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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Pickens County'''
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Guide to '''Pickens 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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{{Click|Image:GA_ORP.png|Georgia Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pickens County
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| county_map = Georgia Pickens County Map.png
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1853
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| founded date = December 5
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| seat = Jasper
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| building address = Pickens County Courthouse<br>52 North Main Street<br> Jasper, GA 30143<br> Phone: 706.692.2014<br> [http://pickenscountyga.gov/government/ '''Pickens County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Pickens County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Pickens County'''<br><br>
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://pickenscountyga.gov/government/ Pickens County Courthouse] <br>52 North Main Street<br> Jasper, GA 30143<br> Phone: 706.692.2014<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial,<br> and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has<br> divorce, court and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens 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://pickenscountyga.gov/government/ Pickens County Courthouse] <br>52 North Main Street<br> Jasper, GA 30143<br> Phone: 706.692.2014<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1854.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens 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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50 North Main St.<br>
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Suite 104 <br>
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Jasper, GA 30143 <br>
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Phone: (706) 253-8763<br>
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Fax: (706) 253-8825<br>
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'''Probate Court of Pickens County'''<br>
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50 North Main Street<br>
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Jasper, GA  30143<br>
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Phone: 706-253-8755<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1853'''--Pickens County was created&nbsp;5 December 1853&nbsp;from [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee and]] [[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Jasper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1853'''--Pickens County was created 5 December 1853 from [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee and]] [[Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy|Gilmer]] Counties. '''County seat: Jasper <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  ====
  
'''1947''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1947''' The courthouse at Jasper burned 4 February 1947. The vast majority of county records survived.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 48. {{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  ====
  
*[[Bartow County, Georgia|Bartow]]  
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[[Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy|Bartow]] {{•}}
*[[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]]  
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[[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee]] {{•}}
*[[Dawson County, Georgia|Dawson]]  
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[[Dawson County, Georgia Genealogy|Dawson]] {{•}}
*[[Gilmer County, Georgia|Gilmer]]  
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[[Gilmer County, Georgia Genealogy|Gilmer]] {{•}}
*[[Gordon County, Georgia|Gordon]]
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[[Gordon County, Georgia Genealogy|Gordon]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAPickens County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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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  ====
 
  
==== Court&nbsp; ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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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=494&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|778414|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=494 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.pickenscountyga.com/resources.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pickens+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=Pickens&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/pickens/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/pickens.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/pickens.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 ====
  
&nbsp; Divorces 1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Court  ====
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*'''1885-1886''' - Divorces 1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
:*Tate, Luke E. ''History of Pickens County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Press of W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22836 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA History}}
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:*Tate, Luke E. ''History of Pickens County.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Press of W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22836 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/pickens/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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===== Civil War  =====
  
==== Newspapers&nbsp;  ====
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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)
  
*Legal Advertising 1868-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Union)|1st Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles') (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles') (Confederate)]], Company L
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and L
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:- [[65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/pickens/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
  
==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
 
  
&nbsp; 1.&nbsp; Index to Will Book A, 1854-1887 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Pickens County). 1964. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1941. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|303242|item|disp= film 393210}}
  
&nbsp; 2.&nbsp; Index to Will&nbsp;Book B, 1887-1935 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
&nbsp; 3.&nbsp; Index to Inventories, Appraisements,&nbsp;Estates, Book&nbsp;A, 1854-1880 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
&nbsp; 4.&nbsp; Wills, 1854-1887 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Pickens}}
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*'''1868-1873''' - Legal Advertising 1868-1873 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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==== Occupations  ====
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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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*'''1854-1887''' - Index to Will Book A, 1854-1887 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1887-1935''' - Index to Will Book B, 1887-1935 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1854-1880''' - Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Estates, Book A, 1854-1880 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1854-1887''' - Wills, 1854-1887 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countypickens.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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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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*'''1854-1877''' - Pickens County Marriage Index 1854-1877. Batch {{IGI|M713491}} 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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Loose marriage papers have also been indexed covering the years 1871 through 1948:
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*'''A to C Surnames''' - Batch {{IGI|M713492}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''D to G Surnames''' - Batch {{IGI|M713493}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''H to L Surnames''' - Batch {{IGI|M713494}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''M to P Surnames''' - Batch {{IGI|M713495}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''Q to T Surnames''' - Batch {{IGI|M713496}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''U to Z Surnames''' - Batch {{IGI|M713497}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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 $
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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'''Marble Valley Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 815<br>Jasper, Georgia 30143<br>Telephone Number: 706-268-3311<br>[http://www.marblevalley.org/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*[[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/pickens-county/ Pickens County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Pickens|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.usgwarchives.net/ga/pickens.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Pickens|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Pickens/ Pickens County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Pickens/ Pickens County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]

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

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Pickens County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Pickens County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 5, 1853
County Seat Jasper
Courthouse
Address Pickens County Courthouse
52 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706.692.2014
Pickens County Website


County Information

Pickens County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Pickens County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1924
1854

1860
1854
1854


County Courthouse

Pickens County Courthouse
52 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706.692.2014

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1854.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
50 North Main St.
Suite 104
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-8763
Fax: (706) 253-8825

Probate Court of Pickens County
50 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706-253-8755

History

Parent County

1853--Pickens County was created 5 December 1853 from Cherokee and Gilmer Counties. County seat: Jasper [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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1947 The courthouse at Jasper burned 4 February 1947. The vast majority of county records survived.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bartow  • Cherokee  • Dawson  • Gilmer  • Gordon

Pickens CountyGordon CountyChattooga CountyFloyd CountyBartow CountyCherokee CountyFulton CountyForsyth CountyWalker CountyWhitfield CountyMurray CountyGilmer CountyCatoosa CountyFannin CountyUnion CountyLumpkin CountyDawson CountyHall CountyGwinnett CountyGAPickens.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.

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 Pickens 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.

  • Tate, Luke E. History of Pickens County. Atlanta, Ga.: Press of W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Union), Company D
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Broyles') (Confederate), Company L
- 43rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and L
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Pickens County). 1964. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1941. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 393210

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pickens 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
  • 1854-1877 - Pickens County Marriage Index 1854-1877. Batch M713491 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Loose marriage papers have also been indexed covering the years 1871 through 1948:

  • A to C Surnames - Batch M713492 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • D to G Surnames - Batch M713493 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • H to L Surnames - Batch M713494 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • M to P Surnames - Batch M713495 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • Q to T Surnames - Batch M713496 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • U to Z Surnames - Batch M713497 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Marble Valley Historical Society
PO Box 815
Jasper, Georgia 30143
Telephone Number: 706-268-3311
Website




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), Pickens 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), 48. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 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.