Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Douglas County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded October 17, 1870
County Seat Douglasville
Address Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134-4501
Phone: 770.920.7252
Douglas County Website


Douglas County Georgia Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court,
and land records from 1870[1]

Douglas County Georgia History

Parent County

1870--Douglas County was created 17 October 1870 from Campbell and Carroll Counties.
County seat:  Douglasville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1896 and 1957 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Douglas County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Douglas County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories



  • 1885-1886 (from old newspapers)




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).


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

  • 1871-1894 - Douglas County Marriage Books A and B Index 1871-1894. Batch M712691 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1894-1895 - Douglas County Marriage Book C Index 1894-1895. Batch M712692 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1879-80 - Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Douglas County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers 

Douglas County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Douglas County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at