Macon County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Macon County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Macon County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||December 14, 1837|
|Address|| Macon County Courthouse|
PO Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Macon County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Genealogy Resources
- 5.1 Research Guides
- 5.2 African Americans
- 5.3 Bible Records
- 5.4 Cemeteries
- 5.5 Census
- 5.6 Church Records
- 5.7 Court
- 5.8 Genealogy
- 5.9 Land and Property
- 5.10 Local Histories
- 5.11 Maps
- 5.12 Military
- 5.13 Naturalization
- 5.14 Newspapers
- 5.15 Occupations
- 5.16 Probate Records
- 5.17 Taxation
- 5.18 Vital Records
- 6 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
Macon County, Georgia Record Dates
Macon County Courthouse
PO Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1857, birth and death records from 1927
Clerk of Superior Court
121 S. Sumter St.
P.O. Box 337
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Phone: (478) 472-7661
Fax: (478) 472-4775
Probate Court of Macon County
P.O. Box 216
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Phone: (478) 472-7685
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Georgia Cemeteries for more information.|
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
Local histories are available for Macon 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.
- Butler, John C. Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value. Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1861-1865 - Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1865 - Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
Regiments. Service men in Macon 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 Macon County, Georgia Genealogy:
- - 4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- - 10th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate),
- - 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- - 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- - 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate),
- - 62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) Companies C and K
- - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
- Hays, Louise Frederick. 1933. History of Macon County, Georgia. Atlanta, Ga: Stein Printing Company. (page 303-336; 345-359) 975.8513 H2h digital version
- Butler, John C. 1989. Historical record of Macon and central Georgia, containing many interesting and valuable reminiscences connected with the whole state: including numerous incidents and facts never before published and of great historic value. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 1597554
- Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Macon County). 1963. Confederate roster, 1861-1865; Confederate pension roll, 1890-1920; and Confederate muster roll, 1890-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 310941
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Macon County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch Catalog. Do a Place search for Macon County, Georgia Genealogy to find these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
Online Probate Records
- 1742–1992 - Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1742–1990 - Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990 at FamilySearch.org images
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.
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).
- 1839-1862 - Wills 1839-1862 (digital images). See list of testators. Georgia Pioneers $
- 1857-1858 - Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1857-1858 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1858-1860 - Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1858-1860 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1856-1909 - Index to Wills 1856-1909 Georgia Pioneers $
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 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..
- 1699 - 1944 - Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $
- 1754 - 1960 - Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1785 - 1950 - Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1787 - 1962 - Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962 at FamilySearch — index
- 1808 - 1967 - Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1828 - 1978 - Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1858 - 1880 - Macon County Marriage Books A and B Index 1858-1880. Batch M713251 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1879 - 1901 - Macon County Marriage Books C and D Index 1879-1901. Batch M713252 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1914 - 1927 - Georgia Deaths 1914-1927 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1919 - 1998 - Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1928 - 1939 - Georgia Deaths 1928-1939 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1933 - 1998 - Georgia Death Index 1933-1998 at FamilySearch.org — index
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Macon County Historical Society Facebook Page
PO Box 571
Montezuma , GA 31063-0571 ; (912) 472-9698
Macon County Historical Society
PO Box 304
Macon, MO 63552
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.
- Macon County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb Macon County, Georgia project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Macon County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers $
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- 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.