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

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Clinch County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1850
County Seat Homerville
Address Clinch County Courthouse
100 Court Square
Homerville, GA 31634
Phone: 912.487.2667
Clinch County Website


Clinch County Georgia Courthouse

Clinch County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Probate Court has birth and death records 1919,
marriage and probate records from 1867; Clerk
Superior Court has divorce and court records from
from 1867, land records from 1868, voters list from
1890 and old county newspapers from 1895[1]

Clinch County Georgia History

Parent County

1850--Clinch County was created 14 February 1850 from Ware and Lowndes Counties.
County seat:  Homerville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1856 and 1867 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Clinch County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clinch County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories

  • Huxford, Folks. History of Clinch County, Georgia: Revised to Date: Giving the Early History of the County Down to the Present Time (1916), Also Complete Lists of County Officers, Together with Minor Officers and Also Sketches of County Officers' Lives, with Chapters on the Histories of Old Families of Clinch County, Also Other Information as is Historical in Its Nature. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1916. Digital version at Ancestry ($).





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 1888-1904 (digital images). See Names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers


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 

  • 1867-1874 - Index to Clinch County Marriages 1867-1874 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1867-1889 - Clinch County Marriage Index 1867-1889. Batch M712531 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1889 - Index to Clinch County Marriage Licenses 1874-1889 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1875-1895 - Clinch County Marriage Index 1875-1895. Batch M712532 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-70, 1879-80 - Clinch County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Clinch County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Clinch County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Clinch County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinch County, Georgia. Page 153 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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