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Guide to '''Carroll County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Carroll 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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| building address = Carroll County Courthouse<br>423 College Street<br>PO Box 338<br>Carrollton, GA 30117<br>Phone: 770.830.5801<br>[http://www.carrollcountyga.com/ '''Carroll County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Carroll County Courthouse<br>423 College Street<br>PO Box 338<br>Carrollton, GA 30117<br>Phone: 770.830.5801<br>[http://www.carrollcountyga.com/ '''Carroll County Website'''] }}  
  
== Carroll County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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=== Carroll County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1900, <br>land and court records from 1828; Probate Court<br> has marriage and probate records from 1827; <br>County Health Department has birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll 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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| 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" | 1827<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
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== Carroll County Georgia History  ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.carrollcountyga.com/ Carroll County Courthouse]<br>423 College Street<br>PO Box 338<br>Carrollton, GA 30117<br>Phone: 770.830.5801<br><br>Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1900, land and court records from 1828; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1827; County Health Department has birth and death records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Georgia. Page 152 {{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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323 Newnan St.<br>
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P.O. BOX 1620<br>
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Carrollton, GA 30117<br>
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Telephone: (770) 830-5830<br>
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Fax: (770) 214-3584<br>
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'''Deputy Clerk, Probate Court'''<br>
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P.O. Box 1620<br>
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Carrollton, GA 30112<br>
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Telephone: 770-830-5830<br>
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Fax: 770-214-3584<br>
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== History  ==
  
 
[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|250px]]  
 
[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|250px]]  
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==== 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  ====
  
'''1927''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1928.''' The courthouse at Carrollton burned early 4 February 1928. Very few records were lost thanks to a fire-proof vault.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18-19. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
 
== Carroll County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cleburne County, Alabama|Cleburne County, Alabama]]  
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[[Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy|Cleburne County]] {{•}}
*[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]]  
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[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta County]] {{•}}
*[[Douglas County, Georgia|Douglas]]  
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[[Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy|Douglas County]] {{•}}
*[[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]]  
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[[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton County]] {{•}}
*[[Haralson County, Georgia|Haralson]]  
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[[Haralson County, Georgia Genealogy|Haralson County]] {{•}}
*[[Heard County, Georgia|Heard]]  
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[[Heard County, Georgia Genealogy|Heard County]] {{•}}
*[[Paulding County, Georgia|Paulding]]  
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[[Paulding County, Georgia Genealogy|Paulding County]] {{•}}
*[[Randolph County, Alabama|Randolph County, Alabama]]
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[[Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy|Randolph County]]
  
== Carroll County Georgia Genealogy Resources ==
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<center>{{ GACarroll 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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*'''1892-1895''' - Carroll County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1892-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712364}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=404&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|423829|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=404 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacarro2/cemetery/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carroll+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=Carroll&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/carroll/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/carroll.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/carroll.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}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land&nbsp; ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
&nbsp; Index to Carroll County Deed Book A 1852-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
 
&nbsp; Index to Carroll County Deed Book A 1852-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp; ====
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{{GA History}}
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==== Maps  ====
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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.usgwarchives.net/ga/carroll/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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==== Marriages  ====
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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)
  
&nbsp; Carroll County Marriages 1829-1860 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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{{VAciv}}
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*[[1st Regiment, Georgia Reserves (Fannin's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Reserves (Fannin's) (Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K
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*[[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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*[[19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies F and I
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*[[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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*[[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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*[[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies G and H
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*[[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B, C, H and I
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*Military - Civil War- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/carroll/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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&nbsp; Carroll County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Holcombe, G. M. 2000. Reminiscences of an Old Man: a collection of articles on Georgia, 40th Regiment Georgia Volunteers. Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Public Library System Press. (last 5 Page, CoG, 40thReg.)  {{FHL|1008282|item|disp=975.839 H2h}}
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*Carroll County, Georgia. 1988. Carrollton, Georgia: Carroll County Genealogical Society (Georgia). (page 120) {{FHL|1913898|item|disp=975.839 H2cc}}
  
