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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gordon_County,_Georgia|Gordon County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gordon_County,_Georgia|Gordon County]]''  
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Guide to '''Gordon 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 = Gordon County
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| county_map = Georgia Gordon County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 13
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| seat = Calhoun
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| building image =
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| building address = Gordon County Courthouse<br>101 Boston Road<br>Calhoun, GA 30701-2244<br>Phone: 706.629.3795<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Gordon.htm '''Gordon County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Gordon County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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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|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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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" | 1864<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Gordon.htm Gordon County Courthouse]<br> 101 Boston Road; <br>Calhoun, GA 30701-2244<br> Phone: 706.629.3795&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1864<br>and land records; Probate Court has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death,<br> burial and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gordon 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.gordoncounty.org/ Gordon County Courthouse]<br>101 Boston Road<br>Calhoun, GA 30701-2244<br>Phone: 706.629.3795<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1864 as well as land records; Probate Court has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death, burial and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gordon 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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100 Wall St., Ste. 102<br>
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Calhoun, GA 30701<br>
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Telephone: (706) 629-9533<br>
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Fax: (706) 629-2139<br>
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'''Probate Court of Gordon County'''<br>
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PO Box 669<br>
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Calhoun,  GA  30703<br>
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Telephone:  70 -629-7314<br>
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Fax:  706-629-4698<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Gordon County was created 13 February 1850&nbsp;from Cass (named changed to [[Bartow County, Georgia|Bartow]] County 6 Dec. 1861) and[[Floyd County, Georgia|Floyd]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Calhoun<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Gordon County was created 13 February 1850&nbsp;from Cass (named changed to [[Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy|Bartow]] County 6 Dec. 1861) and [[Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy|Floyd]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Calhoun<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
Multiple small boundary change from 1852-1877. Involved Cass/Bartow, Floyd, Murray, Pickens, and Walker Counties.<ref>“Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties: Gordon County,” GeorgiaInfo (http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/gordonhistmaps.htm : accessed 10 September 2012).</ref>  
 
Multiple small boundary change from 1852-1877. Involved Cass/Bartow, Floyd, Murray, Pickens, and Walker Counties.<ref>“Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties: Gordon County,” GeorgiaInfo (http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/gordonhistmaps.htm : accessed 10 September 2012).</ref>  
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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  ====
  
'''1864''' -- Courthouse burned by Sherman's troops. Some record loss including early marriage records.  
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[[Image:Tornado.jpg|right|90px|Tornado.jpg]]{{Fire}}'''1888''' - The Courthouse in Calhoun was partially destroyed by a tornado on 20 March 1888. On 23 October 1888 a fire spread through several businesses and threatened the temporary courthouse, but citizens carried the endangered records to safety.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 33. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
 
 
'''1888''' -- Courthouse damaged by Storm. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Calhoun  
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*Calhoun  
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*Plainville
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*Reeves Station
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*Resaca
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*Sugar Valley
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
Plainville
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[[Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy|Bartow County]] {{•}}
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[[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee County]] {{•}}
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[[Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy|Floyd County]] {{•}}
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[[Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy|Gilmer County]] {{•}}
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[[Murray County, Georgia Genealogy|Murray County]] {{•}}
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[[Pickens County, Georgia Genealogy|Pickens County]] {{•}}
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[[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker County]] {{•}}
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[[Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy|Whitfield County]]
  
Reeves Station
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<center>{{ GAGordon County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
Resaca
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
  
Sugar Valley
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
*[[Bartow County, Georgia|Bartow]]
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* African American historical and genealogical resources available at the [http://www.georgiaarchives.org/research/african_american_resources Georgia Archives].
*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]
 
*[[Floyd County, Georgia|Floyd]]
 
*[[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]]
 
*[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]]
 
*[[Pickens County, Georgia|Pickens]]
 
*[[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]]
 
*[[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2290431&CScn=Bethesda+Baptist+Church+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=446& Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery] (incomplete);&nbsp;
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2290431&CScn=Bethesda+Baptist+Church+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=446& Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery] (incomplete)
  
==== 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=446&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|580087|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=446 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gagordo3/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gordon+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=Gordon&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/gordon/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/gordon.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}}
  
