Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Calhoun County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Calhoun County, Georgia|
Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||February 20, 1854|
|Address|| Calhoun County Courthouse|
111 School Street
PO Box 111
Morgan, GA 31766
Calhoun County Website
- 1 Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse
- 2 Calhoun County Georgia History
- 3 Calhoun County Georgia Places/Localities
- 4 Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Resources
- 5 Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- 7 Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy References
Calhoun County Georgia Courthouse
court records from 1854; Probate Court has birth,
marriage, death, burial and probate records
Calhoun County Georgia History
Local histories are available for Calhoun 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.
1888 and 1920 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
Calhoun County Georgia Places/Localities
Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Resources
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.
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.
Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch Catalog. Do a Place search for Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy to find these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
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 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.
- 1869-70 - Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Calhoun County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
Calhoun County Georgia Genealogy References
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.