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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fayette_County,_Georgia|Fayette County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fayette County, Georgia|Fayette County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Fayette County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Fayette 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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| seat = Fayetteville  
 
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| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>200 Courthouse Square<br>Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198<br>Phone: 770.461.6041<br>[http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/default.htm '''Fayette County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>200 Courthouse Square<br>Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198<br>Phone: 770.461.6041<br>[http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/default.htm '''Fayette County Website'''] }} [[Image:Fayette+County+GA+courthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Fayette+County+GA+courthouse.jpg]]
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== County Information ==
  
== Fayette County Georgia Courthouse  ==
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=== Fayette County, Georgia Record Dates ===
  
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death<br> and probate records; Clerk Superior Court<br> has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette 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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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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== Fayette County Georgia History  ==
 
  
[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/default.htm Fayette County Courthouse]<br>200 Courthouse Square<br>Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198<br>Phone: 770.461.6041 <br> Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records. 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), Fayette County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br> '''Clerk of Superior Court '''<br> One Center Drive<br> P.O. Box 130 <br> Fayetteville, GA 30214<br> Telephone: (770) 716-4290<br> Fax: (770) 716-4868<br> <br> '''Probate Court of Fayette County'''<br> One Center Drive NE<br> Fayetteville, GA 30214<br> Work Phone: 770-716-4220<br> Fax: 770-716-4854<br> <br> Fayette county's original courthouse was built in 1825 and is the oldest standing courthouse in Georgia. It is located at the intersections of GA Highways 85 and 54, "on the Square." Read more about it here: [http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/topics/counties/fayette former Fayette Courthouse History] <br>
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=== History  ===
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[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Marquis de Lafayette.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Georgia "Fayette County, Georgia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Georgia "Fayette County, Georgia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Several neighboring counties were created in part from Fayette County lands: DeKalb (1822), Campbell (1828 - consolidated with Fulton County in 1932), Spalding (1851) and Clayton (1858). 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.
  
'''1983''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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'''1983''' -- 11 April 1983 the upper floors of the Courthouse at Fayetteville burned, but the no records were harmed in the vault in the basement.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 31. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Fayette County Georgia Places/Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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The main cities and towns in Fayette county are Brooks, Fayetteville (county seat) Peachtree City, Tyrone and Woolsey.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]]  
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[[Clayton County, Georgia Genealogy|Clayton County]] {{•}} [[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta County]] {{•}} [[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton County]] {{•}} [[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding County]]  
*[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]]  
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<center>{{ GAFayette County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]]
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
== Fayette County Georgia Genealogy Resources ==
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==== African Americans ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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Fayette county contains dozens of church, family and municipal cemeties in various states of upkeep. Many of the cemeteries are being transcribed and are available online:
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=438 Georgia Cemetery Search Results] [www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Cemetery Search]
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*Billiongraves.com [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Georgia&county=Fayette&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Search Billion Graves]
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*Rootsweb: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafayett/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA CEMETERIES]
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*The GA Genweb Tombstone Transcription Project [http://usgwtombstones.org/georgia/fayette.html Fayette Co., GA-Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*For a more complete list, see Linkpendium's Fayette County Georgia: Cemeteries page: [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fayette/cem/ Fayette cementeries]
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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=438&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|405291|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=438 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gafayett/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fayette+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=Fayette&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/fayette/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/fayette.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  ====
  
===== Baptist =====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
'''Fayetteville Baptist Church'''
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===== Baptist  =====
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'''Fayetteville Baptist Church'''  
  
 
*'''1903''' - Fayetteville Baptist Church Baptism Index 1903. Batch {{IGI|C712801}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1903''' - Fayetteville Baptist Church Baptism Index 1903. Batch {{IGI|C712801}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
===== Methodist =====
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===== Methodist =====
  
'''Fayetteville Methodist Church'''
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'''Fayetteville Methodist Church'''  
  
