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Guide to '''Coffee 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 = Coffee County Courthouse<br>101 So Peterson Avenue<br>Douglas, GA 31533<br>Phone: 912.384.4799<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Coffee.htm '''Coffee County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Coffee County Courthouse<br>101 So Peterson Avenue<br>Douglas, GA 31533<br>Phone: 912.384.4799<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Coffee.htm '''Coffee County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Coffee County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land recors from 1854 <br>and some military discharge records from 1919; Probate Court<br> has marriage and probate records; County Health Department<br>has birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coffee County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Coffee County Courthouse'''<br>101 So Peterson Avenue<br>Douglas, GA 31533<br>Phone: 912.384.4799<br>[http://www.qpublic.net/ga/coffee/index.html Coffee County Courthouse]<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land records from 1854 and some military discharge records from 1919; Probate Court has marriage and probate records; 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), Coffee County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>101 S. Peterson Ave<br>Suite 218B<br>Douglas, GA 31533<br>Phone: (912) 384-2865<br><br>'''Probate Court of Coffee County'''<br>101 South Peterson Avenue Suite A-20<br>Douglas, GA  31533<br>Phone: (912) 384-5213<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854'''--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854&nbsp;from[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch,]] [[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]], [[Telfair County, Georgia|Telfair and]][[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Douglas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1854'''--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854&nbsp;from[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy|Clinch,]] [[Irwin County, Georgia Genealogy|Irwin]], [[Telfair County, Georgia Genealogy|Telfair and]][[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Douglas <ref name="Handybook">''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  ====
  
'''1898 and 1938''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1898'''   The courthouse at Douglas burned on 13 October. Many early county records were lost, especially probate records before the 1870s. Most deed books survived.<br>
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'''1938'''  The courthouse was damaged by fire on 25 November, but there was no record damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 22-23. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Atkinson County, Georgia|Atkinson]]  
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[[Atkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Atkinson County]] {{•}}
*[[Bacon County, Georgia|Bacon]]  
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[[Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy|Bacon County]] {{•}}
*[[Ben Hill County, Georgia|Ben Hill]]  
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[[Ben Hill County, Georgia Genealogy|Ben Hill County]] {{•}}
*[[Berrien County, Georgia|Berrien]]  
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[[Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy|Berrien County]] {{•}}
*[[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]]  
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[[Irwin County, Georgia Genealogy|Irwin County]] {{•}}
*[[Jeff Davis County, Georgia|Jeff Davis]]  
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[[Jeff Davis County, Georgia Genealogy|Jeff Davis County]] {{•}}
*[[Telfair County, Georgia|Telfair]]  
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[[Telfair County, Georgia Genealogy|Telfair County]] {{•}}
*[[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]]
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[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GACoffee County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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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=416&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|466004|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=416 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacoffe2/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Coffee+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=Coffee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/coffee/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/coffee.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/coffee.htm Georgia Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
:*Ward, Warren P. ''Ward's History of Coffee County: A Story Dealing with the Past and Present of Coffee County, Beginning with the Early Settlers about the Year 1800, Discussing the Creek Indians and the Pioneers, Leading Up to the Creation of Coffee County in 1854, Old Families, Old Schools and Churches, Showing the Conditions During the Civil War and Ending Up with the Spirit of Progress, which is Evident in Better Schools, and a More Intelligent Civilization: Showing that Coffee County in South Georgia is God's Country and a Good Place to Live in the Year 1930..'' Atlanta: Press of Foote &amp; Davies Co., c1930. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22942 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA History}}
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:*Ward, Warren P. ''Ward's History of Coffee County: A Story Dealing with the Past and Present of Coffee County, Beginning with the Early Settlers about the Year 1800, Discussing the Creek Indians and the Pioneers, Leading Up to the Creation of Coffee County in 1854, Old Families, Old Schools and Churches, Showing the Conditions During the Civil War and Ending Up with the Spirit of Progress, which is Evident in Better Schools, and a More Intelligent Civilization: Showing that Coffee County in South Georgia is God's Country and a Good Place to Live in the Year 1930..'' Atlanta: Press of Foote &amp; Davies Co., c1930. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22942 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gacoffee.jpg|900px|Gacoffee.jpg]]
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==== Military ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/coffee/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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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)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies E and I
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company C
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/coffee/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (other wars' information is also given)
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*Ward, Warren P. 1930. Ward's history of Coffee county. Atlanta: Press of Foote &amp; Davis Co. (Page 331-332 also WW1 page 333) {{FHL|159086|item|disp=975.8823 H2w}}
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'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Coffee}}
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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}}
  
 
==== 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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*'''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 $
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*'''1871 - 1897''' - Coffee County Marriage Index 1871-1897. Batch {{IGI|M723491}} 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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*'''1885 - 1904''' - Coffee County Marriage Index 1885-1904. Batch {{IGI|M723492}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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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  ==
  
:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Douglas Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Douglas Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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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/coffee-county/ Coffee County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Coffee|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/~gacoffe2/ USGenWeb Coffee County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Coffee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Coffee/ Coffeee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Coffee/ Coffeee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 21:34, 28 February 2017

United States
Georgia


Coffee County


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

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Coffee County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Coffee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 9, 1854
County Seat Douglas
Courthouse
Address Coffee County Courthouse
101 So Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: 912.384.4799
Coffee County Website


County Information

Coffee County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1854

1860
1854
1854


County Courthouse

Coffee County Courthouse
101 So Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: 912.384.4799
Coffee County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land records from 1854 and some military discharge records from 1919; Probate Court has marriage and probate records; County Health Department has birth and death records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
101 S. Peterson Ave
Suite 218B
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: (912) 384-2865

Probate Court of Coffee County
101 South Peterson Avenue Suite A-20
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: (912) 384-5213

History

Parent County

1854--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854 fromClinch, Irwin, Telfair andWare Counties.
County seat: Douglas [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

Fire.png
1898 The courthouse at Douglas burned on 13 October. Many early county records were lost, especially probate records before the 1870s. Most deed books survived.

1938 The courthouse was damaged by fire on 25 November, but there was no record damage.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atkinson County  • Bacon County  • Ben Hill County  • Berrien County  • Irwin County  • Jeff Davis County  • Telfair County  • Ware County

Coffee CountyIrwin CountyTurner CountyTift CountyColquitt CountyCook CountyBerrien CountyLanier CountyClinch CountyAtkinson CountyAtkinson CountyWare CountyPierce CountyBacon CountyJeff Davis CountyBen Hill CountyAppling CountyToombs CountyMontgomery CountyWheeler CountyTelfair CountyDodge CountyWilcox CountyGACoffee.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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 Coffee 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.

  • Ward, Warren P. Ward's History of Coffee County: A Story Dealing with the Past and Present of Coffee County, Beginning with the Early Settlers about the Year 1800, Discussing the Creek Indians and the Pioneers, Leading Up to the Creation of Coffee County in 1854, Old Families, Old Schools and Churches, Showing the Conditions During the Civil War and Ending Up with the Spirit of Progress, which is Evident in Better Schools, and a More Intelligent Civilization: Showing that Coffee County in South Georgia is God's Country and a Good Place to Live in the Year 1930.. Atlanta: Press of Foote & Davies Co., c1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gacoffee.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies E and I
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other wars' information is also given)


Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

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

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), Coffee County, Georgia. Page 153 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), 22-23. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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.
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