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

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Barrow County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded July 7, 1914
County Seat Winder
Address Barrow County Courthouse
233 E Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680-1973
Phone: 770.307.3005
Barrow County Website


Barrow County Georgia Courthouse

Barrow County Courthouse
233 E Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680-1973
Phone: 770.307.3005

Probate Court has birth, marriage, and probate records;
County Clerk has divorce, court and land records from 1861[1]

Barrow County Georgia History

Parent County

1914--Barrow County was created 7 July 1914 from Jackson, Walton and Gwinnett Counties.
County seat:  Winder [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Barrow County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barrow County Georgia Genealogy Resources





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

  • Cunyus, Lucy Josephine. The History of Bartow County: Formerly Cass. Cartersville, Ga.: Printed by Tribune Pub. Co., c1933. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

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).


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.

Barrow County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Barrow County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Barrow County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barrow 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).


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