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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Catoosa_County,_Georgia|Catoosa County]]''
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Guide to '''Catoosa 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 = Catoosa County Courthouse<br>7694 Nashville Street<br>Ringgold, GA 30736-1799<br>Phone: 706.965.2500<br>[http://www.catoosa.com/ '''Catoosa County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Catoosa County Courthouse<br>7694 Nashville Street<br>Ringgold, GA 30736-1799<br>Phone: 706.965.2500<br>[http://www.catoosa.com/ '''Catoosa County Website'''] }}  
  
== Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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=== Catoosa County, Georgia Record Dates ===
  
[[Image:Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]]  
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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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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}&nbsp;
 
  
Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records<br> from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage<br>and probate records from 1853<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catoosa County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== Catoosa County Georgia History ==
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== County Courthouse ==
  
{{GA History}}
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[[Image:Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.catoosa.com/ Catoosa County Courthouse]<br>7694 Nashville Street<br>Ringgold, GA 30736-1799<br>Phone: 706.965.2500<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1853.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catoosa 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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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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875 Lafayette St.<br>
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Ringgold, GA 30736<br>
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Telephone: (706) 935-4202<br>
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'''Probate Court of Catoosa County'''<br>
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875 LaFayette Street<br>
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Ringgold,  GA  30736<br>
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Telephone:  706 -935- 3511<br>
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Fax:  706-935-3519<br>
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== History ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853'''--Catoosa County was created 5 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]] and [[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Ringgold <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1853'''--Catoosa County was created 5 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker]] and [[Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy|Whitfield]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Ringgold <ref>''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  ====
  
== Catoosa County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
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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), 18-19. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]]  
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[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County]] {{•}}
*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County, Tennessee]]  
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[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County]] {{•}}
*[[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]]  
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[[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker County]] {{•}}
*[[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]]
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[[Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy|Whitfield County]]
  
== Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GACatoosa 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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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Catoosa}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Catoosa, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=405&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacatoo2/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/catoosa/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/catoosa.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|827475|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Catoosa%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=405 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Catoosa&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7848&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=31&stateAbbv=&stateName= Catoosa County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Catoosa County cemeteries.
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
{{GA Land}}  
 
{{GA Land}}  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== Maps ====
  
*Marriage Index 1858-1887 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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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/catoosa/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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B and C; 2nd Companies D and I
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:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)|13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- Military - Civil War - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/catoosa/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Catoosa County, Georgia Heritage Book Committee, and Catoosa County Historical Society (Catoosa County, Ga.). 1998. Catoosa County, Georgia heritage 1853-1998. [Marietta, Ga.]: Walsworth Pub. Co. (page 5-6) {{FHL|1123526|item|disp=975.8325 H2cc}}
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*Clark, William Henry Harrison. 1972. History in Catoosa County. S.l: s.n.]. (page 284-302 Co.B 1st Regiment) {{FHL|215732|item|disp=975.8326 H2c}}
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*Crawley, Laura. 1986. Civil War medicine at Chickamauga Battlefield. Rossville, Georgia: Delta Genealogical Society.(Catoosa County Docors and other in the Civil War) {{FHL|459783|item|disp=975.83 M2cL ; Film 1421647}}
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*Sons of Confederate Veterans. La Fayette McLaws Camp, no. 596, (Savannah, Georgia). 1990. Applications for membership in LaFayette McLaws Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|568644|item|disp=Film 1642794 item1}}
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*Sons of Confederate Veterans. Francis Bartow Camp, No. 93 (Savannah, Georgia). 1990. Index to applications for membership to Francis S. Bartow Camp Chapter, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|568518|item|disp= 4 Film see Catalog}}
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*Georgia. 1959. Confederate widows and orphans' records [Chatham County, Georgia]. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|156038|item|disp=Film 183844}}
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*Roster of Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans of Chatham County, Georgia. 1959. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|318982|item|disp=Film 206327}}
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*Georgia. 1959. Confederate soldiers pension roll, 1890-1925. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|242781|item|disp=Film 206327}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Catoosa County.  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Catoosa County.  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Catoosa}}  
 
