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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Liberty County'''<br><br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Liberty County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Liberty County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Liberty County
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| county_map = Georgia Liberty County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1777
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| founded date = February 5
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| seat = Hinesville
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| building address = Liberty County Courthouse<br>Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 829<br>Hinesville, GA 31313-3240<br>Phone: 912.876.2164<br>[http://www.libertycountyga.com/ '''Liberty County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.libertycountyga.com/ Liberty County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Square; PO Box 829<br>Hinesville, GA 31313-3240<br> Phone: 912.876.2164&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from late 1700’s, <br>birth records from 1919 and death records from 1927; Clerk of Court<br> has divorce, court and land records from 1756; some early records lost<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Liberty 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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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.libertycountyga.com/ Liberty County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 829<br>Hinesville, GA 31313-3240<br>Phone: 912.876.2164<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from late 1700’s, birth records from 1919 and death records from 1927; Clerk of Court has divorce, court and land records from 1756; some early records lost.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Liberty County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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201 South Main Street<br>
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Suite 1200 <br>
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Hinesville, GA 31313 <br>
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Phone: (912) 876-3625<br>
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Fax: (912) 369-5463<br>
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'''Probate Court of Liberty County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 28<br>
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Hinesville, GA  31310<br>
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Phone: (912) 876-3635<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38-39. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bryan County, Georgia|Bryan]]  
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[[Bryan County, Georgia Genealogy|Bryan County]] {{•}}
*[[Evans County, Georgia|Evans]]  
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[[Evans County, Georgia Genealogy|Evans County]] {{•}}
*[[Long County, Georgia|Long]]  
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[[Long County, Georgia Genealogy|Long County]] {{•}}
*[[McIntosh County, Georgia|McIntosh]]  
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[[McIntosh County, Georgia Genealogy|McIntosh County]] {{•}}
*[[Tattnall County, Georgia|Tattnall]]
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[[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GALiberty County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Midway Church Burials, Midway, Georgia [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Midway Church Burials, Midway, Georgia [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
==== Church ====
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==== Census ====
  
:*''Midway Congregational Church Records, Liberty County, Georgia.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3448 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Church Records ====
  
:*Stacy, James. ''History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, Georgia.'' 1951. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22698 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
==== Court<br> ====
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===== Congregational =====
  
*1870 Residents, physical descriptions of Persons (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*''Midway Congregational Church Records, Liberty County, Georgia.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3448 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
==== Land  ====
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*Stacy, James. ''History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, Georgia.'' 1951. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22698 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1746-1828''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1746-1828. Batch {{IGI|C505921}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1748-1788''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1748-1788. Batch {{IGI|C505923}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1754-1898''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1754-1898. Batch {{IGI|C505924}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1844-1863''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1844-1863. Batch {{IGI|C505921}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1864-1867''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1864-1867. Batch {{IGI|C505922}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1753-1858''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1753-1858. Batch {{IGI|M505921}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1753-1785''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1753-1785. Batch {{IGI|M505923}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1754-1898''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1754-1898. Batch {{IGI|M505924}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1859-1867''' - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1859-1867. Batch {{IGI|M505922}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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==== Court  ====
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*'''1870''' -  Residents, physical descriptions of Persons (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
:*''Taylors Creek: Story of the Community and Her People Through 200 years.'' Pearson, Ga.: Press of the Atkinson County Citizen, 1963. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22936 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*''Taylors Creek: Story of the Community and Her People Through 200 years.'' Pearson, Ga.: Press of the Atkinson County Citizen, 1963. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22936 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Galiberty.jpg|center|900px|Galiberty.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[14th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)|14th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)]],
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:- [[20th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies E and F
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/liberty/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (also has other war's information)
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Liberty}}
  
