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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hart County'''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hart County'''  
  
Guide to '''Hart County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Hart 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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| seat = Hartwell  
 
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| building address = Hart County Courthouse<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br>[http://www.hartcountyga.org/ '''Hart County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Hart County Courthouse<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br>[http://www.hartcountyga.gov/'''Hart County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Hart 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}}#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" | 1854<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial,<br>and probate records; Clerk Superior&nbsp;Court has&nbsp;<br> divorce, court and land records,&nbsp;from 1856<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hart County, Georgia. Page 156 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://hartcountyga.gov/clerkcourt.html Hart County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 279<br>Hartwell, GA 30643-0279<br>Phone: 706.376.2024<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior&nbsp;Court has divorce, court and land records,&nbsp;from 1856.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hart County, Georgia. Page 156 {{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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185 W. Franklin St.<br>
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Rm 1 Courthouse Annex<br>
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P.O. Box 386<br>
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Hartwell, GA 30643 <br>
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Telephone: (706) 376-7189<br>
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Fax: (706) 376-1277<br>
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'''Probate Court of Hart County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 1159<br>
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Hartwell,  GA  30643<br>
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Telephone:  706-376-2565<br>
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Fax:  706-376-9032<br><br>
  
== History<br> ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853'''--Hart County was created 7 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]] and [[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Hartwell <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1853'''--Hart County was created 7 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert]] and [[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Hartwell <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  ====
  
'''1900 and 1967''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
 
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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[[Image:Tornado.jpg|right|65px|Tornado.jpg]][[Image:Fire.png|right|65px|Fire.png]]'''1893'''  A tornado tore off the roof of the courthouse on 25 June.<ref name="PKG"></ref><br>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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'''1900'''  The courthouse at Hartwell burned 25 December, but the county records survived.<ref name="PKG"></ref><br>
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'''1967'''  The courthouse was destroyed by fire 6 January.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anderson County, South Carolina|Anderson County, South Carolina]]  
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[[Anderson County, South Carolina|Anderson County]] {{•}}
*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]  
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[[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert County]] {{•}}
*[[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin]]  
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[[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin County]] {{•}}
*[[Madison County, Georgia|Madison]]  
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[[Madison County, Georgia Genealogy|Madison County]] {{•}}
*[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]
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[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County]]
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<center>{{ GAHart County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
== Resources  ==
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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=455&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|506067|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=455 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gahart2/cemetery/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hart+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=Hart&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/hart/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/hart.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 ====
  
 
{{GA Church Intro}}  
 
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{GA Land}}  
 
{{GA Land}}  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Gahart.jpg|center|900px|Gahart.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: [http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/CityCounty/HartCounty.html?Welcome Hart County, Georgia]  
 
*Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: [http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/CityCounty/HartCounty.html?Welcome Hart County, Georgia]  
 
*Georgia Info Historical County Maps: [http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/harthistmaps.htm Hart County, Georgia]
 
*Georgia Info Historical County Maps: [http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/harthistmaps.htm Hart County, Georgia]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/hart/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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:- [[15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D; Company A, 9th Battalion
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:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/hart/military.htm USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Kaufhold, Shirley, and Tony Bryant. 1992. The Hart of Georgia: a history of Hart County. Hartwell, GA: Savannah River Genealogical Society. (page 29-38) {{FHL|608103|item|disp=975.8155 H2h}}
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*Baker, John William. 1933. History of Hart county, 1933. [Atlanta]: [Printed by Foote &amp; Davies Co.]. (page 151-168) {{FHL|161498|item|disp=975.8155 H2b}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Hart County). 1964. Confederate roster and pension list, 1861-1865, 1921-1926, 1933. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|241101|item|disp=film 381841}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Hart}}  
 
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Hart}}  
  
==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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==== Occupations  ====
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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
  
