probate records from 1850.[1]

Beginning Dates for Irwin County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1920
1920
1920

1821
1850

History

Parent County

1818--Irwin County was created 15 December 1818 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Ocilla[2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

  • Jefferey, Alice, ed. Irwin County, Georgia Census, 1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Irwin 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.

  • Clements, J. B. History of Irwin County. Atlanta, Ga.: Foote & Davies Co., c1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Irwin 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
  • 1835-1874 - Irwin County Marriage Index 1835-1874. Batch M713081 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1901 - Irwin County Marriage Index 1873-1901. Batch M713082 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1849-50, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Irwin 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), Irwin 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 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.