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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lowndes County'''<br><br>  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lowndes County'''
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Guide to '''Lowndes 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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| county = Lowndes County
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| county_map = Georgia Lowndes County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1825
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| founded date = December 23
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| seat = Valdosta
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| building image =
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| building address = Lowndes County Courthouse<br>325 W Savannah Avenue<br>PO Box 1349<br>Valdosta, GA 31601<br>Phone: 229.333.5127<br>[http://www.lowndescounty.com/ '''Lowndes County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Lowndes 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" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1858<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1862<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.lowndescounty.com/ Lowndes County Courthouse]<br> 325 W Savannah Avenue; PO Box 1349; <br>Valdosta, GA 31601<br> Phone: 229.333.5127&nbsp;  
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[[Image:Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] [http://www.lowndescounty.com/ Lowndes County Courthouse]<br>325 W Savannah Avenue<br>PO Box 1349<br>Valdosta, GA 31601<br>Phone: 229.333.5127<br><br>Probate Court has marriage and&nbsp;probate records; Clerk Superior Court has&nbsp;divorce, court and land records from 1858.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
  
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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108 E. Central Ave.<br>
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P.O. Box 1349 (31603) <br>
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Valdosta, GA 31601 <br>
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Phone: (229) 333-5126<br>
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Fax: (229) 333-7637<br>
  
Probate Court has marriage and&nbsp;probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has&nbsp;divorce, court and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Probate Court of Lowndes County'''<br>
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327 North Ashley Street<br>
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Valdosta, GA  31601<br>
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Phone: (229) 671-2650<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1825'''--Lowndes County was created 23 Dec 1825&nbsp;from[[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Franklinville was county seat until 1837, when Valdosta became the county seat. Valdosta was originally named Troupville. <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1825'''--Lowndes County was created 23 Dec 1825&nbsp;from [[Irwin County, Georgia Genealogy|Irwin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Franklinville was county seat until 1837, when Valdosta became the county seat. Valdosta was originally named Troupville. <ref>''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  ====
  
'''1858 and 1869 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1858''' The courthouse at Troupville burned 23 June 1858 and also in 1870. Deeds and Superior Court records were destroyed. Some probate books survived.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 39-41. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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'''1870'''  The Ordinary's Office (that is, probate) and all the county's ordinary records in Valadosta were destroyed by fire sometime in November 1870, probably 10 November, when ten offices and buildings were burned.<ref name="PKG" />
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Berrien County, Georgia|Berrien]]  
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[[Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy|Berrien County]] {{•}}
*[[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks]]  
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[[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks County]] {{•}}
*[[Cook County, Georgia|Cook]]  
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[[Cook County, Georgia Genealogy|Cook County]] {{•}}
*[[Echols County, Georgia|Echols]]  
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[[Echols County, Georgia Genealogy|Echols County]] {{•}}
*[[Hamilton County, Florida|Hamilton County, Florida]]  
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[[Hamilton County, Florida Genealogy|Hamilton County]] {{•}}
*[[Lanier County, Georgia|Lanier]]  
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[[Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy|Lanier County]] {{•}}
*[[Madison County, Florida|Madison County, Florida]]
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[[Madison County, Florida Genealogy|Madison County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GALowndes 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  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=474&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|536825|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=474 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galownde/LowndesCem.html GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lowndes+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=Lowndes&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/lowndes/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/lowndes.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 ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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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 Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941.'' Valdosta, Ga.: General James Jackson Chapter, D.A.R., 1942?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22833 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*''History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941.'' Valdosta, Ga.: General James Jackson Chapter, D.A.R., 1942?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22833 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Galowndes.jpg|right|900px|Galowndes.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lowndes/military.html USGenWeb Archives 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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{{VAciv}}
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- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and D
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[Tiller's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Echols Light Artillery) (Confederate)|Tiller's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Echols Light Artillery) (Confederate)]]
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lowndes/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Daughters of the American Revolution. 1978. History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941: with new index. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co. (page 128-149) {{FHL|24760|item|disp=975.8864 H2d}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Lowndes County). 1967. Confederate pension roll, 1910-1928. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|121833|item|disp=film 550586}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Lowndes}}
  
