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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Early_County,_Georgia|Early County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Early_County,_Georgia|Early County]]''  
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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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| county = Early County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = December 15
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| seat = Blakely
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| building address = Early County Courthouse<br>PO Box 849<br>Blakely, GA 31723<br>Phone: 229.723.3033<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Early.htm '''Early County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Early County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Early County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]][http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Early.htm Early County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 849<br> Blakely, GA 31723<br> Phone: 229.723.3033 <br><br>Many records lost, first marriage book, 1854<br>Clerk of Court has cemetery, divorce, land, <br>military and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Early County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[[Image:Early County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/early-county Early County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 849<br>Blakely, GA 31723<br>Phone: 229.723.3033<br><br>Many records lost, first marriage book start in 1854. Clerk of Court has cemetery, divorce, land, military and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Early County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
'''1896 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Seminole County, Georgia|Seminole]]
 
*[[Seminole County, Georgia|Seminole]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaearly.jpg|right|900px|Gaearly.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Early}}
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
*Wills 1822-1832 (digital images). See names of testators &nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
 
*Wills 1822-1832 (digital images). See names of testators &nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
*Wills 1839-1895 (digital images). See names of testators. [http://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Wills 1839-1895 (digital images). See names of testators. [http://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
*Index to Will Book B, 1839-1895 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
 
*Index to Will Book B, 1839-1895 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
 
*Index to Will Book 2, 1896-1941 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
 
*Index to Will Book 2, 1896-1941 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyearly.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1820-1889''' - Early County Marriage Index 1820-1889. Batch {{IGI|M712701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1834-1850''' - Early County Marriage Index 1834-1850. Batch {{IGI|M002548}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1868-1901''' - Early County Marriage Index 1868-1901. Batch {{IGI|M712702}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1889-1895''' - Early County Marriage Index 1889-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712703}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&amp;url=
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http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).  
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/early-county/ Early County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Early|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Early|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Early/ Early County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Early/ Early County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Early County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Georgia
Online Records
Early County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Early County
Location in the state of Georgia
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

County Courthouse

Early County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Early County Courthouse
PO Box 849
Blakely, GA 31723
Phone: 229.723.3033

Many records lost, first marriage book start in 1854. Clerk of Court has cemetery, divorce, land, military and court records.[1]
Beginning Dates for Early County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1854




History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

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

Local histories are available for Early County, Georgia. 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.

Maps

Gaearly.jpg

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Early County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • 1820-1889 - Early County Marriage Index 1820-1889. Batch M712701 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1834-1850 - Early County Marriage Index 1834-1850. Batch M002548 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1868-1901 - Early County Marriage Index 1868-1901. Batch M712702 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1889-1895 - Early County Marriage Index 1889-1895. Batch M712703 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.



 

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