Grady County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to '''Grady County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
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[http://www.gradycountyga.gov/ Grady County Courthouse]<br>250 N Broad Street<br>Cairo, GA 31726-4101<br>Phone: 912.377.2912<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1906.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grady County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.gradycountyga.gov/ Grady County Courthouse]<br>250 N Broad Street<br>Cairo, GA 31726-4101<br>Phone: 912.377.2912<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1906.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grady 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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==== 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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Georgia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-counties/#courthouse Georgia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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{{Fire}}'''1980''' The courthouse at Cairo burned 18 February 1980. Fire fighters and citizens carried some records to safety, and a vault protected most records from damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 33. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/grady-county/ Grady County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Grady|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
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Guide to Grady County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Grady County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Grady County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 17, 1905
County Seat Cairo
Courthouse
Address Grady County Courthouse
250 N Broad Street
Cairo, GA 31726-4101
Phone: 912.377.2912
Grady County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Grady County Courthouse
250 N Broad Street
Cairo, GA 31726-4101
Phone: 912.377.2912

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1906.[1]

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




1906

History

Parent County

1905--Grady County was created 17 August 1905 from Decatur and Thomas Counties. County seat: Cairo [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

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1980 The courthouse at Cairo burned 18 February 1980. Fire fighters and citizens carried some records to safety, and a vault protected most records from damage.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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 Grady 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

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Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

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
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grady 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), 33. At various libraries (WorldCat).