Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Berrien County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1856
County Seat Nashville
Address Adams County Courthouse
105 E Washingotn Avenue
PO Box 446;
Nasvhille, GA 31639
Phone: 912.686.5421
Berrien County Website

Berrien County Georgia Courthouse

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Berrien County Georgia

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1856
and land records Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919,
marriage and probate records from 1856[1]

Berrien County Georgia History

Parent County

1856--Berrien County was created 25 February 1856 from Lowndes, Coffee, and Irwin Counties.
County seat:  Nashville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Berrien County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Berrien County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories





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).

  • 1855-1956 - Berrien County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. A-B) at SamPubCo - free.
  • 1855-1909 - Images of Berrien County, Georgia Will Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1855-1909 - Index to Berrien County, Georgia Will Book A at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1909-1956 - Images of Berrien County, Georgia Will Book B at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1862-1896 - Index to Berrien County, Georgia Estates, Inventories, Appraisements at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1862-1912 - Index to Berrien County, Georgia Widows and Divisions of Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1863-1896 - Index to Berrien County, Georgia Bills of Sale at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1882-1901 - Index to Berrien County, Georgia Annual Returns and Vouchers at Georgia Pioneers ($).


Vital Records

  • 1856-1887 - Berrien County Marriage Index 1856-1887. Batch M712081 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1895 - Berrien County Marriage Index 1885-1895. Batch M712082 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Berrien County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Berrien County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Berrien County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Berrien 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. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at