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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Macon County'''<br><br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Macon County'''  
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Guide to '''Macon 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 = Macon County  
 
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| building address = Macon County Courthouse<br>Sumter Street<br>PO Box 297<br>Oglethorpe, GA 31068<br>Phone: 912.471.7021<br>[http://www.maconcountyga.gov/ '''Macon County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Macon County Courthouse<br>Sumter Street<br>PO Box 297<br>Oglethorpe, GA 31068<br>Phone: 912.471.7021<br>[http://www.maconcountyga.gov/ '''Macon County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records; <br>Probate Court&nbsp;has marriage and probate records from <br>1857, birth and death records from 1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.maconcountyga.gov/ Macon County Courthouse]<br>Sumter Street<br>PO Box 297<br>Oglethorpe, GA 31068<br>Phone: 912.471.7021<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records; Probate Court&nbsp;has marriage and probate records from 1857, birth and death records from 1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 {{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  ====
  
 
[[Image:Nathaniel Macon.JPG|thumb|right|199px|Nathaniel Macon.JPG]]  
 
[[Image:Nathaniel Macon.JPG|thumb|right|199px|Nathaniel Macon.JPG]]  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837'''--Macon County was created 14 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Houston County, Georgia|Houston]] and [[Marion County, Georgia|Marion]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Oglethorpe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837'''--Macon County was created 14 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Houston County, Georgia Genealogy|Houston]] and [[Marion County, Georgia Genealogy|Marion]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Oglethorpe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== 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.
  
==== Record Loss ====
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'''1857''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
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{{Fire}}'''1857.''' The courthouse at Oglethorpe burned 25 February 1857. Most county records were lost. A few probate records survived.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places / Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dooly County, Georgia|Dooly]]  
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[[Dooly County, Georgia Genealogy|Dooly County]] {{•}}
*[[Houston County, Georgia|Houston]]  
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[[Houston County, Georgia Genealogy|Houston County]] {{•}}
*[[Peach County, Georgia|Peach]]  
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[[Peach County, Georgia Genealogy|Peach County]] {{•}}
*[[Schley County, Georgia|Schley]]  
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[[Schley County, Georgia Genealogy|Schley County]] {{•}}
*[[Sumter County, Georgia|Sumter]]  
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[[Sumter County, Georgia Genealogy|Sumter County]] {{•}}
*[[Taylor County, Georgia|Taylor]]
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[[Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy|Taylor County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAMacon County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
:*Butler, John C. ''Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value.'' Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8556 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Butler, John C. ''Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value.'' Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8556 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
 
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:- [[4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[10th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)]],
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:- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>
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:- [[62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)|62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)]] Companies C and K
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/macon/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (other war's information is also given)
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*Hays, Louise Frederick. 1933. History of Macon County, Georgia. Atlanta, Ga: Stein Printing Company. (page 303-336; 345-359) {{FHL|159440|item|disp=975.8513 H2h digital version}}<br>
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*Butler, John C. 1989. Historical record of Macon and central Georgia, containing many interesting and valuable reminiscences connected with the whole state: including numerous incidents and facts never before published and of great historic value. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|465278|item|disp=film 1597554}}<br>
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Macon County). 1963. Confederate roster, 1861-1865; Confederate pension roll, 1890-1920; and Confederate muster roll, 1890-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|236322|item|disp=film 310941}}<br>
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Macon}}
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
*Wills 1839-1862 (digital images). See list of testators. &nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymacon.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
*Wills 1839-1862 (digital images). See list of testators. &nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymacon.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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 $
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*'''1858-1880''' - Macon County Marriage Books A and B Index 1858-1880. Batch {{IGI|M713251}} 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/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1879-1901''' - Macon County Marriage Books C and D Index 1879-1901. Batch {{IGI|M713252}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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]
  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/macon-county/ Macon 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+Macon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Macon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Macon/ Macon County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Macon/ Macon County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)

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

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Macon County, Georgia
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Map of Georgia highlighting Macon County
Location in the state of Georgia
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Facts
Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat Oglethorpe
Courthouse
Address Macon County Courthouse
Sumter Street
PO Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Phone: 912.471.7021
Macon County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Macon County Courthouse
Sumter Street
PO Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Phone: 912.471.7021

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1857, birth and death records from 1927[1]

Beginning Dates for Macon County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1857
1927


1857

History

Parent County

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The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[2]

Parent County

1837--Macon County was created 14 December 1837 from Houston and Marion Counties.
County seat:  Oglethorpe [3]

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

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1857. The courthouse at Oglethorpe burned 25 February 1857. Most county records were lost. A few probate records survived.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dooly County  • Houston County  • Peach County  • Schley County  • Sumter County  • Taylor County

Macon CountySchley CountyMarion CountyTalbot CountyUpson CountyCrawford CountyTaylor CountyPeach CountyBibb CountyTwiggs CountyHouston CountyPulaski CountyDooly CountyWilcox CountyCrisp CountyLee CountySumter CountyTerrell CountyRandolph CountyWebster CountyGAMacon.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.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Macon 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.

  • Butler, John C. Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value. Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Civil War

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





- 4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate),
- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) Companies C and K
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)


  • Hays, Louise Frederick. 1933. History of Macon County, Georgia. Atlanta, Ga: Stein Printing Company. (page 303-336; 345-359) 975.8513 H2h digital version
  • Butler, John C. 1989. Historical record of Macon and central Georgia, containing many interesting and valuable reminiscences connected with the whole state: including numerous incidents and facts never before published and of great historic value. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 1597554
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Macon County). 1963. Confederate roster, 1861-1865; Confederate pension roll, 1890-1920; and Confederate muster roll, 1890-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 310941

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Macon 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 $

  • 1858-1880 - Macon County Marriage Books A and B Index 1858-1880. Batch M713251 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1879-1901 - Macon County Marriage Books C and D Index 1879-1901. Batch M713252 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
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), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.

 

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