Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Emanuel County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1812
County Seat Swainsboro
Address Emanuel County Courthouse
201 N Main Street
PO Box 787
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401-2042
Phone: 912.237.8911
Emanuel County Website

Emanuel County Georgia Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and
probate records; Clerk Superior Court has
divorce, court and land records from 1812[1]

Emanuel County Georgia History

Parent County

1812--Emanuel County was created 10 December 1812 from Bulloch and Montgomery Counties.
County seat: Swainsboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1841, 1855, 1857, 1919, and 1938 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Emanuel County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Emanuel County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories





  • Wills 1825-1857 (digital images). See list of testators. Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills 1857-1907 (digital images). See list of testators.  Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Wills, Administrations, Guardians, Bonds, Book A, 1815-1868 Georgia Pioneers ($)


Vital Records 

  • 1818-1885 - Emanuel County Birth Index 1818-1885. Batch C712751 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1817-1860 - Index to Emanuel County Marriages 1817-1860 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1887-1895 - Emanuel County Marriage Book B Index 1887-1895. Batch M712753 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Emanuel County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Emanuel County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Emanuel County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Emanuel 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. 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.