Jones County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Jones County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1807
County Seat Gray
Address Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 1359
Gray, GA 31032-1359
Phone: 478.986.6671
Jones County Website


County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1924,
marriage and probate records from 1811; Clerk Superior
Court has land and court records[1]


Parent County

1807--Jones County was created 10 December 1807 from Baldwin County.  County seat: Gray [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  1811-1850 Georgia Pioneers ($)

  1811-1822, Marriage Bonds Index (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)


Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Jones County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.



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

  • 1811-1895 - Jones County Marriage Index 1811-1895. Batch M713161 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1864-1882 - Jones County Marriage Index 1864-1882. Batch M713162 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1893 - Jones County Marriage Index 1875-1893. Batch M713164 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1879-1895 - Jones County Marriage Index 1879-1895. Batch M713163 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones 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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at