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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Heard County'''
  
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Heard County'''  
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Guide to '''Heard 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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| building address = Heard County Courthouse<br>PO Box 40<br>Franklin, GA 30217-0040<br>Phone: 770.675.3821<br>[http://www.heardcountyga.com/ '''Heard County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Heard County Courthouse<br>PO Box 40<br>Franklin, GA 30217-0040<br>Phone: 770.675.3821<br>[http://www.heardcountyga.com/ '''Heard County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Heard 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" | 1927<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Probate&nbsp;Court has birth and death records from <br>1927, marriage and probate records from 1894<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Heard 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://www.heardcountyga.com/ Heard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 40<br>Franklin, GA 30217-0040<br>Phone: 770.675.3821<br><br>Probate&nbsp;Court has birth and death records from 1927 along with marriage and probate records from 1894.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Heard 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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215 E. Court St.<br>
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P.O. Box 249 <br>
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Franklin, GA 30217<br>
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Telephone: (706) 675-3301<br>
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Fax: (706) 675-6138<br>
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'''Probate Court of Heard County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 478<br>
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215 E. Court Sq., Room 3<br>
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Franklin,  GA  30217<br>
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Telephone:  706-675-3353<br>
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Fax:  706-675-0819<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1830'''--Heard County was created 22 December 1830&nbsp;from[[Carroll County, Georgia|&nbsp;Carroll]] and&nbsp;[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]] and [[Troup County, Georgia|Troup]]&nbsp;Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Franklin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1830'''--Heard County was created 22 December 1830&nbsp;from[[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|&nbsp;Carroll]] and&nbsp;[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta]] and [[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup]]&nbsp;Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Franklin <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  ====
  
'''1893 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1839''', and '''1894.''' The courthouse at Franklin burned twice: first on 14 April 1839, and second on 10 March 1894. The two fires destroyed about 70 years of county records.<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><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll]]  
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[[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll County]] {{•}}
*[[Chambers County, Alabama|Chambers County, Alabama]]  
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[[Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy|Chambers County]] {{•}}
*[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]]  
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[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta County]] {{•}}
*[[Randolph County, Alabama|Randolph County, Alabama]]  
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[[Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy|Randolph County]] {{•}}
*[[Troup County, Georgia|Troup]]
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[[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup County]]
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<center>{{ GAHeard County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== African Americans ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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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=456&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|464094|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=456 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaheard/ GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Heard+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=Heard&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/heard/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/heard.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 ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Mailing Lists  =====
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/GA/misc.html#GA-ROOTS GA-Roots] A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaheard.jpg|center|900px|Gaheard.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/heard/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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:- [[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/heard/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Heard County Historical Society. 1991. History of Heard County, Georgia, 1830-1990. Dallas, Tex: Curtis Media Corp. (page 104-105) {{FHL|680049|item|disp=975.8422 H2h}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Heard}}
  
:*'''1894-1965''' - Heard County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1-2) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gaheard01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>
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==== Occupations  ====
:*Wills 1894-1900 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyheard.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:*Index to&nbsp;Will Book I, 1894-1930 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyheard.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Probate Records  ====
:*Index to Inventories and Appraisements, 1894-1920 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyheard.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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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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*'''1894 - 1965''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gaheard01.htm Heard County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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*'''1742 - 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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*'''1894 - 1900''' Wills 1894-1900 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyheard.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1894 - 1930''' Index to Will Book I, 1894-1930 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyheard.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1894 - 1920''' Index to Inventories and Appraisements, 1894-1920 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyheard.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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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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*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1699 - 1944''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1886-1920''' - Heard County Marriage Index 1886-1920. Batch {{IGI|M713051}} 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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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1928-1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} 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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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[http://www.heardhistory.com/ Heard County Historical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 990<br>
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Franklin, GA 30217<br>
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Phone:706-675-6507
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[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/heard-county/ Heard County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Heard|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/~gaheard/ USGenWeb Heard County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Heard|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Heard/ Heard County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Heard/ Heard County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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Guide to Heard County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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


County Information

Heard County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Heard County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1886
1927
1840
1894
1894


County Courthouse

Heard County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Franklin, GA 30217-0040
Phone: 770.675.3821

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927 along with marriage and probate records from 1894.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
215 E. Court St.
P.O. Box 249
Franklin, GA 30217
Telephone: (706) 675-3301
Fax: (706) 675-6138

Probate Court of Heard County
P.O. Box 478
215 E. Court Sq., Room 3
Franklin, GA 30217
Telephone: 706-675-3353
Fax: 706-675-0819

History

Parent County

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

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1839, and 1894. The courthouse at Franklin burned twice: first on 14 April 1839, and second on 10 March 1894. The two fires destroyed about 70 years of county records.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll County  • Chambers County  • Coweta County  • Randolph County  • Troup County

Heard CountyTroup CountyMeriwether CountyPike CountySpalding CountyCoweta CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyFulton CountyCobb CountyDouglas CountyCarroll CountyHaralson CountyCalhoun CountyTalladega CountyCleburne CountyRandolph CountyClay CountyTallapoosa CountyChambers CountyGAHeard.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

Mailing Lists
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

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 Heard 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

Gaheard.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Heard County Historical Society. 1991. History of Heard County, Georgia, 1830-1990. Dallas, Tex: Curtis Media Corp. (page 104-105) 975.8422 H2h

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Heard County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

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).

Online Probate Records

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
  • 1886-1920 - Heard County Marriage Index 1886-1920. Batch M713051 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Heard County Historical Society
P.O. Box 990
Franklin, GA 30217
Phone:706-675-6507

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