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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia, United States Genealogy|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert County]]''
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| LOC_01 = Georgia
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection contains digital images of marriage, court, land, school and other records from Elbert County. It covers the years 1790 to 2002.  
 
This collection contains digital images of marriage, court, land, school and other records from Elbert County. It covers the years 1790 to 2002.  
  
For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2071974/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2071974/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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== Collection Content  ==
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===Coverage Map===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Georgia marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/GA_FRM.html here].
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Probate Court Judge. Georgia, Elbert County Records. Elbert County Courthouse, Georgia, United States.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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[[Georgia, Elbert County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Georgia, Elbert County Records (12-0940) (12-0941) Election DGS 4967868_192.jpg|Election Record
 
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
 
*Description and value of property or land  
 
*Description and value of property or land  
*Occuptaion
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*Occupation
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
 
*The type of event  
 
*The type of event  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
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*The names of other family members and their relationships.
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2071974/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Georgia, Elbert|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/GA/Elbert/ Elbert County, GA RootsWeb]
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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*[[Georgia]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Elbert County Probate Court, Elberton.}}
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Elbert, Georgia, United States
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US Locator Map Georgia Elbert.PNG
Location of Elbert County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1790-2002
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection contains digital images of marriage, court, land, school and other records from Elbert County. It covers the years 1790 to 2002.

For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002.

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Georgia marriages, click here.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The type of event
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The names of other family members and their relationships.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Category" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation:

"Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Elbert County Probate Court, Elberton.


Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Elbert County Records, 1790-2002.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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