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

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Online Records

Floyd County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1892
County Seat Roma
Address Floyd County Courthouse
3 Government Plaza
Roma, GA 30161
Phone: 706.291.5190
Floyd County Website
[[Category:Georgia Counties]]

Floyd County Georgia Courthouse

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

Floyd County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Floyd 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.

Parent County

1832--Floyd County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee Indian Lands.
County seat: Rome [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Floyd County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy Resources




St. Peter's Church, Rome


  • 1843-1940 - St. Peter's Church, Rome, Baptism Index 1843-1940. Batch C712841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]


  • 1848-1940 - St. Peter's Church, Rome, Marriage Index 1848-1940. Batch M712841 at FamilySearch - free.[3]


  • 1849-1940 - St. Peter's Church, Rome, Burial Index 1849-1940. Batch B393679 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Methodist Episcopal

Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church

  • 1873-1885 - Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1873-1885. Batch C712821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1895 - Van's Valley Methodist Episcopal Church Marriage Index 1873-1895. Batch M712821 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

City Directories

1883 Rome City Directory Georgia Pioneers



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

  • Battey, George Magruder, Jr. A History of Rome and Floyd County. State of Georgia - United States of America. 1540-1922. Atlanta, Ga.: Webb and Vary, 1922. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Another digital version at Ancestry ($).



Marriages from old newspapers (1885-1886) Georgia Pioneers



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


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).


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.

  • 1834-1877 - Floyd County Marriage Books A and B Index 1834-1877. Batch M712832 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1890 - Floyd County Marriage Books C and D Index 1876-1890. Batch M712833 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1895 - Floyd County Marriage Book E Index 1890-1895. Batch M712834 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1850-1888 - Floyd County Marriage Index 1850-1888. Batch M712831 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Floyd County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 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.