Early County, Georgia Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:28, 6 May 2013

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

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Early County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Blakely
Courthouse
Address Early County Courthouse
PO Box 849
Blakely, GA 31723
Phone: 229.723.3033
Early County Website

Contents

Early County Georgia Courthouse

Early County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Many records lost, first marriage book, 1854
Clerk of Court has cemetery, divorce, land,
military and court records[1]

Early County Georgia History

Parent County

1818--Early County was created 15 December 1818 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Blakely [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1896 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Early County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Early County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Marriage
  • 1820-1889 - Early County Marriage Index 1820-1889. Batch M712701 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1834-1850 - Early County Marriage Index 1834-1850. Batch M002548 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1868-1901 - Early County Marriage Index 1868-1901. Batch M712702 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1889-1895 - Early County Marriage Index 1889-1895. Batch M712703 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Early County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Early County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Early County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Early County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Early 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 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.