Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Brooks County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 11, 1858
County Seat Nahunta
Address Brantley County Courthouse
PO Box 398
Nahunta, GA 31553-0398
Phone: 912.462.5256
Brooks County Website

Brooks County Georgia Courthouse

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

Brooks County Georgia History

Parent County

1858--Brooks County was created 11 December 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties.
County seat: Quitman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Brooks County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy Resources



LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Quitman



Local Histories

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




  • Dasher, Wayne and Judy Dasher. Brooks County Newspaper Transcripts, Jun 1866 - Feb 1874. 3 vols. Free Lookups Available!



 1860-1871 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

Additional Probate Records

Index to Will Book I, 1860-1899 Georgia Pioneers

Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1859-1863 Georgia Pioneers

Index to Annual Returns, Bills  of Sale, Vouchers, 1863-1865 Georgia Pioneers

Index to Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1869-1872 Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

  • 1859-1882 - Brooks County Marriage Index 1859-1882. Batch M712201 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1895 - Brooks County Marriage Index 1881-1895. Batch M712202 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1894-1895 - Brooks County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch M712203 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Brooks County Georgia Genealogy 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at