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

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Online Records

Harris County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1827
County Seat Hamilton
Address Harris County Courthouse
PO Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811-0528
Phone: 706.628.4944
Harris County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Court has marriage and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has land records from 1827,
divorce and court records from 1927; County Health
Department has birth and death records[1]


Parent County

1827--Harris County was created 14 December 1827 from Muscogee and Troup Counties.
County seat: Hamilton[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865 -- Fire set by Federal Troops, but quickly extinguished.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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).


Vital Records 

  • 1828-1860 - Index to Harris County Marriages 1828-1860 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1828-1860 - Harris County Marriage Index 1828-1860. Batch M713031 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-1872 - Index to Harris County Marriages 1859-1872 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1859-1883 - Harris County Marriage Index 1859-1883. Batch M713032 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1892 - Harris County Marriage Index 1877-1892. Batch M713033 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1895 - Harris County Marriage Index 1890-1895. Batch M713035 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1893-1895 - Harris County Marriage Index 1893-1895. Batch M713034 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-70, 1879-80 - Harris County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
  • 1879-80 - Hamilton Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harris 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 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.