*Wills 1871-1901 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countylowndes.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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==== Occupations  ====
*Index to Will Book A, 1871-1915 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countylowndes.html Georgia Pioneers]
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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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*'''1785-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''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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*'''1870-1890''' - Lowndes County Marriage Books A and B Index 1870-1890. Batch {{IGI|M713231}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiael.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1891-1895''' - Lowndes County Marriage Books C and D Index 1891-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713232}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1928-1939''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} 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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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[http://valdostamuseum.com/ Lowndes County Historical Society]<br>
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PO Box 56<br>
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Valdosta, GA 31603-0056, (229) 247-4780 <br>
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We are open to the public 6 days a week,<br>
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Monday through Friday 10am-5pm<br>
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Saturday 10am-2pm.
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Lake Park Area Historical Society,<br>
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PO Box 803<br>
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Lake Park, GA 31636-0803; (229) 559-5771.
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Hahira Historical Society,<br>
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202 E. Lawson Street,<br>
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Hahira, GA 31632; (912) 794-2274
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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/lowndes-county/ Lowndes County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lowndes|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/~galownde/ USGenWeb Lowndes County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lowndes|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lowndes/ Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lowndes/ Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Lowndes County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Lowndes County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 23, 1825
County Seat Valdosta
Courthouse
Address Lowndes County Courthouse
325 W Savannah Avenue
PO Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229.333.5127
Lowndes County Website


County Information

Lowndes County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1870

1830
1858
1862


County Courthouse

Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Lowndes County Courthouse
325 W Savannah Avenue
PO Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229.333.5127

Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1858.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
108 E. Central Ave.
P.O. Box 1349 (31603)
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: (229) 333-5126
Fax: (229) 333-7637

Probate Court of Lowndes County
327 North Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: (229) 671-2650

History

Parent County

1825--Lowndes County was created 23 Dec 1825 from Irwin County.
County seat: Franklinville was county seat until 1837, when Valdosta became the county seat. Valdosta was originally named Troupville. [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

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1858 The courthouse at Troupville burned 23 June 1858 and also in 1870. Deeds and Superior Court records were destroyed. Some probate books survived.[3]

1870 The Ordinary's Office (that is, probate) and all the county's ordinary records in Valadosta were destroyed by fire sometime in November 1870, probably 10 November, when ten offices and buildings were burned.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Berrien County  • Brooks County  • Cook County  • Echols County  • Hamilton County  • Lanier County  • Madison County

Lowndes CountyLanier CountyBerrien CountyCook CountyTift CountyWorth CountyColquitt CountyMitchell CountyGrady CountyThomas CountyBrooks CountyEchols CountyClinch CountyAtkinson CountyBrantley CountyCharlton CountyWare CountyHamilton CountyMadison CountyJefferson CountyWakulla CountyLeon CountyTaylor CountyLafayette CountySuwannee CountyColumbia CountyBaker CountyUnion CountyGALowndes.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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941. Valdosta, Ga.: General James Jackson Chapter, D.A.R., 1942?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Galowndes.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I

- 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and D
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- Tiller's Company, Georgia Light Artillery (Echols Light Artillery) (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Daughters of the American Revolution. 1978. History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941: with new index. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co. (page 128-149) 975.8864 H2d
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Lowndes County). 1967. Confederate pension roll, 1910-1928. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 550586

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lowndes 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
  • 1870-1890 - Lowndes County Marriage Books A and B Index 1870-1890. Batch M713231 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1891-1895 - Lowndes County Marriage Books C and D Index 1891-1895. Batch M713232 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Lowndes County Historical Society
PO Box 56
Valdosta, GA 31603-0056, (229) 247-4780
We are open to the public 6 days a week,
Monday through Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm.

Lake Park Area Historical Society,
PO Box 803
Lake Park, GA 31636-0803; (229) 559-5771.

Hahira Historical Society,
202 E. Lawson Street,
Hahira, GA 31632; (912) 794-2274

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), Lowndes County, Georgia. Page 158 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 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 39-41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.