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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (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 ancestry, family history, and 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'''] }}  
  
== Decatur County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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== County 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>  
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[http://www.decaturcountyga.org/ Decatur County Courthouse]<br>1400 E Shotwell Street<br>PO Box 735<br>Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735<br>Phone: 229.248.3030<br><br>Probate Court has marriage records from 1823 and probate records;&nbsp; Clerk Superior Court has 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>  
  
== Decatur County Georgia History  ==
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Stephen Decatur.JPG]]  
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
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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==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823'''--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823&nbsp;from[[Early County, Georgia|Early]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Bainbridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823'''--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823 from[[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Bainbridge <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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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  ====
 
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== Decatur County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
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{{Fire}}'''1878.''' The courthouse at Bainbridge burned 6 May 1878. Probate records suffered heavy losses, but some deed books were salvaged.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 26. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Baker County, Georgia|Baker]]  
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[[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker]] {{•}}
*[[Gadsden County, Florida|Gadsden County, Florida]]  
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[[Gadsden County, Florida Genealogy|Gadsden County]] {{•}}
*[[Grady County, Georgia|Grady]]  
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[[Grady County, Georgia Genealogy|Grady County]] {{•}}
*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson County, Florida]]  
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[[Jackson County, Florida Genealogy|Jackson County]] {{•}}
*[[Miller County, Georgia|Miller]]  
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[[Miller County, Georgia Genealogy|Miller County]] {{•}}
*[[Mitchell County, Georgia|Mitchell]]  
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[[Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy|Mitchell County]] {{•}}
*[[Seminole County, Georgia|Seminole]]
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[[Seminole County, Georgia Genealogy|Seminole County]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Marriages  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
*1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1824 to 1841 (Grooms) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to&nbsp;Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1837-1869 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1868-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== Military  ====
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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]] , Company G
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:- [[5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
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:-[[17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
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:- [[31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company F
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:- [[59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/decatur/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project <br>
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Decatur County). 1961. Muster roll of the First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, 1861. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|284678|item|disp=Film 249613}}<br>
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*Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Confederate soldiers and their units, Decatur County, Georgia. [Anniston, Alabama]: MariLee Beatty Hageness. {{FHL|718303|item|disp= 975.8993 M2h also Film 2055469 item 10}}[http://books.google.com/books/about/Confederate_Soldiers_and_Their_Units_Dec.html?id=8f4ZHAAACAAJ Google Book $]<br>
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Decatur}}
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
*Wills 1828-1838 (digital images). See names of Testators [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
*Wills 1828-1838 (digital images). See names of Testators [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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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*1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1824 to 1841 (Grooms) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to&nbsp;Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1837-1869 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1868-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
*'''1824-1841''' - Decatur County Marriage Book AA Index 1824-1841. Batch {{IGI|M712651}} 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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*'''1824-1841''' - Decatur County Marriage Book AA Index 1824-1841. Batch {{IGI|M712651}} 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>  
*'''1837-1869''' - Decatur County Marriage Book A Index 1837-1869. Batch {{IGI|M712652}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1837-1869''' - Decatur County Marriage Book A Index 1837-1869. Batch {{IGI|M712652}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
*'''1868-1895''' - Decatur County Marriage Book B Index 1868-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712653}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1868-1895''' - Decatur County Marriage Book B Index 1868-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712653}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1895''' - Decatur County Marriage Book D Index 1895. Batch {{IGI|M712654}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1895''' - Decatur County Marriage Book D Index 1895. Batch {{IGI|M712654}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
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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>
  
== Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies]
  
 
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*[[Bainbridge Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bainbridge Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/decatur-county/ Decatur 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.  
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Decatur|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Decatur|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Decatur/ Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Decatur/ Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]$
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]$
  
== Decatur County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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Guide to Decatur County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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

County Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
1400 E Shotwell Street
PO Box 735
Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735
Phone: 229.248.3030

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

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

1823


1823

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

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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1878. The courthouse at Bainbridge burned 6 May 1878. Probate records suffered heavy losses, but some deed books were salvaged.[4]

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baker  • Gadsden County  • Grady County  • Jackson County  • Miller County  • Mitchell County  • Seminole County

Decatur CountyGrady CountyBaker CountyThomas CountyColquitt CountyWorth CountyMitchell CountyDougherty CountyCalhoun CountyClay CountyEarly CountyMiller CountySeminole CountyLeon CountyGadsen CountyLiberty CountyCalhoun CountyJackson CountyBay CountyWashington CountyHolmes CountyHouston CountyHenry CountyBarbour CountyDale CountyGeneva CountyGADecatur.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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy:



- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate) , Company G
- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
-17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F
- 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Decatur County). 1961. Muster roll of the First Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, 1861. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 249613
  • Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Confederate soldiers and their units, Decatur County, Georgia. [Anniston, Alabama]: MariLee Beatty Hageness. 975.8993 M2h also Film 2055469 item 10Google Book $

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Decatur 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
  • 1824-1841 - Decatur County Marriage Book AA Index 1824-1841. Batch M712651 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1837-1869 - Decatur County Marriage Book A Index 1837-1869. Batch M712652 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1868-1895 - Decatur County Marriage Book B Index 1868-1895. Batch M712653 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1895 - Decatur County Marriage Book D Index 1895. Batch M712654 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Decatur 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), 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).
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 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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