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

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Jeff Davis County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 18, 1905
County Seat Hazlehurst
Courthouse
Address Jeff Davis County Courthouse
Jeff Davis Street
PO Box 602
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Phone: 912.375.6611
Jeff Davis County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1905[1]

History

Parent County

1905--Jeff Davis County was created 18 August 1905 from Appling and Coffee Counties.
 County seat: Hazlehurst [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Page 157 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).