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Guide to '''Rockdale 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 =  Rockdale County Courthouse<br> 922 Court Street North East<br> Conyers, GA 30207-4540<br> Phone: 770.929.4021&nbsp;<br> [http://www.rockdalecounty.org/ '''Rockdale County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Rockdale County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.rockdalecounty.org/ Rockdale County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br> 922 Court Street North East<br> Conyers, GA 30207-4540<br> Phone: 770.929.4021&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has marriage and&nbsp;probate records from 1870 <br>and death records from 1930; Clerk Superior Court has land, <br>divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockdale 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.rockdalecounty.org/ Rockdale County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br> 922 Court Street North East<br> Conyers, GA 30207-4540<br> Phone: 770.929.4021&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has marriage and&nbsp;probate records from 1870 and death records from 1930; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockdale 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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922 Court St.<br>
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P.O. Box 937 <br>
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Conyers, GA 30012<br>
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Phone: (770) 278-7900<br>
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Fax: (770) 278-7921<br>
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'''Probate Court of Rockdale County'''<br>
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922 Court Street<br>
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Conyers, GA  30012<br>
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Phone: 770-278-7700<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870'''--Rockdale County was created 18 October 1870&nbsp;from [[Henry County, Georgia|Henry and]] [[Newton County, Georgia|Newton]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Conyers <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870'''--Rockdale County was created 18 October 1870&nbsp;from [[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry and]] [[Newton County, Georgia Genealogy|Newton]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Conyers <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  ====
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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), 50-51. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]]  
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[[DeKalb County, Georgia Genealogy|DeKalb County]] {{•}}
*[[Gwinnett County, Georgia|Gwinnett]]  
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[[Gwinnett County, Georgia Genealogy|Gwinnett County]] {{•}}
*[[Henry County, Georgia|Henry]]  
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[[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry County]] {{•}}
*[[Newton County, Georgia|Newton]]  
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[[Newton County, Georgia Genealogy|Newton County]] {{•}}
*[[Walton County, Georgia|Walton]]
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[[Walton County, Georgia Genealogy|Walton County]]
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<center>{{ GARockdale County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=504&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|785594|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=504 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garockda/cemeteries/ GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rockdale+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=Rockdale&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/rockdale/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/rockdale.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/rockdale.htm Georgia Interment]
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148722 Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Conyers] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148722 Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Conyers] BillionGraves
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp;  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
==== Marriages ====
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&nbsp; 1885-1886 Marriages (from Newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
&nbsp; Marriages Index 1876-1909 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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[[Image:Garockdale.jpg|center|900px|Garockdale.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/rockdale/military.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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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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*Bowen, Rhoda Anne, and Freda R. Turner. 1992. Georgia confederate soldier obituaries: Henry, Newton, and Rockdale counties, 1879-1943. Alpharetta, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. (entire book) {{FHL|609270|item|disp=975.8 V4b fiche 6125610 digital version}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Rockdale County). 1963. Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1952. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|235278|item|disp=film 325963}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Rockdale}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*Wills, Book B, 1914-1923 (digital images) See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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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 $
*Wills,&nbsp;Book A, 1870-1880 (digital images) See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers]
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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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*'''1914-1923''' - Wills, Book B, 1914-1923 (digital images) See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1870-1880''' - Wills,&nbsp;Book A, 1870-1880 (digital images) See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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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*'''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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*'''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 $ <br>
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*'''1885 - 1886''' - Marriages, 1885-1886 (from Newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1876 - 1909''' - Marriages Index, 1876-1909 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyrockdale.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1871 - 1902''' - Rockdale County Marriage Books A, B, and 1 Index 1871-1902. Batch {{IGI|M713651}} 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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*'''1891 - 1895''' - Rockdale County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713652}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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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'''Rockdale Genealogical Society'''<br>864 Green Street<br>Conyers 3020<br>[http://rockdalegenealogicalsociety.weebly.com/about.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Rockdale County Historical Society'''<br> 967 Milstead Avenue<br> PO Box 351<br> Conyers, GA 30207<br>Telephone Number: 770-483-4398<br>[http://rockdalehistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''East Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 117<br> Winder, GA 30680<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaeggs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External 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]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Conyers Georgia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Conyers Georgia Family History Center]]
  
== 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/rockdale-county/ Rockdale County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Rockdale|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/rockdale.htm USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Rockdale|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Rockdale/ Rockdale County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Rockdale/ Rockdale 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  ==

Latest revision as of 03:02, 7 April 2017

United States
Georgia
Rockdale County

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

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Rockdale County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Rockdale County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded October 18, 1870
County Seat Conyers
Courthouse
Address Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street North East
Conyers, GA 30207-4540
Phone: 770.929.4021 
Rockdale County Website


County Information

Rockdale County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1871
1930
1880
1871
1871


County Courthouse

Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street North East
Conyers, GA 30207-4540
Phone: 770.929.4021 

Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1870 and death records from 1930; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records[1]


Clerk of Superior Court
922 Court St.
P.O. Box 937
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 278-7900
Fax: (770) 278-7921


Probate Court of Rockdale County
922 Court Street
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: 770-278-7700

History

Parent County

1870--Rockdale County was created 18 October 1870 from Henry and Newton Counties. County seat: Conyers [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

DeKalb County  • Gwinnett County  • Henry County  • Newton County  • Walton County

Rockdale CountyGwinnett CountyCobb CountyForsyth CountyFulton CountyDeKalb CountyHenry CountyClayton CountyFayette CountyCoweta CountySpalding CountyButts CountyMeriwether CountyPike CountyLamar CountyMonroe CountyJones CountyJasper CountyNewton CountyMorgan CountyWalton CountyJackson CountyOconee CountyBarrow CountyGARockdale.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.

Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Conyers BillionGraves

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 Rockdale 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.

Maps

Garockdale.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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


  • Bowen, Rhoda Anne, and Freda R. Turner. 1992. Georgia confederate soldier obituaries: Henry, Newton, and Rockdale counties, 1879-1943. Alpharetta, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. (entire book) 975.8 V4b fiche 6125610 digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Rockdale County). 1963. Confederate pension rolls, 1890-1952. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 325963

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Rockdale 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).

  • 1914-1923 - Wills, Book B, 1914-1923 (digital images) See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1870-1880 - Wills, Book A, 1870-1880 (digital images) See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers $

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

Rockdale Genealogical Society
864 Green Street
Conyers 3020
Website

Rockdale County Historical Society
967 Milstead Avenue
PO Box 351
Conyers, GA 30207
Telephone Number: 770-483-4398
Website

East Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 117
Winder, GA 30680
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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), Rockdale 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), 50-51. 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.