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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fannin_County,_Georgia|Fannin County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Fannin County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Fannin County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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| building address = Fannin County Courthouse<br>420 West Main Street<br>PO Box 487<br>Blue Ridge, GA 30513-0487<br>Phone: 706.632.2203<br>[http://www.fannincountyga.org/ '''Fannin County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Fannin County Courthouse<br>420 West Main Street<br>PO Box 487<br>Blue Ridge, GA 30513-0487<br>Phone: 706.632.2203<br>[http://www.fannincountyga.org/ '''Fannin County Website'''] }}  
  
== Fannin County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin 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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[http://fannincountyga.org/ Fannin County Courthouse]<br>420 West Main Street<br>PO Box 487<br>Blue Ridge, GA 30513-0487<br>Phone: 706.632.2203<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1854.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin 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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400 W. Main St.<br>
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P.O. Box 1300 <br>
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Blue Ridge, GA 30513<br>
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Telephone: (706) 632-2039<br>
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Fax: (706) 258-5250<br>
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'''Probate Court of Fannin County'''<br>
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400 West Main Street, Suit 204<br>
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Blue Ridge,  GA  30513<br>
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Telephone:  706-632-3011<br>
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Fax:  706-632-7167<br>
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== Fannin County Georgia History  ==
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== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854'''--Fannin County was created 21 January 1854 from[[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]] and [[Union County, Georgia|Union]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Blue Ridge<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1854'''--Fannin County was created 21 January 1854 from[[Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy|Gilmer]] and [[Union County, Georgia Genealogy|Union]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Blue Ridge<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Fannin County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
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The courthouse at Blue Ridge was destroyed by fire the morning of 2 July 1936, but a fire-proof vault prevented the loss of any significant country records.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 31. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cherokee County, North Carolina|Cherokee County, North Carolina]]  
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[[Cherokee County, North Carolina|Cherokee County]] {{•}}
*[[Dawson County, Georgia|Dawson]]  
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[[Dawson County, Georgia Genealogy|Dawson County]] {{•}}
*[[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]]  
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[[Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy|Gilmer County]] {{•}}
*[[Lumpkin County, Georgia|Lumpkin]]  
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[[Lumpkin County, Georgia Genealogy|Lumpkin County]] {{•}}
*[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]]  
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[[Murray County, Georgia Genealogy|Murray County]] {{•}}
*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee]]  
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[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County]] {{•}}
*[[Union County, Georgia|Union]]
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[[Union County, Georgia Genealogy|Union County]]
  
== Fannin County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAFannin County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Church  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gafannin.jpg|center|900px|Gafannin.jpg]]
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==== Military ====
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company E
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:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company E
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:- [[52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
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:- [[65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies B, and E
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/fannin/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (War of 1812 and Indian Wars also giving)
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Fannin}}
  
*Wills and Estates 1854-1865 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Occupations  ====
*Index to Wills and Estates 1854-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Miscellaneous Estates 1865-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Probate Records  ====
*Index to Wills 1868-1929 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*Index to Annual Returns, Administrators, Guardians 1893-1916 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1742–1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742–1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*'''1854-1865''' - Wills and Estates 1854-1865 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1854-1865''' - Index to Wills and Estates 1854-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1865-1903''' - Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Miscellaneous Estates 1865-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1868-1929''' - Index to Wills 1868-1929 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1893-1916''' - Index to Annual Returns, Administrators, Guardians 1893-1916 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfannin.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Marriage =====
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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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*'''1854-1895''' - Fannin County Marriage Index 1854-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712761}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiael.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf]].</ref>
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===== Death Records =====
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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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*'''1928-1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} 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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*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] $
  
*'''1854-1895''' - Fannin County Marriage Index 1854-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712761}} 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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===== Death =====
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*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
  
== Fannin County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Fannin County Georgia Genealogy Websites  ==
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== Websites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/fannin-county/ Fannin County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Fannin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafanni2/ USGenWeb Fannin County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Fannin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fannin/ Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fannin/ Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers {http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers {http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
== Fannin County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Fannin County

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

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Fannin County Courthouse
420 West Main Street
PO Box 487
Blue Ridge, GA 30513-0487
Phone: 706.632.2203

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

Clerk of Superior Court
400 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 1300
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Telephone: (706) 632-2039
Fax: (706) 258-5250

Probate Court of Fannin County
400 West Main Street, Suit 204
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Telephone: 706-632-3011
Fax: 706-632-7167

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






History

Parent County

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

The courthouse at Blue Ridge was destroyed by fire the morning of 2 July 1936, but a fire-proof vault prevented the loss of any significant country records.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cherokee County  • Dawson County  • Gilmer County  • Lumpkin County  • Murray County  • Polk County  • Union County

Fannin CountyMurray CountyWhitfield CountyWhitefield CountyCatoosa CountyWalker CountyChattooga CountyFloyd CountyGordon CountyBartow CountyCherokee CountyPickens CountyGilmer CountyDawson CountyForsyth CountyHall CountyBanks CountyStephens CountyHabersham CountyRabun CountyTowns CountyWhite CountyLumpkin CountyUnion CountyCherokee CountyClay CountyMacon CountySwain CountyGraham CountyHamilton CountyBradley CountyPolk CountyMonroe CountyMcMinn CountyMeigs CountyGAFannin.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 Fannin 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

Gafannin.jpg

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Fannin 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 Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy:



- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies B, and E
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (War of 1812 and Indian Wars also giving)

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Online 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
  • 1854-1895 - Fannin County Marriage Index 1854-1895. Batch M712761 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry $
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 Center 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), 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 31. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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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