Jenkins County, Georgia Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:22, 6 May 2013

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

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Jenkins County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 17, 1905
County Seat Millen
Courthouse
Address Jenkins County Courthouse
Harvey St
PO Box 797
Millen, GA 30442-0797
Phone: 478.982.4683
Jenkins County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Court has marriage and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land 
records from 1905[1]

History

Parent County

1905--Jenkins County was created 17 August 1905 from Bulloch, Burke,Emanuel and Screven Counties.
County seat: Millen [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1919 -- 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

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Jenkins County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

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

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jenkins 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)