Greene County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Greene County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 3, 1786
County Seat Greensboro
Address Greene County Courthouse
113 N Main
Greensboro, GA 30642-1109
Phone: 706.453.7716
Greene County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Court has marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1790,
court and land; records from 1785; County Health
Department has birth records from 1927[1]


Parent County

1786--Greene County was created 3 February 1786 from Washington County.
County seat: Greensboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1787 -- town burned by Indians For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • 1866-1875 - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1866-1875. Batch M712965 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1877 - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1875-1877. Batch M712964 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1878-1883 - Greene County Colored Marriage Index 1878-1883. Batch M712968 at FamilySearch - free.[3]




Bethany Presbyterian Church

  • 1841-1885 - Bethany Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1841-1885. Batch C712969 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1841-1895 - Bethany Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1841-1895. Batch M712969 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories





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).

1.  Wills 1796-1806 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers

2.  Index to Estates, Inventories, Book A Georgia Pioneers
3.  Index to Estates, Inventories, Book B Georgia Pioneers
4.  General Index to all Wills 1798-1914 Georgia Pioneers
5.  General Index to all Guardian, Administrators Bonds, etc. 1790-1943 Georgia Pioneers
6.  Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book 2, 1794-1810 Georgia Pioneers
7.  Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book 3, 1806-1816 Georgia Pioneers
8.  Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book 4, 1817-1842 Georgia Pioneers
9.  Index to Wills and Appraisements, Book 5, 1840-1877 Georgia Pioneers


1811 Greene County Tax Digest (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

Vital Records

  • 1785-1873 - Greene County Marriage Index 1785-1873. Batch M712961 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1786-1849 - Greene County Marriage Index 1786-1849. Batch M712962 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1849-1877 - Greene County Marriage Index 1849-1877. Batch M712963 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1891 - Greene County Marriage Index 1877-1891. Batch M712966 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Greene County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M712967 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

1.  Marriages 1769-1850 Georgia Pioneers
2.  Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
3.  Marriage Contracts found in deeds, etc. Georgia Pioneers

  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Greene County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Georgia. Page 156 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 3.9 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at