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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Elbert County'''  
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Guide to '''Elbert 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 = Elbert County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1790
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| founded date = December 10
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| seat = Elberton
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| building image = Elbert County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Elbert County Courthouse<br>10 W Church Sreet<br>Elberton, GA 30635-1498<br>Phone: 706.283.2005<br>[http://www.elbertco.net/ '''Elbert County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Elbert County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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{| width="60%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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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" | 1791<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1791<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1791<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Elbert County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.elbertco.net/ Elbert County Courthouse]<br> 10 W Church Sreet<br>Elberton, GA 30635-1498<br> Phone: 706.283.2005 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, land and cemetery records,&nbsp; from 1790 and military from 1922; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.elbertco.net/ Elbert County Courthouse]<br>10 W Church Sreet<br>Elberton, GA 30635-1498<br>Phone: 706.283.2005<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, land, and cemetery records from 1790 along with military from 1922. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Georgia. Page 155 {{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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12 South Oliver<br>
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P.O. Box 619<br>
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Elberton, GA 30635<br>
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Telephone: (706) 283-2005<br>
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Fax: (706) 213-7286<br>
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'''Probate Court of Elbert County'''<br>
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Elbert County Govenment Complex<br>
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45 Forest Avenue<br>
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Elberton,  GA 30635<br>
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Telephone:  706-283-2016<br>
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<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1790'''--Elbert County was created 10 December 1790&nbsp;from [[Wilkes County, Georgia|Wilkes ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Elberton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1790'''--Elbert County was created 10 December 1790&nbsp;from [[Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkes ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Elberton <ref>''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  ====
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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  ====
  
*[[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville County, South Carolina]]  
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[[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville County]] {{•}}
*[[Anderson County, South Carolina|Anderson County, South Carolina]]  
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[[Anderson County, South Carolina|Anderson County]] {{•}}
*[[Hart County, Georgia|Hart]]  
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[[Hart County, Georgia Genealogy|Hart County]] {{•}}
*[[Lincoln County, Georgia|Lincoln]]  
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[[Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy|Lincoln County]] {{•}}
*[[Madison County, Georgia|Madison]]  
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[[Madison County, Georgia Genealogy|Madison County]] {{•}}
*[[McCormick County, South Carolina|McCormick County, South Carolina]]  
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[[McCormick County, South Carolina|McCormick County]] {{•}}
*[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]]  
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[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia Genealogy|Oglethorpe County]] {{•}}
*[[Wilkes County, Georgia|Wilkes]]
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[[Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy|Wilkes County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAElbert County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
==== African American ====
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/seac/ITD/longversion/itd-lg1.htm In Those Days] is an oral history from elderly African Americans in Elbert County, Georgia, and Abbeville County, South Carolina.
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/seac/ITD/longversion/itd-lg1.htm In Those Days] is an oral history from elderly African Americans in Elbert County, Georgia, and Abbeville County, South Carolina.
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Elbert}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Elbert, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=434&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaelbert/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/elbert/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/elbert.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|509863|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Elbert%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=434 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Elbert&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7930&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= Elbert County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Elbert County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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===== Presbyterian  =====
  
==== Church ====
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*'''1865-1885''' - Elberton First Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
:*McIntosh, John H. ''The Official History of Elbert County, 1790-1935.'' Elberton, Ga.: The Chapter, c1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22883 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA History}}
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:*McIntosh, John H. ''The Official History of Elbert County, 1790-1935.'' Elberton, Ga.: The Chapter, c1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22883 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Marriages<br>  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
*1817; 1885-1886 (from old newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>
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[[Image:Gaelbert.jpg|center|900px|Gaelbert.jpg]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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:*[[Ft. Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path]] in South Carolina about 1765
 
:*[[Ft. Charlotte and Cherokee Old Path]] in South Carolina about 1765
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/elbert/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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies C,F,and I
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G
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:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and H
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/elbert/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Elbert}}
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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}}
  
