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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Evans County''' <br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Evans County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Evans County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Evans County Georgia Courthouse.png|thumb|right|200px|Evans County Georgia Courthouse.png]][http://www.evanscountyga.com/ Evans County Courthouse]<br> 3 Freeman Street<br> Claxton, GA 30417-0000<br> Phone: 912.739.3868<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Evans County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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| county = Evans County
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| founded year = 1914
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| founded date = August 11
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| seat = Claxton
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| building address = Evans County Courthouse<br>3 Freeman Street<br>Claxton, GA 30417-0000<br>Phone: 912.739.3868<br>[http://www.evanscountyga.com/ '''Evans County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[[Image:Evans County Georgia Courthouse.png|thumb|right|200px|Evans County Georgia Courthouse.png]]  
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[http://www.evanscountyga.com/ Evans County Courthouse]<br>3 Freeman Street<br>Claxton, GA 30417-0000<br>Phone: 912.739.3868<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Evans County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Clerk of Superior Court '''<br>
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123 W. Main St.<br>
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P.O. Box 845 <br>
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Claxton, GA 30417<br>
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Telephone: (912) 739-3868<br>
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Fax: (912) 739-2504<br>
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'''Probate Court of Evans County'''<br>
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201 Freeman Street, Suite 9<br>
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PO Box 852<br>
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Claxton,  GA  30417<br>
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Telephone:  912-739-4080<br>
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Fax:  912-739-4077<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1914'''--Evans County was created 11 August 1914&nbsp;from [[Bulloch County, Georgia|Bulloch]] and [[Tattnall County, Georgia|Tattnall]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Claxton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1914'''--Evans County was created 11 August 1914&nbsp;from [[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch]] and [[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Claxton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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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.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 30-31. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Bryan County, Georgia|Bryan]]  
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[[Bryan County, Georgia Genealogy|Bryan County]] {{•}}
*[[Bulloch County, Georgia|Bulloch]]  
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[[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch County]] {{•}}
*[[Candler County, Georgia|Candler]]  
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[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy|Candler County]] {{•}}
*[[Liberty County, Georgia|Liberty]]  
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[[Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy|Liberty County]] {{•}}
*[[Tattnall County, Georgia|Tattnall]]
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[[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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*Evans County Historical Society. 2000. A history of Evans County: "a small warm place around the heart". Claxton, Ga: Evans County Historical Society. (page 100) {{FHL|990285|item|disp=975.8763 H2e}}<br>
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*Hodges, Lucile. 1965. A history of our locale, mainly Evans County, Georgia. Macon, Ga: Printed by Southern Press. (page 57-74)&nbsp; {{FHL|159115|item|disp=975.8763 H2h}}<br>
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Evans}}
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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*1785 - 1950 {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1808 - 1967 {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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1828 - 1978 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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1699 - 1944 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*1933 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1914 - 1927 {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*1928 - 1938 {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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1919 - 1998 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/evans-county/ Evans 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+Evans|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Evans/ Evans County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Evans/ Evans County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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Guide to Evans County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Evans County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Evans County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 11, 1914
County Seat Claxton
Courthouse
Address Evans County Courthouse
3 Freeman Street
Claxton, GA 30417-0000
Phone: 912.739.3868
Evans County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Evans County Georgia Courthouse.png

Evans County Courthouse
3 Freeman Street
Claxton, GA 30417-0000
Phone: 912.739.3868

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
123 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 845
Claxton, GA 30417
Telephone: (912) 739-3868
Fax: (912) 739-2504

Probate Court of Evans County
201 Freeman Street, Suite 9
PO Box 852
Claxton, GA 30417
Telephone: 912-739-4080
Fax: 912-739-4077

Beginning Dates for Evans County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1915

History

Parent County

1914--Evans County was created 11 August 1914 from Bulloch and Tattnall Counties. County seat:  Claxton [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

Bryan County  • Bulloch County  • Candler County  • Liberty County  • Tattnall County

Evans CountyBryan CountyEffingham CountyBulloch CountyScreven CountyJenkins CountyEmanuel CountyCandler CountyTattnall CountyToombs CountyAppling CountyWayne CountyLong CountyMcIntosh CountyLiberty CountyGAEvans.JPG


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 Evans 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.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Evans County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Evans County, Georgia Genealogy:




  • Evans County Historical Society. 2000. A history of Evans County: "a small warm place around the heart". Claxton, Ga: Evans County Historical Society. (page 100) 975.8763 H2e
  • Hodges, Lucile. 1965. A history of our locale, mainly Evans County, Georgia. Macon, Ga: Printed by Southern Press. (page 57-74)  975.8763 H2h

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Evans County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Records

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $


Death Records

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Evans County, Georgia. Page 155 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), 30-31. At various libraries (WorldCat).

 

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