Murray County, Georgia Genealogy

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*'''1834-1849''' - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713431}} 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>  
 
*'''1834-1849''' - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713431}} 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>  
*'''1847-1884''' - Murray County Marriage Book 2 1847-1884 Index.  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Murray|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Murray/ Murray County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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[http://www.murraycountyga.org/ Murray County Courthouse]<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has&nbsp;birth&nbsp;and divorce records from 1924, <br>marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; <br>Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''1832'''--Murray County was created&nbsp;3 December 1832&nbsp; from [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''Chatsworth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Fannin County, Georgia|Fannin]]
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*[[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]]
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*[[Gordon County, Georgia|Gordon]]
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*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229701150687_511" />]]
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*[[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]]
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==== Cemeteries: Calvery, Sumach,Zion Hill, Murray Gardens, Center Valley  ====
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*List of Rangers of 1838 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*List of Superior Court Judges and Clerks [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*List of County&nbsp;Sheriffs
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*List of Tax Collectors and Receivers
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''Murray County Heritage''
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Murray}}
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:*'''1840-1922''' - Murray County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1, B) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gamurray01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>
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:*Wills 1840-1872 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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:*Wills 1872-1922 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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:*Digital Images of Murray County&nbsp;Wills 1840-1872. See testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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:*Index to Will Book 1, 1840-1872 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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:*Index to&nbsp;Will&nbsp;Book 2, 1872-1922 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1834-1849''' - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713431}} 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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*'''1847-1884''' - Murray County Marriage Book 2 1847-1884 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713432}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1884-1895''' - Murray County Marriage Book M 1884-1895 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713433}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.whitfield-murrayhistoricalsociety.org/ Whitfield-Murray Historical Society]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.ngrl.org/murray.html Chatsworth-Murray County Library]
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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.  

Revision as of 21:17, 6 September 2013

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

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Murray County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Murray County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Chatsworth
Courthouse
Address Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932 
Murray County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932 

Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834[1]

Beginning Dates for Murray County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1924
1842



1890

History

Parent County

1832--Murray County was created 3 December 1832  from Cherokee County.  County seat: Chatsworth [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

  • Calvery
  • Sumach
  • Zion Hill
  • Murray Gardens
  • Center Valley

Census

Church Records

Court

  • List of Rangers of 1838 Georgia Pioneers
  • List of Superior Court Judges and Clerks Georgia Pioneers
  • List of County Sheriffs
  • List of Tax Collectors and Receivers

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 Murray 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.

Murray County Heritage

Maps

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Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Birth
Marriage
  • 1834-1849 - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch M713431 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1847-1884 - Murray County Marriage Book 2 1847-1884 Index.
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), Murray 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. 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.