 
:*Pitts, Lulie. ''History of Gordon County, Georgia.'' Calhoun, Ga.: Press of the Calhoun Times, c1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22827 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
:*Pitts, Lulie. ''History of Gordon County, Georgia.'' Calhoun, Ga.: Press of the Calhoun Times, c1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22827 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gagordon.jpg|center|800px|Gagordon.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/gordon/military.html Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project]
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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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*'''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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:- [[4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[8th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|8th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]],
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:- [[18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies D and E
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/gordon/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
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*Bartow County Genealogical Society (Ga.). 1995. Bartow County, Georgia heritage book. Cartersville, Ga: The Society. (page 12 - 8th Battalion Companies A and B from Bartow, Gordon, and Floyd counties)  {{FHL|750443|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/bartow-county-georgia-heritage-book/oclc/34744007&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*Bell, Burton J., and Lulie Pitts. 1976. 1976 Bicentennial history of Gordon County, Georgia. Calhoun, Ga: Gordon County Historical Society. (page 114-149) {{FHL|490696|item|disp=975.8362 H2b}}
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*Pitts, Lulie. 1933. History of Gordon County, Georgia. Calhoun, Georgia: Calhoun Times. (page 132-171) {{FHL|159451|item|disp=975.836 H2p}}
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*Georgia. Superior Court (Gordon County). 1966. Confederate roster, 1861-1864. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|245979|item|disp=film 424597}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Gordon County). 1966. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1906, 1931-1933. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah  {{FHL|245363|disp=film 422603}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Gordon County.  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Gordon County.  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Gordon}}
  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=zCSUwVk65WsC Calhoun Times] -&nbsp;1,511 issues spanning 1924-2008 freely available via Google News Archive  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=zCSUwVk65WsC Calhoun Times] -&nbsp;1,511 issues spanning 1924-2008 freely available via Google News Archive  
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*The Standard (Cassville) - 1852, 1853, 1857, 1858, 1859 extracts available online at [http://www.gabartow.org/News/TS/index.TS.shtml Bartow County GenWeb]
 
*The Standard (Cassville) - 1852, 1853, 1857, 1858, 1859 extracts available online at [http://www.gabartow.org/News/TS/index.TS.shtml Bartow County GenWeb]
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
Digital images of Gordon County Wills 1856-1884. See testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygordon.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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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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*'''1856-1884''' - Digital images of Gordon County Wills 1856-1884. See testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countygordon.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''Marriages'''
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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  =====
  
*1864-1935 and African American 1908-1965 microfilmed images available free online in the [http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:8888/cdm4/countyfilm.php Georgia Virtual Vault].  
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===== Marriage Records =====
*Forsythe, Donald Forbes. ''Gordon County, Georgia Marriages: Books A, B, &amp; C (White)''. Georgetown, Tex: D.F. Forsythe, 1994.&nbsp;Available free [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE228624 online] from Family History Books.  
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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 $
*Gladney, Robert Hoyt.''Gordon County, Georgia, Marriage Book A, 1864-1880: An Index''. Adairsville, Ga: Oothcaloga Chapter, Georgia Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1984.  
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*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*Ingmire, Frances Terry.''Gordon County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1864-1884''. St. Louis, Mo: F.T. Ingmire, 1985.  
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*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*Hageness, MariLee Beatty.''Marriage Licenses, 1864-1870, Gordon County, Georgia''. Anniston, AL: MLH Research, 1999.  
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*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*Hall, Patsy Payne, and Frances Martin Stubbs. ''Marriage Log Gordon County, Georgia: Listed by Brides &amp; Grooms&nbsp;: Includes Colored Marriages''. Oak Park, Ill: Glyph Notes, 2002.
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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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*'''1864 - 1935''' and '''African American 1908 - 1965''' - microfilmed images available free online in the [http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:8888/cdm4/countyfilm.php Georgia Virtual Vault].  
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*'''Gordon County Marriages''' - Forsythe, Donald Forbes. ''Gordon County, Georgia Marriages: Books A, B, &amp; C (White)''. Georgetown, Tex: D.F. Forsythe, 1994.&nbsp;Available free [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE228624 online] from Family History Books.  
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*'''1864 - 1870''' - Gordon County Marriage Index 1864-1870. Batch {{IGI|M002545}} 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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*'''1864 - 1892''' - Gordon County Marriage Books A and B Index 1864-1892. Batch {{IGI|M712941}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1893 - 1895''' - Gordon County Marriage Index 1893-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712942}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1864 - 1880''' - Gladney, Robert Hoyt.''Gordon County, Georgia, Marriage Book A, 1864-1880: An Index''. Adairsville, Ga: Oothcaloga Chapter, Georgia Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1984.  
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*'''1864 - 1884''' - Ingmire, Frances Terry.''Gordon County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1864-1884''. St. Louis, Mo: F.T. Ingmire, 1985.  
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*'''1864 - 1870''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty.''Marriage Licenses, 1864-1870, Gordon County, Georgia''. Anniston, AL: MLH Research, 1999.  
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*'''Marriage Log''' - Hall, Patsy Payne, and Frances Martin Stubbs. ''Marriage Log Gordon County, Georgia: Listed by Brides &amp; Grooms&nbsp;: Includes Colored Marriages''. Oak Park, Ill: Glyph Notes, 2002.
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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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
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.gordoncounty.org/government/volunteer-boards/historical-society/ Gordon County Historical Society, Inc.]<br>
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335 South Wall Street<br>
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Calhoun 30701
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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Meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot. Contact James Lay, President at 706-629-1515 or 706-629-2093,
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/gordon-county/ Gordon 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]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gagordo3/ Gordon County GAGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gagordo3/ Gordon County GAGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
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Guide to Gordon County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Gordon County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Gordon County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded February 13, 1850
County Seat Calhoun
Courthouse
Address Gordon County Courthouse
101 Boston Road
Calhoun, GA 30701-2244
Phone: 706.629.3795
Gordon County Website


