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Guide to '''Brooks 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 = Brooks County
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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 = Nahunta
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| building address = Brooks County Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 272<br>Quitman, GA 31643<br>Phone: 229.263.5561<br>[http://quitmangeorgia.org/2005/govt/index.php '''Brooks County Website''']}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Brooks 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_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" | 1859<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Brooks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Brooks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]][http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Brooks.htm Brantley County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 398<br> Nahunta, GA 31553-0398<br> Phone: 912.462.5256 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has birth, divorce,<br>probate and court records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooks County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:Brooks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][http://quitmangeorgia.org/2005/govt/index.php Brooks County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 272<br>Quitman, GA 31643<br>Phone: 229.263.5561 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has birth, divorce, probate and court records from 1921.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooks County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court''' <br>
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Screven Street<br>
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P.O. Box 630 <br>
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Quitman, GA 31643<Br>
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Phone: (229) 263-4747<br>
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'''Probate Court of Brooks County'''<Br>
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1 Screven Street, Suite 4<br>
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Quitman, GA  31643<br>
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Phone: 229-263-5567<Br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858'''--Brooks County was created 11 December 1858 from [[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes and]] [[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Quitman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858'''--Brooks County was created 11 December 1858 from [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes and]] [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Quitman <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  ====
  
*[[Colquitt County, Georgia|Colquitt]]  
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[[Colquitt County, Georgia Genealogy|Colquitt]] {{•}}
*[[Cook County, Georgia|Cook]]  
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[[Cook County, Georgia Genealogy|Cook]] {{•}}
*[[Jefferson County, Florida|Jefferson&nbsp;County, Florida]]  
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[[Jefferson County, Florida Genealogy|Jefferson County]] {{•}}
*[[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes]]  
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[[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]] {{•}}
*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison&nbsp;County, Florida]]  
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[[Madison County, Florida Genealogy|Madison County, Florida]] {{•}}
*[[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas&nbsp;]]
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[[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]]
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<center>{{ GABrooks County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== African Americans ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}
 
  
==== 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=396&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|713419|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=396 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gabrooks/Cemetery/ GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Brooks+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=Brooks&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/brooks/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/brooks.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/brooks.htm Georgia Interment]
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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}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Mailing Lists  =====
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/GA/misc.html#GA-ROOTS GA-Roots] A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
:*Huxford, Folks. ''The History of Brooks County, Georgia.'' Quitman, Ga.: Hannah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., 1948, c1949. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22817 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA History}}
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:*Huxford, Folks. ''The History of Brooks County, Georgia.'' Quitman, Ga.: Hannah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., 1948, c1949. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22817 Ancestry].
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/brooks/military.html USGenWeb] Archives 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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- Military - Civil War - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/brooks/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Brooks County Genealogical Society (Quitman, Georgia). 2000. Brooks County, echoes of its people. Quitman, Georgia: Brooks County Genealogical Society. ( Vol.2 page 77-113){{FHL|446979|item|disp=975.8874 H29b}}
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*Huxford, Folks. 1978. The history of Brooks County, Georgia, 1858-1948. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co. (Civil War see page 87 - 141) {{FHL|23734|item|disp=975.8874 H2}} {{FHL|267598|item|disp=digital version}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Brooks}}
  
 
*Dasher, Wayne and Judy Dasher. ''Brooks County Newspaper Transcripts, Jun 1866 - Feb 1874''. 3 vols. [http://www.raogk.org/georgia.htm Free Lookups Available!]
 
*Dasher, Wayne and Judy Dasher. ''Brooks County Newspaper Transcripts, Jun 1866 - Feb 1874''. 3 vols. [http://www.raogk.org/georgia.htm Free Lookups Available!]
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
===== Wills<br> =====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
&nbsp;1860-1871 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1742 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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*'''1866 - 1964''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gabrooks01.htm Brooks County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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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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===== Wills  =====
  
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*'''1860 - 1871''' (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
  
Index to Will Book I, 1860-1899 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1860 - 1899''' Index to Will Book I, [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1859 - 1872''' Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers,  [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1859-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Taxation  ====
  
Index to Annual Returns, Bills &nbsp;of Sale, Vouchers, 1863-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1869-1872 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybrooks.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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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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===== Marriage Records =====
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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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*'''1859 - 1882''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1859-1882. Batch {{IGI|M712201}} 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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*'''1881 - 1895''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1881-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712202}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1894 - 1895''' - Brooks County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712203}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death Records =====
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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
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Death =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
  
:*'''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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies]
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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Brooks County Genealogical Society<br>
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Quitman, Georgia, 31643
  
==== 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/brooks-county/ Brooks County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Brooks|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/~gabrooks/ USGenWeb Brooks County, Georgia  project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Brooks|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Brooks/ Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Brooks/ Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}  
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<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:23, 11 February 2017

United States
Georgia


Brooks County


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

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Brooks County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Brooks County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 11, 1858
County Seat Nahunta
Courthouse
Address Brooks County Courthouse
P.O. Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: 229.263.5561
Brooks County Website


County Information

Brooks County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1859

1860
1857
1859

County Courthouse

Brooks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Brooks County Courthouse
P.O. Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: 229.263.5561

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

Clerk of Superior Court
Screven Street
P.O. Box 630
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-4747

Probate Court of Brooks County
1 Screven Street, Suite 4
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: 229-263-5567

History

Parent County

1858--Brooks County was created 11 December 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties.
County seat: Quitman [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

Colquitt  • Cook  • Jefferson County  • Lowndes  • Madison County, Florida  • Thomas

Brooks CountyThomas CountyLowndes CountyEchols CountyClinch CountyLanier CountyWare CountyAtkinson CountyBerrien CountyCook CountyTift CountyColquitt CountyWorth CountyDougherty CountyMitchell CountyGrady CountyHamilton CountySuwannee CountyMadison CountyLafayette CountyTaylor CountyJefferson CountyLeon CountyGABrooks.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
Georgia Interment
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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

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 Brooks 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.

  • Huxford, Folks. The History of Brooks County, Georgia. Quitman, Ga.: Hannah Clarke Chapter, D.A.R., 1948, c1949. Digital version at Ancestry.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- Military - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

Occupations

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).

Online Probate Records

Wills
Additional Probate Records

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 Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Brooks County Genealogical Society
Quitman, Georgia, 31643

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), Brooks County, Georgia. Page 152 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 4.2 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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