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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Brantley County

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

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Online Records

Brantley County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded August 14, 1920
County Seat Nahunta
Address Brantley County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Nahunta, GA 31553-0398
Phone: 912.462.5256
Brantley County Website

Brantley County Georgia Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has birth, divorce,
probate and court records from 1921[1]

Brantley County Georgia History

Parent County

1920--Brantley County was created  14 August 1920 fromCharlton, Pierce and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Nahunta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Brantley County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Hoboken | Nahunta | Hortense | Waynesville

Neighboring Counties

Brantley County Georgia Genealogy Resources


LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 5 page 75 - Hill Creek Cemetery




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).


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.

Brantley County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Brantley County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Brantley County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brantley 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).