Georgia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Georgia, United States
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1875-1881
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1875 to 1881. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.


Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Georgia Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

  • These records are published in the United States Miscellaneous Deaths collection.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death or burial
  • The residence of your ancestor
  • The names of other family members and their relationships


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the death date along with the place of death to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Continue to search the death records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.

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

Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names. Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records. Search the indexes and records of nearby counties. Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:

"Deaths and Burials, 1875-1881," Database, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.


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