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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fulton_County,_Georgia|Fulton County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Fulton County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Fulton County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]]
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[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fulcohome Fulton County Courthouse]<br>136 Pryor Sreet SW; <br>Atlanta, GA 30303-3405 <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347897111363_146" /><br>Phone: 404.730.5300&nbsp; <br>
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Probate Court has marriage 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), Fulton County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853'''--Fulton County was created 20 December 1853&nbsp;from [[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]], [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]] and Milton (became part of Fulton County&nbsp; in 1932) Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Atlanta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1853'''--Fulton County was created 20 December 1853&nbsp;from [[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]], [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]] and Milton (became part of Fulton County&nbsp; in 1932) Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Atlanta <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cherokee_County,_Georgia|Cherokee]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]  
*[[Clayton_County,_Georgia|Clayton]]
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*[[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]]  
*[[Cobb_County,_Georgia|Cobb]]
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*[[Cobb County, Georgia|Cobb]]  
*[[Coweta_County,_Georgia|Coweta]]
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*[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]]  
*[[DeKalb_County,_Georgia|DeKalb]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]]  
*[[Douglas_County,_Georgia|Douglas]]
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*[[Douglas County, Georgia|Douglas]]  
*[[Fayette_County,_Georgia|Fayette]]
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*[[Fayette County, Georgia|Fayette]]  
*[[Forsyth_County,_Georgia|Forsyth]]
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*[[Forsyth County, Georgia|Forsyth]]  
*[[Gwinnett_County,_Georgia|Gwinnett]]
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*[[Gwinnett County, Georgia|Gwinnett]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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:*Grizzle, R. L. ''Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [database on-line].'' Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4105 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=15413 Westview Cemetery, Atlanta] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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===== Baptist  =====
  
*Atlanta
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:*''Semi-centennial History of the Second Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-30, 1904.'' Atlanta: Foote &amp; Davies Co., Printers, Binders, 1904?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22928 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Nancy Creek Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*First Baptist church of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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:*Trinity Methodist Church&nbsp; of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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===== LDS  =====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Atlanta  
 
*East Point
 
*East Point
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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:*'''1867''' - Barnwell, V. T. ''Barnwell's Atlanta City Directory, and Strangers' Guide: Also, A General Firemen's, Church, Masonic, and Odd-fellows' Record.'' Atlanta: Intelligencer Book and Job Office, 1867. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22721 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1889''' - ''Atlanta City Directory, 1889.'' Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1889. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4527 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1890''' - ''Atlanta City Directory, 1890.'' Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1890. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4527 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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:*Allen, Ivan. ''Atlanta from the Ashes.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Ruralist Press, 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22712 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Allen, Ivan. ''The Atlanta Spirit: Altitude + Attitude.'' Atlanta, Ga.: I. Allen-Marshall Co., 1948. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22715 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Atlanta, A City of the Modern South.'' New York: Smith &amp; Durrell, c1942. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22716 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Atlanta Centennial Year Book: 1837-1937.'' Atlanta?: G. Murphy, 1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22711 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Clarke, Edward Young. ''Atlanta Illustrated: Containing Glances at Its Population, Business, Manufactures, Industries, Institutions, Society, Healthfulness, Architecture, and Advantages Generally, with 150 Ullustrations and a Lithographic Map of the City.'' Atlanta, Ga.: J.P. Harrison &amp; Co., 1881. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22713 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Cooper, Walter G. ''Official History of Fulton County.'' Atlanta: W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22884 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Hand Book of the City of Atlanta: A Comprehensive Review of the City's Commercial, Industrial and Residential Conditions.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Southern Industrial Pub. Co., 1898. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22806 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Hornady, John R. ''Atlanta, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.'' unknown: American Cities Book Co., 1922. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22719 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''History of Atlanta, Georgia: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.'' Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason &amp; Co., 1889. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22814 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Ivey, John E. ''Building Atlanta's Future: by John E. Ivey, Jr., Nicholas J. Demerath, Woodrow W. Breland.'' Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1948. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25407 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Martin, Thomas H. ''Atlanta and Its Builders: A Comprehensive History of the Gate City of the South.'' Atlanta: Century Memorial Pub. Co., 1902. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22709 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Pioneer Citizens' History of Atlanta: 1833-1902.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Pioneer Citizens' Society of Atlanta, 1902. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22895 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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==== Marriages ====
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Marriages from old newspapers (1869-1906) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Fulton County.
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*July 20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga016.htm Peachtree Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*July 22, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga017.htm Atlanta]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga017.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*July 28, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga018.htm Ezra Church], also known as Battle of the Poor House<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga018.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*August 5-7, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga019.htm Utoy Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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<br> Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from&nbsp;Fulton County [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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:*'''1868, 1875-1876, 1895''' - ''The Constitution'' (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6388 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1870-1924''' - ''The Atlanta Constitution'' (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6789 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''1876-1879''' - ''The Daily Constitution'' (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6389 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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:*'''1904-1928''' - [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0KrOiVmbFBYC ''Atlanta Independent''] - an African-American newspaper; full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1904-1928.
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==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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*Wills 1854-1882 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Will Book A, 1854-1882; Will Book B, 1882-1894 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Book&nbsp;A, 1854-1861 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual Returns,&nbsp;Book B, 1861-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annua Returns,&nbsp;Book C, 1866-1888 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)&nbsp;
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*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1854-1866 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1866-1883 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Miscellaneous Estates 1870-1935 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Indentures of Apprenticeship 1899-1913 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Taxation&nbsp;  ====
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*1854 Tax Digest of Atlanta [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia &nbsp;Pioneers] ($)
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==== Vital Records&nbsp;  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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Atlanta Births 1886-1889; 1905-1910 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfulton.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Yearbooks  ====
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*Oglethorpe University: [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Oglethorpe+University+(Atlanta,+Ga.)+Students+Yearbooks%22 1920 - 2008&nbsp;]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Atlanta Georgia Family History Center]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafulto2/ Fulton County, GAGenWeb] - &nbsp;part of the USGenWeb Project
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191873&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Fulton&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Fulton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fulton/ Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*[http://www.georgia-genealogy.org/Fulton-County-Genealogy.htm Fulton County Genealogy] (Georgia Genealogy)
  