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Catoosa}}  
  
==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
&nbsp; Catoosa County Wills 1874-1880 (digital images)&nbsp;.&nbsp; See Testators Names. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
&nbsp; Index to Catoosa County&nbsp;Wills 1874-1961 . [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp; ($)  
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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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*'''1874 - 1974''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gacatoosa01.htm Catoosa County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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*'''1742 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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*'''1874 - 1880''' Catoosa County Wills (digital images) See Testators Names. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1764 - 1961''' Index to Catoosa County Wills [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
  
*'''1858-1910''' - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch {{IGI|M712371}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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===== Birth  =====
  
===== Death =====
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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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*'''1858 - 1887''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycatoosa.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) <br><br>
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*'''1858 - 1910''' - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch {{IGI|M712371}} 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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===== Death Records =====
  
 
*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*'''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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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Catoosa County Historical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 113<br>
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Ringgold, Georgia,  30736
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Catoosa 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/catoosa-county/ Catoosa County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Catoosa|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/~gacatoo2/ USGenWeb Catoosa County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Catoosa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Catoosa/ Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Catoosa/ Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
== Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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== References  ==
  
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United States
Georgia
Catoosa County

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

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Catoosa County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Catoosa County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 5, 1853
County Seat Ringgold
Courthouse
Address Catoosa County Courthouse
7694 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736-1799
Phone: 706.965.2500
Catoosa County Website


County Information

Catoosa County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1853

1860
1853
1853


County Courthouse

Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Catoosa County Courthouse
7694 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736-1799
Phone: 706.965.2500

Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1853.[1]


Clerk of Superior Court
875 Lafayette St.
Ringgold, GA 30736
Telephone: (706) 935-4202

Probate Court of Catoosa County
875 LaFayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Telephone: 706 -935- 3511
Fax: 706-935-3519

History

Parent County

1853--Catoosa County was created 5 December 1853 from Walker and Whitfield Counties.
County seat:  Ringgold [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

Bradley County  • Hamilton County  • Walker County  • Whitfield County

Catoosa CountyDade CountyWalker CountyWhitfield CountyChattooga CountyMurray CountyGordon CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyCherokee CountyPike CountyGilmer CountyFannin CountyMarshall CountyCherokee CountyDeKalb CountyJackson CountyFranklin CountyMarion CountyHamilton CountyBradley CountyPolk CountySequatchie CountyGrundy CountyCoffee CountyGACatoosa.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Catoosa, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Catoosa County cemeteries.

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Catoosa 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 Catoosa 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 Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and C; 2nd Companies D and I
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Company C
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- Military - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Catoosa County, Georgia Heritage Book Committee, and Catoosa County Historical Society (Catoosa County, Ga.). 1998. Catoosa County, Georgia heritage 1853-1998. [Marietta, Ga.]: Walsworth Pub. Co. (page 5-6) 975.8325 H2cc
  • Clark, William Henry Harrison. 1972. History in Catoosa County. S.l: s.n.]. (page 284-302 Co.B 1st Regiment) 975.8326 H2c
  • Crawley, Laura. 1986. Civil War medicine at Chickamauga Battlefield. Rossville, Georgia: Delta Genealogical Society.(Catoosa County Docors and other in the Civil War) 975.83 M2cL ; Film 1421647
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans. La Fayette McLaws Camp, no. 596, (Savannah, Georgia). 1990. Applications for membership in LaFayette McLaws Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 1642794 item1
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans. Francis Bartow Camp, No. 93 (Savannah, Georgia). 1990. Index to applications for membership to Francis S. Bartow Camp Chapter, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. 4 Film see Catalog
  • Georgia. 1959. Confederate widows and orphans' records [Chatham County, Georgia]. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 183844
  • Roster of Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans of Chatham County, Georgia. 1959. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 206327
  • Georgia. 1959. Confederate soldiers pension roll, 1890-1925. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 206327
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Catoosa County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Catoosa 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

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

Catoosa County Historical Society
P.O. Box 113
Ringgold, Georgia, 30736

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), Catoosa 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), 18-19. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. 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.