Paulding County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Paulding County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Paulding County
Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Dallas
Address Paulding County Courthouse
11 Courthouse Square
Dallas, GA 30132-1401
Phone: 770.445.7527 
Paulding County Website
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County Courthouse

Paulding County Courthouse
11 Courthouse Square
Dallas, GA 30132-1401
Phone: 770.445.7527 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court reocrds
from 1876 and land records from 1848[1]


Parent County

1832--Paulding County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County. County seat: Dallas [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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.


  Divorces 1885-1886 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers


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 Paulding 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.



1832-1906 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers


Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Paulding County.  

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

  • Veterans- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
  • Fallen Heroes-Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ulitmate sacrifice for our freedom.


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

  Legal Advertising (digital images) Georgia Pioneers


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).

  • Wills, Appraisements, Returns, Vouchers, 1855-1877 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers


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.

  • GAGenWeb Paulding Marriage Records Partial List of Marriage Records Submitted by volunteers.
  • GAGenWeb Paulding Vital Records Partial List of Vital Records Submitted by volunteers.
  • 1833-1882 - Paulding County Marriage Books 1 and B Index 1833-1882. Batch M713481 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1881-1891 - Paulding County Marriage Book C Index 1881-1891. Batch M713482 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1892-1895 - Paulding County Marriage Index 1892-1895. Batch M713483 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1892-1965 - Paulding County Marriage Index 1892-1965. Batch M713484 at FamilySearch - free.[6]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Paulding 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at