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

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Online Records

Spalding County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 20, 1851
County Seat Griffin
Address Spalding County Courthouse]
132 W Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223-3312
Phone: 770.467.4745 
Spalding County Website

County Courthouse

[http://www.spaldingcounty.com/ Spalding County Courthouse
132 W Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223-3312
Phone: 770.467.4745 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852[1]


Parent County

1851--Spalding County was created 20 December 1851 from Fayette, Henry and Pike Counties.
County seat: Griffin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories





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).


Vital Records

  • 1852-1881 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1851-1881. Batch M713711 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1882-1893 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1882-1893. Batch M713712 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1886 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
  • 1891-1895 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M713713 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spalding 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.