Bacon County, Georgia GenealogyEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Bacon GA)
 
(53 intermediate revisions by 23 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Georgia-stub}}<br>''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bacon_County,_Georgia|Bacon County]]''<br><br>  
+
''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bacon_County,_Georgia|Bacon County]]''<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
Guide to '''Bacon County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Bacon.htm Bacon County Courthouse]<br> 301 N Pierce Street; PO Box 356<br> Alma, GA 31510-1957<br> Phone: 912.632.4915 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land <br>records from 1915; Probate Court has birth, marriage, <br>death and probate records from 1915<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bacon County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
+
{{GADC}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 +
| county = Bacon County
 +
| county_map = Bacon_County_Georgia.png
 +
| state = Georgia
 +
| latd =
 +
| longd =
 +
| founded year = 1914
 +
| founded date = July 27
 +
| seat = Alma
 +
| building image =
 +
| building address = Bacon County Courthouse<br>301 N Pierce Street; PO Box 356<br> Alma, GA 31510-1957<br> Phone: 912.632.4915  <br>[http://www.baconcounty.us/ '''Bacon County Website'''] }}
 +
 
 +
=== County Courthouse  ===
 +
 
 +
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Bacon.htm Bacon County Courthouse]<br>301 N Pierce Street<br>PO Box 356<br>Alma, GA 31510-1957<br>Phone: 912.632.4915 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1915.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bacon County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915<br>
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915<br>
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915<br>
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <br>
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915<br>
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915<br>
 +
|}
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
Line 9: Line 42:
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1914'''--Bacon County was created 27 July 1914 from [[Appling County, Georgia|Appling,]] Pearce and [[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Alma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
+
'''1914'''--Bacon County was created 27 July 1914 from [[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling,]] [[Pierce County, Georgia Genealogy|Pierce]]  and [[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Alma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 +
 +
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 +
 +
==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 +
 +
No reported damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 11. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
Line 21: Line 60:
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Appling County, Georgia|Appling]]  
+
[[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling]] {{•}}
*[[Coffee County, Georgia|Coffee]]  
+
[[Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy|Coffee]] {{•}}
*[[Jeff Davis County, Georgia|Jeff Davis]]  
+
[[Jeff Davis County, Georgia Genealogy|Jeff Davis]] {{•}}
*[[Pierce County, Georgia|Pierce]]  
+
[[Pierce County, Georgia Genealogy|Pierce]] {{•}}
*[[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]]
+
[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware]]
  
== Resources  ==
+
<center>{{GABacon County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 +
 
 +
== Genealogy Resources  ==
 +
 
 +
==== Research Guides  ====
 +
 
 +
==== African Americans  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
+
==== Census  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Church Records ====
 +
 
 +
{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
+
==== Genealogy  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Land and Property ====
 +
 
 +
{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 +
 +
{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 +
 +
[[Image:Gabacon.jpg|center|900px|Gabacon.jpg]]
 +
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 +
 +
:- Military Records - Civil War - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/bacon/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
 +
 +
<br>
 +
 +
:- Military Records - WW II - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/bacon/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
 +
 +
==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
+
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Bacon}}
 +
 
 +
==== Occupations  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Probate Records ====
 +
 
 +
{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 +
 +
{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
+
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
 +
 
 +
===== Birth  =====
 +
 
 +
===== Marriage  =====
 +
 
 +
*1785 - 1950 {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 +
*1808 - 1967 {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
 
 +
1828 - 1978 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
 +
 
 +
===== Death =====
 +
 
 +
*1933 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
*1914 - 1927 {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 +
*1928 - 1938 {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 +
 
 +
1919 - 1998 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 +
 
 +
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
 +
 
 +
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 +
 
 +
Alma Historical Society Of<br>
 +
P.O. Box 2026<br>
 +
Alma, Georgia, 31510
 +
 
 +
Historical Society of Alma Bacon County<br>
 +
406 Mercer St, <br>
 +
Alma, GA  31510-2136
 +
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
+
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
+
== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/bacon-county/ Bacon County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Bacon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gabacon/ USGenWeb Bacon County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 +
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Bacon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Bacon/ Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Bacon/ Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 22:00, 20 July 2015

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Bacon County

Guide to Bacon County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Georgia
Online Records


Bacon County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Bacon County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded July 27, 1914
County Seat Alma
Courthouse
Address Bacon County Courthouse
301 N Pierce Street; PO Box 356
Alma, GA 31510-1957
Phone: 912.632.4915
Bacon County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Bacon County Courthouse
301 N Pierce Street
PO Box 356
Alma, GA 31510-1957
Phone: 912.632.4915

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1915.[1]

Beginning Dates for Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915
1915
1915

1915
1915

History

Parent County

1914--Bacon County was created 27 July 1914 from Appling, Pierce and Ware Counties.
County seat: Alma [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 MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

No reported damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Appling  • Coffee  • Jeff Davis  • Pierce  • Ware

Bacon CountyAppling CountyPierce CountyWare CountyClinch CountyLanier County, GeorgiaAtkinson CountyCoffee CountyIrwin CountyBen Hill CountyTelfair CountyJeff Davis CountyWheeler CountyMontgomery CountyToombs CountyAppling CountyTattnall CountyLiberty CountyLong CountyWayne CountyGlynn CountyCamden CountyBrantley CountyGABacon.JPG


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.

Court

Genealogy

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 Bacon 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.

Maps

Gabacon.jpg

Military

- Military Records - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


- Military Records - WW II - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy 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).

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage

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

Death

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Alma Historical Society Of
P.O. Box 2026
Alma, Georgia, 31510

Historical Society of Alma Bacon County
406 Mercer St,
Alma, GA 31510-2136


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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bacon County, Georgia. Page 151 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), 11. At various libraries (WorldCat).

 

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 20 July 2015, at 22:00.
  • This page has been accessed 18,229 times.