Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Fannin County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded January 21, 1854
County Seat Blue Ridge
Address Fannin County Courthouse
420 West Main Street
PO Box 487
Blue Ridge, GA 30513-0487
Phone: 706.632.2203
Fannin County Website


Fannin County Georgia Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1854[1]

Fannin County Georgia History

Parent County

1854--Fannin County was created 21 January 1854 fromGilmer and Union Counties.
County seat: Blue Ridge[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Fannin County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Fannin County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories





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

  • 1854-1895 - Fannin County Marriage Index 1854-1895. Batch M712761 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Fannin County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Fannin County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Fannin County Georgia Genealogy References

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