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

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Online Records

Dooly County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Vienna
Address Dooly County Courthouse
PO Box 348
Vienna, GA 31092-0322
Phone: 912.268.4228
Dooly County Website

Dooly County Georgia Courthouse

Dooly County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1846 and land records from 1850; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records[1]

Dooly County Georgia History

Parent County

1821--Dooly County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian lands.
County seat:  Vienna [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1847 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Dooly County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories






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).


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

  • 1846-1890 - Dooly County Marriage Index 1846-1890. Batch M712671 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1895 - Dooly County Marriage Index 1885-1895. Batch M712672 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1908 - Dooly County Marriage Index 1890-1908. Batch M712673 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Dooly County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy Web Sites

Dooly County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dooly County, Georgia. Page 154 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 3.2 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.