Worth County, Georgia

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Revision as of 21:15, 11 September 2013

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

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Online Records


Worth County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Worth County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 20, 1853
County Seat Sylvester
Courthouse
Address Worth County Courthouse
 201 N Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-2178
Phone. 229-776.8205
Adams County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Worth County Courthouse
 201 N Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-2178
Phone. 229-776.8205

Probate Court has birth records from 1897, marriage records from 1854, death records from 1919 and probate records from 1880; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and and records[1]

Beginning Dates for Worth County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1897
1854
1919


1880

History

Parent County

1853--Worth County was created 20 December 1853 from Dooly andIrwin Counties. County seat:  Sylvester [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1879 and 1893 -- 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

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

County Courthouse

Worth County Courthouse
 201 N Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-2178
Phone. 229-776.8205

Probate Court has birth records from 1897,
marriage records from 1854, death records
from 1919 and probate records from 1880;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court
and and records[1]

History

Parent County

1853--Worth County was created 20 December 1853 from Dooly andIrwin Counties. County seat:  Sylvester [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1879 and 1893 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • Jeffery, Alice. Worth County, Georgia Census, 1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Church

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

Land

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 Worth 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.

  • Grubbs, Lillie Martin. History of Worth County, Georgia: For the First Eighty Years, 1854-1934. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Worth County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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).

Wills
  • 1865-1905 - Index to Worth County, Georgia Wills, Volume A (1865-1905) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1863-1885 - Digital Images of Worth County Wills. See names of testators. Georgia Pioneers ($)
Additional Probate Records
  • 1879-1888 - Index of Worth County, Georgia Annual Returns and Vouchers (1879-1888) 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.

Marriage
  • 1854-1895 - Worth County Marriage Index 1854-1895. Batch M714011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Worth County, Georgia. Page 162 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.