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


County Courthouse

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


Parent County 

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • History of Lamar County. Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. 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

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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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).


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