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{{Georgia-stub}}<br>''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bleckley_County,_Georgia|Bleckley County]]'' <br><br>  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bleckley_County,_Georgia|Bleckley County]]''  
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Guide to '''Bleckley 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 = Bleckley County
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| county_map = Georgia Bleckley County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1912
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| founded date = July 30
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| seat = Cochran
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| building image =
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| building address = Bleckley County Courthouse<br>112 North Second St.<br>Cochran, GA 31014<br>Phone: 912.934.3200<br>[http://www.bleckley.org/ '''Bleckley County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Bleckley County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|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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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1919<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1912<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1920<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1912<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1912<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bleckley.org/ Bleckley County Courthouse]<br> 306 2nd St SE<br> Cochran, GA 31014-1633<br> Phone: 912.934.3200 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate, <br>court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bleckley 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.bleckley.org/ Bleckley County Courthouse]<br>112 North Second St.<br>Phone: 912.934.3200<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bleckley 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>
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112 N. Second Street<br>
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P.O. Box 272 <br>
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Cochran, GA 31014<br>
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Phone: (478) 934-3210<br>
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Fax: (478) 934-6671<br>
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'''Probate Court of Bleckley County'''<br>
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112 North 2nd Street<br>
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Cochran, GA  31014<br>
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Phone: 478-934-3204<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1912'''--Bleckley County was created 30 July 1912&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Georgia|Pulaski ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Cochran <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1912'''--Bleckley County was created 30 July 1912&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy|Pulaski ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Cochran <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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 15. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dodge County, Georgia|Dodge]]  
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[[Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy|Dodge County]] {{•}}
*[[Houston County, Georgia|Houston]]  
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[[Houston County, Georgia Genealogy|Houston County]] {{•}}
*[[Laurens County, Georgia|Laurens]]  
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[[Laurens County, Georgia Genealogy|Laurens County]] {{•}}
*[[Pulaski County, Georgia|Pulaski]]  
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[[Pulaski County, Georgia Genealogy|Pulaski County ]] {{•}}
*[[Twiggs County, Georgia|Twiggs]]  
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[[Twiggs County, Georgia Genealogy|Twiggs County]] {{•}}
*[[Wilkinson County, Georgia|Wilkinson]]
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[[Wilkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkinson County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GABleckley County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy 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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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" 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=394&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|728538|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=394 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gableckl/cemetery/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bleckley+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=Bleckley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/bleckley/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/bleckley.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}}
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===== Methodist Episcopal  =====
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*'''1871-1885''' - Methodist Episcopal Church, Cochran, Baptism Index 1871-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712191}} 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>
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*'''1871-1895''' - Methodist Episcopal Church, Cochran, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712191}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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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  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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==== Military ====
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*Military - Georgia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gableckl/military/military.html GenWeb 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://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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''Other Records''
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*Daughters of the American Revolution, and Virginia Speer Harris. 1957. History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties, Georgia, 1808-1956. (see V.1 page 124 - 154: to view a digital version go to FHL Catalog ) {{FHL|1640307|item|disp = FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-pulaski-and-bleckley-counties-georgia-1808-1956/oclc/1890185 WorldCat]<br>
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Bleckley}}
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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}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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===== Death Records =====
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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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*'''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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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Bleckley County Historical Society<br>
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Middle Georgia College<br>
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Cochran,  Georgia, 31014
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Cochran Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Cochran Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== 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/bleckley-county/ Bleckley County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Bleckley|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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gableckl/ USGenWeb Bleckley County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Bleckley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Bleckley/ Bleckley County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Bleckley/ Bleckley County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Bleckley County

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

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Bleckley County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Bleckley County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded July 30, 1912
County Seat Cochran
Courthouse
Address Bleckley County Courthouse
112 North Second St.
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: 912.934.3200
Bleckley County Website


County Information

Bleckley County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Bleckley County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919
1912

1920
1912
1912


County Courthouse

Bleckley County Courthouse
112 North Second St.
Phone: 912.934.3200

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and land records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
112 N. Second Street
P.O. Box 272
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: (478) 934-3210
Fax: (478) 934-6671

Probate Court of Bleckley County
112 North 2nd Street
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: 478-934-3204

History

Parent County

1912--Bleckley County was created 30 July 1912 from Pulaski County.  County seat:  Cochran [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dodge County  • Houston County  • Laurens County  • Pulaski County  • Twiggs County  • Wilkinson County

Bleckley CountyHouston CountyTwiggs CountyWilkinson CountyBibb CountyPeach CountyJones CountyTaylor CountyMacon CountyCrawford CountyMonroe CountyWashington CountyJohnson CountyLaurens CountyTreutlen CountyDodge CountyMontgomery CountyWheeler CountyTelfair CountyPulaski CountyWilcox CountyJeff Davis CountyDooly CountyCrisp CountySumter CountyLee CountyGABleckley.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.

Methodist Episcopal
  • 1871-1885 - Methodist Episcopal Church, Cochran, Baptism Index 1871-1885. Batch C712191 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1871-1895 - Methodist Episcopal Church, Cochran, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch M712191 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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 Bleckley 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

Military

Civil War

Online Records


Other Records

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, and Virginia Speer Harris. 1957. History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties, Georgia, 1808-1956. (see V.1 page 124 - 154: to view a digital version go to FHL Catalog ) FHL Collection WorldCat

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

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
Death Records
Marriage Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Bleckley County Historical Society
Middle Georgia College
Cochran, Georgia, 31014

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), Bleckley 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), 15. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.