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Miller County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded February 26, 1856
County Seat Colquitt
Address Miller County Courthouse
155 S 1st Suite 2
Colquitt, GA 31737-1284
Phone: 912.758.4104
Miller County Website


County Courthouse

Miller County Courthouse
155 S 1st Suite 2
Colquitt, GA 31737-1284
Phone: 912.758.4104

Probate Court has birth records from 1919, marriage records from 1904, divorce records from 1950 and probate records from 1900. Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records.[1]

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



Parent County

1856--Miller County was created 26 February 1856 fromBaker andEarly Counties. County seat: Colquitt [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1873, 1904, and 1974. Several fires have left no records before 1874, and significant gaps until 1904. The courthouse and all county records at Colquitt burned 6 January 1873. The next courthouse burned 9 October 1904, leaving gaps in county records from 1874-1904. On 2 December 1974 the next courthouse was destroyed by fire, but no record loss or damage is reported from that blaze.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baker Georgia  • Decatur Georgia  • Early Georgia  • Seminole Georgia

Miller CountyEarly CountySeminole CountyDecatur CountyGrady CountyThomas CountyThomas CountyColquitt CountyMitchell CountyBaker CountyDougherty CountyCalhoun CountyClay CountyLeon CountyGadsden CountyLiberty CountyJackson CountyCalhoun CountyBay CountyWashington CountyHouston CountyHenry CountyDale CountyGAMiller.JPG

Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

Bible Records



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.



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 Miller County, Georgia Genealogy. 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.




Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Miller County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Miller County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)

  • The History of Miller County, Georgia, 1856-1980. 1980. Colquitt, Ga: Citizens Bank. (page 372) 975.8964 H2h
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Miller County). 1967. List of ex confederate soldiers living in 1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 550640 Item 3



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


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).

  • Digital Images of Miller County Will 1871-1925. See names of testators. Georgia Pioneers


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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at— index $

  • 1893-1895 - Miller County Marriage Index 1893-1895. Batch M713361 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at — index $

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miller County, Georgia. Page 158 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 44. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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