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<br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Greene_County,_Georgia|Greene County]]''  
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Guide to '''Greene County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| building address = Greene County Courthouse<br>113 N Main<br>Greensboro, GA 30642-1109<br>Phone: 706.453.7716<br>[http://www.greenecountyga.gov/ '''Greene County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.greenecountyga.gov/ Greene County Courthouse ]<br>113 N Main <br>Greensboro, GA 30642-1109 <br>Phone:706.453.7716  
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[http://www.greenecountyga.gov/ Greene County Courthouse]<br>113 N Main<br>Greensboro, GA 30642-1109<br>Phone: 706.453.7716<br><br>Probate Court has marriage,&nbsp;death and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1790, court and land records from 1785; County Health Department has birth records from 1927.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Georgia. Page 156 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Probate Court has marriage,&nbsp;death and probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1790, <br>court and land; records from 1785; County Health <br>Department has birth records from 1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Georgia. Page 156 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1786'''--Greene County was created 3 February 1786&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Georgia|Washington ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Greensboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1786'''--Greene County was created 3 February 1786&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Georgia Genealogy|Washington ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Greensboro <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  ====
  
'''1787''' -- town burned by Indians For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]'''1787''' -- In September 1787 Creek Indians burned the town and courthouse at Greensboro in retaliation for the murder of several Indians by white settlers several months before. Residents anticipated the raid and evacuated some of the country records to safety.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 34. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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[[Category:Places_with_historic_record_loss]]
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Hancock County, Georgia|Hancock]]  
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[[Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy|Hancock County]] {{•}}
*[[Morgan County, Georgia|Morgan]]  
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[[Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy|Morgan County]] {{•}}
*[[Oconee County, Georgia|Oconee]]  
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[[Oconee County, Georgia Genealogy|Oconee County]] {{•}}
*[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]]  
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[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia Genealogy|Oglethorpe County]] {{•}}
*[[Putnam County, Georgia|Putnam]]  
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[[Putnam County, Georgia Genealogy|Putnam County]] {{•}}
*[[Taliaferro County, Georgia|Taliaferro]]
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[[Taliaferro County, Georgia Genealogy|Taliaferro County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAGreene County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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*'''1866-1875''' - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1866-1875. Batch {{IGI|M712965}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1877''' - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1875-1877. Batch {{IGI|M712964}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878-1883''' - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1878-1883. Batch {{IGI|M712968}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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'''Bethany Presbyterian Church'''
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*'''1841-1885''' - Bethany Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1841-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712969}} 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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*'''1841-1895''' - Bethany Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1841-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712969}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== Maps ====
  
1.&nbsp; Marriages 1769-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>2.&nbsp; Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>3.&nbsp; Marriage Contracts found in deeds, etc. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
==== Military&nbsp;  ====
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[[Image:Gagreene.jpg|right|900px|Gagreene.jpg]]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
1.&nbsp; Wills 1796-1806 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]
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2.&nbsp; Index to Estates, Inventories, Book A [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>3.&nbsp; Index to Estates, Inventories, Book B [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>4.&nbsp; General Index to all Wills 1798-1914 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>5.&nbsp; General Index to all Guardian, Administrators Bonds, etc. 1790-1943 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>6.&nbsp; Index to Wills and Appraisements,&nbsp;Book 2, 1794-1810 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>7.&nbsp; Index to Wills and Appraisements,&nbsp;Book 3, 1806-1816 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>8.&nbsp; Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book 4, 1817-1842 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>9.&nbsp; Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book 5, 1840-1877 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
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==== Taxation&nbsp;  ====
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1811 Greene County Tax Digest (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) ]], Company B
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:- [[62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)|62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)]] , Company D
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:- [[66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G<br>
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:- The [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/greene/military.htm USGenWeb] Archives Project - Georgia&nbsp; (other war information given also)<br>
  
