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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lincoln County'''<br><br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lincoln County'''  
  
Guide to '''Lincoln County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Lincoln County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Probate Court has court has&nbsp;brith records from 1920, marriage <br>records from 1810, death records from 1930 and probate records <br>from 1796; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records<br> from 1796 and ladn records from 1790<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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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[http://www.lcgagov.org/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>210 Humphrey Street<br>PO Box 340<br>Lincolnton, GA 30817<br>Phone: 706.359.4444<br><br> Probate Court has court has birth records from 1920, marriage records from 1810, death records from 1930 and probate records from 1796; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1796 and land records from 1790.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1796'''--Lincoln County was created 20 February 1796&nbsp;from[[Wilkes County, Georgia|Wilkes]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Lincolnton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1796'''--Lincoln County was created 20 February 1796&nbsp;from[[Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkes]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Lincolnton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
*[[Columbia County, Georgia|Columbia]]  
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[[Columbia County, Georgia Genealogy|Columbia County]] {{•}} [[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert County]] {{•}} [[McCormick County, South Carolina|McCormick County]] {{•}} [[McDuffie County, Georgia Genealogy|McDuffie County]] {{•}} [[Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkes County]]  
*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]  
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<center>{{ GALincoln County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[McCormick County, South Carolina|McCormick County, South Carolina]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[McDuffie County, Georgia|McDuffie]]  
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*[[Wilkes County, Georgia|Wilkes]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
  
==== African American ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
*'''1866-1884''' - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Books AA and BB Index 1866-1884. Batch {{IGI|M713221}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1866-1884''' - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Books AA and BB Index 1866-1884. Batch {{IGI|M713221}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
*'''1884-1895''' - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713222}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1884-1895''' - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713222}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Galincoln.jpg|right|900px|Galincoln.jpg]]
  
 
Early migration routes to Lincoln County for European settlers included:  
 
Early migration routes to Lincoln County for European settlers included:  
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:*[[Great Valley Road|Great Valley Road (south fork)]] 1740s  
 
:*[[Great Valley Road|Great Valley Road (south fork)]] 1740s  
 
:*[[Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail|Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail]] in South Carolina about 1765  
 
:*[[Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail|Charleston-Ft. Charlotte Trail]] in South Carolina about 1765  
:*[[Ft. Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path]] in South Carolina about 1765
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:*[[Fort Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path]] in South Carolina about 1765
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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:- [[15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E, 9th Battalion
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lincoln/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (other war's information is also given)
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*Hudson, Frank Parker. 1977. An 1800 census for Lincoln County, Georgia. Atlanta: R.J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation. (page 55)&nbsp; {{FHL|166435|item|disp=975.8165 X2p  digital version}}<br>
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*Perryman, Clinton J. 1960. History of Lincoln County, Georgia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|134154|item|disp=film 202623}}<br>
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*Perryman, Clinton J. 1985. History of Lincoln County, Georgia: 1933. Tignall, Georgia: Boyd Pub. Co. (Vo. 2 page 55)&nbsp; {{FHL|490689|item|disp=975.8165 H2pc}}<br>
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*White, George. 2001. Lincoln County, Georgia history &amp; biographies. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press. (page 6-7)&nbsp; {{FHL|1007073|item|disp=975.8165 D3L}}<br>
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Lincoln County). 1960. Confederate soldiers pensions, 1890-1949. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories.&nbsp; {{FHL|178961|item|disp=film 202719 item 1,2,3}}<br>
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Lincoln}}
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
*Wills, 1796-1832 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countylincoln.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
*Wills, 1796-1832 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countylincoln.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Marriage =====
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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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*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 $
  
 
*'''1806-1873''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books G thru I Index 1806-1873. Batch {{IGI|M713223}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>  
 
*'''1806-1873''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books G thru I Index 1806-1873. Batch {{IGI|M713223}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>  
 
*'''1873-1904''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books J and K Index 1873-1904. Batch {{IGI|M713224}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1873-1904''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books J and K Index 1873-1904. Batch {{IGI|M713224}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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 - 1938 {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1938}} 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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
==== 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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/lincoln-county/ Lincoln County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lincoln/ Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1284592152843_144" />] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lincoln/ Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1284592152843_144" />] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]

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

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Lincoln County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 20, 1796
County Seat Lincolnton
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
210 Humphrey Street
PO Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Phone: 706.359.4444
Lincoln County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
210 Humphrey Street
PO Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Phone: 706.359.4444

Probate Court has court has birth records from 1920, marriage records from 1810, death records from 1930 and probate records from 1796; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1796 and land records from 1790.[1]

Beginning Dates for Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1920

1930

1790
1796

History

Parent County

1796--Lincoln County was created 20 February 1796 fromWilkes County. County seat:  Lincolnton [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

Columbia County  • Elbert County  • McCormick County  • McDuffie County  • Wilkes County

Lincoln CountyElbert CountyHart CountyMadison CountyOglethorpe CountyGreene CountyTaliaferro CountyHancock CountyWarren CountyWilkes CountyMcDuffie CountyColumbia CountyRichmond CountyAnderson CountyAbbeville CountyMcCormick CountyGreenwood CountyEdgefield CountySaluda CountyLexington CountyAiken CountyBarnwell CountyGALincoln.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • 1866-1884 - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Books AA and BB Index 1866-1884. Batch M713221 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1884-1895 - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1895. Batch M713222 at FamilySearch - free.[4]


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 Lincoln 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.

Maps

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Early migration routes to Lincoln County for European settlers included:

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy:




- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E, 9th Battalion
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)


  • Hudson, Frank Parker. 1977. An 1800 census for Lincoln County, Georgia. Atlanta: R.J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation. (page 55)  975.8165 X2p digital version
  • Perryman, Clinton J. 1960. History of Lincoln County, Georgia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 202623
  • Perryman, Clinton J. 1985. History of Lincoln County, Georgia: 1933. Tignall, Georgia: Boyd Pub. Co. (Vo. 2 page 55)  975.8165 H2pc
  • White, George. 2001. Lincoln County, Georgia history & biographies. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press. (page 6-7)  975.8165 D3L
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Lincoln County). 1960. Confederate soldiers pensions, 1890-1949. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories.  film 202719 item 1,2,3

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy 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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage Records

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $

  • 1806-1873 - Lincoln County Marriage Books G thru I Index 1806-1873. Batch M713223 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1873-1904 - Lincoln County Marriage Books J and K Index 1873-1904. Batch M713224 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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 Centers 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), Lincoln 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 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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