Wilkes County, Georgia

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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]  
 
*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]  
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:  
 
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:  
  
:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).  
:*Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
 
:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>  
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*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wilkes.htm Wilkes County Courthouse]<br>23 E Court Street Rm 205<br>Washington, GA 30673-1570<br>Phone: 706.678.2423&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death and probate records from 1792; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records&nbsp;from 1777 and military discharge records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
 
 
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== History  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1777'''-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777&nbsp;from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
[[Image:Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg|thumb|200px]]
 
 
'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Georgia|Lincoln]]
 
*[[McDuffie County, Georgia|McDuffie]]
 
*[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]]
 
*[[Taliaferro County, Georgia|Taliaferro]]
 
*[[Warren County, Georgia|Warren]]
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm Wilkes County Resources for Local Research]
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm Wilkes County Cemeteries] Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
{{GA Church Intro}}
 
 
*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
 
===== Methodist  =====
 
 
'''Washington Station Methodist Church'''
 
 
*'''1865-1885''' - Washington Station Methodist Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch {{IGI|C714001}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1865-1895''' - Washington Station Methodist Church Marriage Index 1865-1895. Batch {{IGI|M714001}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm Wilkes County Family Group Sheets] Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
 
*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
*'''[Cheatham]''' Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986)}}.
 
*'''[Darricott]''' Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984)}}.
 
*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. {{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
 
*'''[Jackson]''' Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989)}}.
 
*'''[Pope]''' Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.
 
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
{{GA Land}}
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/rev_land_lottery.htm Wilkes County Revolutionary Land Grants] Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1803.htm Wilkes County 1803 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1803 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1806.htm Wilkes County 1806 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1806 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1819.htm Wilkes County 1819 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1819 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1821.htm Wilkes County 1821 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1821 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1827.htm Wilkes County 1827 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1827 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1832.htm Wilkes County 1832 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1832 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/land_records.htm Land Records of Wilkes County] Transcribed Land Records submitted &amp; donated to Wilkes County, GAGenWeb Site.
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
{{GA History}}
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
 
 
*''The Story of Washington-Wilkes.'' Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25662 Ancestry] ($).
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
[[Image:Gawilkes.jpg|right|900px]]
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
 
*Also at Family Search as{{FHL|190906|item|disp=New century map of Wilkes County, Georgia}}.
 
 
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:
 
 
:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955
 
:*Map of Original Wilkes County
 
:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Veterans]- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]-&nbsp;Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.&nbsp;
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Wilkes}}
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
{{GA Probate Intro}}
 
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes County Deeds] Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm Wilkes County Estate Records] Partial list of Individual Estate Records.
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm Wilkes County Guardianship Records] Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
 
 
===== Wills  =====
 
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
 
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html Wills: 1794-1819]
 
 
At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:
 
 
:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*Index to&nbsp;Wilkes County&nbsp;Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
 
 
:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
{{GA Tax Intro}}
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
{{GA Vital Intro}}
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''1790-1832''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1790-1832. Batch {{IGI|M713991}} 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>
 
*'''1836-1871''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1836-1871. Batch {{IGI|M713992}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1871-1882''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1871-1882. Batch {{IGI|M713993}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1875-1882''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1875-1882. Batch {{IGI|M713995}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1882-1895''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713996}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1882-1895''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713994}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wilkes/ Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 18:59, 11 September 2013

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

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Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Washington
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Address Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 
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County Courthouse

Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1792; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records from 1777 and military discharge records.[1]

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




1777
1792

History

Parent County

1777-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.
County seat: Washington [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg

1958 -- 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.

Methodist

Washington Station Methodist Church

  • 1865-1885 - Washington Station Methodist Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch C714001 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1865-1895 - Washington Station Methodist Church Marriage Index 1865-1895. Batch M714001 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Court

Genealogy

  • Wilkes County Family Group Sheets Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
  • Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [Darricott] Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984).
  • [Huskey] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Pope] Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.

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 Wilkes 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.

  • The Story of Washington-Wilkes. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gawilkes.jpg

At Georgia Pioneers ($) you can find:

  • Map of Wilkes County, 1955
  • Map of Original Wilkes County
  • Map of Wilkes County Settlers

Military

  • Veterans- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
  • Fallen Heroes- Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wilkes 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).

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Wills: 1794-1819

At Georgia Pioneers, you can find:

  • 1786-1806 - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).

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
  • 1790-1832 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1790-1832. Batch M713991 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1836-1871 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1836-1871. Batch M713992 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1871-1882 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1871-1882. Batch M713993 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1882 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1875-1882. Batch M713995 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1895 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch M713996 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1895 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch M713994 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1886 - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
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), Wilkes 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 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.