Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Decatur_County,_Georgia|Decatur County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Decatur County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Decatur County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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| building address = Decatur County Courthouse<br>1400 E Shotwell Street<br>PO Box 735<br>Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735<br>Phone: 229.248.3030<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/DeKalb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm '''Decatur County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Decatur County Courthouse<br>1400 E Shotwell Street<br>PO Box 735<br>Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735<br>Phone: 229.248.3030<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/DeKalb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm '''Decatur County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Decatur County Georgia Courthouse  ==
  
 
Probate Court has marriage records from 1823<br> and probate records;&nbsp; Clerk Superior Court has<br>divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Court has marriage records from 1823<br> and probate records;&nbsp; Clerk Superior Court has<br>divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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== Decatur County Georgia History  ==
  
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The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Decatur County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[Seminole County, Georgia|Seminole]]
 
*[[Seminole County, Georgia|Seminole]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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== Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
 
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*[[Bainbridge Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bainbridge Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Decatur 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.  
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]$
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]$
  
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Revision as of 17:20, 22 March 2013

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

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Decatur County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 8, 1823
County Seat Bainbridge
Courthouse
Address Decatur County Courthouse
1400 E Shotwell Street
PO Box 735
Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735
Phone: 229.248.3030
Decatur County Website

Contents

Decatur County Georgia Courthouse

Probate Court has marriage records from 1823
and probate records;  Clerk Superior Court has
divorce, court and land records from 1823[1]

Decatur County Georgia History

Stephen Decatur.JPG

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[2]

Parent County

1823--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823 fromEarly County.
County seat:  Bainbridge [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Decatur County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

Death
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Decatur County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).