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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Stephens County'''
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Stephens County'''  
  
Guide to '''Stephens County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Stephens 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 Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.stephenscountyga.com/ Stephens County Courthouse ]<br>150 W Doyle Street; PO Box 386<br> Toccoa, GA 30577<br> Phone: 706.886.9496&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Departmetn has birth and death records; <br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk <br>Superior Court&nbsp;has divorce, court and land records from 1906<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stephens County, Georgia. Page 160 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.stephenscountyga.com/ Stephens County Courthouse ]<br>150 W Doyle Street; PO Box 386<br> Toccoa, GA 30577<br> Phone: 706.886.9496&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Departmetn has birth and death records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court&nbsp;has divorce, court and land records from 1906<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stephens County, Georgia. Page 160 {{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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1905'''--Stephens County was created 18 August 1905&nbsp;&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin and]] [[Habersham County, Georgia|Habersham]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Toccoa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1905'''--Stephens County was created 18 August 1905&nbsp;&nbsp;from [[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin and]] [[Habersham County, Georgia Genealogy|Habersham]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Toccoa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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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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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 52. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Banks County, Georgia|Banks]]  
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[[Banks County, Georgia Genealogy|Banks County]] {{•}}
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[[Habersham County, Georgia Genealogy|Habersham County]] {{•}}
*[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]
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[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]
  
== Resources  ==
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Early migration routes to and from Stephens County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from Stephens County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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====== Civil War  ======
 
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*Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. ''These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers.'' (Toccoa, Georgia&nbsp;: K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at {{FHL|828181|title-id|disp=FHL 975.8 V3L}} and [http://tinyurl.com/3lp8ru8 Other Libraries.]
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:- [[18th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]]
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*Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. ''These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers.'' (Toccoa, Georgia&nbsp;: K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at {{FHL|828181|title-id|disp=FHL 975.8 V3L}} and [http://tinyurl.com/3lp8ru8 Other Libraries.]<br>
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Stephens}}
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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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*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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/stephens-county/ Stephens 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+Stephens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Stephens|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Stephens/ Stephens County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Stephens/ Stephens County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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

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Online Records


Stephens County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Stephens County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 18, 1905
County Seat Toccoa
Courthouse
Address Stephens County Courthouse
150 W Doyle Street; PO Box 386
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: 706.886.9496 
Stephens County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Stephens County Courthouse
150 W Doyle Street; PO Box 386
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: 706.886.9496 

County Health Departmetn has birth and death records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1906[1]

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




1906

History

Parent County

1905--Stephens County was created 18 August 1905  from Franklin and Habersham Counties.
County seat: Toccoa [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

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Banks County  • Franklin County  • Habersham County  • Oconee County, South Carolina

Rabun CountyTowns CountyUnion CountyStephens CountyHabersham CountyFannin CountyWhite CountyLumpkin CountyDawson CountyForsyth CountyHall CountyBanks CountyFranklin CountyJackson CountyMadison CountyElbert CountyHart CountyOconee CountyPickens CountyGreenville CountyAnderson CountyAbbevile CountyMcCormick CountyGAStephens.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 Stephens 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

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Early migration routes to and from Stephens County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Civil War

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


- 18th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)


  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia : K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


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), Stephens County, Georgia. Page 160 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  5. William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.

 

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