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Guide to '''Colquitt County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Colquitt County
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| founded year = 1856
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| building address = Colquitt County Courthouse<br>1220 S Main Street<br>PO box 517<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: 912.891.7400<br>[http://ccboc.com/ '''Colquitt County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Colquitt County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347391686610_534" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347391686610_334" />[http://ccboc.com/ Colquitt County Courthouse]<br> 1220 S Main Street; PO box 517; <br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br> Phone: 912.891.7400 <br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colquitt 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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[http://ccboc.com/ Colquitt County Courthouse]<br>1220 S Main Street<br>PO box 517<br>Moultrie, GA 31768<br>Phone: 912.891.7400<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colquitt 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856'''--Colquitt County was created 25 February 1856&nbsp;from [[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes and]] [[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Moultrie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856'''--Colquitt County was created 25 February 1856&nbsp;from [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes and]] [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Moultrie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
'''1881''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
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{{Fire}}'''1881.''' The courthouse at Moultrie burned 25 February 1881. Almost all county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 23-24. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks]]  
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[[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks]] {{•}}
*[[Cook County, Georgia|Cook]]  
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[[Cook County, Georgia Genealogy|Cook]] {{•}}
*[[Mitchell County, Georgia|Mitchell]]  
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[[Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy|Mitchell]] {{•}}
*[[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas]]  
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[[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]] {{•}}
*[[Tift County, Georgia|Tift]]  
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[[Tift County, Georgia Genealogy|Tift]] {{•}}
*[[Worth County, Georgia|Worth]]
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[[Worth County, Georgia Genealogy|Worth]]
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147517 Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berlin-Ellenton] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147517 Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berlin-Ellenton] BillionGraves
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
:*Covington, W. A. ''History of Colquitt County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Foote and Davies Co., 1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22822 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Covington, W. A. ''History of Colquitt County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Foote and Davies Co., 1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22822 Ancestry] ($).
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/colquitt/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
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*Odom, Ellen Payne, and Nell Arnold Gammage. 1980. Confederate soldiers in Colquitt County, Georgia. Moultrie, Ga: Moultrie McNeill Chapter No. 661, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Entire Book) {{FHL|337995|item|disp=975.8975 M2o also film 1685767 item 10}} <br>
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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*'''1883-1895''' - Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1883-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712562}} 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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*'''1890-1898''' - Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1890-1898. Batch {{IGI|M712563}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1900-1967''' - Colquitt County Marriage Book AA Index 1900-1967. Batch {{IGI|M002529}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/colquitt-county/ Colquitt County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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]
 
*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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Colquitt/ Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Colquitt/ Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Guide to Colquitt County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Colquitt County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Colquitt County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 25, 1856
County Seat Moultrie
Courthouse
Address Colquitt County Courthouse
1220 S Main Street
PO box 517
Moultrie, GA 31768
Phone: 912.891.7400
Colquitt County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Colquitt County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Colquitt County Courthouse
1220 S Main Street
PO box 517
Moultrie, GA 31768
Phone: 912.891.7400

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

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






History

Parent County

1856--Colquitt County was created 25 February 1856 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties.
County seat:  Moultrie [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

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1881. The courthouse at Moultrie burned 25 February 1881. Almost all county records were lost.[3]

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Brooks  • Cook  • Mitchell  • Thomas  • Tift  • Worth

Colquitt CountyCook CountyBerrien CountyTift CountyIrwin CountyMitchell CountyTurner CountyWorth CountyDougherty CountyCalhoun CountyBaker CountyDecatur CountyGrady CountyThomas CountyBrooks CountyLowndes CountyGAColquitt.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

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

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 Colquitt 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.

  • Covington, W. A. History of Colquitt County. Atlanta, Ga.: Foote and Davies Co., 1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Local Histories

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Colquitt 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 Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy:




- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Odom, Ellen Payne, and Nell Arnold Gammage. 1980. Confederate soldiers in Colquitt County, Georgia. Moultrie, Ga: Moultrie McNeill Chapter No. 661, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Entire Book) 975.8975 M2o also film 1685767 item 10

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Occupations

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).

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
  • 1883-1895 - Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1883-1895. Batch M712562 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1890-1898 - Colquitt County Marriage Books C and D Index 1890-1898. Batch M712563 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1900-1967 - Colquitt County Marriage Book AA Index 1900-1967. Batch M002529 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colquitt 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), 23-24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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.


 

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