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

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Online Records

Hart County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 7, 1853
County Seat Hartwell
Address Hart County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Hartwell, GA 30643-0279
Phone: 706.376.2024
Hart County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial,
and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has 
divorce, court and land records, from 1856[1]


Parent County

1853--Hart County was created 7 December 1853 from Elbert and Franklin Counties. County seat: Hartwell [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1900 and 1967 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

  • 1854-1869 - Hart County Marriage Index 1854-1869. Batch M713041 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1854-1895 - Hart County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1854-1895. Batch M713042 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1867-1895 - Hart County Marriage Book B Index 1867-1895. Batch M713043 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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