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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Houston County'''
  
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Houston County'''  
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Guide to '''Houston County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| county = Houston County
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| founded year = 1821
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| founded date = May 15
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| seat = Perry
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| building address = Houston County Courthouse<br>20 Carl Vinson Parkway<br>Perry, GA 31088-5808<br>Phone: 478.542.2105<br>[http://www.houstoncountyga.com/ '''Houston County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.houstoncountyga.com/ Houston County Courthouse ]<br>20 Carl Vinson Parkway<br> Perry, GA 31088-5808 <br>Phone: 478.542.2105  
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[http://www.houstoncountyga.com/ Houston County Courthouse]<br>20 Carl Vinson Parkway<br>Perry, GA 31088-5808<br>Phone: 478.542.2105<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage records from 1833 and probate records from 1827; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from from 1822<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Georgia. Page 156 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, <br>marriage records from 1833 and probate records from<br> 1827; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land<br> records from from 1822<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston 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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37-38. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Peach County, Georgia Genealogy|Peach County]] {{•}}
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[[Bibb County, Georgia Genealogy|Bibb County]] {{•}}
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[[Twiggs County, Georgia Genealogy|Twiggs County]] {{•}}
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[[Bleckley County, Georgia Genealogy|Bleckley County]] {{•}}
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[[Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy|Pulaski County]] {{•}}
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[[Dooly County, Georgia Genealogy|Dooly County]] {{•}}
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[[Macon County, Georgia Genealogy|Macon County]] {{•}}
  
*[[Bibb County, Georgia|Bibb]]
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<center>{{ GAHouston County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Bleckley County, Georgia|Bleckley]]
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*[[Dooly County, Georgia|Dooly]]
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*[[Macon County, Georgia|Macon]]
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*[[Peach County, Georgia|Peach]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Georgia|Pulaski]]
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*[[Twiggs County, Georgia|Twigg]]
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== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
:*Jeffery, Alice, ed. ''Houston County, Georgia Census, 1900'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4168 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Jeffery, Alice, ed. ''Houston County, Georgia Census, 1900'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4168 Ancestry] ($).
  
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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==== Marriages ====
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*1820-1852 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
*1852-1864, Book B, Index of Brides and Grooms [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*1875-1898, Book D, Index of Brides and Grooms [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Military  ====
 
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*:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]], Company C
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*:- [[3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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*:- [[3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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*:- [[6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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*:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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*:- [[45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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*:- [[57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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*:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/houston/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project&nbsp; (other war's information is also given) <br>
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*Central Georgia Genealogical Society (Warner Robins, Georgia). 1983. First hundred and ten years of Houston County, Georgia, 1822-1932. Chelsea, Michigan: BookCrafters. (page156-159)&nbsp; {{FHL|365907|item|disp=975.8515 H2f}}<br>
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*Dobbins, H. P., and C. B. Andrew. 1959. A history of Houston County, Georgia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|192963|item|disp=film 204691}}<br>
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*Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1998. Confederate soldiers and their units, Houston county, Georgia. Anniston, AL: MLH Research. (page 1-20)&nbsp; {{FHL|816340|item|disp=975.8515 M2h}}<br>
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1827-1855''' Images of Houston County, Georgia Wills 1827 to 1855 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1827-1855''' Images of Houston County, Georgia Wills 1827 to 1855 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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:*'''1826-1852''' Jefferey, Alice. ''Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3687 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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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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*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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*1820-1852 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*1852-1864, Book B, Index of Brides and Grooms [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*1875-1898, Book D, Index of Brides and Grooms [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhouston.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1826-1852''' Jefferey, Alice. ''Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3687 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
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*'''1864-1895''' - Houston County Marriage Index 1864-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713071}} 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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*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 $
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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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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/houston-county/ Houston 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+Houston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Houston|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Houston/ Houston County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Houston/ Houston 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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Guide to Houston 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


Houston County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Houston County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Perry
Courthouse
Address Houston County Courthouse
20 Carl Vinson Parkway
Perry, GA 31088-5808
Phone: 478.542.2105
Houston County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Houston County Courthouse
20 Carl Vinson Parkway
Perry, GA 31088-5808
Phone: 478.542.2105

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage records from 1833 and probate records from 1827; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from from 1822[1]

Beginning Dates for Houston County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1833
1927

1822
1827

History

Parent County

1821--Houston County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat:  Perry [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

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Peach County  • Bibb County  • Twiggs County  • Bleckley County  • Pulaski County  • Dooly County  • Macon County  •

Houston CountyPeach CountyBibb CountyCrawford CountyUpson CountyTaylor CountyMacon CountySchley CountySumter CountyDooly CountyPulaski CountyWilcox CountyDodge CountyBleckley CountyLaurens CountyWilkinson CountyTwiggs CountyGAHouston.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

  • Jeffery, Alice, ed. Houston County, Georgia Census, 1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston County, Georgia Genealogy:



  • Central Georgia Genealogical Society (Warner Robins, Georgia). 1983. First hundred and ten years of Houston County, Georgia, 1822-1932. Chelsea, Michigan: BookCrafters. (page156-159)  975.8515 H2f
  • Dobbins, H. P., and C. B. Andrew. 1959. A history of Houston County, Georgia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 204691
  • Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1998. Confederate soldiers and their units, Houston county, Georgia. Anniston, AL: MLH Research. (page 1-20)  975.8515 M2h



Naturalization

Newspapers

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

  • 1827-1855 Images of Houston County, Georgia Wills 1827 to 1855 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1827-1896 Indexes to Houston County, Georgia Will Books A (1827-1855) and B (1855-1896) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1824-1833 Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1824-1833 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1833-1848 Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book B, 1833-1848 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1847-1851, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book C, 1847-1851 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1852-1853, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book D, 1852-1853 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1853-1854, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book E, 1853-1854  Georgia Pioneers
  • 1854-1855, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book F, 1854-1855 Georgia Pioneers

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 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 $

  • 1826-1852 Jefferey, Alice. Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1864-1895 - Houston County Marriage Index 1864-1895. Batch M713071 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records

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

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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), Houston 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), 37-38. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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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