Lamar County, Georgia

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Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''1920'''--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Georgia|Monroe and]] [[Pike County, Georgia|Pike]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Barnesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
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Guide to Lamar County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Lamar County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Lamar County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 17, 1920
County Seat Barnesville
Courthouse
Address Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145
Lamar County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921[1]

Beginning Dates for Lamar County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1921

History

Parent County

1920--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920 from Monroe and Pike Counties. County seat:  Barnesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

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 Lamar County, Georgia. 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.

  • History of Lamar County. Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Galamar.jpg

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lamar County, Georgia 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).

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar 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).