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|Taylor County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||January 15, 1852|
|Address|| Taylor County Courthouse|
1 Courthouse Square; PO Box 536
Butler, GA 31006
Taylor County Website
Taylor County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square; PO Box 536
Butler, GA 31006
Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land recrods from 1852, military discharge records from 1922 and court records
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.
For a list of record loss in Georgia counties see: Georgia Counties with Burned Courthouses
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 are available for Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor County, Georgia:
- - 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- - 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- - 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- - 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Taylor 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).
- Abstract of administrator and guardian bonds book A 1852-1908 : Taylor County, Georgia - full-text freely available via Brigham Young University Digital Collections
- Index to Will Book A, 1853-1917 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 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..
- 1852-1865 - Taylor County Marriage Book A 1852-1865. Batch M713791 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1865-1895 - Taylor County Marriage Index 1865-1895. Batch M713792 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1885-1886 - Taylor County Marriages from old Newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers
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Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Taylor County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Taylor County, GAGenWeb - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project
- Family History Library Catalog
- Taylor 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), Taylor County, Georgia. Page 160 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 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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