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*'''1859-1882''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1859-1882. Batch {{IGI|M712201}} 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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*'''1881-1895''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1881-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712202}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1894-1895''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712203}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1894-1895''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712203}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  

Revision as of 19:56, 7 May 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Brooks County

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

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Brooks County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 11, 1858
County Seat Nahunta
Courthouse
Address Brantley County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Nahunta, GA 31553-0398
Phone: 912.462.5256
Brooks County Website

Contents

Brooks County Georgia Courthouse

Brooks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Clerk Superior Court has birth, divorce,
probate and court records from 1921[1]

Brooks County Georgia History

Parent County

1858--Brooks County was created 11 December 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties.
County seat: Quitman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Brooks County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Quitman

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Huxford, Folks. The History of Brooks County, Georgia. Quitman, Ga.: Hannah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., 1948, c1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • Dasher, Wayne and Judy Dasher. Brooks County Newspaper Transcripts, Jun 1866 - Feb 1874. 3 vols. Free Lookups Available!

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

 1860-1871 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers



Additional Probate Records

Index to Will Book I, 1860-1899 Georgia Pioneers

Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1859-1863 Georgia Pioneers

Index to Annual Returns, Bills  of Sale, Vouchers, 1863-1865 Georgia Pioneers

Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1869-1872 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
  • 1859-1882 - Brooks County Marriage Index 1859-1882. Batch M712201 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1895 - Brooks County Marriage Index 1881-1895. Batch M712202 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1894-1895 - Brooks County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch M712203 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Brooks County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooks County, Georgia. Page 152 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 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.