Morgan County, Georgia

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*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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Morgan/ Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Morgan/ Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
[http://www.morganga.org/Default.aspx Morgan County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 168<br> Madison, GA 30650-0168<br> Phone: 706.342.0725&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Department has birth records; <br>Probate Court has marriage, death, burial and<br>probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, <br>court and land records from 1807<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== History<br>  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1807'''--Morgan County was created 10 December 1807&nbsp;from [[Baldwin County, Georgia|Baldwin ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Greene County, Georgia|Green]]
 
*[[Jasper County, Georgia|Jasper]]
 
*[[Newton County, Georgia|Newton]]
 
*[[Oconee County, Georgia|Oconee]]
 
*[[Putnam County, Georgia|Putnam]]
 
*[[Walton County, Georgia|Walton]]
 
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
{{GA Church Intro}}
 
 
===== Baptist  =====
 
 
'''Bethlehem Baptist Church'''
 
 
*'''1859-1885''' - Bethlehem Baptist Church Baptism Index 1859-1885. Batch {{IGI|C713411}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1859-1895''' - Bethlehem Baptist Church Marriage Index 1859-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713411}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
 
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{{GA History}}
 
 
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Morgan}}
 
 
==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
 
 
{{GA Probate Intro}}
 
 
*Wills, Book A, 1808-1815 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymorgan.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Wills, Book A, 1808-1815 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymorgan.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Wills, Book B, 1815-1830 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymorgan.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Index t Will Book A (1808-1815); Will Book B (1815-1830); Will&nbsp;Book&nbsp;C (1831-1866); Will Book D (1858-1899) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymorgan.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Index to Miscellaneous Estate Records 1804-1814 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymorgan.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
 
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
{{GA Vital Intro}}
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''1808-1879''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1808-1879. Batch {{IGI|M713421}} 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>
 
*'''1866-1891''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1866-1891. Batch {{IGI|M713423}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1879-1907''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1879-1907. Batch {{IGI|M713422}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1891-1895''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713424}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Morgan/ Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 19:58, 6 September 2013

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

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Online Records


Morgan County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded 10 December, 1807
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
Address Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Phone: 706.342.0725 
Morgan County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Phone: 706.342.0725 

County Health Department has birth records; Probate Court has marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1807[1]

Beginning Dates for Morgan County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1807

History

Parent County

1807--Morgan County was created 10 December 1807 from Baldwin County.  County seat: Madison [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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.

Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • 1859-1885 - Bethlehem Baptist Church Baptism Index 1859-1885. Batch C713411 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-1895 - Bethlehem Baptist Church Marriage Index 1859-1895. Batch M713411 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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 Morgan 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.

Maps

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Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Morgan County, Georgia 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.

Birth
Marriage
  • 1808-1879 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1808-1879. Batch M713421 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1866-1891 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1866-1891. Batch M713423 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1879-1907 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1879-1907. Batch M713422 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M713424 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Georgia. Page 159 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 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.