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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Mitchell County'''<br><br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Mitchell County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Mitchell County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.mitchellcountyga.net/ Mitchell County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 187<br> Camilla, GA 31730<br> Phone: 912.336.2000&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1857 <br>and court records from 1847<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell 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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{{GADC}}{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Mitchell County | county_map = Mitchell_County_Georgia.png | state = Georgia | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1857 | founded date = December 21 | seat = Camilla | building image = | building address = Mitchell County Courthouse<br> PO Box 187<br> Camilla, GA 31730<br> Phone: 912.336.2000 <br> [http://www.mitchellcountyga.net/ '''Mitchell County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.mitchellcountyga.net/ Mitchell County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 187<br>Camilla, GA 31730<br>Phone: 912.336.2000<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1857 and court records from 1847<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell County, Georgia. Page 158 {{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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11 W. Broad St., Room 108<br>
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P.O. Box 427 <br>
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Camilla, GA 31730 <br>
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Phone: (229) 336-2022<br>
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Fax: (229) 336-9866<br>
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'''Probate Court of Mitchell County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 229<br>
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Camilla, GA  31730<br>
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Phone: (229) 336-2015<br>
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Mitchell County, Georgia Government Records'''</center>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857'''--Mitchell County was created 21 December 1857&nbsp;from [[Baker County, Georgia|Baker ]]County. '''County seat: '''Camilla <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857'''--Mitchell County was created 21 December 1857 from [[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker ]]County. '''County seat: '''Camilla <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  ====
  
'''1869''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1867.''' The courthouse at Camilla burned 7 January 1867. The county's probate records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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The Superior Court clerk saved the records of his office, including all the deed books.<ref name="PKG" />
  
*[[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  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Baker County, Georgia|Baker]]  
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[[Baker County, Georgia Genealogy|Baker County]] {{•}}
*[[Colquitt County, Georgia|Colquitt]]  
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[[Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy|Colquitt County]] {{•}}
*[[Decatur County, Georgia|Decatur]]  
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[[Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy|Decatur County]] {{•}}
*[[Dougherty County, Georgia|Dougherty]]  
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[[Dougherty County, Georgia Genealogy|Dougherty County]] {{•}}
*[[Grady County, Georgia|Grady]]  
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[[Grady County, Georgia Genealogy|Grady County]] {{•}}
*[[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229699586015_850" />]]  
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[[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas County]] {{•}}
*[[Worth County, Georgia|Worth]]
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[[Worth County, Georgia Genealogy|Worth County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAMitchell 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  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== Maps ====
  
Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymitchell.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gamitchell.jpg|right|900px|Gamitchell.jpg]]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[Brooks' Company, Georgia Infantry (Mitchell Home Guards) (Confederate)|Brooks' Company, Georgia Infantry (Mitchell Home Guards) (Confederate)]]
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/mitchell/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (also War of 1812 Pensioners)
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*Craigmiles, Joe E. 1988. Mitchell County, Ga. CSA roster: including the burial places of most. Thomasville, Georgia: J.E. Craigmiles. (Entire Book)&nbsp; {{FHL|614183|item|disp=975.8973 M2c}}<br>
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Mitchell County). 1967. Confederate pension roll, 1914-1925: minutes of Confederate Association, list of confederate veterans in Ordinary's Office, 1889-1897. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Mitchell -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.)&nbsp; {{FHL|117079|item|disp=Film 522789 item 5}}<br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Mitchell}}
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
*Index to Wills and Estates 1868-1917 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymitchell.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
 
*Index to Wills and Estates 1868-1917 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymitchell.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
*Digital&nbsp;Images of Mitchell County Wills and Bonds 1868-1917. See names of testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymitchell.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Digital Images of Mitchell County Wills and Bonds 1868-1917. See names of testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymitchell.html Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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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*'''1867-1890''' - Mitchell County Marriage Index 1867-1890. Batch {{IGI|M713371}} 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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*'''1887-1895''' - Mitchell County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713372}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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 - 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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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[http://mitchellcountygenealogysociety.webs.com/ Mitchell County Genealogy Society]<br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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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/mitchell-county/ Mitchell County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Mitchell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Mitchell/ Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gamitche/ USGenWeb Mitchell County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. *{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Mitchell|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} *[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Mitchell/ Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) *Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
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Guide to Mitchell County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Mitchell County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 21, 1857
County Seat Camilla
Courthouse
Address Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 187
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: 912.336.2000
Mitchell County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 187
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: 912.336.2000

Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1857 and court records from 1847[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
11 W. Broad St., Room 108
P.O. Box 427
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: (229) 336-2022
Fax: (229) 336-9866

Probate Court of Mitchell County
P.O. Box 229
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: (229) 336-2015

Beginning Dates for Mitchell County, Georgia Government Records


History

Parent County

1857--Mitchell County was created 21 December 1857 from Baker County. County seat: Camilla [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

Fire.png
1867. The courthouse at Camilla burned 7 January 1867. The county's probate records were lost.[3]

The Superior Court clerk saved the records of his office, including all the deed books.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baker County  • Colquitt County  • Decatur County  • Dougherty County  • Grady County  • Thomas County  • Worth County

Mitchell CountyEarly CountyMiller CountySeminole CountyDecatur CountyGrady CountyThomas CountyThomas CountyBrooks CountyBaker CountyCook CountyColquitt CountyTift CountyTurner CountyWorth CountyDougherty CountyLee CountyTerrell CountyRandolph CountyCalhoun CountyGAMitchell.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

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 Mitchell 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

Gamitchell.jpg

Military

Civil War

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




- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- Brooks' Company, Georgia Infantry (Mitchell Home Guards) (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (also War of 1812 Pensioners)


  • Craigmiles, Joe E. 1988. Mitchell County, Ga. CSA roster: including the burial places of most. Thomasville, Georgia: J.E. Craigmiles. (Entire Book)  975.8973 M2c
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Mitchell County). 1967. Confederate pension roll, 1914-1925: minutes of Confederate Association, list of confederate veterans in Ordinary's Office, 1889-1897. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Mitchell -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.)  Film 522789 item 5

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mitchell 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).

  • Index to Wills and Estates 1868-1917 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Digital Images of Mitchell County Wills and Bonds 1868-1917. See names of testators. 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. 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 $


  • 1867-1890 - Mitchell County Marriage Index 1867-1890. Batch M713371 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1887-1895 - Mitchell County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch M713372 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records

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

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Mitchell County Genealogy Society

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), Mitchell 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 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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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