Banks County, Georgia Genealogy

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*'''1876-1907''' - Banks County Marriage Index 1876-1907. Batch {{IGI|M712051}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1876-1907''' - Banks County Marriage Index 1876-1907. Batch {{IGI|M712051}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.</ref>

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

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Banks County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 11, 1858
County Seat Homer
Courthouse
Address Banks County Courthouse
Banks County Courthouse ]
PO Box 130
Homer, GA 30547-0130
Phone: 706.677.2320

Banks County Website

Contents

Banks County Georgia Courthouse

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Banks County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has court and land records[1]

Banks County Georgia History

Parent County

1858--Banks County was created 11 December 1858 fromFranklin and Habersham Counties. County seat:  Homer [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Banks County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Banks County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia : K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.

Newspapers

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
  • 1800s-1900s - Index to Banks County Miscellaneous Wills at the Georgia State Archives at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1853-1946 - List of Unbound Arranged Wills of the Probate Court at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1858- - Index to Banks County, Georgia Miscellaneous Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1866-1871 - Index to Banks County, Georgia Inventories, Annual Returns, Receipts and Appraisements 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
  • 1876-1907 - Banks County Marriage Index 1876-1907. Batch M712051 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Banks County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Banks County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Banks County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Banks County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Banks 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.