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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Murray County'''<br><br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Murray County'''  
  
Guide to '''Murray County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Murray 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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| building address = Murray County Courthouse<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932&nbsp;<br> [http://www.murraycountyga.org/'''Murray County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Murray County Courthouse<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932 <br> [http://www.murraycountyga.org/'''Murray County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Murray 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}}#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" | 1924<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1842<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.murraycountyga.org/ Murray County Courthouse]<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has&nbsp;birth&nbsp;and divorce records from 1924, <br>marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; <br>Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.murraycountyga.org/index.aspx?nid=78 Murray County Courthouse]<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 {{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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121 N. 3RD Ave.<br>
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P.O. Box 1000 <br>
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Chatsworth, GA 30705 <br>
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Phone: (706) 695-2932<br>
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Fax: (706) 517-9672<br>
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'''Probate Court of Murray County'''<br>
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115 Fort Street<br>
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Chatsworth, GA  30705<br>
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Phone: (706) 695-3812<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1832'''--Murray County was created&nbsp;3 December 1832&nbsp; from [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''Chatsworth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1832'''--Murray County was created 3 December 1832 from [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee ]]County. '''County seat: '''Chatsworth <ref name="Handybook">''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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]]  
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[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County]] {{•}}
*[[Fannin County, Georgia|Fannin]]  
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[[Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy|Fannin County]] {{•}}
*[[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]]  
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[[Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy|Gilmer County]] {{•}}
*[[Gordon County, Georgia|Gordon]]  
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[[Gordon County, Georgia Genealogy|Gordon County]] {{•}}
*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County, Tennessee<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229701150687_511" />]]  
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[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk County]] {{•}}
*[[Whitfield County, Georgia|Whitfield]]
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[[Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy|Whitfield County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAMurray County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
==== Cemeteries: Calvery, Sumach,Zion Hill, Murray Gardens, Center Valley ====
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== Genealogy Resources ==
  
==== Church ====
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==== Research Guides ====
  
==== Court&nbsp; ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
*List of Rangers of 1838 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Bible Records  ====
*List of Superior Court Judges and Clerks [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*List of County&nbsp;Sheriffs
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*List of Tax Collectors and Receivers
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==== Land  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Calvery
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*Sumach
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*Zion Hill
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*Murray Gardens
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*Center Valley
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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=487&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|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=487 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kaye/MCem.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Murray+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=Murray&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/murray/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/murray.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/murray.htm Georgia Interment]
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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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==== Court  ====
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*List of Rangers of 1838 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*List of Superior Court Judges and Clerks [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*List of County Sheriffs [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*List of Tax Collectors and Receivers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Mailing Lists  =====
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/GA/misc.html#GA-ROOTS GA-Roots] A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
''Murray County Heritage''  
 
''Murray County Heritage''  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gamurray.jpg|center|800px|Gamurray.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers: The Chatsworth Times ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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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
  
:*'''1840-1922''' - Murray County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1, B) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gamurray01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>  
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{{VAciv}}
:*Wills 1840-1872 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
:*Wills 1872-1922 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
:*Digital Images of Murray County&nbsp;Wills 1840-1872. See testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A; Company B, 3d Battalion
:*Index to Will Book 1, 1840-1872 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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:- [[39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
:*Index to&nbsp;Will&nbsp;Book 2, 1872-1922 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers]
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/murray/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (information for other wars is also given)
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*Murray County History Committee. 1987. Murray County heritage. Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division. (page 116, 154)&nbsp; {{FHL|353371|item|disp=975.831 H2m digital version}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Murray County). 1964. Confederate roster and pension roll, 1861-1865, 1920-1938. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Murray -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) {{FHL|277079|item|disp=Film 381843}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Murray}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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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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*'''1842 - 1922''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gamurray01.htm Murray County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
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*'''1742 - 1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] images
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*'''1840 - 1922''' - Murray County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1, B) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gamurray01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>  
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*'''1840 - 1872''' - Wills 1840-1872 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1872 - 1922''' - Wills 1872-1922 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1840 - 1872''' - Digital Images of Murray County Wills 1840-1872. See testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1840 - 1872''' - Index to Will Book 1, 1840-1872 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1872 - 1922''' - Index to Will Book 2, 1872-1922 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymurray.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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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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*'''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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*'''1834-1849''' Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713431}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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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*'''1834-1907''' [http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/search/collection/countyfilm/searchterm/murray%20county/order/title Murray County Marriage Books] at Georgia Archives - index and images.
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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 $
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
  
*'''1834-1849''' - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713431}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
*'''1847-1884''' - Murray County Marriage Book 2 1847-1884 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713432}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1884-1895''' - Murray County Marriage Book M 1884-1895 Index. Batch {{IGI|M713433}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://whitfield-murrayhistoricalsociety.org/genealogy.html Whitfield-Murray Historical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 6180<br>
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Dalton, GA 30722<br>
  
*[http://www.whitfield-murrayhistoricalsociety.org/ Whitfield-Murray Historical Society]&nbsp;
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==== Family History Centers  ====
*[http://www.ngrl.org/murray.html Chatsworth-Murray County Library]
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==== 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/murray-county/ Murray County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Murray|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/~gamurray/ USGenWeb Murray County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Murray|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Murray/ Murray County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Murray/ Murray 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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Murray County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Murray County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Chatsworth
Courthouse
Address Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932
Murray County Website


County Information

Murray County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Murray County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1924
1842

1840
1833
1840


County Courthouse

Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932

Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
121 N. 3RD Ave.
P.O. Box 1000
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-2932
Fax: (706) 517-9672

Probate Court of Murray County
115 Fort Street
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-3812

History

Parent County

1832--Murray County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County. County seat: Chatsworth [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bradley County  • Fannin County  • Gilmer County  • Gordon County  • Polk County  • Whitfield County

Murray CountyWhitfield CountyCatoosa CountyUnion CountyDade CountyWalker CountyChattooga CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyGordon CountyPickens CountyForsyth CountyCherokee CountyDawson CountyGilmer CountyLumpkin CountyFannin CountyClay CountyCherokee CountyPolk CountyBradley CountyMcMinn CountyHamilton CountyGrundy CountySequatchie CountyMarion CountyJackson CountyCherokee CountyDeKalb CountyGAMurray.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

  • Calvery
  • Sumach
  • Zion Hill
  • Murray Gardens
  • Center Valley


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
Georgia Interment
Billion Graves
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Mailing Lists
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

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 Murray 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.

Murray County Heritage

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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


- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A; Company B, 3d Battalion
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and B
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (information for other wars is also given)


  • Murray County History Committee. 1987. Murray County heritage. Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division. (page 116, 154)  975.831 H2m digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Murray County). 1964. Confederate roster and pension roll, 1861-1865, 1920-1938. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Murray -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) Film 381843

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Murray County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

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).

Online Probate Records

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

Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
P.O. Box 6180
Dalton, GA 30722

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), Murray 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. 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.