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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''McIntosh County'''<br><br>  
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Guide to '''McIntosh 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 = McIntosh County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1793
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| founded date = December 19
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| seat = Darien
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| building address = McIntosh County Courthouse<br>PO Box 584<br>Darien, GA 31305-0584<br>Phone: 912.437.6671<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_McIntosh.htm '''McIntosh County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== McIntosh County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_McIntosh.htm <span>McIntosh County Courthouse</span>]<br>PO Box 584<br> Darien, GA 31305-0584<br>Phone: 912.437.6671&nbsp;<br><br><span>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, probate and land records</span><ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McIntosh 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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[http://www.mcintoshcountyga.com/ McIntosh County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 584<br>Darien, GA 31305-0584<br>Phone: 912.437.6671<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McIntosh 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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310 Northway St.<br>
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P.O. Box 1661 <br>
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Darien, GA 31305 <br>
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Phone: (912) 437-6641<br>
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Fax: (912) 437-6673<br>
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'''Probate Court of McIntosh County'''<br>
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PO Box Drawer 459<br>
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Darien, GA  31305<br>
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Phone: (912) 437-4888<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1793'''--McIntosh County was created 19 December 1793&nbsp;from [[Liberty County, Georgia|Liberty ]]County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Darien <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1793'''--McIntosh County was created 19 December 1793&nbsp;from [[Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy|Liberty ]]County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Darien <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  ====
  
'''1864, 1872, and 1931''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]{{Fire}}'''1863''' During the American Civil War the town of Darien and its courthouse were destroyed on 11 June, along with the county's records.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 42-43. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br>
 
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'''1873'''  Fire the night of 25-26 January destroyed the courthouse and all of its contents.<ref name="PKG"></ref><br>
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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'''1881''', '''1931''' Courthouse fires on 23 March 1931 and 7 December 1981 did not result in any further loss of county records.<ref name="PKG"></ref><br>
  
*[[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  ====
  
*[[Glynn County, Georgia|Glynn]]  
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[[Glynn County, Georgia Genealogy|Glynn County]] {{•}}
*[[Liberty County, Georgia|Liberty]]  
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[[Liberty County, Georgia Genealogy|Liberty County]] {{•}}
*[[Long County, Georgia|Long]]  
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[[Long County, Georgia Genealogy|Long County]] {{•}}
*[[Wayne County, Georgia|Wayne]]
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[[Wayne County, Georgia Genealogy|Wayne County]]
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<center>{{ GAMcIntosh County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| McIntosh}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of McIntosh, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=477&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gamcint2/mcintoshcems.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/mcintosh/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/mcintosh.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|509830|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=McIntosh%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=477 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=McIntosh&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8077&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=30&stateAbbv=&stateName= McIntosh County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on McIntosh County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html McIntosh County Pioneers]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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===== Episcopal  =====
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'''St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Darien'''
  
*McIntosh County Cemeteries [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1895''' - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1895. Batch {{IGI|M713331}} at FamilySearch - free.
*Cemetery Locator [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
  
==== Church ====
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'''St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien'''
  
==== City Directories  ====
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*'''1871-1885''' - St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien, Baptism Index 1871-1885. Batch {{IGI|C713341}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1871-1895''' - St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713341}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
*1892 Darien, Georgia City Directory (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
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===== Presbyterian  =====
  
==== Colonial  ====
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'''First Presbyterian Church, Darien'''
  
*1738 Petitioners of Darien, Georgia [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1864-1958''' - First Presbyterian Church, Darien, Baptism Index 1864-1958. Batch {{IGI|C713321}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
*Darien Town Plot {http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]<br>  
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*'''1874-1947''' - First Presbyterian Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1874-1947. Batch {{IGI|M713321}} at FamilySearch - free.
*Darien Bailiff Officers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Darien Town Constables [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Darien Town Merchants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Darien Overseers of Servants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
 
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
*Colonial Land Grants in Darien [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Colonial Land Grants in Darien [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
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*1738 Petitioners of Darien, Georgia [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Darien Bailiff Officers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Darien Town Constables [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Darien Town Merchants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Darien Overseers of Servants [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Gamcintosh.jpg|right|900px|Gamcintosh.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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*1892 Darien, Georgia City Directory (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Darien Town Plot [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/mcintosh/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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)]] , Company M
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:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company M
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/mcintosh/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (McIntosh County). 1958. Confederate veteran's pension roll, 1896-1923. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|287177|item|disp= Film 184566}}
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*United Daughters of the Confederacy. McIntosh County Chapter, no. 438 (Darien, Georgia). 1958. Records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, McIntosh County Chapter 438, Darien, Georgia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|178490|item|disp=Film 184505}}
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*McFeely, William S. 1994. Sapelo's people: a long walk into freedom. New York: W.W. Norton. (This book recreates the history of the descendants of slaves who live on a barrier island in Georgia by recounting the memories of the island's sixty-seven inhabitants.) {{FHL|706236|item|disp=975.8737/S1 H2m}}
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*Description of historical markers in McIntosh County, Georgia. 1958. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|164443|item|disp=film 184586 item 2}}
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*History of McIntosh County, Georgia. 1958. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|518464|item|disp=film 184501 item 7}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|McIntosh}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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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}}
  
