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{{Georgia-stub}} <br>''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Effingham County'''
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Effingham County'''  
  
[http://www.effinghamcounty.org/ Effingham County Courthouse]<br>901 N Pine Street<br>Springfield, GA 31329<br>Phone: 912.754.2101 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death recors from 1927, <br>marriage and probate records from 1790; Clerk <br>Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1777<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Effingham 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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Guide to '''Effingham 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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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Effingham County
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| county_map = Georgia Effingham County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1777
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| founded date = February 5
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| seat = Springfield
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| building address = Effingham County Courthouse<br>901 N Pine Street<br>Springfield, GA 31329<br>Phone: 912.754.2101<br>[http://www.effinghamcounty.org/ '''Effingham County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Effingham County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1791<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1796<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.effinghamcounty.org/ Effingham County Courthouse]<br>901 N Pine Street<br>Springfield, GA 31329<br>Phone: 912.754.2101<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, and marriage and probate records from 1790. Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1777.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Effingham 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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700 N. Pine Street, Suite 110<br>
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Springfield, GA 31329 <br>
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Telephone: (912) 754-2146<br>
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Fax: (912) 754-6023<br>
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'''Probate Court of Effingham County'''<br>
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700 North Pine Street, Suite 146<br>
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Springfield,  GA  31329<br>
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Telephone:  912-754-2112<br>
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Fax:  912-754-2894<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== 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  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29-30. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bryan County, Georgia|Bryan]]  
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[[Bryan County, Georgia Genealogy|Bryan County]] {{•}}
*[[Bulloch County, Georgia|Bulloch]]  
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[[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch County]] {{•}}
*[[Chatham County, Georgia|Chatham]]  
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[[Chatham County, Georgia Genealogy|Chatham County]] {{•}}
*[[Hampton County, South Carolina|Hampton County, South Carolina]]  
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[[Hampton County, South Carolina|Hampton County]] {{•}}
*[[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper County, South Carolina]]  
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[[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper County]] {{•}}
*[[Screven County, Georgia|Screven]]
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[[Screven County, Georgia Genealogy|Screven County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAEffingham 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="70%" 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=433&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|343467|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=433 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaeffing/cemetery2.html GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Effingham+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=Effingham&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/effingham/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/effingha.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}}
  
:*''Ebenezer Record Book: Containing Early Records of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Effingham, Ga., More Commonly Known as Ebenezer Church.'' Savannah, Ga.: C.A. Linn, 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22754 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*''Ebenezer Record Book: Containing Early Records of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Effingham, Ga., More Commonly Known as Ebenezer Church.'' Savannah, Ga.: C.A. Linn, 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22754 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
:*Saltzburgher Births and Baptisms 1756-1787 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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:*Saltzburgher Births and Baptisms 1756-1787 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($).<br>  
:*Constitution and By-Laws of the Georgia Saltburger Society, 1734-1925 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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:*Constitution and By-Laws of the Georgia Saltburger Society, 1734-1925 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($).<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
[http://find.sos.state.ga.us/archon/?p=collections/controlcard&id=3096 .Effingham County - Probate Court - Land Warrants, 1783-1787] | Georgia Archives<br>
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{GA Land}}
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[https://find.georgiaarchives.org/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=3096&q=land+warrants+effingham Effingham County - Probate Court - Land Warrants, 1783-1787] at Georgia Archives<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Marriages<br> ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
*Saltzburgher Marriages 1754-1769; 1769-1778, New Jerusalem Church (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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[[Image:Gaeffingham.jpg|right|900px|Gaeffingham.jpg]]  
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military ====
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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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies E, and I
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:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/effingham/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (some Revolutionary War)
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Effingham}}
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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
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Effingham County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Effingham County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/effingham3.html Will Book 3: 1829-1859]  
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*'''1829-1859''' - [http://www.copies1918.com/effingham3.html Will Book 3: 1829-1859]  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/effingham-4.html Will Book 4: 1866-1898]<br>
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*'''1866-1898''' - [http://www.copies1918.com/effingham-4.html Will Book 4: 1866-1898]<br>
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Other Sources
  
*Wills 1826-1845 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1826-1845''' - Wills 1826-1845 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($).<br>  
*Index to Wills,&nbsp;Vol. 3, 1829-1858 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1829-1858''' - Index to Wills,&nbsp;Vol. 3, 1829-1858 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($).<br>  
*Index to Wills, Vol. 4, 1866-1898 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1866-1898''' - Index to Wills, Vol. 4, 1866-1898 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($).<br>  
*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Vol. 3, 1827-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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*'''1826-1865''' - Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Vol. 3, 1827-1865 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($).<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Saltzburgher Births and Baptisms 1756-1787 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]<br> =====
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]  
  
