Hart County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to '''Hart County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Hart County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = Hart County Courthouse<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br>[http://www.hartcountyga.org/ '''Hart County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Hart County Courthouse<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br>[http://www.hartcountyga.org/ '''Hart County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.hartcountyga.org/ Hart County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior&nbsp;Court has divorce, court and land records,&nbsp;from 1856.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hart County, Georgia. Page 156 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.hartcountyga.org/ Hart County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior&nbsp;Court has divorce, court and land records,&nbsp;from 1856.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hart 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  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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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.  
 
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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'''1900 and 1967''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. 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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[[File:Tornado.jpg|right|65px]][[File:Fire.png|right|65px]]'''1893, 1900''' and '''1967.''' A tornado tore off the roof of the courthouse on 25 June 1893. The courthouse at Hartwell burned 25 December 1900, but the county records survived. Finally, the new yellow-brick courthouse was destroyed 6 January 1967.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
 
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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*[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]
 
*[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
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[[Image:Gahart.jpg|right|900px|Gahart.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Gahart.jpg|right|900px|Gahart.jpg]]  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]  
 
*Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: [http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/CityCounty/HartCounty.html?Welcome Hart County, Georgia]  
 
*Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: [http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/CityCounty/HartCounty.html?Welcome Hart County, Georgia]  
 
*Georgia Info Historical County Maps: [http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/harthistmaps.htm Hart County, Georgia]
 
*Georgia Info Historical County Maps: [http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/harthistmaps.htm Hart County, Georgia]
  
==== Military ====
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==== Military ====
===== Civil War =====
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:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F  
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:- [[15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C  
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:- [[24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B  
 
:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D; Company A, 9th Battalion
 
:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D; Company A, 9th Battalion
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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]  
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== 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/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
 
*[http://www.hartcountylibrary.com/modules/news/ Hart County Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.hartcountylibrary.com/modules/news/ Hart County Public Library]  
 
*Hart County Historical Society:&nbsp;31 East Howell Street,&nbsp;Hartwell, GA 30643;&nbsp;(706) 376-6330
 
*Hart County Historical Society:&nbsp;31 East Howell Street,&nbsp;Hartwell, GA 30643;&nbsp;(706) 376-6330
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/hart-county/ Hart County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/hart-county/ Hart County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[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+Hart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Hart|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
== References  ==
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Guide to Hart County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Hart County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Hart County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 7, 1853
County Seat Hartwell
Courthouse
Address Hart County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Hartwell, GA 30643-0279
Phone: 706.376.2024
Hart County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Hart County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Hartwell, GA 30643-0279
Phone: 706.376.2024

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records, from 1856.[1]

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




1856

History

Parent County

1853--Hart County was created 7 December 1853 from Elbert and Franklin Counties. County seat: Hartwell [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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1893, 1900 and 1967. A tornado tore off the roof of the courthouse on 25 June 1893. The courthouse at Hartwell burned 25 December 1900, but the county records survived. Finally, the new yellow-brick courthouse was destroyed 6 January 1967.[3]

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 Hart 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 Hart 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 Hart County, Georgia Genealogy:


- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D; Company A, 9th Battalion

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hart 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
  • 1854-1869 - Hart County Marriage Index 1854-1869. Batch M713041 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1854-1895 - Hart County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1854-1895. Batch M713042 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1867-1895 - Hart County Marriage Book B Index 1867-1895. Batch M713043 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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), Hart 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), 37. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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.