*'''1869-1885''' - Fayetteville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712811}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1869-1885''' - Fayetteville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712811}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1869-1895''' - Fayetteville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1869-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712811}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1869-1895''' - Fayetteville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1869-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712811}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
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Deeds - Early deeds are available online at [http://www.fayetteclerk.com Fayette Clerk] On the left under the Main Menu click Property Index Search. Under Disclaimer select "CLICK TO ACCEPT THE DISCLAIMER AND PROCEED TO THE WEBSITE" From the top menu select "Online Index Books". You can search the Grantor/Grantee Index first or if you know the book and page number you can enter that on the right hand side under "Search Record Book".<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gafayette.jpg|right|800px|Gafayette.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia Military - [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/fayette/military.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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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}}
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:- [[10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
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:- [[13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company E
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:- [[28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company E
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:- [[30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
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:- [[44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company C
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/fayette/military.htm USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Fayette County Historical Society, and Carolyn C. Cary. 1977. The history of Fayette County, 1821-1971. [Fayetteville, Ga.]: Fayette County Historical Society. (page 344,350,354,356,359,362,365,371)&nbsp; {{FHL|159481|item|disp=975.8426 H2h, Film 1036079 item 7}}<br>
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Fayette County). 1960. Pension 1861-1949, and, Soldiers' roll 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|308870|item|disp=Film 209420}}<br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Fayette}}
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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 1828-1897 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfayette.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1828-1897''' - Wills 1828-1897 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfayette.html Georgia Pioneers] $
*Wills 1830-1850 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfayette.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1830-1850''' - Wills 1830-1850 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfayette.html Georgia Pioneers] $
*Mixed Records, inventories, returns, etc. 1837-1845; 1851-1856 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfayette.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1837-1845, 1851-1856''' - Mixed Records, inventories, returns, etc. 1837-1845; 1851-1856 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyfayette.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
==== 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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*'''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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*'''1823 - 1849''' - Fayette County Marriage Books A and B Index 1823-1849. Batch {{IGI|M712791}} 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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*'''1849 - 1881''' - Fayette County Marriage Books C and E Index 1849-1881. Batch {{IGI|M712792}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881 - 1892''' - Fayette County Marriage Book F Index 1881-1892. Batch {{IGI|M712793}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1892 - 1912''' - Fayette County Marriage Books G and H Index 1892-1912. Batch {{IGI|M712794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
*'''1823-1849''' - Fayette County Marriage Books A and B Index 1823-1849. Batch {{IGI|M712791}} 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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===== Death Records =====
*'''1849-1881''' - Fayette County Marriage Books C and E Index 1849-1881. Batch {{IGI|M712792}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1881-1892''' - Fayette County Marriage Book F Index 1881-1892. Batch {{IGI|M712793}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*'''1892-1912''' - Fayette County Marriage Books G and H Index 1892-1912. Batch {{IGI|M712794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
===== Death =====
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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] $
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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
  
*'''1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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<blockquote>The Georgia Archives has a few "Georgia Death Certificates from 1919 through 1927. The collection also includes a number of certificates from 1914-1918, with the bulk dating from 1917 and 1918.<br> <br>The Georgia Archives would like to thank the Genealogical Society of Utah for their partnership in scanning and indexing these records." Search them here: [http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/landingpage/collection/gadeaths Georgia Death Certificates - Georgia's Virtual Vault] </blockquote>
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<br> The Georgia Archives maintains a "Virtual Vault" of digitized records. They can be found here:      [http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/ Georgia Archives]
  
== Fayette County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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Because Georgia did not require statewide recording of birth records until 1919, the WWI and WWII Draft Registration cards are an excellent alternative for men born between the years 1886 and 1896 for the WWI draft and 1877 and 1900 for the WWII "Old Man's Draft."
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Search the WWI Draft here: [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]
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The WWII draft cards are available at ancestry.com - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Search] $ and at fold3.com - [http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards/ Search WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards at Fold3] $
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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The Fayette County Historical Society is an active organization in Fayetteville. You can learn more about them here: [http://fayettehistoricalsociety.com/ Fayette Historical Society]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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There are two LDS Family History Centers near Fayette County, Georgia:
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The Jonesboro Family History Center:
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Jonesboro_Georgia_Family_History_Center#Center_Contacts_and_Hours Jonesboro Georgia Family History Center]
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The Newnan Family History Center:
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Newnan_Georgia_Family_History_Center Newnan Georgia_Family History Center]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Fayette 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/fayette-county/ Fayette County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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/~gafayett/index.html USGenWeb Fayette County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fayette/ Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Fayette/ Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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Guide to Fayette County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Fayette County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Fayette County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse
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Address Fayette County Courthouse
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198
Phone: 770.461.6041
Fayette County Website
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County Information