County Information

Gordon County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Gordon County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1864

1850
1850
1856


County Courthouse

Gordon County Courthouse
101 Boston Road
Calhoun, GA 30701-2244
Phone: 706.629.3795

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1864 as well as land records; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
100 Wall St., Ste. 102
Calhoun, GA 30701
Telephone: (706) 629-9533
Fax: (706) 629-2139

Probate Court of Gordon County
PO Box 669
Calhoun, GA 30703
Telephone: 70 -629-7314
Fax: 706-629-4698

History

Parent County

1850--Gordon County was created 13 February 1850 from Cass (named changed to Bartow County 6 Dec. 1861) and Floyd Counties.
County seat: Calhoun[2]

Boundary Changes

Multiple small boundary change from 1852-1877. Involved Cass/Bartow, Floyd, Murray, Pickens, and Walker Counties.[3]

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

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1888 - The Courthouse in Calhoun was partially destroyed by a tornado on 20 March 1888. On 23 October 1888 a fire spread through several businesses and threatened the temporary courthouse, but citizens carried the endangered records to safety.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Calhoun
  • Plainville
  • Reeves Station
  • Resaca
  • Sugar Valley

Neighboring Counties

Bartow County  • Cherokee County  • Floyd County  • Gilmer County  • Murray County  • Pickens County  • Walker County  • Whitfield County

Dade CountyWalker CountyCatoosa CountyWhitfield CountyChattooga CountyMurray CountyFannin CountyGilmer CountyDawson CountyGordon CountyPickens CountyFulton CountyCherokee CountyBartow CountyFloyd CountyPolk CountyPaulding CountyCobb CountyGAGordon.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • African American historical and genealogical resources available at the Georgia Archives.

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery (incomplete)


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 Gordon 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.

  • Pitts, Lulie. History of Gordon County, Georgia. Calhoun, Ga.: Press of the Calhoun Times, c1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Reeve, Jewell B. Climb the Hills of Gordon: Stories of Gordon County and Calhoun, Georgia. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 8th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate),
- 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies D and E
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Bartow County Genealogical Society (Ga.). 1995. Bartow County, Georgia heritage book. Cartersville, Ga: The Society. (page 12 - 8th Battalion Companies A and B from Bartow, Gordon, and Floyd counties) FHL Collection Other Libraries
  • Bell, Burton J., and Lulie Pitts. 1976. 1976 Bicentennial history of Gordon County, Georgia. Calhoun, Ga: Gordon County Historical Society. (page 114-149) 975.8362 H2b
  • Pitts, Lulie. 1933. History of Gordon County, Georgia. Calhoun, Georgia: Calhoun Times. (page 132-171) 975.836 H2p
  • Georgia. Superior Court (Gordon County). 1966. Confederate roster, 1861-1864. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 424597
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Gordon County). 1966. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1906, 1931-1933. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah film 422603
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Gordon County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

  • Calhoun Times - 1,511 issues spanning 1924-2008 freely available via Google News Archive
  • Calhoun Times - 1870 to 1976 available on microfilm from the Georgia Newspaper Project
  • Calhoun Times and Gordon County News - 957 issues spanning 1967-2006 freely available via Google News Archive
  • Cherokee Phoenix (New Echota) - 1829 to 1834 (prior to county creation) available online as part of Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • The Confederate Flag - 13 November 1861 available at Chicago Historical Society Library, 20 November 1861 available at Emory University
  • Democratic Platform, 8 September 1859 and Georgia Platform, 9 September 1858 available on microfilm from the Georgia Newspaper Project
  • Gordon County Citizen - 1894 to 1895 available on microfilm from the Georgia Newspaper Project
  • Gordon County News - 1940 to 1976 available on microfilm from the Georgia Newspaper Project
  • The Southern Statesman - 5 April 1855 available at the American Antiquarian Society
  • Gordon County Obituaries clippings search from Digital Library of Georgia
  • Bartow Press - 900 issues spanning 1983-2006 freely available via Google News Archive
  • Georgia Pioneer, The Standard, and Cassville Standard - newspapers from Cassville (parent county) covering 1840-1845, and 1852 to 1860 available on microfilm from the Georgia Newspaper Project
  • The Standard (Cassville) - 1852, 1853, 1857, 1858, 1859 extracts available online at Bartow County GenWeb

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).

  • 1856-1884 - Digital images of Gordon County Wills 1856-1884. See testators. Georgia Pioneers $

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
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Gordon County Historical Society, Inc.
335 South Wall Street
Calhoun 30701

Meetings are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot. Contact James Lay, President at 706-629-1515 or 706-629-2093,

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), Gordon 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. “Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties: Gordon County,” GeorgiaInfo (http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/gordonhistmaps.htm : accessed 10 September 2012).
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 33. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 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.