Dooly County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Dooly County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Vienna
Courthouse
Address Dooly County Courthouse
PO Box 348
Vienna, GA 31092-0322
Phone: 912.268.4228
Dooly County Website

Contents

Dooly County Georgia Courthouse

Dooly County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1846 and land records from 1850; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records[1]

Dooly County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Dooly 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.

Parent County

1821--Dooly County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian lands.
County seat:  Vienna [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1847 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Dooly County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dooly 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

Maps

Marriages

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

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.

Marriage
  • 1846-1890 - Dooly County Marriage Index 1846-1890. Batch M712671 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1895 - Dooly County Marriage Index 1885-1895. Batch M712672 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1908 - Dooly County Marriage Index 1890-1908. Batch M712673 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Dooly County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy Web Sites

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dooly 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.