*Estates 1823-1829 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Occupations  ====
*Index to Estates 1784-1791, by surname (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book A, 1789-1823 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Probate Records  ====
*Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book B, 1824-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book C, 1863-1873 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*Wills 1772-1887 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1742–1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*Wills 1779-1823 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1742–1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*'''1823-1829''' - Estates 1823-1829 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1784-1791''' - Index to Estates 1784-1791, by surname (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1789-1823''' - Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book A, 1789-1823 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1824-1850''' - Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book B, 1824-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1763-1873''' - Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book C, 1863-1873 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1772-1887''' - Wills 1772-1887 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1779-1823''' - Wills 1779-1823 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyliberty.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
:*'''1785-1895''' - Owen, Clint. ''Liberty County, Georgia Marriages, 1785-1895'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3487 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
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*'''1785-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1828-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1699-1944''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1785-1895''' - Owen, Clint. ''Liberty County, Georgia Marriages, 1785-1895'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3487 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1867-1895''' - Liberty County Marriage Index 1867-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713191}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiael.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf]].</ref>
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1914-1927''' {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1928-1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1919-1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://libertyhistory.org/  Liberty County Historical Society]<br>
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PO Box 982<br>
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Hinesville, GA  31310
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[http://www.genealogytoday.com/us/places.mv?ID=6358 Midway Heritage Association]<br> Highway 17<br> Midway, GA 31320
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/liberty-county/ Liberty County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Liberty|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galiber3/ USGenWeb Liberty County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Liberty|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Liberty/ Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Liberty/ Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]

Latest revision as of 02:45, 16 November 2015

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Guide to Liberty County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Liberty County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Liberty County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Hinesville
Courthouse
Address Liberty County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 829
Hinesville, GA 31313-3240
Phone: 912.876.2164
Liberty County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Liberty County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
PO Box 829
Hinesville, GA 31313-3240
Phone: 912.876.2164

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from late 1700’s, birth records from 1919 and death records from 1927; Clerk of Court has divorce, court and land records from 1756; some early records lost.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
201 South Main Street
Suite 1200
Hinesville, GA 31313
Phone: (912) 876-3625
Fax: (912) 369-5463

Probate Court of Liberty County
P.O. Box 28
Hinesville, GA 31310
Phone: (912) 876-3635

Beginning Dates for Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919
1700s
1927

1756
1700s

History

Parent County

1777--Liberty County was created 5 February 1777 from St. Andrew, St. James and St. John Parishes.
County seat:  Hinesville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bryan County  • Evans County  • Long County  • McIntosh County  • Tattnall County

Liberty CountyChatham CountyEffingham CountyBryan CountyBulloch CountyEvans CountyToombs CountyTattnall CountyLong CountyMcIntosh CountyWayne CountyAppling CountyBacon CountyPierce CountyBrantley CountyGlynn CountyGALiberty.JPG


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.

Congregational
  • Midway Congregational Church Records, Liberty County, Georgia. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Stacy, James. History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, Georgia. 1951. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1746-1828 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1746-1828. Batch C505921 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1748-1788 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1748-1788. Batch C505923 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1754-1898 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1754-1898. Batch C505924 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1844-1863 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1844-1863. Batch C505921 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1864-1867 - Congregational Church, Midway, Baptism Index 1864-1867. Batch C505922 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1753-1858 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1753-1858. Batch M505921 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1753-1785 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1753-1785. Batch M505923 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1754-1898 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1754-1898. Batch M505924 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1859-1867 - Congregational Church, Midway, Marriage Index 1859-1867. Batch M505922 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Court

  • 1870 - Residents, physical descriptions of Persons (digital images) Georgia Pioneers $

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 Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy. 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.

  • Taylors Creek: Story of the Community and Her People Through 200 years. Pearson, Ga.: Press of the Atkinson County Citizen, 1963. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Galiberty.jpg

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy:


- 14th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate),
- 20th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies E and F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (also has other war's information)

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Online 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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage Records
  • 1785-1895 - Owen, Clint. Liberty County, Georgia Marriages, 1785-1895 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1867-1895 - Liberty County Marriage Index 1867-1895. Batch M713191 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Liberty County Historical Society
PO Box 982
Hinesville, GA 31310

Midway Heritage Association
Highway 17
Midway, GA 31320

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Liberty 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38-39. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.

 

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