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{{Georgia-stub}}<br>''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Banks_County,_Georgia|Banks County]]'' <br><br>  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Banks County, Georgia|Banks County]]''  
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Guide to '''Banks 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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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Banks County
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| county_map = Georgia Banks County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = December 11
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| seat = Homer
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| building image =
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| building address = Banks County Courthouse<br>144 Yonah-Homer Road<br>Homer, GA 30547<br>Phone: (706)-677-6200<br>[http://www.co.banks.ga.us/ Banks County Website]}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Banks 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}}#Census|Census]]'''
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347381240794_775" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347381240794_491" />  
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[[Image:Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]]  
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[http://www.co.banks.ga.us/ Banks County Courthouse]<br>144 Yonah-Homer Road<br>Homer, GA 30547<br>Phone: (706)-677-6200.<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Banks County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
  
[http://www.co.banks.ga.us/ Banks County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 130 <br>Homer, GA 30547-0130 <br>Phone: 706.677.2320 <br>  
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br> 144 Yonah Homer Rd., Suite 8<br> P.O. Box 337 <br> Homer, GA 30547 <br> Phone: (706) 677-6240<br> Fax: (706) 677-6294<br>  
  
Probate Court has birth, marriage, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Banks 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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'''Probate Court of Banks County'''<br> 144 Yonah Homer Road, Suite 7<br> Homer, GA 30547<br> Phone: 706-677-6250<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858'''--Banks County was&nbsp;created 11 December 1858 from[[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin]] and [[Habersham County, Georgia|Habersham]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Homer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858'''--Banks County was &nbsp;created 11 December 1858 from [[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin]] and [[Habersham County, Georgia Genealogy|Habersham]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Homer <ref name="Handybook">''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  ====
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No reported damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 14-15. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin]]  
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[[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Habersham County, Georgia Genealogy|Habersham]] {{•}} [[Hall County, Georgia Genealogy|Hall]] {{•}} [[Jackson County, Georgia Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Georgia Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Stephens County, Georgia Genealogy|Stephens]]  
*[[Habersham County, Georgia|Habersham]]  
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<center>{{ GABanks County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hall County, Georgia|Hall]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[Jackson County, Georgia|Jackson]]  
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*[[Madison County, Georgia|Madison]]  
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==== Research Guides  ====
*[[Stephens County, Georgia|Stephens]]
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=388&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|554125|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=388 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.jansdigs.com/banks/cemetery.html GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Banks+Georgia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Banks&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Banks&cemetery_name=a GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/banks.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Georgia Cemeteries|Georgia Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gabanks.jpg|900px|Gabanks.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/banks/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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====== Civil War  ======
  
====== 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://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- Military - Civil War - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/banks/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers''. (Toccoa, Georgia: K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at {{FHL|828181|title-id|disp=FHL 975.8 V3L}} and [http://tinyurl.com/3lp8ru8 Other Libraries.]''
  
*Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. T''hese Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers''. (Toccoa, Georgia&nbsp;: K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at {{FHL|828181|title-id|disp=FHL 975.8 V3L}} and [http://tinyurl.com/3lp8ru8 Other Libraries.]
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Banks}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
===== Wills  =====
 
===== Wills  =====
  
 
:*'''1800s-1900s''' - Index to Banks County Miscellaneous Wills at the Georgia State Archives at [http://www.jansdigs.com/banks/willsindex.htm GAGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1800s-1900s''' - Index to Banks County Miscellaneous Wills at the Georgia State Archives at [http://www.jansdigs.com/banks/willsindex.htm GAGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
 
:*'''1853-1946''' - List of Unbound Arranged Wills of the Probate Court at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1853-1946''' - List of Unbound Arranged Wills of the Probate Court at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
:*'''1858-1879''' - Abstracts of Banks County, Georgia Wills at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1858-1879''' - Abstracts of Banks County, Georgia Wills at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
  
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:*'''1858-''' - Index to Banks County, Georgia Miscellaneous Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1858-''' - Index to Banks County, Georgia Miscellaneous Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
:*'''1866-1871''' - Index to Banks County, Georgia Inventories, Annual Returns, Receipts and Appraisements at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
:*'''1866-1871''' - Index to Banks County, Georgia Inventories, Annual Returns, Receipts and Appraisements at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybanks.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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*'''1876 - 1907''' - Banks County Marriage Index 1876-1907. Batch {{IGI|M712051}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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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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*'''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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*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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Banks County Historical Society<br> P.O. Box 1943<br> Homer, Georgia, 30547
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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/banks-county/ Banks County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Banks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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://www.jansdigs.com/banks/ USGenWeb Banks County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Banks|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Banks/ Banks County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Banks/ Banks County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)

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

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Banks County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Banks County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 11, 1858
County Seat Homer
Courthouse
Address Banks County Courthouse
144 Yonah-Homer Road
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706)-677-6200
Banks County Website


County Information

Banks County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1859

1860
1859
1859


County Courthouse

Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Banks County Courthouse
144 Yonah-Homer Road
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706)-677-6200.

Probate Court has birth, marriage, and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has court and land records[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
144 Yonah Homer Rd., Suite 8
P.O. Box 337
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-6240
Fax: (706) 677-6294

Probate Court of Banks County
144 Yonah Homer Road, Suite 7
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: 706-677-6250

History

Parent County

1858--Banks County was  created 11 December 1858 from Franklin and Habersham Counties. County seat:  Homer [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

No reported damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Franklin  • Habersham  • Hall  • Jackson  • Madison  • Stephens

Banks CountyFranklin CountyHart CountyElbert CountyMadison CountyLincoln CountyWilkes CountyOglethorpe CountyClarke CountyJackson CountyBarrow CountyGwinnett CountyHall CountyForsyth CountyDawson CountyLumpkin CountyWhite CountyUnion CountyTowns CountyRabun CountyHabersham CountyStephens CountyOconee CountyPickesn CountyAnderson CountyAbbeville CountyMcCormick CountyGABanks.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

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

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

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 Banks 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.

Maps

Gabanks.jpg

Military

  • Military - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Company G
- Military - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia: K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Occupations

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).

Wills
  • 1800s-1900s - Index to Banks County Miscellaneous Wills at the Georgia State Archives at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1853-1946 - List of Unbound Arranged Wills of the Probate Court at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1858-1879 - Abstracts of Banks County, Georgia Wills at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1858- - Index to Banks County, Georgia Miscellaneous Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1866-1871 - Index to Banks County, Georgia Inventories, Annual Returns, Receipts and Appraisements at Georgia Pioneers ($).

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
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Banks County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1943
Homer, Georgia, 30547

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), Banks 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), 14-15. 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.