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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Meriwether County'''<br><br>  
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Guide to '''Meriwether 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 = Meriwether County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1927
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| founded date = December 14
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| seat = Greenville
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| building address = Meriwether County Courthouse<br>PO Box 428<br>Greenville, GA 30222-0428<br>Phone: 706.672.1314<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Meriwether.htm '''Meriwether County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Meriwether 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" | 1927<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1828<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1929<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1827<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Meriwether.htm Meriwether County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 428<br> Greenville, GA 30222-0428<br> Phone: 706.672.1314&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth records from 1927,<br> marriage records from 1828, death&nbsp; records<br> from 1929 and probate records from 1838; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and&nbsp;<br>land records from 1827 and military discharge<br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meriwether 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://meriwethercountyga.gov/court.php Meriwether County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 428<br>Greenville, GA 30222-0428<br>Phone: 706.672.1314<br><br>Probate Court has birth records from 1927, marriage records from 1828, death records<br> from 1929 and probate records from 1838; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1827 and military discharge records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meriwether 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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P.O. Box 160<br>
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100 N. Court Square <br>
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Greenville, GA 30222 <br>
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Phone: (706) 672-4416<br>
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Fax: (706) 672-9465<br>
  
== History  ==
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'''Probate Court of Meriwether County'''<br>
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P.O. Box 608<br>
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Greenville, GA  30222<br>
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Phone: (706) 672-4952<br>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1827'''--Meriwether County was created&nbsp;14 December 1827&nbsp;from [[Troup County, Georgia|Troup ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Greenville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1827'''--Meriwether County was created 14 December 1827 from [[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup ]]County. '''County seat: ''' Greenville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
'''March 3, 1893''' -- Courthouse damaged by cyclone
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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[[Image:Tornado.jpg|right|50px|Tornado.jpg]][[Image:Fire.png|right|50px|Fire.png]]'''1893'''  A tornado badly damaged the town and courthouse of Greenville 3 March, but few records were damaged.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 43-44. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref> <br>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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'''1976''' A courthouse fire on 27 January resulted in no county record losses or damage.<ref name="PKG"></ref><br>
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]]  
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[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta County]] {{•}}
*[[Harris County, Georgia|Harris]]  
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[[Harris County, Georgia Genealogy|Harris County]] {{•}}
*[[Pike County, Georgia|Pike]]  
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[[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike County]] {{•}}
*[[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]]  
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[[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding County]] {{•}}
*[[Talbot County, Georgia|Talbot]]  
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[[Talbot County, Georgia Genealogy|Talbot County]] {{•}}
*[[Troup County, Georgia|Troup]]  
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[[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup County]] {{•}}
*[[Upson County, Georgia|Upson]]
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[[Upson County, Georgia Genealogy|Upson County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAMeriwether 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  ====
 
  
*Providence Church, Luthersville, Georgia, 1818 Members [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers]
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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=481&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|752401|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=481 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gameriwet/records.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Meriwether+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=Meriwether&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/meriwether/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/meriweth.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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*Providence Church, Luthersville, Georgia, 1818 Members [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== 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}}
  
 
:*Hill, Ella Godwin. ''The History of Warm Springs, Georgia.'' Chastain, Ark.: Hillcroft Press, c1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22852 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*Hill, Ella Godwin. ''The History of Warm Springs, Georgia.'' Chastain, Ark.: Hillcroft Press, c1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22852 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Marriages  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
*1885-1886 Marriages (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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[[Image:Gameriwether.jpg|right|900px|Gameriwether.jpg]]  
*1828-1843 Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*1843-1866 Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*1843-1866 Marriage License Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*1866-1877 Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*1877-1880 Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*1880-1866 Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)<br>
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/meriwether/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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:-[[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]]
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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)|13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) ]], Companies F and K
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:- [[60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company E
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]], Company E
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/meriwether/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
  
===== Civil War  =====
 
  
Confederate regiments from this county include:  
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Meriwether County). 1963. Roster of Confederate soldiers, no. 1, 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|236318|item|disp=Film 327688}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Meriwether County). 1963. Confederate soldiers and widows; Confederate pension rolls, 1896-1956. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|235546|item|disp=Film 327687}}
  
:-[[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]]
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Meriwether}}
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==== Occupations ====
  
