Webster County, Georgia

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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+Webster|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Webster/ Webster County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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[http://www.webstercountyga.org/ Webster County Courthouse]<br>Washington Street and&nbsp;Hwy 280; PO Box 29<br>Preston, GA 31824<br>Phone. 229.828.3525
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&nbsp;<br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webster County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''1853'''--Webster County was created 16 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Stewart County, Georgia|Stewart ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Preston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Chattahoochee County, Georgia|Chattahoochee]]
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*[[Marion County, Georgia|Marion]]
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*[[Randolph County, Georgia|Randolph]]
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*[[Stewart County, Georgia|Stewart]]
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*[[Sumter County, Georgia|Sumter]]
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*[[Terrell County, Georgia|Terrell]]
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*'''1878-1883''' - Webster County Marriage Index 1878-1883. Batch {{IGI|M713951}} 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/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.</ref>
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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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Guide to Webster County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Webster County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 16, 1853
County Seat Preston
Courthouse
Address Webster County Courthouse]
Washington Street and Hwy 280; PO Box 29
Preston, GA 31824
Phone. 229.828.3525 Webster County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Webster County Courthouse
Washington Street and Hwy 280; PO Box 29
Preston, GA 31824
Phone. 229.828.3525

 
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

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






History

Parent County

1853--Webster County was created 16 December 1853 from Stewart County.  County seat: Preston [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1914 -- 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 Webster 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 Webster 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
  • 1878-1883 - Webster County Marriage Index 1878-1883. Batch M713951 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), Webster County, Georgia. Page 162 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.