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

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Online Records

Bacon County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded July 27, 1914
County Seat Alma
Address Bacon County Courthouse
301 N Pierce Street; PO Box 356
Alma, GA 31510-1957
Phone: 912.632.4915
Bacon County Website

Bacon County Georgia Courthouse

Bacon County Courthouse
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land
records from 1915; Probate Court has birth, marriage,
death and probate records from 1915[1]

Bacon County Georgia History

Parent County

1914--Bacon County was created 27 July 1914 from Appling, Pearce and Ware Counties.
County seat: Alma [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Bacon County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bacon County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories




Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bacon 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.

Bacon County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Bacon County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bacon County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bacon 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).