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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Whitfield_County,_Georgia|Whitfield County]]''
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Whitfield_County,_Georgia|Whitfield County]]''  
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Guide to '''Whitfield County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| county = Whitfield County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = December 30
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| seat = Hettinger
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| building address =  Whitfield County Courthouse]<br> 300 W Crawford Street<br> PO Box 248<br> Dalton, GA 30722-0248<br> Phone: 706.275.7451&nbsp;<br> [http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/ '''Whitfield County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/ Whitfield County Courthouse]<br> 300 W Crawford Street<br> PO Box 248<br> Dalton, GA 30722-0248<br> Phone: 706.275.7451&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, <br>marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior <br>Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitfield County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/ Whitfield County Courthouse]<br> 300 W Crawford Street<br> PO Box 248<br> Dalton, GA 30722-0248<br> Phone: 706.275.7451&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitfield County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851'''--Whitfield was created 30 December 1851&nbsp;from[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]] County. '''County seat:''' Dalton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851'''--Whitfield was created 30 December 1851&nbsp;from[[Murray County, Georgia Genealogy|Murray]] County. '''County seat:''' Dalton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
'''1864 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 59. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]]  
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[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]] {{•}}
*[[Catoosa County, Georgia|Catoosa]]  
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[[Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy|Catoosa]] {{•}}
*[[Gordon County, Georgia|Gordon]]  
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[[Gordon County, Georgia Genealogy|Gordon]] {{•}}
*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County, Tennessee]]  
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[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County, Tennessee]] {{•}}
*[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]]  
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[[Murray County, Georgia Genealogy|Murray]] {{•}}
*[[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]]
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[[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{GAWhitfield  County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)][[Image:Gawhitfield.jpg|center|500px|Gawhitfield.jpg]]
  
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:-[[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles') (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles') (Confederate)]], Companies B, C, G, H and I<br>
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:- [[39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B, D, E and F<br>
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/whitfield/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Whitfield}}
  
*Wills 1843-1854 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Occupations  ====
*Index to Will Book&nbsp;A, 1852-1960 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Vouchers,&nbsp;Sales,&nbsp;Book&nbsp;B, 1852-1860 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Wills 1843-1854 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*Index to Will Book&nbsp;A, 1852-1960 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Vouchers,&nbsp;Sales,&nbsp;Book&nbsp;B, 1852-1860 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Vouchers, Sales,&nbsp;Book&nbsp;E 1869-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Vouchers, Sales,&nbsp;Book&nbsp;E 1869-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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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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*'''1852-1884''' - Whitfield County Marriage Index 1852-1884. Batch {{IGI|M713971}} 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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*'''1882-1895''' - Whitfield County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713972}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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Whitfield-Murray Historical Society<br> 715 Chattanooga Ave<br> Dalton, GA 30720<br>Phone:706-278-0217<br>[http://www.southernmuse.com/whitfieldmurray.htm Whitfield-Murray Historical Society]
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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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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/whitfield-county/ Whitfield 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+Whitfield|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Whitfield|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Whitfield/ Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Whitfield/ Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com&nbsp;Georgia Pioneers]
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Whitfield County

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

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Whitfield County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Whitfield County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 30, 1851
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Whitfield County Courthouse]
300 W Crawford Street
PO Box 248
Dalton, GA 30722-0248
Phone: 706.275.7451 
Whitfield County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Whitfield County Courthouse
300 W Crawford Street
PO Box 248
Dalton, GA 30722-0248
Phone: 706.275.7451 

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852[1]

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


1927

1852
1852

History

Parent County

1851--Whitfield was created 30 December 1851 fromMurray County. County seat: Dalton [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

Bradley County, Tennessee  • Catoosa  • Gordon  • Hamilton County, Tennessee  • Murray  • Walker

Fannin CountyGilmer CountyPickens CountyMurray CountyWhitfield CountyCatoosa CountyDade CountyWalker CountyChattooga CountyGordon CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyCherokee CountyCherokee CountyDeKalb CountyJackson CountyPolk CountyMonroe CountyMcMinn CountyBradley CountyMeigs CountyHamilton CountyMarion CountyFranklin CountyCoffee CountyGrundy CountyBledsoe CountySequatchie CountyGAWhitfield.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 Whitfield 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

Military

Civil War

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




- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
-34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles') (Confederate), Companies B, C, G, H and I
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B, D, E and F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Whitfield County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

  • 1852-1884 - Whitfield County Marriage Index 1852-1884. Batch M713971 at FamilySearch - free.[8]
  • 1882-1895 - Whitfield County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch M713972 at FamilySearch - free.[8]
Death Records

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

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
715 Chattanooga Ave
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone:706-278-0217
Whitfield-Murray Historical 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), Whitfield County, Georgia. Page 162 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), 59. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  8. 8.0 8.1 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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