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|Decatur County, Georgia|
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||December 8, 1823|
|Address|| Decatur County Courthouse|
1400 E Shotwell Street
PO Box 735
Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735
Decatur County Website
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
Decatur County Georgia History
Decatur County Georgia Places/Localities
Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Resources
- 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Pioneers $
- Index to Decatur County Marriage Licenses 1824 to 1841 (Grooms) Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Decatur County Marriage Licenses 1837-1869 Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Decatur County Marriage Licenses 1868-1896 Georgia Pioneers $
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.
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).
- Wills 1828-1838 (digital images). See names of Testators Georgia Pioneers
- Wills 1839-1865 (digital images). See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers $
- Wills 1828-1838 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers$
- Index to Minute Books A and B (includes some wills) Georgia Pioneers$
- Index to Will Book A 1828-1838 Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Will Book B 1839-1873 Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Will Book C 1873-1913 Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Appraisements, Sales, 1828-1833 Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Journal (estates) 1834-1848 Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Annual Returns 1835-1850 Georgia Pioneers $Georgia Pioneers $
- Index to Vouchers, Returns 1829-1837
- 1824-1841 - Decatur County Marriage Book AA Index 1824-1841. Batch M712651 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1837-1869 - Decatur County Marriage Book A Index 1837-1869. Batch M712652 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1868-1895 - Decatur County Marriage Book B Index 1868-1895. Batch M712653 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1895 - Decatur County Marriage Book D Index 1895. Batch M712654 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1859-60, 1879-80 - Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Decatur County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers Georgia Pioneers$
Decatur County Georgia Genealogy References
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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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