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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Cobb_County,_Georgia|Cobb County]]'' <br><br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Cobb_County,_Georgia|Cobb County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Cobb County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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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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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://statecourtclerk.cobbcountyga.gov/ Cobb County Courthouse]<br> 100 Cherokee Street<br>Marietta, GA 30060<br> Phone 770.528.3300 <br><br>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 Courthouse'''<br>100 Cherokee Street<br>Marietta, GA 30060<br>Phone: 770.528.3300<br>[https://www.courtreference.com/Cobb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm Cobb County Courthouse]<br><br>Probate Court has marriage, death and probate records from 1865; Clerk Superopr Court has land and divorce records; Magistrate 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> <br><br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>70 Haynes St.<br>P.O. Box 3370 (30061)<br>Marietta, GA 30090<br>Phone: (770) 528-1300<br>Email:[mailto:clerkinfo@cobbcounty.org clerkinfo@cobbcounty.org]<br>[http://www.cobbsuperiorcourtclerk.com/ Cobb County Superior Court Clerk Website]<br><br>'''Probate Court of Cobb County'''<br>32 Waddell Street<br>Marietta, GA  30090<br>Phone: (770) 528-1900<br><br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
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'''1832--'''Cobb County was created 3 December 1832&nbsp;from [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|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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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]'''1864.''' During the American Civil War as federal troops approached Marietta citizens removed the records for safekeeping from their courthouse sixty miles to the southeast. In the days before 25 July 1864 the courthouse records were destroyed by the cavalry under General Gerrard, and on 13 November 1864 the courthouse was also razed.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 21-22. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bartow County, Georgia|Bartow]]  
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[[Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy|Bartow County]] {{•}}
*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]  
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[[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee County]] {{•}}
*[[Douglas County, Georgia|Douglas]]  
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[[Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy|Douglas County]] {{•}}
*[[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]]  
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[[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton County]] {{•}}
*[[Paulding County, Georgia|Paulding]]
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[[Paulding County, Georgia Genealogy|Paulding County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GACobb County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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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" />
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
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The [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109424 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>
  
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.
  
:*''Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2305 Ancestry] ($).
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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]
  
BillionGraves:  Google map, photos, transcritptions of each cemetery.
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*Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120648 Allatoona Cemetery, Ackworth]
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==== Census  ====
*[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>
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
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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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:  
  
*Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937<br>
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*Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937  
*Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928<br>
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*Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928  
*Estate Records, 1866 - 1900<br>
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*Estate Records, 1866 - 1900  
*Wills, 1866 - 1918<br>
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*Wills, 1866 - 1918  
 
*Minute Books, 1865 - 1901  
 
*Minute Books, 1865 - 1901  
*Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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*Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
 
*Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920
 
*Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== Maps  ====
  
&nbsp; 1865-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
&nbsp; 1865-1937 Index to Groom Names&nbsp; [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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[[Image:Gacobb.jpg|900px|Gacobb.jpg]]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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:-[[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D, H, and I
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:-[[18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and H
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:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies B and C
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:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company F
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/cobb/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (other war information is also giving)
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*Confederate pensioners of Cobb County, Georgia. 1989. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.{{FHL|365968|item|disp=1655003 item 6}}<br>
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*Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober. 1935. The first hundred years; a short history of Cobb county, in Georgia. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Pub. Co. (chapter 16-24)&nbsp; {{FHL|161598|item|disp=975.8245 H2t also digital version}}<br>
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
  
<br> World War II Military Registrants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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===== World War II =====
  
==== Newspapers&nbsp;  ====
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*World War II Military Registrants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
&nbsp; Divorces 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
&nbsp; Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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'''Newsapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
  
&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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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Cobb}}
  
&nbsp; Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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*Divorces 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1742–1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*'''1857-1904''' - Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1865-1925''' - Estates, folder collection&nbsp;at Cobb County Court House, 1865-1925 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1865-1873''' - Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Death  =====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
  
:*'''1859-60, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1785 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1808 - 1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*'''1828 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images ($) <br>
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*'''1699 - 1944''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index ($)
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*'''1865 - 1886''' (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1865 - 1937''' Index to Groom Names [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycobb.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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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 [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|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 Records =====
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*'''1933 - 1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1914 - 1927''' {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1928 - 1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1919 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1859-60, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.cobblandmarks.com/ Cobb Landmarks And Historical Society]<br> P.O. Box 1432<br> Marietta, Georgia, 30061
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[http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/ Cobb County Genealogical Society]<br> P.O. Box 1413<br> Marietta, Georgia, 30061-1413
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Northeast Cobb Genealogical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 1413<br>
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Marietta, Georgia, 30061
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/cobb-county/ Cobb County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Cobb|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacobb2/ USGenWeb Cobb County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Cobb|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cobb/ Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Cobb/ Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
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== References  ==
 
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United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Cobb County

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

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Cobb County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Cobb County
Location in the state of Georgia
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

County Courthouse

Cobb County Courthouse
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770.528.3300
Cobb County Courthouse

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

Clerk of Superior Court
70 Haynes St.
P.O. Box 3370 (30061)
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-1300
Email:clerkinfo@cobbcounty.org
Cobb County Superior Court Clerk Website

Probate Court of Cobb County
32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-1900

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

1865
1865


1865

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

War.jpg
1864. During the American Civil War as federal troops approached Marietta citizens removed the records for safekeeping from their courthouse sixty miles to the southeast. In the days before 25 July 1864 the courthouse records were destroyed by the cavalry under General Gerrard, and on 13 November 1864 the courthouse was also razed.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bartow County  • Cherokee County  • Douglas County  • Fulton County  • Paulding County


Cobb CountyPaulding CountyPolk CountyHaralson CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyCherokee CountyCarroll CountyDouglas CountyFulton CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyHenry CountyRockdale CountyDeKalb CountyGwinnett CountyForsyth CountyDawson CountyGACobb.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • 1874-1943 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Licenses and Old Affidavits Index 1874-1943. Batch M002535 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1879-1905 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books A thru C Index 1879-1905. Batch M002533 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1905-1935 - Cobb County Colored Marriage Books C thru E Index 1905-1935. Batch M002534 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Bible Records

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 ($).
  • BillionGraves: Google map, photos, transcritptions of each cemetery.
  • Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Census

Church Records

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

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

Genealogy

Land and Property

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 Cobb 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.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy:



-7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D, H, and I
-18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and H
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies B and C
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war information is also giving)


  • Confederate pensioners of Cobb County, Georgia. 1989. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.1655003 item 6
  • Temple, Sarah Blackwell Gober. 1935. The first hundred years; a short history of Cobb county, in Georgia. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Pub. Co. (chapter 16-24)  975.8245 H2t also digital version
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.


World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newsapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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).

  • 1865-1925 - Estates, folder collection at Cobb County Court House, 1865-1925 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1865-1873 - Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage Records
  • 1865 - 1890 - Cobb County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1890. Batch M002530 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1890 - 1911 - Cobb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1890-1911. Batch M002531 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1911 - 1926 - Cobb County Marriage Books F thru H Index 1911-1926. Batch M002532 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Cobb Landmarks And Historical Society
P.O. Box 1432
Marietta, Georgia, 30061

Cobb County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1413
Marietta, Georgia, 30061-1413

Northeast Cobb Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1413
Marietta, Georgia, 30061

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 21-22. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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.
  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)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)

 

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