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

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Online Records

Lincoln County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1796
County Seat Lincolnton
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
210 Humphrey Street
PO Box 340
Lincolnton, GA 30817
Phone: 706.359.4444
Lincoln County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Court has court has brith records from 1920, marriage
records from 1810, death records from 1930 and probate records
from 1796; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records
from 1796 and ladn records from 1790[1]


Parent County

1796--Lincoln County was created 20 February 1796 fromWilkes County. County seat:  Lincolnton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • 1866-1884 - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Books AA and BB Index 1866-1884. Batch M713221 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Lincoln County Colored Marriage Book C Index 1884-1895. Batch M713222 at FamilySearch - free.[3]





Local Histories



Early migration routes to Lincoln County for European settlers included:




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

  • 1806-1873 - Lincoln County Marriage Books G thru I Index 1806-1873. Batch M713223 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1904 - Lincoln County Marriage Books J and K Index 1873-1904. Batch M713224 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.