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

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Online Records


Bartow County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Bartow County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Cartersville
Courthouse
Address Bartow County Courthouse
135 W Cherokee Ave
PO Box 543
Cartersville, GA 30120-0543
Phone: 770.387.5030
Bartow County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

135 W Cherokee Ave
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Phone: (770) 387-5002


Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records; Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1862, court records from 1869, land records from 1837 and military discharge records.[1]

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




1837

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Bartow County Georgia Courthouse

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Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records;
Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1862,
court records from 1869, land records from 1837 and
military discharge records[1]

Bartow County Georgia History

Parent County

1832--Bartow County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee CountyCounty seat:  Cartersville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1860 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Bartow County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bartow County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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.

Methodist

Cassville Methodist Church

  • 1887-1916 - Cassville Methodist Church Baptism Index 1887-1916. Batch C712071 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1894 - Cassville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1892-1894. Batch M712071 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Court

Land

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 Bartow 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

Military

Civil War

The Civil War was a watershed moment in the lives of Cass/Bartow Countians. The following work explores why the Civil War impacted the community; Civil War and Reconstruction Era, Cass/Bartow Ccunty, Georgia.

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Bartow County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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
  • 1836-1922 - Bartow County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. A-B) at SamPubCo - free.
  • 1836-1885 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Will Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1885-1922 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Will Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1853-1866 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Inventories, Appraisements, Distributions, Sale Bills Vol. A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1853-1856 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Annual Returns, Guardians, Executors, Administrators Book H at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1856-1862 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Annual Returns, Guardians, Executors, Administrators Book I at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1860-1863 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Annual Returns, Guardians, Executors, Administrators Book K at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1866-1895 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Inventories, Appraisements, Distributions, Sale Bills, Vol. B at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1867-1870 - Index to Bartow County, Georgia Annual Returns, Guardians, Executors, Administrators Book M at Georgia Pioneers ($).

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
  • 1836-1869 - Bartow County Marriage Books B thru E Index 1836-1869. Batch M712061 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-1882 - Bartow County Marriage Books F and G Index 1869-1882. Batch M712062 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1889 - Bartow County Marriage Book H Index 1882-1889. Batch M712063 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1889-1895 - Bartow County Marriage Books I and J Index 1889-1895. Batch M712064 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1879-80 - Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Bartow County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Bartow County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bartow County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bartow 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. 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/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)