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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Muscogee County'''<br><br>  
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Guide to '''Muscogee 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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| county = Muscogee County
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| founded year = 1826
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| building address = Muscogee County Courthouse<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706.653.4013<br> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Muscogee.htm '''Muscogee County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Muscogee County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Muscogee.htm Muscogee County Courthouse]<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706.653.4013&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee 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://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Muscogee.htm Muscogee County Courthouse]<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706.653.4013 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee 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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100 10th St.<br>
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P.O. Box 2145 <br>
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Columbus, GA 31902 <br>
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Phone: (706) 653-4353<br>
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Fax: (706) 653-4359<br>
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'''Probate Court of Muscogee County'''<br>
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PO Box 1340<br>
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Columbus, GA  31902<br>
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Phone: (706) 653-4333<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1826'''--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826&nbsp;from Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp;<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Columbus <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1826'''--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. <br>'''County seat: ''' Columbus <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  ====
  
'''1838''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1838.''' The courthouse and court offices at Columbus burned 8 October 1838. Almost all the county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45-46. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
  
*[[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  ====
  
*[[Chattahoochee County, Georgia|Chattahoochee]]  
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[[Chattahoochee County, Georgia Genealogy|Chattahoochee County]] {{•}}
*[[Harris County, Georgia|Harris]]  
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[[Harris County, Georgia Genealogy|Harris County]] {{•}}
*[[Lee County, Alabama|Lee County, Alabama]]  
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[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy|Lee County, Alabama County]] {{•}}
*[[Russell County, Alabama|Russell County, Alabama]]  
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[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell County, Alabama County]] {{•}}
*[[Talbot County, Georgia|Talbot]]
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[[Talbot County, Georgia Genealogy|Talbot County]]
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<center>{{ GAMuscogee County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
== Resources  ==
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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  ====
 
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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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=488&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331660|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=488 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gamuscog/cem.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Muscogee+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=Muscogee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/muscogee.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/muscogee.htm Georgia Interment]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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===== LDS Ward and Branch Records =====
  
 
*Columbus
 
*Columbus
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==== 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  ====
  
:*Martin, John H. ''Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality.'' Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24398 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA History}}
  
:*Telfair, Nancy. ''A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928.'' Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22823 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*Martin, John H. ''Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality.'' Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24398 Ancestry] $<br>&nbsp;
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:*Telfair, Nancy. ''A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928.'' Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22823 Ancestry] $
  
==== Maps&nbsp; ====
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Marriages  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
Marriage Books A and B, 1838-1844&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers]&nbsp;($)
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[[Image:Gamuscogee.jpg|center|900px|Gamuscogee.jpg]]
  
Marriage Books 1828-34, 1837-41, 1851-52, 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
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==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/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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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and G
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:- [[5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and F
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:- [[20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B, G and I
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:- [[28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)|28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)]], Company D and G
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:- [[31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
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:- [[35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate)|35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B and K; Companies F and K, 3d Battalion
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:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and K
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:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies G and H
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:- [[64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and I
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*Whitehead, Margaret Laney, and Barbara Bogart. 1979. City of progress: a history of Columbus, Georgia. Columbus, Georgia: Cosco Press. (page 116, 154) {{FHL|70224|item|disp=975.8473 H2w}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Muscogee County). 1965. Confederate roster, and Confederate pension roll, 1919-1965. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Muscogee -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) {{FHL|285876|item|disp=422017}}
  
