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

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Glynn County, Georgia (state)
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Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Brunswick
Courthouse
Address Glynn County Courthouse
701 H Street
Brunswick, GA 31520-6750
Phone: 912.554.7272
Glynn County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Court has marriage records from 1845
and probate records from 1792; Clerk Superior
Court has divorce and court records from 1792
and land records 1824-1829 burned, all records
to 1818 damaged[1]

History

Local histories are available for Glynn 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.

Parent County

1777--Glynn County was created 5 February 1777 from St. David and St. Patrick Parishes.
County seat: Brunswick [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1896 -- Courthouse damaged by Storm.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Brunswick
Episcopal

Christ Church of Frederica, St. Simons Island

  • 1873-1910 - Christ Church of Frederica, St. Simons Island Baptism Index 1873-1910. Batch C712931 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1941 - Christ Church of Frederica, St. Simons Island Marriage Index 1884-1941. Batch M712931 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

City Directories

1890, 1892 Brunswick City Directory Georgia Pioneers

1892, 1898 St. Simons Island 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

  • Cate, Margaret Davis. Our Todays and Yesterdays: A Story of Brunswick and the Coastal Islands. Brunswick, Ga.: Glover Bros., 1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Flags of Five Nations: Being a Collection of Historical Sketches, Legends and Stories of the Golden Isles of Guale. Sea Island, Ga.: Cloister Hotel, 1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Jekyl [sic] Island Club, Brunswick, Georgia, 1911. New York: Photogravure & Color Co., 1911?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps 

Blythe Island Georgia Pioneers

Marriages

Marriages 1818-1852 Georgia Pioneers

Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) 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

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.

Marriage
  • 1818-1895 - Glynn County Marriage Index 1818-1895. Batch M712921 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1849-50, 1869-70 - Glynn County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glynn 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 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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