*Wills 1791-1826, Books A-M (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>  
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*'''1791-1826''' - Wills 1791-1826, Books A-M (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>  
*Index to Will Book 1835-1860 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>  
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*'''1835-1860''' - Index to Will Book 1835-1860 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>  
*Index to Misc. Wills, Inventories, Letters of Administration, 1791-1806 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>  
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*'''1791-1806''' - Index to Misc. Wills, Inventories, Letters of Administration, 1791-1806 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>  
*Digital Images of Elbert County Wills 1836-1860.&nbsp;See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1836-1860''' - Digital Images of Elbert County Wills 1836-1860.&nbsp;See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Death =====
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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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*'''1875 - 1878''' - Elbert County Birth Index 1875-1878. Batch {{IGI|C712721}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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===== Marriage Records =====
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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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*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<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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*'''1791 - 1835''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1791-1835. Batch {{IGI|M712727}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1803 - 1808''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1803-1808. Batch {{IGI|M712722}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1804 - 1812''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1804-1812. Batch {{IGI|M712723}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1812 - 1824''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1812-1824. Batch {{IGI|M712724}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1822 - 1829''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1822-1829. Batch {{IGI|M712725}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1829 - 1831''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1829-1831. Batch {{IGI|M712726}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1836 - 1867''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1836-1867. Batch {{IGI|M712728}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1866 - 1887''' - Elbert County Marriage Book D Index 1866-1887. Batch {{IGI|M712729}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1875 - 1878''' - Elbert County Marriage Index 1875-1878. Batch {{IGI|M712721}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1882 - 1895''' - Elbert County Marriage Books E and F Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712731}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1882 - 1899''' - Elbert County Marriage Books A and B Index 1882-1899. Batch {{IGI|M712732}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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*'''1817; 1885 - 1886''' - (from old newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyelbert.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1869 - 1870''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1875 - 1878''' - Elbert County Death Index 1875-1878. Batch {{IGI|B003498}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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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*'''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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*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*'''1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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[https://srvgs.wordpress.com/ Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society]<br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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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/elbert-county/ Elbert County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Elbert|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/~gaelbert/ USGenWeb Elbert County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Elbert|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Elbert/ Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:59, 26 June 2017

United States
Georgia
Elbert County

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

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Elbert County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Elbert County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 10, 1790
County Seat Elberton
Courthouse
Elbert County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Address Elbert County Courthouse
10 W Church Sreet
Elberton, GA 30635-1498
Phone: 706.283.2005
Elbert County Website


County Information

Elbert County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1791

1800
1791
1791


County Courthouse

Elbert County Courthouse
10 W Church Sreet
Elberton, GA 30635-1498
Phone: 706.283.2005

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, land, and cemetery records from 1790 along with military from 1922. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
12 South Oliver
P.O. Box 619
Elberton, GA 30635
Telephone: (706) 283-2005
Fax: (706) 213-7286

Probate Court of Elbert County
Elbert County Govenment Complex
45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
Telephone: 706-283-2016

History

Parent County

1790--Elbert County was created 10 December 1790 from Wilkes County. County seat:  Elberton [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

Abbeville County  • Anderson County  • Hart County  • Lincoln County  • Madison County  • McCormick County  • Oglethorpe County  • Wilkes County

Elbert CountyHart CountyFranklin CountyStephens CountyWhite CountyHabersham CountyHall CountyMcCormick CountyBanks CountyMadison CountyJackson CountyBarrow CountyWalton CountyClarke CountyOconee CountyMorgan CountyGreene CountyTaliaferro CountyOglethorpe CountyWilkes CountyLincoln CountyColumbia CountyEdgefield CountyGreenwood CountyAbbeville CountyOconee CountyAnderson CountyLaurens CountyGreenville CountyGAElbert.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • In Those Days is an oral history from elderly African Americans in Elbert County, Georgia, and Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Elbert, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Elbert County cemeteries.

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.

Presbyterian
  • 1865-1885 - Elberton First Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch C712741 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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 Elbert 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.

  • McIntosh, John H. The Official History of Elbert County, 1790-1935. Elberton, Ga.: The Chapter, c1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gaelbert.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to Elbert County for European settlers included:

Military

  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies C,F,and I
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and H
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

  • 1791-1826 - Wills 1791-1826, Books A-M (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1835-1860 - Index to Will Book 1835-1860 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1791-1806 - Index to Misc. Wills, Inventories, Letters of Administration, 1791-1806 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1836-1860 - Digital Images of Elbert County Wills 1836-1860. See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers

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
  • 1875 - 1878 - Elbert County Birth Index 1875-1878. Batch C712721 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage Records
  • 1812 - 1824 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1812-1824. Batch M712724 at FamilySearch - free.[9]
  • 1822 - 1829 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1822-1829. Batch M712725 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • 1829 - 1831 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1829-1831. Batch M712726 at FamilySearch - free.[11]
  • 1836 - 1867 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1836-1867. Batch M712728 at FamilySearch - free.[12]
  • 1866 - 1887 - Elbert County Marriage Book D Index 1866-1887. Batch M712729 at FamilySearch - free.[13]
  • 1875 - 1878 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1875-1878. Batch M712721 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1882 - 1895 - Elbert County Marriage Books E and F Index 1882-1895. Batch M712731 at FamilySearch - free.[14]
  • 1882 - 1899 - Elbert County Marriage Books A and B Index 1882-1899. Batch M712732 at FamilySearch - free.[15]
  • 1817; 1885 - 1886 - (from old newspapers) Georgia Pioneers ($)
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society

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), Elbert County, Georgia. Page 155 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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.