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|Newton County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||December 24, 1821|
|Address|| Newton County Courthouse|
113 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
Newton County Website
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
1883 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Georgia counties see: Georgia Counties with Burned Courthouses
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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.
- G. H. P. Noah Phillips of Newton County, GA. and Litchfield, Conn. His Ancestors and Descendants. Covington, Georgia. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
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 are available for Newton 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.
Regiments. Service men in Newton County, Georgia 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 Newton County, Georgia:
- - 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- - 3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- - 18th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- - 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- - 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies E and F
- - 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and E
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Newton County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
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).
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 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..
- Births 1888-1904 Georgia Pioneers
- 1822-1867 - Newton County Marriage Index 1822-1867. Batch M713451 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1850-1865 - Newton County Marriage Index 1850-1865. Batch M713452 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1852-1869 - Newton County Marriage Index 1852-1869. Batch M713453 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1866-1875 - Newton County Marriage Index 1866-1875. Batch M713454 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1874-1894 - Newton County Marriage Index 1874-1894. Batch M713455 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1894-1895 - Newton County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch M713456 at FamilySearch - free.
- Marriages from newspapers, 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers
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Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Newton County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Newton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers Georgia Pioneers
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.
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