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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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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)





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


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