 
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*Rice, Thaddeus Brockett. 1961. History of Greene County, Georgia, 1786-1886. Macon, Ga: J.W. Burke Co. (page 382, 289-414) {{FHL|159356|item|disp=975.861 H2r}}<br>
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*Bryant, Jonathan M. 1996. How curious a land: conflict and change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (page 66-89)&nbsp; {{FHL|765054|item|disp=975.8612 H2b}}<br>
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*Georgia. Superior Court (Greene County). 1980. Miscellaneous loose court papers [Greene County, Georgia]. Georgia: Georgia Dept. of Archives and History. {{FHL|124328|item|disp=film 1018455, 1704735 item 1}}<br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Greene}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM1Q-468%3An655508117%3Fcc%3D1999178 Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975, Greene County]
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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1811 Greene County Tax Digest (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygreene.html Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Death =====
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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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===== Birth =====
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===== Marriage 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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*'''1785-1873''' - Greene County Marriage Index 1785-1873. Batch {{IGI|M712961}} 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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*'''1786-1849''' - Greene County Marriage Index 1786-1849. Batch {{IGI|M712962}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1849-1877''' - Greene County Marriage Index 1849-1877. Batch {{IGI|M712963}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1877-1891''' - Greene County Marriage Index 1877-1891. Batch {{IGI|M712966}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1891-1895''' - Greene County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712967}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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 - 1938 {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1938}} 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 $
  
 
{{GAmortality}}  
 
{{GAmortality}}  
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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Greene County Historical Society<br>
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PO Box 238, <br>
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Greensboro, GA 30642-0238
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== 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]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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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/greene-county/ Greene County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Greene|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/~gagreen3/ USGenWeb Greene County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Greene|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Greene/ Greene County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Greene/ Greene County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Greene County

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

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Online Records


Greene County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 3, 1786
County Seat Greensboro
Courthouse
Address Greene County Courthouse
113 N Main
Greensboro, GA 30642-1109
Phone: 706.453.7716
Greene County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
113 N Main
Greensboro, GA 30642-1109
Phone: 706.453.7716

Probate Court has marriage, death and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1790, court and land records from 1785; County Health Department has birth records from 1927.[1]

Beginning Dates for Greene County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927



1785

History

Parent County

1786--Greene County was created 3 February 1786 from Washington County.
County seat: Greensboro [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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1787 -- In September 1787 Creek Indians burned the town and courthouse at Greensboro in retaliation for the murder of several Indians by white settlers several months before. Residents anticipated the raid and evacuated some of the country records to safety.[3]

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Hancock County  • Morgan County  • Oconee County  • Oglethorpe County  • Putnam County  • Taliaferro County

Greene CountyMorgan CountyWalton CountyNewton CountyJasper CountyPutnam CountyHancock CountyWashington CountyGlascock CountyWarren CountyTaliaferro CountyWilkes  CountyElbert  CountyMadison  CountyOglethorpe CountyOconee CountyClarke CountyJackson CountyBarrow CountyGAGreene.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • 1866-1875 - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1866-1875. Batch M712965 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1877 - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1875-1877. Batch M712964 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1878-1883 - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1878-1883. Batch M712968 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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.

Presbyterian

Bethany Presbyterian Church

  • 1841-1885 - Bethany Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1841-1885. Batch C712969 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1841-1895 - Bethany Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1841-1895. Batch M712969 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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 Greene 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

Civil War

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





- 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company B
- 62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) , Company D
- 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- The USGenWeb Archives Project - Georgia  (other war information given also)


  • Rice, Thaddeus Brockett. 1961. History of Greene County, Georgia, 1786-1886. Macon, Ga: J.W. Burke Co. (page 382, 289-414) 975.861 H2r
  • Bryant, Jonathan M. 1996. How curious a land: conflict and change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (page 66-89)  975.8612 H2b
  • Georgia. Superior Court (Greene County). 1980. Miscellaneous loose court papers [Greene County, Georgia]. Georgia: Georgia Dept. of Archives and History. film 1018455, 1704735 item 1

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Greene 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).

Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975, Greene County

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.

1811 Greene County Tax Digest (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

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

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $

  • 1785-1873 - Greene County Marriage Index 1785-1873. Batch M712961 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1786-1849 - Greene County Marriage Index 1786-1849. Batch M712962 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1849-1877 - Greene County Marriage Index 1849-1877. Batch M712963 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1877-1891 - Greene County Marriage Index 1877-1891. Batch M712966 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1891-1895 - Greene County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M712967 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Greene County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries


Greene County Historical Society
PO Box 238,
Greensboro, GA 30642-0238


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 Centers 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), Greene County, Georgia. Page 156 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), 34. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 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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