Floyd County, Georgia

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

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Floyd County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 3, 1892
County Seat Roma
Courthouse
Address Floyd County Courthouse
3 Government Plaza
Roma, GA 30161
Phone: 706.291.5190
Floyd County Website

Contents

Floyd County Georgia Courthouse

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

Floyd County Georgia History

Parent County

1832--Floyd County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee Indian Lands.
County seat: Rome [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Floyd County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Episcopal

St. Peter's Church, Rome

Baptism

  • 1843-1940 - St. Peter's Church, Rome, Baptism Index 1843-1940. Batch C712841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Marriage

  • 1848-1940 - St. Peter's Church, Rome, Marriage Index 1848-1940. Batch M712841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Burial

  • 1849-1940 - St. Peter's Church, Rome, Burial Index 1849-1940. Batch B393679 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Methodist Episcopal

Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church

  • 1873-1885 - Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1873-1885. Batch C712821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1895 - Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church Marriage Index 1873-1895. Batch M712821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

City Directories

1883 Rome City Directory Georgia Pioneers

Court

Land

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

  • Battey, George Magruder, Jr. A History of Rome and Floyd County. State of Georgia - United States of America. 1540-1922. Atlanta, Ga.: Webb and Vary, 1922. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Another digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps 

Marriages

Marriages from old newspapers (1885-1886) Georgia Pioneers

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
  • 1834-1877 - Floyd County Marriage Books A and B Index 1834-1877. Batch M712832 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1890 - Floyd County Marriage Books C and D Index 1876-1890. Batch M712833 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1895 - Floyd County Marriage Book E Index 1890-1895. Batch M712834 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1850-1888 - Floyd County Marriage Index 1850-1888. Batch M712831 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Floyd County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 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.