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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Atkinson County

Guide to Atkinson County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Atkinson County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 15 August, 1917
County Seat Pearson
Address Atkinson County Courthouse
PO Box 518

Pearson, GA 31642-0518
Phone: 912.422.3391
Atkinson County Website

Atkinson County Georgia Courthouse

Atkinson County Courthouse
PO Box 518
Pearson, GA 31642-0518
Phone: 912.422.3391
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate, and court
records from 1919; Probate Court has birth and death
records from 1929, marriage and land records from 1919[1]

Atkinson County Georgia History

Parent County

  • 1917--Atkinson County was created 15 August 1917 from Coffee and Clinch Counties. County seat: Pearson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Atkinson County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atkinson County Georgia Genealogy Resources



LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Axson



Local Histories




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


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.

Atkinson County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Atkinson County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Atkinson County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atkinson County, Georgia. Page 151 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).