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

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Online Records

Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 19 December, 1793
County Seat Lexington
Address Oglethorpe County Courthouse
PO Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648-0261
Phone: 706.743.5270 
Oglethorpe County Website

County Courthouse

Oglethorpe County Courthouse
PO Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648-0261
Phone: 706.743.5270 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and burial records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records
from 1794[1]


Parent County

1793--Oglethorpe County was created 19 December 1793 from Wilkes County. County seat:  Lexington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



1885-1886 Marriages from Newspapers




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

  • 1875-1876 - Oglethorpe County Birth Index Books 1, 2, and D 1875-1876. Batch C713471 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1794-1877 - Oglethorpe County Marriage Books 2 and D Index 1794-1877. Batch M713474 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1829-1902 - Oglethorpe County Marriage Index 1829-1902. Batch M713473 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1854-1874 - Oglethorpe County Marriage Index 1854-1874. Batch M713472 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1891 - Oglethorpe County Marriage Books B thru D Index 1873-1891. Batch M713476 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1897 - Oglethorpe County Marriage Book E Index 1891-1897. Batch M713475 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), Oglethorpe 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.