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Guide to '''Jeff Davis 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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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded year = 1905
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| founded date = August 18
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| building address = Jeff Davis County Courthouse<br>Jeff Davis Street<br>PO Box 602<br>Hazlehurst, GA 31539<br>Phone: 912.375.6611<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_JeffDavis.htm'''Jeff Davis County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Jeff Davis 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" | 1905<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_JeffDavis.htm Jeff Davis County Courthouse]<br> Jeff Davis Street; PO Box 602; <br>Hazlehurst, GA 31539<br> Phone: 912.375.6611&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and land records from 1905<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_JeffDavis.htm Jeff Davis County Courthouse]<br>Jeff Davis Street<br>PO Box 602<br>Hazlehurst, GA 31539<br>Phone: 912.375.6611<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and land records from 1905<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jeff Davis County, Georgia. Page 157 {{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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14 Jeff Davis St.<br>
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P.O. Box 429 <br>
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Hazlehurst, GA 31539<br>
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Telephone: (912) 375-6615<br>
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Fax: (912) 375-6637<br>
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'''Probate Court of Jeff Davis County'''<br>
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16 Jeff Davis Street<br>
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Hazlehurst,  GA  31539<br>
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Telephone:  912-375-6626<br>
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Fax:  912-375-0502<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1905'''--Jeff Davis County was created 18 August 1905&nbsp;from [[Appling County, Georgia|Appling]] and [[Coffee County, Georgia|Coffee ]]Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Hazlehurst <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1905'''--Jeff Davis County was created 18 August 1905&nbsp;from [[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling]] and [[Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy|Coffee ]]Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Hazlehurst <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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37-38. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Appling County, Georgia|Appling]]  
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[[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling County]] {{•}}
*[[Bacon County, Georgia|Bacon]]  
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[[Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy|Bacon County]] {{•}}
*[[Coffee County, Georgia|Coffee]]  
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[[Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy|Coffee County]] {{•}}
*[[Montgomery County, Georgia|Montgomery]]  
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[[Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy|Montgomery County]] {{•}}
*[[Telfair County, Georgia|Telfair]]  
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[[Telfair County, Georgia Genealogy|Telfair County]] {{•}}
*[[Toombs County, Georgia|Toombs]]  
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[[Toombs County, Georgia Genealogy|Toombs County]] {{•}}
*[[Wheeler County, Georgia|Wheeler]]
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[[Wheeler County, Georgia Genealogy|Wheeler County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAJeff Davis County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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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  ====
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=462&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|553842|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=462 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.thegaproject.org/countySites/jeffdavis/ GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jeff+Davis+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=Jeff%20Davis&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/jeffdavis/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/jeffdavs.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  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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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:Gajeffdavis.jpg|center|800px|Gajeffdavis.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military Records - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gajeffda/military/jeffdavismilitary.htm USGenWeb 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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/jeffdavis/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Jeff+Davis}}
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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
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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*'''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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*'''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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*'''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
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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Friends of Towns Bluff and Heritage Center<br>
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PO Box 459, <br>
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Hazlehurst, GA  31539-0459
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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/jeff-davis-county/ Jeff Davis County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Jeff+Davis|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.thegaproject.org/countySites/jeffdavis/ USGenWeb Jeff DavisCounty, Georgia project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Jeff+Davis|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Jeff_Davis/ Jeff Davis County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Jeff_Davis/ Jeff Davis County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 21:44, 11 February 2017

United States
Georgia


Jeff Davis County


Guide to Jeff Davis County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and 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 Georgia highlighting Jeff Davis County
Location in the state of Georgia
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 Information

Jeff Davis County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1905

1910
1905
1905

County Courthouse

Jeff Davis County Courthouse
Jeff Davis Street
PO Box 602
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Phone: 912.375.6611

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

Clerk of Superior Court
14 Jeff Davis St.
P.O. Box 429
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Telephone: (912) 375-6615
Fax: (912) 375-6637

Probate Court of Jeff Davis County
16 Jeff Davis Street
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Telephone: 912-375-6626
Fax: 912-375-0502

History

Parent County

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Appling County  • Bacon County  • Coffee County  • Montgomery County  • Telfair County  • Toombs County  • Wheeler County

Jeff Davis CountyCoffee CountyBen Hill CountyIrwin CountyBerrien CountyAtkinson CountyWare CountyBrantley CountyPierce CountyBacon CountyAppling CountyWayne CountyTattnall CountyCandler CountyEmanuel CountyToombs CountyMontgomery CountyTreutlen CountyWheeler CountyLaurens CountyDodge CountyTelfair CountyBleckley CountyPulaski CountyWilcox CountyGAJeff Davis.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 Jeff Davis 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

Gajeffdavis.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jeff Davis 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

Friends of Towns Bluff and Heritage Center
PO Box 459,
Hazlehurst, GA 31539-0459

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), 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).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37-38. At various libraries (WorldCat).
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