Meriwether County, Georgia

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

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Meriwether County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Meriwether County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 14, 1927
County Seat Greenville
Courthouse
Address Meriwether County Courthouse
PO Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222-0428
Phone: 706.672.1314
Meriwether County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth records from 1927,
marriage records from 1828, death  records
from 1929 and probate records from 1838;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and 
land records from 1827 and military discharge
records[1]

History

Parent County

1827--Meriwether County was created 14 December 1827 from Troup County.  County seat:  Greenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

March 3, 1893 -- Courthouse damaged by cyclone

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

Land

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 Meriwether County, Georgia. 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.

  • Hill, Ella Godwin. The History of Warm Springs, Georgia. Chastain, Ark.: Hillcroft Press, c1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Marriages

Military

Civil War

Confederate regiments from this county include:

-2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry

Newspapers

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

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).

  • Wills , Book A, 1839-1859 (digital images) See names of testators  Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Will Book B, 1859-1903 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book A, 1828-1841 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book B, 1841-1846 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book C, 1845-1852 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book D, 1852-1855 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book E, 1858-1863 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book F, 1856-1859 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book G, 1862-1873 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book H, 1865-1888 Georgia Pioneers ($)

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.

Marriage
  • 1828-1886 - Meriwether County Marriage Books A thru E Index 1828-1886. Batch M713351 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1895 - Meriwether County Marriage Books F thru G Index 1886-1895. Batch M713352 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1895 - Meriwether County Marriage Books F thru G Index 1886-1895. Batch M733988 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meriwether County, Georgia. Page 158 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.