Bulloch County, Georgia

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Revision as of 17:18, 9 July 2013

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

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Bulloch County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Bulloch County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 8, 1796
County Seat Statesboro
Courthouse
Address Bulloch County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
PO Box 347
Statesboro, GA 30459
Phone: 912.764.6245
Bulloch County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1891 and land records from 1876.[1]

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




1876

History

Parent County

1796--Bulloch County was created 8 February 1796 from Bryan and Screven Counties.
County seat: Statesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1864-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

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

Bulloch County Georgia Courthouse

  

Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from
1891 and land records from 1876[1]

Bulloch County Georgia History

Parent County

1796--Bulloch County was created 8 February 1796 from Bryan and Screven Counties.
County seat: Statesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Bulloch County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Statesboro

Neighboring Counties

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Some cemeteries in and near the Statesboro area are in the Statesboro article.

BillionGraves:

LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 5 page 76 - Middle Ground Church Cemetery

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.

  Minutes of Upper Black Creek Church, Brooklet, 1832 members  Georgia Pioneers

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 Bulloch County, Georgia. 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

Marriages

  Index to Marriages 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

Military

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

 Willis 1854-1861 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Annual Returns 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1795-1900  Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Wills 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Miscellaneous Estate Records 1795-1900 Georgia Pioneers

 Index to Receipts from the Heirs and Other Principals to the Estates  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
  • 1795-1890 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1795-1890. Batch M712241 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1888-1892 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1888-1892. Batch M712242 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1895 - Bulloch County Marriage Index 1892-1895. Batch M712243 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Bulloch County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

 

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bulloch County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bulloch County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.