DeKalb County, Georgia

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== County Government Website  ==
 
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== History  ==
 
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==== African Americans  ====
 
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*[http://www.dekalbhistory.org/FreedmanRecord.htm Register of Free Persons of Color, Freeman record] ([[DeKalb_History_Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - provides the names, ages, birth places, residences, and brief descriptions of all free African-Americans residing in DeKalb County from 1851-1864.<br>
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*[http://www.dekalbhistory.org/FreedmanRecord.htm Register of Free Persons of Color, Freeman record] ([[DeKalb History Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - provides the names, ages, birth places, residences, and brief descriptions of all free African-Americans residing in DeKalb County from 1851-1864.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/cemetery.html DeKalb County Cemeteries] (Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project) - Provides a partial list of DeKalb cemeteries along with location information and transcriptions.<br>  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/cemetery.html DeKalb County Cemeteries] (Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project) - Provides a partial list of DeKalb cemeteries along with location information and transcriptions.<br>  
*[http://research.dekalbhistory.org/cdb/index.asp Cemetery Database] ([[DeKalb_History_Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - On-line database of Frank Garrett's 1930s cemetery records for DeKalb County. Records are indexed by surname and cemetery name.<br>
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*[http://research.dekalbhistory.org/cdb/index.asp Cemetery Database] ([[DeKalb History Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - On-line database of Frank Garrett's 1930s cemetery records for DeKalb County. Records are indexed by surname and cemetery name.<br>  
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/CemeteryCollection.pdf Cemeteries Collection] ([[DeKalb_History_Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - A collection of photographs documenting approximately 40 cemeteries.<br>  
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*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/CemeteryCollection.pdf Cemeteries Collection] ([[DeKalb History Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - A collection of photographs documenting approximately 40 cemeteries.<br>  
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Cemeteries_000.htm Cemetery Subject Files] ([[DeKalb_History_Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - Listing of cemetery subject files available at the [[DeKalb_History_Center|DeKalb History Center]].
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*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Cemeteries_000.htm Cemetery Subject Files] ([[DeKalb History Center|DeKalb History Center]]) - Listing of cemetery subject files available at the [[DeKalb History Center|DeKalb History Center]].  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=426 Find a Grave] - User-submitted data and photographs of DeKalb cemeteries.<br>
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=426 Find a Grave] - User-submitted data and photographs of DeKalb cemeteries.<br>
  
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*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/RedanUnitedMethodistChurchCollection.pdf Redan United Methodist Church Records, 1894-1994] (DeKalb History Center) - Church conference and various committee records.<br>  
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/RedanUnitedMethodistChurchCollection.pdf Redan United Methodist Church Records, 1894-1994] (DeKalb History Center) - Church conference and various committee records.<br>  
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/CovenantPresbyterianChurch.pdf Covenant Presbyterian Church Records, 1972-1973] (DeKalb History Center) - Church bulletins and correspondence for this Clarkston, Georgia congregation.<br>
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/CovenantPresbyterianChurch.pdf Covenant Presbyterian Church Records, 1972-1973] (DeKalb History Center) - Church bulletins and correspondence for this Clarkston, Georgia congregation.<br>
 
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==== Court  ====
 
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*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Reference_and_Periodicals.htm DeKalb County Civil Court Criminal Docket Book, 1957] (DeKalb History Center) <br>  
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Reference_and_Periodicals.htm DeKalb County Civil Court Criminal Docket Book, 1957] (DeKalb History Center) <br>  
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Reference_and_Periodicals.htm DeKalb County Justice of the Peace Records, 1880-1960] (DeKalb History Center) - Contains civil proceedings and criminal suits by multiple justices.<br>  
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/Reference_and_Periodicals.htm DeKalb County Justice of the Peace Records, 1880-1960] (DeKalb History Center) - Contains civil proceedings and criminal suits by multiple justices.<br>  
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DeKalbSuperiorCourtRecords.pdf DeKalb County Superior Court Records, 1860-1910] (DeKalb History Center)
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*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DeKalbSuperiorCourtRecords.pdf DeKalb County Superior Court Records, 1860-1910] (DeKalb History Center)<br>
 
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*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DeKalbCountyLandTitleAbstracts.pdf DeKalb County Land Title Abstracts] (DeKalb History Center) - Finding aid includes list of surnames and land lots.  
 
*[http://dekalbhistory.org/documents/DeKalbCountyLandTitleAbstracts.pdf DeKalb County Land Title Abstracts] (DeKalb History Center) - Finding aid includes list of surnames and land lots.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/deeds.html Selected Deeds] (Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project)<br>
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/dekalb/deeds.html Selected Deeds] (Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project)<br>
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1132190 ''The history of DeKalb County, Georgia : 1822-1900''] by Vivian Price - Includes maps and an index.<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1132190 ''The history of DeKalb County, Georgia&nbsp;: 1822-1900''] by Vivian Price - Includes maps and an index.<br>  
*''Historic DeKalb County: An Illustrated History'' by Vivian Price
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Revision as of 19:24, 9 August 2011

 United States  > Georgia > DeKalb County

Contents

County Government Website

DeKalb County Government

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a German baron.[1]

Parent County

1822--De Kalb County was created 9 December 1822 from Fayette, Gwinnett, Newton, and Henry Counties.[2]
 County seat:  Decatur [3]

Boundary Changes

See Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries (Georgia Archives)

Record Loss

1842 and 1898 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain.
  • Communities: Belvedere Park, Candler-McAfee, Druid Hills, Gresham Park, North Druid Hills, Toco Hills, Panthersville, Redan, Scottdale, Tucker, Briarcliff, Brookhaven, Collinsville, Conley, Constitution, Ellenwood, Embry Hills, Mechanicsville, Mountain View, Northlake, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Skyland, Turner Hill, Adair Park, Belmont, Carver Hills, College Heights, Columbia Park, Cross Keys, Edgewood, Emory, Flat Rock, Klondike, Kirkwood, Lenox Place, Lynwood Park, Medlock, Montreal, Nelms, Parkwood, Pea Ridge, Rehoboth, Rock Chapel, Shermantown, Silver Lake, Smokerise, Stonehaven, Sundown, Winnona Park.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Deed books and indexes that survived the courthouse fires are available on the ground floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse in the Clerk of the Superior Court, Real Estate Division. Land records found at the courthouse date from approximately 1840 to the present.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. "Johann de Kalb," Wikipedia.
  2. Georgia Counties: Their Changing Boundaries
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).