 
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Revision as of 18:38, 5 January 2013


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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Fulton County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Fulton County Courthouse
136 Pryor Sreet SW;
Atlanta, GA 30303-3405
Phone: 404.730.5300 

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

History

Parent County

1853--Fulton County was created 20 December 1853 from DeKalb, Campbell and Milton (became part of Fulton County  in 1932) Counties.
County seat:  Atlanta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Grizzle, R. L. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [database on-line]. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Westview Cemetery, Atlanta BillionGraves

Church

Baptist
  • Semi-centennial History of the Second Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-30, 1904. Atlanta: Foote & Davies Co., Printers, Binders, 1904?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Nancy Creek Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • First Baptist church of Atlanta Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Trinity Methodist Church  of Atlanta Georgia Pioneers ($)
LDS

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Atlanta
  • East Point

Court

Directories

  • 1867 - Barnwell, V. T. Barnwell's Atlanta City Directory, and Strangers' Guide: Also, A General Firemen's, Church, Masonic, and Odd-fellows' Record. Atlanta: Intelligencer Book and Job Office, 1867. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1889 - Atlanta City Directory, 1889. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1889. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1890 - Atlanta City Directory, 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co., 1890. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

  • Allen, Ivan. Atlanta from the Ashes. Atlanta, Ga.: Ruralist Press, 1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Allen, Ivan. The Atlanta Spirit: Altitude + Attitude. Atlanta, Ga.: I. Allen-Marshall Co., 1948. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Atlanta, A City of the Modern South. New York: Smith & Durrell, c1942. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Atlanta Centennial Year Book: 1837-1937. Atlanta?: G. Murphy, 1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Clarke, Edward Young. Atlanta Illustrated: Containing Glances at Its Population, Business, Manufactures, Industries, Institutions, Society, Healthfulness, Architecture, and Advantages Generally, with 150 Ullustrations and a Lithographic Map of the City. Atlanta, Ga.: J.P. Harrison & Co., 1881. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Cooper, Walter G. Official History of Fulton County. Atlanta: W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hand Book of the City of Atlanta: A Comprehensive Review of the City's Commercial, Industrial and Residential Conditions. Atlanta, Ga.: Southern Industrial Pub. Co., 1898. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hornady, John R. Atlanta, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. unknown: American Cities Book Co., 1922. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • History of Atlanta, Georgia: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1889. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Ivey, John E. Building Atlanta's Future: by John E. Ivey, Jr., Nicholas J. Demerath, Woodrow W. Breland. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1948. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Martin, Thomas H. Atlanta and Its Builders: A Comprehensive History of the Gate City of the South. Atlanta: Century Memorial Pub. Co., 1902. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Pioneer Citizens' History of Atlanta: 1833-1902. Atlanta, Ga.: Pioneer Citizens' Society of Atlanta, 1902. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps 

Marriages

Marriages from old newspapers (1869-1906) Georgia Pioneers ($)

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Fulton County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.


Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from Fulton County Georgia Pioneers ($)

Newspapers

  • 1868, 1875-1876, 1895 - The Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1870-1924 - The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1876-1879 - The Daily Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.). Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1904-1928 - Atlanta Independent - an African-American newspaper; full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1904-1928.

Probate 

Taxation 

Vital Records 

Birth

Atlanta Births 1886-1889; 1905-1910 Georgia Pioneers ($)


Death
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Fulton County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fulton 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)