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

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Calhoun County, Georgia
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Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1854
County Seat Morgan
Courthouse
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
111 School Street
PO Box 111
Morgan, GA 31766
Phone: 912.849.4835
Calhoun County Website
[[Category:Georgia counties]]

Contents

Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse

Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and
court records from 1854; Probate Court has birth, 
marriage, death, burial and probate records[1]

Calhoun County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Calhoun 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.

Parent County

1854--Calhoun County was created 20 February 1854 from Baker andEarly Counties.  County seat:  Morgan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1888 and 1920 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Calhoun County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Calhoun 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.

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Probate

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
  • 1878-1909 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1878-1909. Batch M712311 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1869-70 - Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy References

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


 

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