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

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Online Records

Morgan County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 10 December, 1807
County Seat Madison
Address Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Phone: 706.342.0725 
Morgan County Website

County Courthouse

Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Phone: 706.342.0725 

County Health Department has birth records;
Probate Court has marriage, death, burial and
probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce,
court and land records from 1807[1]


Parent County

1807--Morgan County was created 10 December 1807 from Baldwin County.  County seat: Madison [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • 1859-1885 - Bethlehem Baptist Church Baptism Index 1859-1885. Batch C713411 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-1895 - Bethlehem Baptist Church Marriage Index 1859-1895. Batch M713411 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



Local Histories





Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).


Vital Records

  • 1808-1879 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1808-1879. Batch M713421 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1866-1891 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1866-1891. Batch M713423 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1879-1907 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1879-1907. Batch M713422 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M713424 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.