Fayette County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1823 1830 1823 1823


County Courthouse

Fayette County Courthouse
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198
Phone: 770.461.6041
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records. [1]

Clerk of Superior Court
One Center Drive
P.O. Box 130
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Telephone: (770) 716-4290
Fax: (770) 716-4868

Probate Court of Fayette County
One Center Drive NE
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Work Phone: 770-716-4220
Fax: 770-716-4854

Fayette county's original courthouse was built in 1825 and is the oldest standing courthouse in Georgia. It is located at the intersections of GA Highways 85 and 54, "on the Square." Read more about it here: former Fayette Courthouse History

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1821--Fayette County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Fayetteville [3]

Boundary Changes

Several neighboring counties were created in part from Fayette County lands: DeKalb (1822), Campbell (1828 - consolidated with Fulton County in 1932), Spalding (1851) and Clayton (1858). 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

1983 -- 11 April 1983 the upper floors of the Courthouse at Fayetteville burned, but the no records were harmed in the vault in the basement.[4]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

The main cities and towns in Fayette county are Brooks, Fayetteville (county seat) Peachtree City, Tyrone and Woolsey.

Neighboring Counties

Clayton County  • Coweta County  • Fulton County  • Spalding County

Fayette CountyCoweta CountyHeard CountyTroup CountyMeriwether CountyPike CountyLamar CountyMonroe CountyUpson CountyButts CountySpalding CountyHenry CountyNewton CountyWalton CountyGwinnett CountyDeKalb CountyRockdale CountyDeKalb CountyClayton CountyFulton CountyCobb CountyDouglas CountyPaulding CountyHaralson CountyCarroll CountyGAFayette.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Fayette county contains dozens of church, family and municipal cemeties in various states of upkeep. Many of the cemeteries are being transcribed and are available online:


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.

Baptist

Fayetteville Baptist Church

  • 1903 - Fayetteville Baptist Church Baptism Index 1903. Batch C712801 at FamilySearch - free.
Methodist

Fayetteville Methodist Church

  • 1869-1885 - Fayetteville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1869-1885. Batch C712811 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1869-1895 - Fayetteville Methodist Church Marriage Index 1869-1895. Batch M712811 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

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.

Deeds - Early deeds are available online at Fayette Clerk On the left under the Main Menu click Property Index Search. Under Disclaimer select "CLICK TO ACCEPT THE DISCLAIMER AND PROCEED TO THE WEBSITE" From the top menu select "Online Index Books". You can search the Grantor/Grantee Index first or if you know the book and page number you can enter that on the right hand side under "Search Record Book".

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy:


- 10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- 30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Fayette County Historical Society, and Carolyn C. Cary. 1977. The history of Fayette County, 1821-1971. [Fayetteville, Ga.]: Fayette County Historical Society. (page 344,350,354,356,359,362,365,371)  975.8426 H2h, Film 1036079 item 7
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Fayette County). 1960. Pension 1861-1949, and, Soldiers' roll 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 209420


Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fayette 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
Death Records
The Georgia Archives has a few "Georgia Death Certificates from 1919 through 1927. The collection also includes a number of certificates from 1914-1918, with the bulk dating from 1917 and 1918.

The Georgia Archives would like to thank the Genealogical Society of Utah for their partnership in scanning and indexing these records." Search them here: Georgia Death Certificates - Georgia's Virtual Vault


The Georgia Archives maintains a "Virtual Vault" of digitized records. They can be found here: Georgia Archives

Vital Record Substitutes

Because Georgia did not require statewide recording of birth records until 1919, the WWI and WWII Draft Registration cards are an excellent alternative for men born between the years 1886 and 1896 for the WWI draft and 1877 and 1900 for the WWII "Old Man's Draft."

Search the WWI Draft here: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

The WWII draft cards are available at ancestry.com - U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Search $ and at fold3.com - Search WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards at Fold3 $

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

The Fayette County Historical Society is an active organization in Fayetteville. You can learn more about them here: Fayette Historical 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.

There are two LDS Family History Centers near Fayette County, Georgia:

The Jonesboro Family History Center:

Jonesboro Georgia Family History Center

The Newnan Family History Center:

Newnan Georgia_Family History Center


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Georgia. Page 155 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Fayette County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 31. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.