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Guide to '''Baldwin County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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| building address = Baldwin County Courthouse<br> 121 N Wilkinson<br> Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346<br> Phone: 912.734.3007<br>[http://www.baldwincountyga.com/ '''Baldwin County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Baldwin County Courthouse<br> 121 N Wilkinson<br> Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346<br> Phone: 912.734.3007<br>[http://www.baldwincountyga.com/ '''Baldwin County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Baldwin County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1930<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br> <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1930, <br>marriage and probate records from 1875; Clerk Superior<br> Court has land, divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baldwin County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.baldwincountyga.com/index.htm Baldwin County Courthouse]<br>121 N Wilkinson St<br>Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346<br>Phone: 912.734.3007 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1930, marriage and probate records from 1875; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baldwin County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> 121 N. Wilkinson St., Suite 209<br> P.O. Box 987 (31059-0987) <br> Milledgeville, GA 31061 <br> Phone: (478) 445-6324<br> Fax: (478) 445-6039<br>
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'''Probate Court of Baldwin County'''<br> Baldwin County Courthouse<br> 121 North Wilkinson Street<br> Milledgeville, GA 31061<br> Phone: 478-445-4807<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1803'''--Baldwin County was created&nbsp;11 May 1803 from the Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Milledgeville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1803'''--Baldwin County was created&nbsp;11 May 1803 from the Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Milledgeville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1861'''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1861''' The courthouse at Milledgeville burned on 24 February. Superior Court records were totally destroyed. Ordinary Court and Sheriff's Office records were saved.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 14. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Hancock County, Georgia|Hancock]]  
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[[Hancock County, Georgia Genealogy|Hancock]] {{•}} [[Jones County, Georgia Genealogy|Jones]] {{•}} [[Putnam County, Georgia Genealogy|Putman]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Georgia Genealogy|Washington]] {{•}} [[Wilkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkinson]]  
*[[Jones County, Georgia|Jones]]  
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<center>{{ GABaldwin County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Putnam County, Georgia|Putman]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[Washington County, Georgia|Washington]]  
 
*[[Wilkinson County, Georgia|Wilkinson]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Baldwin}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Baldwin, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=387&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ga/baldwin/ GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/baldwin/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/baldwin.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|425465|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Baldwin%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=387 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Baldwin&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7798&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= Baldwin County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Baldwin County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/GA/misc.html#GA-ROOTS GA-Roots] A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
:*Cook, Anna Maria Green. ''History of Baldwin County, Georgia.'' Anderson, S.C.: Keys-Hearn Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22815 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*Cook, Anna Maria Green. ''History of Baldwin County, Georgia.'' Anderson, S.C.: Keys-Hearn Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22815 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gabaldwin.jpg|900px|Gabaldwin.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/baldwin/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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:- [[4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[7th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (State Guards) (Confederate)|7th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (State Guards) (Confederate)]]
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:- Military Records - Civil War - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/baldwin/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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===== Wills =====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
:*'''1806-1864''' - Baldwin County, Georgia Index of Wills at [http://theusgenweb.org/ga/baldwin/ GAGenWeb] - free.<br>
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1806-1829''' - Abstracts of Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book A at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Baldwin}}
  
:*'''1829-1918''' - Baldwin County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. A-B) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gabaldwin01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
:*'''1829-1854''' - Abstracts of Baldwin County, Georgia Wills at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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*'''1742 – 1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
  
:*'''1829-1868''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book B at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
:*'''1868-1936''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book C at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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===== Wills  =====
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:*'''1806-1864''' - Baldwin County, Georgia Index of Wills at [http://theusgenweb.org/ga/baldwin/ GAGenWeb] - free.
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:*'''1829-1918'' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gabaldwin01.htm Baldwin County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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:*'''1806-1854''' - Abstracts of Baldwin County, Georgia Will Books at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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:*'''1829-1868''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book B at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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:*'''1868-1936''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Will Book C at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
  
 
:*'''1813-1820''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book A at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1813-1820''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book A at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
:*'''1820-1824''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book B at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1820-1824''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book B at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
:*'''1824-1831''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book C at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1824-1831''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book C at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
:*'''1831-1842''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book D at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1831-1842''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book D at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
:*'''1839-1856''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book E at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1839-1856''' - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book E at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybaldwin.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*'''1828 - 1978''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ <br>
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*'''1806 - 1842''' - Baldwin County Marriage Book A Index 1806-1842. Batch {{IGI|M712041}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1835 - 1851''' - Baldwin County Marriage Book B Index 1835-1851. Batch {{IGI|M712042}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1852 - 1874''' - Baldwin County Marriage Books C and D Index 1852-1874. Batch {{IGI|M712043}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1874 - 1887''' - Baldwin County Marriage Book E Index 1874-1887. Batch {{IGI|M712044}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1887 - 1895''' - Baldwin County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712045}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1849-50, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727| Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1849-50, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/baldwin-county/ Baldwin County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Baldwin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/geo/baldwin/ Baldwin County, Georgia History and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/ga/baldwin/ USGenWeb Baldwin County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Baldwin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Baldwin/ Baldwin County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Baldwin/ Baldwin County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 23:32, 20 June 2017

United States
Georgia
Baldwin County

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

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Baldwin County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Baldwin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded May 11, 1803
County Seat Milledgeville
Courthouse
Address Baldwin County Courthouse
121 N Wilkinson
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346
Phone: 912.734.3007
Baldwin County Website


County Information

Baldwin County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Baldwin County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1930
1806
1930
1810
1861
1808


County Courthouse

Baldwin County Courthouse
121 N Wilkinson St
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3346
Phone: 912.734.3007

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1930, marriage and probate records from 1875; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
121 N. Wilkinson St., Suite 209
P.O. Box 987 (31059-0987)
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-6324
Fax: (478) 445-6039

Probate Court of Baldwin County
Baldwin County Courthouse
121 North Wilkinson Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-445-4807


History

Parent County

1803--Baldwin County was created 11 May 1803 from the Creek Indian Lands.  County seat:  Milledgeville [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 MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Fire.png
1861 The courthouse at Milledgeville burned on 24 February. Superior Court records were totally destroyed. Ordinary Court and Sheriff's Office records were saved.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Hancock  • Jones  • Putman  • Washington  • Wilkinson

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Baldwin, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Baldwin County cemeteries.

Census

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.

Court

Genealogy

Mailing Lists
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

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 Baldwin 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.

  • Cook, Anna Maria Green. History of Baldwin County, Georgia. Anderson, S.C.: Keys-Hearn Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Beeson, Leola Selman. History Stories of Milledgeville and Baldwin County. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1943. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Military

  • Military - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 7th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (State Guards) (Confederate)
- Military Records - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Probate

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).

Wills
Additional Probate Records
  • 1813-1820 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1820-1824 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book B at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1824-1831 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book C at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1831-1842 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book D at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1839-1856 - Index to Baldwin County, Georgia Annual Returns Book E at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation

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

Birth
Marriage
  • 1806 - 1842 - Baldwin County Marriage Book A Index 1806-1842. Batch M712041 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1835 - 1851 - Baldwin County Marriage Book B Index 1835-1851. Batch M712042 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1852 - 1874 - Baldwin County Marriage Books C and D Index 1852-1874. Batch M712043 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1874 - 1887 - Baldwin County Marriage Book E Index 1874-1887. Batch M712044 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1887 - 1895 - Baldwin County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch M712045 at FamilySearch - free.
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baldwin 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).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 14. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.