 
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
 
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
  
*Wills 1862-1866 (digital images). See names of Testators.&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhart.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1862-1866''' - Wills 1862-1866 (digital images). See names of Testators.&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhart.html Georgia Pioneers] $
*Index to Wills 1847-1894 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhart.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1847-1894''' - Index to Wills 1847-1894 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhart.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
*Index to Inventories, Book B, 1862-1890 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhart.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1862-1890''' - Index to Inventories, Book B, 1862-1890 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyhart.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{GA Vital Intro}}  
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Birth =====
  
*'''1854-1869''' - Hart County Marriage Index 1854-1869. Batch {{IGI|M713041}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>  
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===== Marriage Records =====
*'''1854-1895''' - Hart County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1854-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713042}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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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 $
*'''1867-1895''' - Hart County Marriage Book B Index 1867-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713043}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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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*'''1854 - 1869''' - Hart County Marriage Index 1854-1869. Batch {{IGI|M713041}} 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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*'''1854 - 1895''' - Hart County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1854-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713042}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1867 - 1895''' - Hart County Marriage Book B Index 1867-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713043}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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
  
*[http://www.hartcountylibrary.com/modules/news/ Hart County Public Library]
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*Hart County Historical Society:&nbsp;31 East Howell Street,&nbsp;Hartwell, GA 30643;&nbsp;(706) 376-6330
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ===
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[http://www.hartcountylibrary.com/modules/news/ Hart County Public Library] <br>
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150 Benson Street<br>
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Hartwell, GA 30643<br>
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Phone: 706-376-4655<br>
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Hart County Historical Society<br>
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31 East Howell Street<br>
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Hartwell, GA 30643<br>
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(706) 376-6330<br>
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[https://srvgs.wordpress.com/ Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society]
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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/hart-county/ Hart County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Hart|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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gahart2/ USGenWeb Hart County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Hart|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Hart/ Hart County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Hart/ Hart County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
 
 
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}
 
  
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<references />
 
[[Category:Hart_County,_Georgia]]
 
[[Category:Hart_County,_Georgia]]

Latest revision as of 23:11, 25 October 2016

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

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


County Information

Hart County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1854

1860
1856
1854


County Courthouse

Hart County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Hartwell, GA 30643-0279
Phone: 706.376.2024

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

Clerk of Superior Court
185 W. Franklin St.
Rm 1 Courthouse Annex
P.O. Box 386
Hartwell, GA 30643
Telephone: (706) 376-7189
Fax: (706) 376-1277

Probate Court of Hart County
P.O. Box 1159
Hartwell, GA 30643
Telephone: 706-376-2565
Fax: 706-376-9032

History

Parent County

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

Tornado.jpg
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1893 A tornado tore off the roof of the courthouse on 25 June.[3]

1900 The courthouse at Hartwell burned 25 December, but the county records survived.[3]
1967 The courthouse was destroyed by fire 6 January.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Anderson County  • Elbert County  • Franklin County  • Madison County  • Oconee County

Hart CountyFranklin CountyStephens CountyRabun CountyHabersham CountyWhite CountyHall CountyBanks CountyJackson CountyBarrow CountyClarke CountyMadison CountyOglethorpe CountyLincoln CountyWilkes CountyElbert CountyMcCormick CountyAbbeville CountyAnderson CountyGreenville CountyPickens CountyOconee CountyGAHart.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 Hart 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

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D; Company A, 9th Battalion
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Kaufhold, Shirley, and Tony Bryant. 1992. The Hart of Georgia: a history of Hart County. Hartwell, GA: Savannah River Genealogical Society. (page 29-38) 975.8155 H2h
  • Baker, John William. 1933. History of Hart county, 1933. [Atlanta]: [Printed by Foote & Davies Co.]. (page 151-168) 975.8155 H2b
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Hart County). 1964. Confederate roster and pension list, 1861-1865, 1921-1926, 1933. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 381841

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hart 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
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Hart County Public Library
150 Benson Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-4655

Hart County Historical Society
31 East Howell Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
(706) 376-6330

Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society

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), 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 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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.