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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ware_County,_Georgia|Ware County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ware_County,_Georgia|Ware County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Ware County Georgia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Ware 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 =  Ware County Courthouse]<br> 800 Church Street <br>Waycross, GA 31501-3501<br>Phone: 912.287.4340&nbsp;<br> [http://www.warecounty.com/ '''Ware County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address =  Ware County Courthouse]<br> 800 Church Street <br>Waycross, GA 31501-3501<br>Phone: 912.287.4340&nbsp;<br> [http://www.warecounty.com/ '''Ware County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Ware County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1879<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.warecounty.com/ Ware County Courthouse]<br> 800 Church Street <br>Waycross, GA 31501-3501<br>Phone: 912.287.4340&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has marriage&nbsp;and probate records from 1874; <br>Clerk of Court has land and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ware 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://www.warecounty.com/ Ware County Courthouse]<br> 800 Church Street <br>Waycross, GA 31501-3501<br>Phone: (912) 287-4340&nbsp;<br><br>
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<br>Probate Court has marriage&nbsp;and probate records from 1874; Clerk of Court has land and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ware County, Georgia. Page 161 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br> '''Ware County Clerk-Superior Court'''<br>
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Address: 800 Church St # 124,<br> Waycross, GA 31501<br>
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Phone: (912) 287-4340<br><br>
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'''Ware County Probate Court'''<br>
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800 Church Street
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Suite 123<br>
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Waycross, GA 31501<br>
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Office Phone: (912) 287-4315<br>
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Office Fax: (912) 287-4317<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1824'''--Ware County was created&nbsp;15 December&nbsp;1824 from [[Appling County, Georgia|Appling]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Waycross <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1824'''--Ware County was created&nbsp;15 December&nbsp;1824 from [[Appling County, Georgia Genealogy|Appling]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Waycross <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  ====
  
'''1854 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1874.''' The courthouse at Waycross burned the night of 12-13 October 1874. Almost all county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 56. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Atkinson County, Georgia|Atkinson]]  
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[[Atkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Atkinson]] {{•}}
*[[Bacon County, Georgia|Bacon]]  
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[[Bacon County, Georgia Genealogy|Bacon]] {{•}}
*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker County, Florida]]  
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[[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker County, Florida]] {{•}}
*[[Brantley County, Georgia|Brantley]]  
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[[Brantley County, Georgia Genealogy|Brantley]] {{•}}
*[[Charlton County, Georgia|Charlton]]  
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[[Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy|Charlton]] {{•}}
*[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch]]  
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[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy|Clinch]] {{•}}
*[[Coffee County, Georgia|Coffee]]  
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[[Coffee County, Georgia Genealogy|Coffee]] {{•}}
*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia County, Florida]]  
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[[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia County, Florida]] {{•}}
*[[Pierce County, Georgia|Pierce]]
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[[Pierce County, Georgia Genealogy|Pierce]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAWare  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=530&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|461123|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=530 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaware/ GAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ware+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=Ware&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/ware/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/ware.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/ga/ware.htm Georgia Interment]
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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}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Record
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===== LDS Ward and Branch Records  =====
  
 
*Waycross
 
*Waycross
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==== 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  ====
  
:*Walker, Laura Singleton. ''History of Ware County, Georgia.'' Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22851 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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{{GA History}}
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:*Walker, Laura Singleton. ''History of Ware County, Georgia.'' Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22851 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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[[Image:Gaware.jpg|right|900px|Gaware.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/ware/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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies D, H and L
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/ware/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Ware}}
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===== Wills =====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
:*'''1879-1915''' - Index to Ware County Wills, Volume A, 1879-1915 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywarren.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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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 $
:*'''1866-1897 '''(digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywalker.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1742–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
  
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
  
:*'''1896-1946''' - Index to Ware County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1896-1946 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywarren.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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:*'''1879-1915''' - Index to Ware County Wills, Volume A, 1879-1915 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywarren.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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:*'''1866-1897 '''(digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywalker.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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:*'''1896-1946''' - Index to Ware County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1896-1946 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywarren.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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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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*'''1874 - 1902''' - Ware County Marriage Index 1874-1902. Batch {{IGI|M713781}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==== 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/ware-county/ Ware County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Ware|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/ware.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Ware|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Ware/ Ware County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Ware/ Ware County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers {http://www.georgiapioneers.com&nbsp;Georgia Pioneers]
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}  
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Latest revision as of 00:35, 26 October 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Ware County

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

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Ware County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Ware County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 15, 1824
County Seat Waycross
Courthouse
Address Ware County Courthouse]
800 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501-3501
Phone: 912.287.4340 
Ware County Website


County Information

Ware County, Georgia Record Dates

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

1874

1830
1874
1879


County Courthouse

Ware County Courthouse
800 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501-3501
Phone: (912) 287-4340 


Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1874; Clerk of Court has land and court records[1]

Ware County Clerk-Superior Court
Address: 800 Church St # 124,
Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 287-4340

Ware County Probate Court
800 Church Street Suite 123
Waycross, GA 31501
Office Phone: (912) 287-4315
Office Fax: (912) 287-4317

History

Parent County

1824--Ware County was created 15 December 1824 from Appling County. County seat: Waycross [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
1874. The courthouse at Waycross burned the night of 12-13 October 1874. Almost all county records were lost.[3]

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atkinson  • Bacon  • Baker County, Florida  • Brantley  • Charlton  • Clinch  • Coffee  • Columbia County, Florida  • Pierce

Ware CountyClinch CountyLowndes CountyBrantley CountyLanier CountyBerrien CountyAtkinson CountyCoffee CountyBacon CountyAppling CountyPierce CountyWayne CountyEchols CountyMcIntosh CountyGlynn CountyCamden CountyCharlton CountyNassau CountyDuval CountyClay CountyBaker CountyBradford CountyUnion CountyColumbia CountyHamilton CountySuwannee CountyMadison CountyGAWare.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.

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records
  • Waycross

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 Ware 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.

  • Walker, Laura Singleton. History of Ware County, Georgia. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Gaware.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies D, H and L
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Birth
Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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), Ware 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), 56. At various libraries (WorldCat).
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