Dougherty County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Dougherty County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1853
County Seat Albany
Address Dougherty County Courthouse
222 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31703-5301
Phone: 770.920.7252
Dougherty County Website

Dougherty County Georgia Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records[1]

Dougherty County Georgia History

Parent County

1853--Dougherty County was created 15 December 1853 from Baker County.
County seat: Albany [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Dougherty County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dougherty County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories

  • History and Reminiscences of Dougherty County, Georgia. Albany, Ga.: Herald Pub. Co., 1924. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




  • Albany Herald - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1973-2009
  • Albany Sunday Herald - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1977-1992



Vital Records

  • 1854-1871 - Dougherty County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1854-1871. Batch M712681 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1871-1882 - Dougherty County Marriage Book 3 Index 1871-1882. Batch M712682 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1892 - Dougherty County Marriage Book 4 Index 1882-1892. Batch M712683 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Dougherty County Marriage Book 5 Index 1891-1895. Batch M712684 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death Record Substitutes
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Dougherty County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Dougherty County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Dougherty Count Georgia Genealogy Websites

Dougherty County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dougherty 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 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at