==== Military ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
  
:*'''1852-1894''' - Index of Carroll Co., GA, Will Book A - 1852 - 1894 at [http://www.thegagenweb.com/gacarro2/Wills.htm GAGenWeb] - free.<br>  
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Carroll}}
:*1852-1900 Carroll County Wills (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:*Index to Inventories,&nbsp;Appraisements, Annual&nbsp;Returns 1854-1857 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Occupations  ====
:*Index to Carroll&nbsp;County Will Book A 1852-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:*Index to Carroll County Will Book B 1896-1922 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Probate Records  ====
:*General Index to Carroll County&nbsp;Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers]
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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}}
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*'''1852-1894''' - Index of Carroll Co., GA, Will Book A - 1852 - 1894 at [http://www.thegagenweb.com/gacarro2/Wills.htm GAGenWeb] - free.<br>  
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*'''1852-1900''' Carroll County Wills (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1854-1857''' - Index to Inventories,&nbsp;Appraisements, Annual&nbsp;Returns 1854-1857 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1852-1896''' - Index to Carroll&nbsp;County Will Book A 1852-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1896-1922''' - Index to Carroll County Will Book B 1896-1922 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1831-1885''' - General Index to Carroll County&nbsp;Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Death =====
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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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*'''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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*'''1829 - 1860''' - Carroll County Marriages [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1885 - 1886''' - Carroll County Marriages from newspapers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycarroll.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1827 - 1887''' - Carroll County Marriage Books C and D Index 1827-1887. Batch {{IGI|M712361}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1877 - 1887''' - Carroll County Marriage Books E and F Index 1877-1887. Batch {{IGI|M712362}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1887 - 1897''' - Carroll County Marriage Book G Index 1887-1897. Batch {{IGI|M712363}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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] ($).<br>
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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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://ccgsga.org/ Carroll County Genealogical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 576<br>
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Carrollton, Georgia, 30117
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Carroll County Historical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 1308<br>
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Carrollton, Georgia, 30117
  
:*'''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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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Carroll County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Carroll County Georgia Genealogy Websites  ==
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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/carroll-county/ Carroll County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Carroll|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/~gacarro2/  USGenWeb Carroll County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Carroll|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Carroll/ Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Carroll/ Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== Carroll County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 21:35, 28 February 2017

United States
Georgia
Carroll County


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

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Carroll County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 11, 1826
County Seat Carrollton
Courthouse
Address Carroll County Courthouse
423 College Street
PO Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770.830.5801
Carroll County Website


County Information

Carroll County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1919
1827

1830
1827
1827

County Courthouse

Carroll County Courthouse
423 College Street
PO Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770.830.5801

Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1900, land and court records from 1828; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1827; County Health Department has birth and death records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
323 Newnan St.
P.O. BOX 1620
Carrollton, GA 30117
Telephone: (770) 830-5830
Fax: (770) 214-3584

Deputy Clerk, Probate Court
P.O. Box 1620
Carrollton, GA 30112
Telephone: 770-830-5830
Fax: 770-214-3584

History

Charles Carroll.JPG

The county is named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Parent County

1826--Carroll County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.  County seat:  Carrollton [3]

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

Fire.png
1928. The courthouse at Carrollton burned early 4 February 1928. Very few records were lost thanks to a fire-proof vault.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cleburne County  • Coweta County  • Douglas County  • Fulton County  • Haralson County  • Heard County  • Paulding County  • Randolph County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • 1892-1895 - Carroll County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1892-1895. Batch M712364 at FamilySearch - free.

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.

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.

  Index to Carroll County Deed Book A 1852-1896 Georgia Pioneers

  Index to Carroll County Deed Book 1858-1863 Georgia Pioneers

  Carroll County Superior Court Index to Deeds 1801-2012 Real Estate Index

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Carroll 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

  • Military - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

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


  • Holcombe, G. M. 2000. Reminiscences of an Old Man: a collection of articles on Georgia, 40th Regiment Georgia Volunteers. Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Public Library System Press. (last 5 Page, CoG, 40thReg.) 975.839 H2h
  • Carroll County, Georgia. 1988. Carrollton, Georgia: Carroll County Genealogical Society (Georgia). (page 120) 975.839 H2cc

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

  • 1852-1894 - Index of Carroll Co., GA, Will Book A - 1852 - 1894 at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1852-1900 Carroll County Wills (digital images) Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1854-1857 - Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Annual Returns 1854-1857 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1852-1896 - Index to Carroll County Will Book A 1852-1896 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1896-1922 - Index to Carroll County Will Book B 1896-1922 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1831-1885 - General Index to Carroll County Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831-1885 Georgia Pioneers $

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
  • 1827 - 1887 - Carroll County Marriage Books C and D Index 1827-1887. Batch M712361 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1877 - 1887 - Carroll County Marriage Books E and F Index 1877-1887. Batch M712362 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1887 - 1897 - Carroll County Marriage Book G Index 1887-1897. Batch M712363 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Carroll County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 576
Carrollton, Georgia, 30117

Carroll County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1308
Carrollton, Georgia, 30117

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), Carroll County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18-19. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. 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.