Screven County, Georgia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Screven County Courthouse
216 Mims Road;
Sylvania, GA 30467-0159
Phone: 912.564.2622 

Probate Court has birth and death record from 1927, marriage and probate 
records from 1817; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from
1816 and land records from 1790

History

Parent County

1793--Screven County was created 14 December 1793 fromBurke and Effingham Counties. County seat: Sylvania [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1860's and 1896 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps 

Marriages

  1815-1850 Georgia Pioneers

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).