Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Chattooga County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Chattooga County, Georgia|
Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
|Founded||December 28, 1838|
|Address|| Chattooga County Courthouse|
PO Box 211
Summerville, GA 30747-0211
Chattooga County Website
- 1 Chattooga County Georgia Courthouse
- 2 Chattooga County Georgia History
- 3 Chattooga County Georgia Places/Localities
- 4 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Resources
- 5 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Websites
- 7 Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy References
Chattooga County Georgia Courthouse
Clerk Court has divorce records from early 1900’s
and court records; Clerk Office has birth, marriage
death, burial and probate records
Chattooga County Georgia History
Local histories are available for Chattooga 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.
1838--Chattooga County was formed from parts of Floyd and Walker Counties. The county seat is Summerville.
Chattooga County Georgia Places/Localities
Chattooga 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.
Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville
- 1853-1885 - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Baptism Index 1853-1885. Batch C712461 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1853-1895 - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch M712461 at FamilySearch - free.
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 Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch Catalog. Do a Place search for Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy to find these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
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.
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).
Index to Wills 1856-1924 Georgia Pioneers ($).
Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1867-1868 Georgia Pioneers ($).
Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, ouchers, 1851-1859 Georgia Pioneers ($).
Wills 1856-1880 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($).
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.
Marriage records can be found as far back as 1836. Those prior to 1838 were probably recorded by ministers who recorded them after the fact.
- 1836-1860 - Marriage Index for 1836-1860
- 1839-1880 - Chattooga County Marriage Index 1839-1880. Batch M712451 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1861-1880 - Groom Marriage Indexes for 1861-1880
- Brides Index
- 1880-1895 - Chattooga County Marriage Index 1880-1895. Batch M712452 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1885-1886 - Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($).
- 1849-50, 1869-70 - Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Chattooga 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
- Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers 
Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy References
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chattooga County, Georgia. Page 153 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.