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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Seminole County'''<br><br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Seminole County'''
  
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Guide to '''Seminole 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 = Seminole County  
 
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| seat = Donalsonville  
 
| seat = Donalsonville  
 
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| building address =  Seminole County Courthouse]<br>200 S Knowx Avenue<br> Donalsonville, GA 31745<br> Phone: 912.524.2525&nbsp;<br> [http://www.seminolecountyga.com/ '''Seminole County Website'''] }}
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| building address =  Seminole County Courthouse<br>200 S Knowx Avenue<br> Donalsonville, GA 31745<br> Phone: 912.524.2525&nbsp;<br> [http://www.seminolecountyga.com/ '''Seminole County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Seminole County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1921<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1930<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1921<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.seminolecountyga.com/ Seminole County Courthouse]<br>200 S Knowx Avenue<br> Donalsonville, GA 31745<br> Phone: 912.524.2525&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, and<br> probate records; Clerk Superior Court has<br> divorce, court and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Seminole 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.seminolecountyga.com/ Seminole County Courthouse]<br>200 S Knowx Avenue<br> Donalsonville, GA 31745<br> Phone: 912.524.2525&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Seminole 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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'''Clerk of Superior Court '''<br>
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200 South Knox Ave.<br>
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P.O Box 672<br>
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Donalsonville, GA 39845<br>
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Telephone: (229) 524-2525<br>
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Fax: (229) 524-8883<br>
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'''Probate Court of Seminole County'''<br>
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Post Office Box 684<br>
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Donalsonville,  GA  39845<br>
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Telephone:  229 -524- 5256<br>
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Fax:  229-524-8644<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1920'''--Seminole County was created 8 July 1920&nbsp;from [[Decatur County, Georgia|Decatur]] and [[Early County, Georgia|Early ]]Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Donalsonville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1920'''--Seminole County was created 8 July 1920&nbsp;from [[Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy|Decatur]] and [[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early ]]Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Donalsonville <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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{{Fire}}'''1922.''' The temporary courthouse at Donalsonville burned in March 1922, about one and a half years after the county was created.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 52. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Decatur County, Georgia|Decatur]]  
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[[Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy|Decatur County]] {{•}}
*[[Early County, Georgia|Early]]  
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[[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early County]] {{•}}
*[[Houston County, Alabama|Houston County, Alabama]]  
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[[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston County, Alabama]] {{•}}
*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson County, Florida]]  
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[[Jackson County, Florida Genealogy|Jackson County, Florida]] {{•}}
*[[Miller County, Georgia|Miller]]
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[[Miller County, Georgia Genealogy|Miller County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GASeminole 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  ====
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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=507&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|628059|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=507 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.thegagenweb.com/gasemino/seminolecountycemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Seminole+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=Seminole&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/seminole/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/seminole.html Tombstone Project]
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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 ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaseminole.jpg|right|900px|Gaseminole.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/seminole/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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=====Civil War=====
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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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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Seminole}}
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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.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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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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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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===== 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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Seminole County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 713<br> Donalsonville, GA 31759<br><br>
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'''Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 4672<br>Albany, GA 31706 <br>[http://www.swggs.org Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[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/seminole-county/ Seminole County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Seminole|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/seminole.htm USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Seminole|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Seminole/ Seminole County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Seminole/ Seminole County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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

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Seminole County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Seminole County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded July 8, 1920
County Seat Donalsonville
Courthouse
Address Seminole County Courthouse
200 S Knowx Avenue
Donalsonville, GA 31745
Phone: 912.524.2525 
Seminole County Website


County Information

Seminole County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Seminole County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1921
1921

1930
1921
1921

County Courthouse

Seminole County Courthouse
200 S Knowx Avenue
Donalsonville, GA 31745
Phone: 912.524.2525 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
200 South Knox Ave.
P.O Box 672
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Telephone: (229) 524-2525
Fax: (229) 524-8883

Probate Court of Seminole County
Post Office Box 684
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Telephone: 229 -524- 5256
Fax: 229-524-8644

History

Parent County

1920--Seminole County was created 8 July 1920 from Decatur and Early Counties.
 County seat: Donalsonville [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

Fire.png
1922. The temporary courthouse at Donalsonville burned in March 1922, about one and a half years after the county was created.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Decatur County  • Early County  • Houston County, Alabama  • Jackson County, Florida  • Miller County

Seminole CountyDecatur CountyClay CountyMiller CountyGrady CountyThomas CountyMitchell CountyBaker CountyEarly CountyDougherty CountyCalhoun CountyGeneva CountyHouston CountyDale CountyHenry CountyBarbour CountyHolmes CountyWashington CountyJackson CountyCalhoun CountyBay CountyLiberty CountyLeon CountyGadsden CountyGASeminole.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
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 Seminole 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

Gaseminole.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Seminole 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

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Seminole County Historical Society
PO Box 713
Donalsonville, GA 31759

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 4672
Albany, GA 31706
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), Seminole 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), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat).