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

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Heard County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 22, 1830
County Seat Franklin
Address Heard County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Franklin, GA 30217-0040
Phone: 770.675.3821
Heard County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth and death records from
1927, marriage and probate records from 1894[1]


Parent County

1830--Heard County was created 22 December 1830 from Carroll and Coweta and Troup Counties.
 County seat:  Franklin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1893 -- 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

  • 1886-1920 - Heard County Marriage Index 1886-1920. Batch M713051 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), Heard 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. 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.