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Guide to '''Lamar 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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| founded year = 1920
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| founded date = August 17
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| building address = Lamar County Courthouse<br>326 Thomaston Street<br>Barnesville, GA 30204-1616<br>Phone: 770.358.5145<br>[http://www.lamarcountyga.com/home.html '''Lamar County Website'''] }}
  
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== County Information ==
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=== Lamar County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1921<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.lamarcountyga.com/home.html Lamar County Courthouse]<br> 326 Thomaston Street<br> Barnesville, GA 30204-1616<br> Phone: 770.358.5145&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar 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://www.lamarcountyga.com/home.html Lamar County Courthouse]<br>326 Thomaston Street<br>Barnesville, GA 30204-1616<br>Phone: 770.358.5145<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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<br> '''Clerk of Superior Court ''' <br> 326 Thomaston St., Box 7 <br> Barnesville, GA 30204 <br> Phone: (770) 358-5145<br> Fax: (770) 358-5814<br>
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'''Probate Court of Lamar County''' <br> Address: 326 Thomaston St Set 6<br> Barnesville, GA 30204<br> Work Phone: 770 -358- 5155<br> Fax: 770-358-5348<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County&nbsp; ====
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==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1920'''--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Georgia|Monroe and]] [[Pike County, Georgia|Pike]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Barnesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1920'''--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe and]] [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Barnesville <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), 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  ====
  
*[[Butts County, Georgia|Butts]]  
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[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy|Butts County]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe County]] {{•}} [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike County]] {{•}} [[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding County]] {{•}} [[Upson County, Georgia Genealogy|Upson County]]  
*[[Monroe County, Georgia|Monroe]]  
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<center>{{ GALamar County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Pike County, Georgia|Pike]]  
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
*[[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]]  
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*[[Upson County, Georgia|Upson]]
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=467&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|715254|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=467 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamar/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lamar+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=Lamar&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/lamar/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/lamar.html Tombstone Project]
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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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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
:*''History of Lamar County.'' Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22832 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*''History of Lamar County.'' Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22832 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Galamar.jpg|right|800px|Galamar.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lamar/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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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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:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry]]
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lamar/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Lambdin, Augusta, and Tallu Brinson Jones Fish. 1970. History of Lamar County. [Atlanta]: [William H. Wolfe and Associates]. (page 235-247; 453; 263-266) {{FHL|76539|item|disp=975.8446 H2da}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Lamar}}
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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  ====
 
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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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*'''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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamar/society.html Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society]<br> P.O. Box 805<br> Barnesville, Georgia 30204
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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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/lamar-county/ Lamar County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lamar|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/~galamar/ USGenWeb Lamar County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lamar|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lamar/ Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lamar/ Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamatp/Index.html Lamar County, Georgia&nbsp; Trails to the Past]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamatp/Index.html Lamar County, Georgia&nbsp; Trails to the Past]

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United States
Georgia


Lamar County

Guide to Lamar County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lamar County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Lamar County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 17, 1920
County Seat Barnesville
Courthouse
Address Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145
Lamar County Website


County Information

Lamar County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1921
1921

1930
1921
1921

County Courthouse

Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921[1]


Clerk of Superior Court
326 Thomaston St., Box 7
Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: (770) 358-5145
Fax: (770) 358-5814

Probate Court of Lamar County
Address: 326 Thomaston St Set 6
Barnesville, GA 30204
Work Phone: 770 -358- 5155
Fax: 770-358-5348

History

Parent County

1920--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920 from Monroe and Pike Counties. County seat:  Barnesville [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

Butts County  • Monroe County  • Pike County  • Spalding County  • Upson County

Lamar CountySpalding CountyPike CountyMeriwether  CountyCoweta CountyFayette CountyClayton CountyHenry CountyNewton CountyButts CountyJasper CountyJones CountyMonroe CountyBibb CountyHouston CountyPeach CountyCrawford CountyTaylor CountyTalbot CountyUpson CountyGALamar.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 Lamar 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.

  • History of Lamar County. Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Galamar.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lamar 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

Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society
P.O. Box 805
Barnesville, Georgia 30204

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), Lamar 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), 38. At various libraries (WorldCat).
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