Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Online Records

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

Coffee County Georgia Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land recors 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]

Coffee County Georgia History

Parent County

1854--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854 fromClinch, Irwin, Telfair andWare Counties.
County seat: Douglas [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1898 and 1938 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Coffee County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Coffee County Georgia Genealogy Resources



LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Douglas



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 ($).






Vital Records

  • 1871-1897 - Coffee County Marriage Index 1871-1897. Batch M723491 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1904 - Coffee County Marriage Index 1885-1904. Batch M723492 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Coffee County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Coffee County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Coffee County Georgia Genealogy 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. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at