*Wills , Book A, 1839-1859 (digital images) See names of testators &nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Probate Records  ====
*Index to Will Book B, 1859-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book A, 1828-1841 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)
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*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book B, 1841-1846 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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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 $
*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book C, 1845-1852&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)
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*'''1742–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book D, 1852-1855 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book E, 1858-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book F, 1856-1859 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)
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*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book G, 1862-1873 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1839-1859''' - Wills , Book A, 1839-1859 (digital images) See names of testators [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
*Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book H, 1865-1888 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1859-1903''' - Index to Will Book B, 1859-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1828-1841''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book A, 1828-1841 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1841-1846''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book B, 1841-1846 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1845-1852''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book C, 1845-1852 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1852-1855''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book D, 1852-1855 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1858-1863''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book E, 1858-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1856-1859''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book F, 1856-1859 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1852-1873''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book G, 1862-1873 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $  
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*'''1856-1888''' - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book H, 1865-1888 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== 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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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage 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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*'''1885 - 1886''' - Marriages (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1828 - 1843''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1843 - 1866''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1843 - 1866''' - Marriage License Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1866 - 1877''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1828 - 1886''' - Meriwether County Marriage Books A thru E Index 1828-1886. Batch {{IGI|M713351}} 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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*'''1886 - 1895''' - Meriwether County Marriage Books F thru G Index 1886-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713352}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1886 - 1895''' - Meriwether County Marriage Books F thru G Index 1886-1895. Batch {{IGI|M733988}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1877 - 1880''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1880 - 1866''' - Marriage Index [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymeriwether.html Georgia Pioneers]()
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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://meriwetherhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/ Meriwether Historical Society]<br>
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PO Box 741 <br>
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Greenville , GA 30222-0741
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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/meriwether-county/ Meriwether County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Meriwether|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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Latest revision as of 21:30, 28 February 2017

United States
Georgia
Meriwether County

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

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Meriwether County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Meriwether County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 14, 1927
County Seat Greenville
Courthouse
Address Meriwether County Courthouse
PO Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222-0428
Phone: 706.672.1314
Meriwether County Website


County Information

Meriwether County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Meriwether County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1828
1929
1830
1827
18/25


County Courthouse

Meriwether County Courthouse
PO Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222-0428
Phone: 706.672.1314

Probate Court has birth records from 1927, marriage records from 1828, death records
from 1929 and probate records from 1838; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1827 and military discharge records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 160
100 N. Court Square
Greenville, GA 30222
Phone: (706) 672-4416
Fax: (706) 672-9465

Probate Court of Meriwether County
P.O. Box 608
Greenville, GA 30222
Phone: (706) 672-4952

History

Parent County

1827--Meriwether County was created 14 December 1827 from Troup County. County seat: Greenville [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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1893 A tornado badly damaged the town and courthouse of Greenville 3 March, but few records were damaged.[3]

1976 A courthouse fire on 27 January resulted in no county record losses or damage.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Coweta County  • Harris County  • Pike County  • Spalding County  • Talbot County  • Troup County  • Upson County

Meriwether CountyTroup CountyHarris CountyMuscogee CountyChambers CountyTalbot CountyTaylor CountyCrawford CountyMonroe CountyUpson CountyPike CountyLamar CountySpalding CountyHenry CountyClayton CountyFayette CountyCoweta CountyHeard CountyRandolph CountyClay CountyTallapoosa CountyLee CountyMacon CountyRussell CountyGAMeriwether.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 Meriwether 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.

  • Hill, Ella Godwin. The History of Warm Springs, Georgia. Chastain, Ark.: Hillcroft Press, c1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gameriwether.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

-2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- 1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Company B
- 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and K
- 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company E
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Meriwether County). 1963. Roster of Confederate soldiers, no. 1, 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 327688
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Meriwether County). 1963. Confederate soldiers and widows; Confederate pension rolls, 1896-1956. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 327687

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Meriwether 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).

  • 1839-1859 - Wills , Book A, 1839-1859 (digital images) See names of testators Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1859-1903 - Index to Will Book B, 1859-1903 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1828-1841 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book A, 1828-1841 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1841-1846 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book B, 1841-1846 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1845-1852 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book C, 1845-1852 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1852-1855 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book D, 1852-1855 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1858-1863 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book E, 1858-1863 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1856-1859 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book F, 1856-1859 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1852-1873 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book G, 1862-1873 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1856-1888 - Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, Book H, 1865-1888 Georgia Pioneers $

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

Meriwether Historical Society
PO Box 741
Greenville , GA 30222-0741

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), Meriwether 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), 43-44. 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.