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Guide to '''Towns County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Towns 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 =  Towns County Courthouse]<br> 48 River Street Ste E; <br>Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178<br> Phone: 706.896.2130&nbsp;<br> [http://townscountyga.com/Home_Page.php '''Towns County Website'''] }}  
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| building address =  Towns County Courthouse]<br> 48 River Street Ste E; <br>Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178<br> Phone: 706.896.2130&nbsp;<br> [http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/towns-county '''Towns County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Towns County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://townscountyga.com/Home_Page.php Towns County Courthouse]<br> 48 River Street Ste E; <br>Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178<br> Phone: 706.896.2130&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, <br>marriage records from 1885 and probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and military&nbsp;<br>records from 1865<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Towns County, Georgia. Page 161 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/towns-county Towns County Courthouse]<br> 48 River Street Ste E; <br>Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178<br> Phone: 706.896.2130&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage records from 1885 and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and military records from 1865<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Towns County, Georgia. Page 161 {{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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48 River Street, Suite E <br>
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Hiawassee, GA 30546<br>
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Telephone: (706) 896-2130<br>
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Fax: (706) 896-1772<br>
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'''Probate Court of Towns County'''<br>
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48 River Street, Suite C<br>
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Hiawassee,  GA  30546<br>
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Telephone:  706-896-3467<br>
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Fax:  706-896-1772<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856'''--Towns County was created 6 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Rabun County, Georgia|Rabun]] and[[Union County, Georgia|Union]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Hiawassee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856'''--Towns County was created 6 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Rabun County, Georgia Genealogy|Rabun]] and[[Union County, Georgia Genealogy|Union]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Hiawassee <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), 53-54. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cherokee County, North Carolina|Cherokee County, North Carolina]]  
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[[Cherokee County, North Carolina|Cherokee County]] {{•}}
*[[Clay County, North Carolina|Clay County, North Carolina]]  
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[[Clay County, North Carolina|Clay County]] {{•}}
*[[Habersham County, Georgia|Habersham]]  
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[[Habersham County, Georgia Genealogy|Habersham County]] {{•}}
*[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon County, North Carolina]]  
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[[Macon County, North Carolina|Macon County]] {{•}}
*[[Rabun County, Georgia|Rabun]]  
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[[Rabun County, Georgia Genealogy|Rabun County]] {{•}}
*[[Union County, Georgia|Union]]  
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[[Union County, Georgia Genealogy|Union County]] {{•}}
*[[White County, Georgia|White]]
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[[White County, Georgia Genealogy|White County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GATowns 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="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=521&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|744077|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=521 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gatowns/ GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Towns+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=Towns&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/towns/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/towns.html Tombstone Project]
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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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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military&nbsp;  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
&nbsp; Towns County List of Militia [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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[[Image:Gatowns.jpg|center|900px|Gatowns.jpg]]
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==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/towns/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*Towns County List of Militia [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/towns/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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*'''1924-1941''' - Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Towns County). 1964. Confederate pension rolls, 1924-1941. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|280024|item|disp=film 366307}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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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.org] images
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*'''1854-1941''' - Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Towns County). 1964. Probate records, 1854-1941; index, 1859-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|279789|item|disp=film 366302 on line}}<br>
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
*Index to Wills and Estates, Voll I, 1856-1871 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1856-1871''' - Index to Wills and Estates, Voll I, 1856-1871 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers] $
*Index to Estates, Vol. F, 1856-1871 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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*'''1856-1871''' - Index to Estates, Vol. F, 1856-1871 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers] $
*Index to Estates, Vol. D, 1869-1894 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1869-1894''' - Index to Estates, Vol. D, 1869-1894 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countytowns.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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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*'''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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*'''1856 - 1900''' - Towns County Marriage Index 1856-1900. Batch {{IGI|M713841}} 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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===== 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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'''Towns County Historical & Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 101<br> Young Harris, GA 30582-0101<br>Telephone Number: 706-379-3150<br><br>
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'''Towns County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 932<br> Hiawassee, GA 30546<br>[http://www.townshistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
===== Marriage =====
 
  
*'''1856-1900''' - Towns County Marriage Index 1856-1900. Batch {{IGI|M713841}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
  
 
==== 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/towns-county/ Towns County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Towns|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/towns.htm USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Towns|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Towns/ Towns County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Towns/ Towns 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 21:20, 28 February 2017

United States
Georgia
Towns County

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

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Towns County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Towns County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded March 6, 1856
County Seat Hiawassee
Courthouse
Address Towns County Courthouse]
48 River Street Ste E;
Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178
Phone: 706.896.2130 
Towns County Website


County Information

Towns County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1856

1860
1856
1856

County Courthouse

Towns County Courthouse
48 River Street Ste E;
Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178
Phone: 706.896.2130 

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, marriage records from 1885 and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and military records from 1865[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
48 River Street, Suite E
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Telephone: (706) 896-2130
Fax: (706) 896-1772

Probate Court of Towns County
48 River Street, Suite C
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Telephone: 706-896-3467
Fax: 706-896-1772

History

Parent County

1856--Towns County was created 6 March 1856 from Rabun andUnion Counties. County seat: Hiawassee [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

Cherokee County  • Clay County  • Habersham County  • Macon County  • Rabun County  • Union County  • White County

Towns CountyRabun CountyHabersham CountyWhite CountyStephens CountyHart CountyFranklin CountyBanks CountyHall CountyLumpkin CountyDawson CountyPickens CountyGilmer CountyFannin CountyUnion CountyMurray CountyPolk CountyBradley CountyMcMinn CountyMonroe CountyCherokee CountyClay CountyGraham CountySwain CountyMacon CountyJackson CountyHaywood CountyTransylvania CountyHenderson CountyOconee CountyPickens CountyGreenville CountyAnderson CountyAbbeville CountyGATowns.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 Towns 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

Gatowns.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • 1924-1941 - Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Towns County). 1964. Confederate pension rolls, 1924-1941. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 366307

Naturalization

Newspapers

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
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Towns County Historical & Genealogical Society
PO Box 101
Young Harris, GA 30582-0101
Telephone Number: 706-379-3150

Towns County Historical Society
P.O. Box 932
Hiawassee, GA 30546
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), Towns County, Georgia. Page 161 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), 53-54. 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.