==== Military ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Muscogee}}
  
*Wills 1838-1862 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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==== Occupations  ====
*Wills 1862-1875 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Wills 1875-1882 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Will&nbsp;Book A, 1838-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Will Book&nbsp;B, 1862-1875 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Will Book C, 1875-1891 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Will Book&nbsp;D, 1891-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Book B, 1843-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Annual Returns,&nbsp;Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1852-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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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] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*'''1838-1862''' - Wills 1838-1862 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1862-1875''' - Wills 1862-1875 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1875-1882''' - Wills 1875-1882 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1838-1863''' - Index to Will Book A, 1838-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1862-1875''' - Index to Will Book B, 1862-1875 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1875-1891''' - Index to Will Book C, 1875-1891 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1891-1903''' - Index to Will Book D, 1891-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1839-1843''' - Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1843-1848''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book B, 1843-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1839-1843''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1852-1854''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1852-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== Taxation ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
:*'''1826-1852''' Jefferey, Alice. ''Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3687 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Public Libraries  ====
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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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*'''1824 - 1850''' - Marriages 1824-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymonroe.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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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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*'''1835 - 1921''' - [http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/search/collection/countyfilm/searchterm/muscogee/order/title Muscogee County Marriage Books] (numerous volumes) at Georgia Archives - index and images
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*'''1838 - 1845''' - Muscogee County Marriage Book B Index 1838-1845. Batch {{IGI|M713441}} 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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*'''1838 - 1844''' - Marriage Books A and B, [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1845 - 1860''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books C and D 1845-1860. Batch {{IGI|M713442}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1860 - 1872''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books E and F 1860-1872. Batch {{IGI|M713443}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1872 - 1881''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books G and H 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M713444}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1881 - 1890''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books I and J 1881-1890. Batch {{IGI|M713445}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1885 - 1886''' - [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers], from newspapers $
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*'''1890 - 1893''' - Muscogee County Marriage Book K 1890-1893. Batch {{IGI|M713446}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1893 - 1895''' - Muscogee County Marriage Book L 1893-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713447}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
:[http://www.cvlga.org/ Columbus Public Library]<br>[http://www.cvlga.org/genealogy Genealogy Department]<br>3000 Macon Rd.<br>Columbus, GA 31906<br>Telephone: (706) 243-2681<br>They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.
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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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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.cvlga.org/ Columbus Public Library]<br>[http://www.cvlga.org/genealogy Genealogy Department]<br>3000 Macon Rd.<br>Columbus, GA 31906<br>Telephone: (706) 243-2681<br>They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.
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[http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/historic-columbus-foundation Historic Columbus Foundation]<br>
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700 Broadway<br>
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Columbus 31901-2921
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[http://www.muscogeegenealogy.com/ Muscogee Genealogical Society]
  
 
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*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/muscogee-county/ Muscogee County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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/~gamuscog/ USGenWeb Muscogee County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Muscogee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Muscogee/ Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Muscogee/ Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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Latest revision as of 21:34, 28 February 2017

United States
Georgia


Muscogee County


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

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Muscogee County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Muscogee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded 11 December, 1826
County Seat Columbus
Courthouse
Address Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013
Muscogee County Website


County Information

Muscogee County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1838

1830
1838
1838


County Courthouse

Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
100 10th St.
P.O. Box 2145
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: (706) 653-4353
Fax: (706) 653-4359

Probate Court of Muscogee County
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: (706) 653-4333

History

Parent County

1826--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Columbus [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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1838. The courthouse and court offices at Columbus burned 8 October 1838. Almost all the county records were lost.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Chattahoochee County  • Harris County  • Lee County, Alabama County  • Russell County, Alabama County  • Talbot County

Muscogee CountyChattahoochee CountyStewart CountyWebster CountyTerrell CountyChambers CountySumter CountyScheley CountyMarion CountyTaylor CountyUpson CountyTalbot CountyMeriwether CountyTroup CountyHarris CountyTallapoosa CountyLee CountyMacon CountyBullock CountyBarbour CountyRussell CountyGAMuscogee.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
Georgia Interment
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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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 Muscogee 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.

  • Martin, John H. Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality. Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at Ancestry $
     
  • Telfair, Nancy. A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at Ancestry $

Maps

Gamuscogee.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate), Company B
- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and G
- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and F
- 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B, G and I
- 28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate), Company D and G
- 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and B
- 35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate), Companies A and B
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and K; Companies F and K, 3d Battalion
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and K
- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and H
- 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and I
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Columbus Public Library
Genealogy Department
3000 Macon Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
Telephone: (706) 243-2681
They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.

Historic Columbus Foundation
700 Broadway
Columbus 31901-2921

Muscogee Genealogical Society

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), Muscogee 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), 45-46. 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.
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