Wilkes County, Georgia

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:*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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*'''1790-1832''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1790-1832. Batch {{IGI|M713991}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1836-1871''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1836-1871. Batch {{IGI|M713992}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1871-1882''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1871-1882. Batch {{IGI|M713993}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1882''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1875-1882. Batch {{IGI|M713995}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1882-1895''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713996}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1882-1895''' - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713994}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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Revision as of 18:19, 5 April 2013

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

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Wilkes County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Washington
Courthouse
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Address Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1792; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records from 1777 and military discharge records.[1]


History

Parent County

1777-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.
County seat: Washington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg

1958 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Family Histories

  • Wilkes County Family Group Sheets Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
  • Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [Darricott] Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984).
  • [Huskey] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Pope] Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

At Georgia Pioneers ($) you can find:

  • Map of Wilkes County, 1955
  • Map of Original Wilkes County
  • Map of Wilkes County Settlers

Military

  • Veterans- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
  • Fallen Heroes- Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

Newspapers

Probate

Wills

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Wills: 1794-1819

At Georgia Pioneers, you can find:

  • 1786-1806 - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) Georgia Pioneers ($)
Additional Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1790-1832 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1790-1832. Batch M713991 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1836-1871 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1836-1871. Batch M713992 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1871-1882 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1871-1882. Batch M713993 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1882 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1875-1882. Batch M713995 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1895 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch M713996 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1895 - Wilkes County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch M713994 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1886 - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes 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. 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.