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| building address = Bibb County Courthouse<br>601 Mulberry Street<br>Macon, GA 31201-2672<br> Phone: 912.749.6527 <br>[http://www.bibbcounty.us/ '''Bibb County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Bibb County Courthouse<br>601 Mulberry Street<br>Macon, GA 31201-2672<br> Phone: 912.749.6527 <br>[http://www.bibbcounty.us/ '''Bibb County Website'''] }}  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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== Websites ==
  
 
== Bibb County Georgia Courthouse  ==
 
== Bibb County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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  County Health Department has birth, death and burial records;  
 
  County Health Department has birth, death and burial records;  
 
  Probate Court has marriage and probate records; County Clerk
 
  Probate Court has marriage and probate records; County Clerk
  has divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bibb 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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  has divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bibb County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Bibb County Georgia History<br>  ==
 
== Bibb County Georgia History<br>  ==

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

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Bibb County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Bibb County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded 9 December, 1822
County Seat Macon
Courthouse
Address Bibb County Courthouse
601 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201-2672
Phone: 912.749.6527
Bibb County Website


County Courthouse

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






History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Bibb County Georgia Courthouse

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County Health Department has birth, death and burial records; 
Probate Court has marriage and probate records; County Clerk
has divorce, court and land records from 1823[1]

Bibb County Georgia History

Parent County

1822--Bibb county was created 9 December 1822 from Jones, Monroe, Twiggs and Houston Counties.
County seat: Macon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Bibb County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy Resources

African American

  • 1865-1875 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books A and B Index 1865-1874. Batch M712118 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1882 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1874-1882. Batch M712119 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1909 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books D and E Index 1882-1909. Batch M712121 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1899 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books F and G Index 1892-1899. Batch M712122 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1899-1906 - Bibb County Colored Marriage Books H and I Index 1899-1906. Batch M712123 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Cemeteries


Church

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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Macon
Episcopal

Christ Church Parish, Macon

  • Hart, Oliver J. The History of Christ Church Parish, Macon, Georgia: March 5th 1825, March 5th, 1925. Macon, Ga.: Lyon, Harris & Brooks, Printers and Binders, 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon

  • 1861-1903 - St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon, Baptism Index 1861-1903. Batch C712161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1861-1903 - St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon, Marriage Index 1861-1903. Batch M712161 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1861-1903 - St. Barnabas Mission Chapel, Macon, Death Index 1861-1903. Batch B003552 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Paul's Church, Macon

  • 1870-1959 - St. Paul's Church, Macon, Baptism Index 1870-1959. Batch C712171 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Methodist

Park Memorial Methodist Church, Arkwright

  • 1893-1958 - Park Memorial Methodist Church, Arkwright, Baptism Index 1893-1958. Batch C712131 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Park Memorial Methodist Church, Arkwright, Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M712131 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Vineville Methodist Church, Macon

  • 1891-1937 - Vineville Methodist Church, Macon, Baptism Index 1891-1937. Batch C712181 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Vineville Methodist Church, Macon, Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M712181 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Methodist Episcopal

Wilma Methodist Episcopal Church

  • 1856-1885 - Wilma Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1856-1885. Batch C712091 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Court

Land

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 Bibb 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.

  • Butler, John C. Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value. Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Probate

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
  • 1823-1929 - Bibb County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. A-H) at SamPubCo - free.
  • 1823-1855 - Abstracts of Bibb County, Georgia 1823-1855 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1823-1855 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1851-1864 - Abstracts of Bibb County, Georgia 1851-1864 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1851-1871 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1870, 1891, 1914 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1891-1907 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Wills and Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1823-1844 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Annual Returns at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1843-1851 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Annual Returns at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1851-1854 - Index to Bibb County, Georgia Annual Returns 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.

Birth
Marriage
  • 1827-1839 - Bibb County Marriage Book A Index 1827-1839. Batch M712111 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1839-1858 - Bibb County Marriage Book B Index 1839-1858. Batch M712112 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1858-1865 - Bibb County Marriage Book C Index 1858-1865. Batch M712113 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1865-1874 - Bibb County Marriage Books D and E Index 1865-1874. Batch M712114 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1887 - Bibb County Marriage Book F Index 1874-1887. Batch M712115 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1891 - Bibb County Marriage Book G Index 1885-1891. Batch M712116 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1909 - Bibb County Court of Ordinary Marriage Index 1891-1909. Batch M712124 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1895 - Bibb County Marriage Book H Index 1892-1895. Batch M712117 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1849-50, 1859-60 - Bibb County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

 

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Bibb County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bibb 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 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.
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