Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Lamar County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Lamar County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded August 17, 1920
County Seat Barnesville
Address Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145
Lamar County Website

County Information

Lamar County, Georgia Record Dates

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


County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
326 Thomaston St., Box 7
Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: (770) 358-5145
Fax: (770) 358-5814

Probate Court of Lamar County
Address: 326 Thomaston St Set 6
Barnesville, GA 30204
Work Phone: 770 -358- 5155
Fax: 770-358-5348


Parent County

1920--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920 from Monroe and Pike Counties. County seat:  Barnesville [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 website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Butts County  • Monroe County  • Pike County  • Spalding County  • Upson County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
GAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
GAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information.


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.



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 Lamar 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.

  • History of Lamar County. Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




Civil War

Online Records

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

- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

  • Lambdin, Augusta, and Tallu Brinson Jones Fish. 1970. History of Lamar County. [Atlanta]: [William H. Wolfe and Associates]. (page 235-247; 453; 263-266) 975.8446 H2da



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Online 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).


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

Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society
P.O. Box 805
Barnesville, Georgia 30204

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County, Georgia. Page 157 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), 38. At various libraries (WorldCat).