Georgia Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927  and Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1940.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Georgia, United States
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1914-1940
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Department of Archives and History, Atlanta


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images for Georgia statewide deaths for the years 1914 to 1927, 1928 to 1940.

In 1919, Georgia law required the registration of deaths in the state. Some deaths were recorded for years before 1919. Prior to statewide registration, death records were recorded in some counties beginning in 1875. Though statewide registration was established in 1919, county officials were slow to respond to the law and most did not comply until 1928.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927.


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1940.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The information found in death entries may include the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death including city, county and state
  • Cause of death
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Estimated birth year of deceased
  • Gender, race, age, marital status and occupation of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Father's name and birth place
  • Mother's maiden name and birth place
  • Name and location of cemetery
  • Burial date

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Film

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate.
  • Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • 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 .


Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation

"Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927" and "Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939." Database with Images. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2017. Department of Archives and History, Atlanta.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1940.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1940.


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