Georgia, Elbert County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Elbert, Georgia, United States
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Location of Elbert County, Georgia
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1790-2002
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains digital images of marriage, court, land, school and other records from Elbert County. It covers the years 1790 to 2002.


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content

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How Do I Search the Collection?

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  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse

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I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Georgia, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog .


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Collection Citation:

"Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Elbert County Probate Court, Elberton.


Image Citation

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