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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gilmer_County,_Georgia|Gilmer County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gilmer_County,_Georgia|Gilmer County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Gilmer 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 = Gilmer County
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| county_map = Georgia Gilmer County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1832
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| founded date = December 3
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| seat = Ellijay
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| building image =
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| building address = Gilmer County Courthouse<br>1 Westside Square<br>Ellijay, GA 30540<br>Phone: 706.645.4361<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Gilmer.htm '''Gilmer County Website'''] }}
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Gilmer.htm Gilmer County Courthouse]<br> 1 Westside Square;<br> Ellijay, GA 30540<br> Phone: 706.645.4361&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, <br>marriage reco<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347896714177_338" />rds from 1835 and probate records;
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== County Information ==
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===  Gilmer County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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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}}#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" | 1927<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1909, <br>land records from 1833, military records from 1902 <br>and court records from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer 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.gilmercounty-ga.gov/ Gilmer County Courthouse]<br>1 Westside Square<br>Ellijay, GA 30540<br>Phone: 706.645.4361<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage reco<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347896714177_338" />rds from 1835 and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1909, land records from 1833, military records from 1902 and court records from 1900.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer 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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One Broad Street, Suite #102 <br>
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Ellijay, GA 30540 <br>
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Telephone: (706) 635-4462<br>
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Fax: (706) 635-1462<br>
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<br>
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'''Probate Court of Gilmer County'''<br>
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One Broad Street, Suite 204<br>
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Ellijay,  GA  30540<br>
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Telephone:  706 -635- 4763<br>
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Fax:  706-635-4761<br>
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<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1832'''--Gilmer County was created 3 December 1832&nbsp;from [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Ellijay <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1832'''--Gilmer County was created 3 December 1832&nbsp;from [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Ellijay <ref name="Handybook">''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), 32. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dawson County, Georgia|Dawson]]  
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[[Dawson County, Georgia Genealogy|Dawson County]] {{•}}
*[[Fannin County, Georgia|Fannin]]  
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[[Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy|Fannin County]] {{•}}
*[[Gordon County, Georgia|Gordon]]  
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[[Gordon County, Georgia Genealogy|Gordon County]] {{•}}
*[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]]  
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[[Murray County, Georgia Genealogy|Murray County]] {{•}}
*[[Pickens County, Georgia|Pickens]]
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[[Pickens County, Georgia Genealogy|Pickens County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAGilmer County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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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=443&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|981148|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=443 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://gilmer.thegaproject.org/resources.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gilmer+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=Gilmer&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/gilmer/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/gilmer.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 ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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:Gagilmer.jpg|right|900px|Gagilmer.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies D and F<br>
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies G and I<br>
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:- [[40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies A and H
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lumpkin/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
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*Ward, George Gordon. 1965. The annals of upper Georgia centered in Gilmer County. Carrollton, Ga: Printed by Thomasson Print. &amp; Office Equipment Co. (page 607-611)  {{FHL|160313|item|disp=975.8 H2wg  digital version}}<br>
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*Stanley, Lawrence L. 1971. A rough road in a good land. S.l: s.n.].  (page 68-73)  {{FHL|985380|item|disp=975.829 H2s}}<br>
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*Ward, George Gordon. 1959. The history of Gilmer County, Georgia, 1833-1959. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories. {{FHL|214199|item|disp=film 219523, 219524}}<br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Gilmer}}
  
*Wills and Estates Book B 1836-1854 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Occupations  ====
*Index to Will Book A 1853-1914 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to County Bonds (guardianships, administrators) 1836-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Will Book B&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;
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==== Taxation&nbsp;  ====
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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}}
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*'''1836-1854''' - Wills and Estates Book B 1836-1854 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1853-1914''' - Index to Will Book A 1853-1914 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1836-1854''' - Index to County Bonds (guardianships, administrators) 1836-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Will Book B&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygilmer.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== 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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===== Marriage Records =====
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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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*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''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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*'''1836-1875''' - Gilmer County Marriage Index 1836-1875. Batch {{IGI|M712901}} 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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*'''1877-1895''' - Gilmer County Marriage Index 1877-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712902}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1928-1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} 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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*'''1859-60, 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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[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/gilmer-county/ Gilmer County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Gilmer|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://gilmer.thegaproject.org/ USGenWeb Gilmer County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Gilmer|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Gilmer/ Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Gilmer/ Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}  
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<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}} <br>
  
 
[[Category:Gilmer_County,_Georgia]]
 
[[Category:Gilmer_County,_Georgia]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Gilmer County

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

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Gilmer County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Gilmer County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Ellijay
Courthouse
Address Gilmer County Courthouse
1 Westside Square
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: 706.645.4361
Gilmer County Website


County Information

Gilmer County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1836
1927
1840
1833
1833


County Courthouse

Gilmer County Courthouse
1 Westside Square
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: 706.645.4361

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage records from 1835 and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1909, land records from 1833, military records from 1902 and court records from 1900.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
One Broad Street, Suite #102
Ellijay, GA 30540
Telephone: (706) 635-4462
Fax: (706) 635-1462

Probate Court of Gilmer County
One Broad Street, Suite 204
Ellijay, GA 30540
Telephone: 706 -635- 4763
Fax: 706-635-4761

History

Parent County

1832--Gilmer County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County.
County seat: Ellijay [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

Dawson County  • Fannin County  • Gordon County  • Murray County  • Pickens County

Gilmer CountyFannin CountyMurray CountyCatoosa CountyWhitfield CountyGordon CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyCherokee CountyPickens CountyDawson CountyForsyth CountyHall CountyLumpkin CountyWhite CountyUnion CountyTowns CountyGAGilmer.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries


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.

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 Gilmer 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

Gagilmer.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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


- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies D and F
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and I
- 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies A and H
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Ward, George Gordon. 1965. The annals of upper Georgia centered in Gilmer County. Carrollton, Ga: Printed by Thomasson Print. & Office Equipment Co. (page 607-611) 975.8 H2wg digital version
  • Stanley, Lawrence L. 1971. A rough road in a good land. S.l: s.n.]. (page 68-73) 975.829 H2s
  • Ward, George Gordon. 1959. The history of Gilmer County, Georgia, 1833-1959. [S.l.]: Mann Film Laboratories. film 219523, 219524

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Gilmer 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
  • 1836-1875 - Gilmer County Marriage Index 1836-1875. Batch M712901 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1877-1895 - Gilmer County Marriage Index 1877-1895. Batch M712902 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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), Gilmer 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), 32. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.