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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Heard County'''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Heard County'''  
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Guide to '''Heard County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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| building address = Heard County Courthouse<br>PO Box 40<br>Franklin, GA 30217-0040<br>Phone: 770.675.3821<br>[http://www.heardcountyga.com/ '''Heard County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Heard County Courthouse<br>PO Box 40<br>Franklin, GA 30217-0040<br>Phone: 770.675.3821<br>[http://www.heardcountyga.com/ '''Heard County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Probate&nbsp;Court has birth and death records from <br>1927, marriage and probate records from 1894<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Heard 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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[http://www.heardcountyga.com/ Heard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 40<br>Franklin, GA 30217-0040<br>Phone: 770.675.3821<br><br>Probate&nbsp;Court has birth and death records from 1927 along with marriage and probate records from 1894.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Heard 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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==== 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  ====
  
'''1893 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1893 '''-- 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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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[Troup County, Georgia|Troup]]
 
*[[Troup County, Georgia|Troup]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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===== Mailing Lists  =====
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/GA/misc.html#GA-ROOTS GA-Roots] A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)
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==== Land and Property ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaheard.jpg|right|900px|Gaheard.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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:- [[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Heard}}
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1894-1965''' - Heard County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1-2) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gaheard01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>  
 
:*'''1894-1965''' - Heard County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1-2) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gaheard01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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*'''1886-1920''' - Heard County Marriage Index 1886-1920. Batch {{IGI|M713051}} 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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/heard-county/ Heard County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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]
 
*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+Heard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Heard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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Guide to Heard County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Heard County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Heard County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 22, 1830
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
Address Heard County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Franklin, GA 30217-0040
Phone: 770.675.3821
Heard County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Heard County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Franklin, GA 30217-0040
Phone: 770.675.3821

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927 along with marriage and probate records from 1894.[1]

Beginning Dates for Heard County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1894
1927


1894

History

Parent County

1830--Heard County was created 22 December 1830 from Carroll and Coweta and Troup Counties.
 County seat:  Franklin [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

1893 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Georgia counties see: Georgia Counties with Burned Courthouses


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

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

Mailing Lists
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

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 Heard County, Georgia. 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 Heard County, Georgia 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 Heard County, Georgia:

- 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Heard County, Georgia 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
  • 1886-1920 - Heard County Marriage Index 1886-1920. Batch M713051 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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), Heard 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. 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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