==== Marriage ====
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*''{{FHL|265469|title-id|disp=Marriage records, Effingham County, Georgia, 1750-1875}}''&nbsp; Lane, Jane Warren Hollingsworth, b. 1883.
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*'''1756-1787''' - Saltzburgher Births and Baptisms 1756-1787 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;$
  
===== Death<br> =====
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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 $
  
:*'''1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1754-1769; 1769-1778''' - Saltzburgher Marriages, New Jerusalem Church (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyeffingham.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
  
== Societies and Libraries <br> ==
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*'''1750-1875''' - Effingham County Marriage Index 1750-1875. Batch {{IGI|M002547}} 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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*'''1750-1875''' - {{FHL|265469|title-id|disp=''Marriage records, Effingham County, Georgia, 1750-1875''}}&nbsp; Lane, Jane Warren Hollingsworth, b. 1883
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*'''1791-1834''' - Effingham County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1791-1834. Batch {{IGI|M712711}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1832-1891''' - Effingham County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1832-1891. Batch {{IGI|M712712}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1890-1895''' - Effingham County Marriage Books B and C Index 1890-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712713}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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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 $
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*'''1879-1880''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] $
  
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/effingham/HistoricalSociety.html EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES]<br>
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Historic Effingham Society<br>
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1002 Early Street<br>
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P. O. Box 999<br>
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Springfield, Georgia 31329<br>
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{Open Sundays 2-5 PM}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== 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/effingham-county/ Effingham County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Effingham|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/~gaeffing/ USGenWeb Effingham County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Effingham|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Effingham/ Effingham County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Effingham/ Effingham County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/effingham/ Effingham County Georgia] (USGenNet)  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/effingham/ Effingham County Georgia] (USGenNet)  
*[http://www.mygeorgiagenealogy.com/ga-county-effingham.html Effingham County, Georgia History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (My Georgia Genealogy)<br>
 
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
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Guide to Effingham County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Effingham County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Effingham County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Springfield
Courthouse
Address Effingham County Courthouse
901 N Pine Street
Springfield, GA 31329
Phone: 912.754.2101
Effingham County Website


County Information

Effingham County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Effingham County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1791
1927
1790
1786
1796


County Courthouse

Effingham County Courthouse
901 N Pine Street
Springfield, GA 31329
Phone: 912.754.2101

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, and marriage and probate records from 1790. Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1777.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
700 N. Pine Street, Suite 110
Springfield, GA 31329
Telephone: (912) 754-2146
Fax: (912) 754-6023

Probate Court of Effingham County
700 North Pine Street, Suite 146
Springfield, GA 31329
Telephone: 912-754-2112
Fax: 912-754-2894

History

Parent County

1777--Effingham County was created 5 February 1777 from St. Matthew and St. Philip Parishes.
County seat: Springfield [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bryan County  • Bulloch County  • Chatham County  • Hampton County  • Jasper County  • Screven County

Effingham CountyScreven CountyJenkins CountyEmanuel CountyCandler CountyBulloch CountyEvans CountyToombs CountyTattnall CountyLong CountyLiberty CountyBryan CountyChatham CountyJasper CountyAllendale CountyHampton CountyColleton CountyBeaufort CountyCharleston CountyGAEffingham.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.

  • Ebenezer Record Book: Containing Early Records of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Effingham, Ga., More Commonly Known as Ebenezer Church. Savannah, Ga.: C.A. Linn, 1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Saltzburgher Births and Baptisms 1756-1787 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • Constitution and By-Laws of the Georgia Saltburger Society, 1734-1925 Georgia Pioneers ($).

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.

Effingham County - Probate Court - Land Warrants, 1783-1787 at Georgia Archives

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Effingham 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

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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


- 47th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies E, and I
- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (some Revolutionary War)

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Effingham County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Other Sources

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
  • 1756-1787 - Saltzburgher Births and Baptisms 1756-1787 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers $
Marriage Records
  • 1754-1769; 1769-1778 - Saltzburgher Marriages, New Jerusalem Church (digital images) Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1750-1875 - Effingham County Marriage Index 1750-1875. Batch M002547 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1750-1875 - Marriage records, Effingham County, Georgia, 1750-1875  Lane, Jane Warren Hollingsworth, b. 1883
  • 1791-1834 - Effingham County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1791-1834. Batch M712711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1832-1891 - Effingham County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1832-1891. Batch M712712 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1890-1895 - Effingham County Marriage Books B and C Index 1890-1895. Batch M712713 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
  • 1879-1880 - Effingham County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry $
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
Historic Effingham Society
1002 Early Street
P. O. Box 999
Springfield, Georgia 31329
{Open Sundays 2-5 PM}

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), Effingham 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 29-30. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.