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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Echols_County,_Georgia|Echols County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Echols County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Echols 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 = Echols County Courthouse<br>PO Box 190<br>Statenville, GA 31648-0190<br>Phone: 229.559.5642<br>[http://www.echolscountygeorgia.com/ '''Echols County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Echols County Courthouse<br>PO Box 190<br>Statenville, GA 31648-0190<br>Phone: 229.559.5642<br>[http://echolscountyga.com/ '''Echols County Website'''] }}  
  
== Echols County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[[Image:Echols County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Echols County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]] Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Echols County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Echols County, Georgia Record Dates ===
  
== Echols County Georgia History  ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Echols County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Echols County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]] [http://echolscountyga.com/ Echols County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 190<br>Statenville, GA 31648-0190<br>Phone: 229.559.5642<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Echols County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court''' <br>
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P.O. Box 213<br>
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110 Hwy. 94 E<br>
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Statenville, GA 31648<br>
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Telephone: (229) 559-5642<br>
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Fax: (229) 559-5792<br>
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'''Probate Court of Echols County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 118<br>
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Statenville,  GA  31648<br>
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Work Phone:  229-559-7526<br>
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Fax:  229-559-8128<br>
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== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858'''--Echols County was created 13 December 1858&nbsp;from [[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch and]] [[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Statenville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858'''--Echols County was created 13 December 1858&nbsp;from [[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy|Clinch and]] [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Statenville <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  ====
  
'''1897''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1897.''' The courthouse at Statenville burned 31 December 1897. Most county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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Surviving records include Deed Books B, and E, and some wills from 1875.<ref name="PKG" />
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Echols County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch]]  
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[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy|Clinch County]] {{•}}
*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia County, Florida]]  
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[[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia County]] {{•}}
*[[Hamilton County, Florida|Hamilton County, Florida]]  
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[[Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy|Hamilton County]] {{•}}
*[[Lanier County, Georgia|Lanier]]  
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[[Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy|Lanier County]] {{•}}
*[[Lowndes County, Georgia|Lowndes]]
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[[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes County]]
  
== Echols County Georgia Genealogy Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAEchols County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=432&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1032881|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=432 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.dabroxson.com/echols/cemeteryindex.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Echols+Georgia&qt=notfound_page&search=Search 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=Echols&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/echols/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/echols.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Georgia Cemeteries|Georgia Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*Index to Minutes 1880-1906 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*Index to Minutes 1880-1906 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Marriages<br>  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
*Index to Marriages 1898-1928 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaechols.jpg|right|900px|Gaechols.jpg]]
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==== Military ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/echols/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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===== Civil War  =====
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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}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/echols/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
  
==== Military ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Echols}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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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
  
 
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
 
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
  
*Wills 1875-1920 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
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*'''1875-1920''' - Wills 1875-1920 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
*Index to Wills 1875-1952 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
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*'''1875-1952''' - Index to Wills 1875-1952 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>  
*Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers 1898-1938 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1898-1938''' - Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers 1898-1938 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyechols.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)<br>
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}
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{{GA Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Marriage =====
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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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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
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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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*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br><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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*'''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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*'''1898-1953''' - Echols County Marriage Index 1898-1953. Batch {{IGI|M002546}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiael.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf]].</ref>
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1928-1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images<br><br>
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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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*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
  
*'''1898-1953''' - Echols County Marriage Index 1898-1953. Batch {{IGI|M002546}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.</ref>
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
  
===== Death =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
  
*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
  
== Echols County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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[https://www.facebook.com/EcholsCountyHistoricalSociety Echols County Historical Society]<br>
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131 Tillman Ln<br>
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Statenville, Georgia 31648<br>
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(229) 247-6249
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Echols County Georgia Genealogy Websites  ==
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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/echols-county/ Echols County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Echols|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.dabroxson.com/echols/ USGenWeb Echols County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Echols|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Echols/ Echols County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Echols/ Echols County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]
  
== Echols County Georgia Genealogy References  ==
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== References  ==
  
 
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:49, 1 August 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Echols County

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

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Echols County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Echols County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 13, 1858
County Seat Statenville
Courthouse
Address Echols County Courthouse
PO Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648-0190
Phone: 229.559.5642
Echols County Website


County Information

Echols County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1898

1860
1897
1897


County Courthouse

Echols County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Echols County Courthouse
PO Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648-0190
Phone: 229.559.5642

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records[1]


Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 213
110 Hwy. 94 E
Statenville, GA 31648
Telephone: (229) 559-5642
Fax: (229) 559-5792

Probate Court of Echols County
P.O. Box 118
Statenville, GA 31648
Work Phone: 229-559-7526
Fax: 229-559-8128

History

Parent County

1858--Echols County was created 13 December 1858 from Clinch and Lowndes Counties.
County seat: Statenville [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

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1897. The courthouse at Statenville burned 31 December 1897. Most county records were lost.[3]

Surviving records include Deed Books B, and E, and some wills from 1875.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clinch County  • Columbia County  • Hamilton County  • Lanier County  • Lowndes County

Echols CountyClinch CountyWare CountyLanier CountyCharlton CountyBrantley CountyAtkinson CountyBerrien CountyTift CountyColquitt CountyCook CountyBrooks CountyLowndes CountyMadison CountyHamilton CountyBaker CountyUnion CountyColumbia CountySuwannee CountyTaylor CountyJefferson CountyLafayette CountyGAEchols.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
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.

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 Echols 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.

Maps

Gaechols.jpg

Military

  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

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


- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Echols 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
  • 1898-1953 - Echols County Marriage Index 1898-1953. Batch M002546 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Echols County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Echols County Historical Society
131 Tillman Ln
Statenville, Georgia 31648
(229) 247-6249

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), Echols 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 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29. 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/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.