Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy

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Revision as of 20:36, 6 May 2013

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

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Lanier County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 7, 1920
County Seat Lakeland
Courthouse
Address Lanier County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
Phone: 912.482.2088
Lanier County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court records from 1921 and land recrords;
Probate courth has birth, marriage, death, and probate
records from 1921[1]

History

Parent County

1930--Lanier County was created 7 August 1920 from Berrien, Clinch and Lowndes Counties.
County seat: Lakeland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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), Lanier 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).