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

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Crisp County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 17, 1905
County Seat Cordele
Courthouse
Address Crisp County Courthouse
210 7th Street South
Cordele, GA 31015
Phone: 912.276.2672
Crisp County Website

Contents

Crisp County Georgia Courthouse

Crisp County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court and land records from 1905; Probate Court has marriage and probate records County Health Department has birth and death records[1]

Crisp County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Crisp County, Georgia. 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

1905--Crisp County was created 17 August 1905 from Dooly County.  County seat: Cordele [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Crisp County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Crisp County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

  • History of Crisp County. Cordele, Ga.: unknown, 1916. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

Crisp County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Crisp County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Crisp County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crisp County, Georgia. Page 154 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).

 

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