Henry County, Georgia

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

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Henry County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat McDonough
Courthouse
Address Henry County Courthouse
345 Phillips Drive
McDonough, GA 30253-3425
Phone: 770.954.2400
Henry County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1821[1]

History

Parent County

1821--Henry County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat: McDonough [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1824 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps 

Marriages

Henry County Marriage Contracts found in deeds, documents, etc. 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

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1822-1851 - Henry County Marriage Index 1822-1851. Batch M713061 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1885 - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch M713062 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1885 - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch M734973 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1851-1885 - Henry County Marriage Index 1851-1885. Batch M734974 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1892 - Henry County Marriage Index 1885-1892. Batch M713063 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1895 - Henry County Marriage Index 1885-1895. Batch M713065 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1895 - Henry County Marriage Index 1886-1895. Batch M713064 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henry 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 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.