Jefferson County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Jefferson County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1796
County Seat Louisville
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
202 E Broad Street
PO Box 658
Louisville, GA 30434-1622
Phone: 478.625.7922
Jefferson County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk of Courts has land and court records from 1865,
divorce records from 1900’s and marriage records;
Probate Court has probate records; County Health
Department has birth and death records[1]


Parent County

1796--Jefferson County was created 20 February 1796 from Burke and Warren Counties. County seat:  Louisville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • 1866-1890 - Jefferson County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1866-1890. Batch M713143 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1889-1895 - Jefferson County Colored Marriage Book B (partial) Index 1889-1895. Batch M713144 at FamilySearch - free.[3]




  1797 Grand Jurors Georgia Pioneers

  1799 Petit Jurors   Georgia Pioneers


  Abstracts of Deeds 1797-1799 Georgia Pioneers

Local Histories

  • Thomas, Z. V. History of Jefferson County. Macon, Ga.: Press of the J.W. Burke Co., 1927. Digital version at Ancestry ($).





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).


Vital Records

  • 1803-1880 - Jefferson County Marriage Book A Index 1803-1880. Batch M713141 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1868-1895 - Jefferson County Marriage Book B Index 1868-1895. Batch M713142 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1886 - Jefferson County Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
  • Marriage Contracts found in deeds, documents Georgia Pioneers

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Georgia. Page 157 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at