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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Cobb_County,_Georgia|Cobb County]]'' <br><br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Cobb County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cobb County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1832
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| founded date = December 3
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| seat = Marietta
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| building address = Cobb County Courthouse<br>100 Cherokee Street<br>Marietta, GA 30060<br>Phone 770.528.3300<br>[http://statecourtclerk.cobbcountyga.gov/ '''Cobb County Website'''] }}
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== Cobb County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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Probate Court has marriage, death and probate reocrds 1865; <br>Clerk Superopr Court has land and divorce records; Magistrate <br>Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cobb County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Cobb County Georgia History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1832--'''Cobb County was created from Cherokee County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Marietta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1832--'''Cobb County was created 3 December 1832&nbsp;from [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Marietta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Cobb County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[[Bartow County, Georgia|Bartow]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]
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*[[Douglas County, Georgia|Douglas]]
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*[[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]]
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*[[Paulding County, Georgia|Paulding]]
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== Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1874-1943''' - Cobb County Colored Marriage Licenses and Old Affidavits Index 1874-1943. Batch {{IGI|M002535}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1879-1905''' - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1879-1905. Batch {{IGI|M002533}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1905-1935''' - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books C thru E Index 1905-1935. Batch {{IGI|M002534}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}
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The [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gnut/mnc.html Marietta National Cemetery&nbsp; ]is the gravesite for 10,172 officers and soldiers who died in defense of the Union 1861 to 1865. This site has the photos of headstones at the graves.<br>
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:*''Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2305 Ancestry] ($).
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BillionGraves: Google map, photos, transcritptions of each cemetery.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120648 Allatoona Cemetery, Ackworth]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120686 Macland Cemetery, Powder Springs]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120698 Mt. Zion Cemetery, Marietta]
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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The [http://www.brantleyassociation.com/cobb_project/cobb_project_list.htm Brantley Association of America Project] has digitized and indexed many records from the Cobb County Courthouse including:<br>
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*Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937<br>
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*Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928<br>
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*Estate Records, 1866 - 1900<br>
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*Wills, 1866 - 1918<br>
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*Minute Books, 1865 - 1901
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*Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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*Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Maps&nbsp; ====
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==== Marriages  ====
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&nbsp; 1865-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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&nbsp; 1865-1937 Index to Groom Names&nbsp; [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.
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*June 9-July 3, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga013.htm Marietta (Operations)], also known as Marietta Operations<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 22, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga014.htm Kolb's Farm]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga015.htm Kennesaw Mountain]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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<br> World War II Military Registrants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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==== Newspapers&nbsp;  ====
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&nbsp; Divorces 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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&nbsp; Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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&nbsp; Estates, folder collection&nbsp;at Cobb County Court House, &nbsp;1865-1925 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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&nbsp; Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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*'''1865-1890''' - Cobb County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1890. Batch {{IGI|M002530}} 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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*'''1890-1911''' - Cobb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1890-1911. Batch {{IGI|M002531}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1911-1926''' - Cobb County Marriage Books F thru H Index 1911-1926. Batch {{IGI|M002532}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1859-60, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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== Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191784&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Cobb&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Cobb|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cobb/ Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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== Cobb County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}} <br>{{Georgia-stub}} <br>
  
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 17:22, 1 April 2013

United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Cobb County

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

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Cobb County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Marietta
Courthouse
Address Cobb County Courthouse
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone 770.528.3300
Cobb County Website

Contents

Cobb County Georgia Courthouse

 

Probate Court has marriage, death and probate reocrds 1865;
Clerk Superopr Court has land and divorce records; Magistrate
Court has court records[1]

Cobb County Georgia History

Parent County

1832--Cobb County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County.  County seat:  Marietta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Cobb County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Resources

African American

  • 1874-1943 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Licenses and Old Affidavits Index 1874-1943. Batch M002535 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1879-1905 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1879-1905. Batch M002533 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1905-1935 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books C thru E Index 1905-1935. Batch M002534 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Cemeteries

The Marietta National Cemetery  is the gravesite for 10,172 officers and soldiers who died in defense of the Union 1861 to 1865. This site has the photos of headstones at the graves.

  • Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

BillionGraves: Google map, photos, transcritptions of each cemetery.

        Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Church

Court

The Brantley Association of America Project has digitized and indexed many records from the Cobb County Courthouse including:

  • Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937
  • Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928
  • Estate Records, 1866 - 1900
  • Wills, 1866 - 1918
  • Minute Books, 1865 - 1901
  • Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920

Land

Local Histories

Maps 

Marriages

  1865-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  1865-1937 Index to Groom Names  Georgia Pioneers ($)

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.


World War II Military Registrants Georgia Pioneers ($)

Newspapers 

  Divorces 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Probate 

  Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  Estates, folder collection at Cobb County Court House,  1865-1925 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1865-1890 - Cobb County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1890. Batch M002530 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1911 - Cobb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1890-1911. Batch M002531 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1911-1926 - Cobb County Marriage Books F thru H Index 1911-1926. Batch M002532 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Cobb County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Cobb County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cobb 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 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)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)