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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Irwin County

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

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Online Records

Irwin County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Hettinger
Address Irwin County Courthouse
207 S Irwin Avenue
PO Box 186
Ocilla, GA 31774-1098
Phone: 229.468.5356
Irwin County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court
records from 1821 and military records from 1900;
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and burial
records from 1920 and probate records from 1850[1]


Parent County

1818--Irwin County was created 15 December 1818 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Ocilla[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




  • Jefferey, Alice, ed. Irwin County, Georgia Census, 1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




Local Histories

  • Clements, J. B. History of Irwin County. Atlanta, Ga.: Foote & Davies Co., c1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



1827-1872 Georgia Pioneers

1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers




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

  • 1835-1874 - Irwin County Marriage Index 1835-1874. Batch M713081 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1901 - Irwin County Marriage Index 1873-1901. Batch M713082 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1849-50, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Irwin County, Georgia Genealogy 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), Irwin 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 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.