*Wills 1848-1915 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1848-1915''' - Wills 1848-1915 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
*Estates 1887-1914 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymciintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1887-1914'''' - Estates 1887-1914 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*1862 Tax Digest {http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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*'''1862''' Tax Digest [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymcintosh.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== 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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===== Birth  =====
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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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*'''1873 - 1895''' - McIntosh County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1873-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713311}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref>
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===== Death Records =====
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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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[http://www.loweraltamahahistoricalsociety.org/ Lower Altamaha Historical Society],<br> Inc.
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PO Box 1405,<br>
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Darien, GA  31305-1405
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[http://www.okgenweb.org/~okmcinto/emlgs.htm Eufaula Memorial Library Genealogical Society]
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The Eufaula Memorial Library Genealogical Society meets the 2nd Thursday of each month @ Eufaula Memorial Library.
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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/mcintosh -county/ McIntosh County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+McIntosh|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/~gamcint2/ USGenWeb McIntosh County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+McIntosh|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/McIntosh/ McIntosh County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/McIntosh/ McIntosh 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  ==

Latest revision as of 21:44, 30 June 2017

United States
Georgia
McIntosh County

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

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McIntosh County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting McIntosh County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 19, 1793
County Seat Darien
Courthouse
Address McIntosh County Courthouse
PO Box 584
Darien, GA 31305-0584
Phone: 912.437.6671
McIntosh County Website


County Information

McIntosh County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1873

1800
1873
1873


County Courthouse

McIntosh County Courthouse
PO Box 584
Darien, GA 31305-0584
Phone: 912.437.6671

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

Clerk of Superior Court
310 Northway St.
P.O. Box 1661
Darien, GA 31305
Phone: (912) 437-6641
Fax: (912) 437-6673

Probate Court of McIntosh County
PO Box Drawer 459
Darien, GA 31305
Phone: (912) 437-4888

History

Parent County

1793--McIntosh County was created 19 December 1793 from Liberty County. County seat:  Darien [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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1863 During the American Civil War the town of Darien and its courthouse were destroyed on 11 June, along with the county's records.[3]

1873 Fire the night of 25-26 January destroyed the courthouse and all of its contents.[3]
1881, 1931 Courthouse fires on 23 March 1931 and 7 December 1981 did not result in any further loss of county records.[3]

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Glynn County  • Liberty County  • Long County  • Wayne County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of McIntosh, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on McIntosh County cemeteries.

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.

Episcopal

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Darien

  • 1895 - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1895. Batch M713331 at FamilySearch - free.

St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien

  • 1871-1885 - St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien, Baptism Index 1871-1885. Batch C713341 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1871-1895 - St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1871-1895. Batch M713341 at FamilySearch - free.
Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Darien

  • 1864-1958 - First Presbyterian Church, Darien, Baptism Index 1864-1958. Batch C713321 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1874-1947 - First Presbyterian Church, Darien, Marriage Index 1874-1947. Batch M713321 at FamilySearch - free.

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 McIntosh 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

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 5th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) , Company M
- 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company M
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (McIntosh County). 1958. Confederate veteran's pension roll, 1896-1923. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 184566
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy. McIntosh County Chapter, no. 438 (Darien, Georgia). 1958. Records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, McIntosh County Chapter 438, Darien, Georgia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 184505
  • McFeely, William S. 1994. Sapelo's people: a long walk into freedom. New York: W.W. Norton. (This book recreates the history of the descendants of slaves who live on a barrier island in Georgia by recounting the memories of the island's sixty-seven inhabitants.) 975.8737/S1 H2m
  • Description of historical markers in McIntosh County, Georgia. 1958. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 184586 item 2
  • History of McIntosh County, Georgia. 1958. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 184501 item 7

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Lower Altamaha Historical Society,
Inc. PO Box 1405,
Darien, GA 31305-1405

Eufaula Memorial Library Genealogical Society The Eufaula Memorial Library Genealogical Society meets the 2nd Thursday of each month @ Eufaula Memorial Library.


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), McIntosh 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 3.2 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 42-43. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.