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Guide to '''Wheeler 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 = Wheeler County
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| founded year = 1912
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| founded date = 14 August
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| building address =  Wheeler County Courthouse ]<br>209 W Forest Avenue<br>Alamo, GA 30411<br>Phone: 912.568.713&nbsp;<br> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wheeler.htm '''Wheeler County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Wheeler 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" | '''[[{{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" | 1927<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1913<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1920<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wheeler.htm Wheeler County Courthouse ]<br>209 W Forest Avenue<br>Alamo, GA 30411<br>Phone: 912.568.713&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Department has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1927; <br>Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1913; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1913<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wheeler.htm Wheeler County Courthouse ]<br>209 W Forest Avenue<br>Alamo, GA 30411<br>Phone: (912) 568.7137&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Department has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1927; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1913; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1913<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wheeler County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>
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'''Wheeler County Superior Court'''<br>16 W Pearl Street, Suite 101<br>
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P.O. Box 38 <br>
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Alamo, GA 30411 <br>
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Phone: (912) 568-7137<br>
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Fax: (912) 568-7453<br>
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<br>'''Wheeler County Probate Court'''<br>
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119 Pearl St, <br>Alamo, GA 30411<br>
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Phone: (912) 568-7133<br>
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1912'''--Wheeler County was created 14 August 1912&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Georgia|Montgomery ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Alamo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1912'''--Wheeler County was created 14 August 1912&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy|Montgomery ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Alamo <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
'''1916''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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[[Image:Fire.png|right|30px|Fire.png]]'''1916'''  The fire at the Alamo Courthouse on 9 March did not damage the county records.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 57-58. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dodge County, Georgia|Dodge]]  
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[[Dodge County, Georgia Genealogy|Dodge]] {{•}} [[Jeff Davis County, Georgia Genealogy|Jeff Davis]] {{•}} [[Laurens County, Georgia Genealogy|Laurens]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Telfair County, Georgia Genealogy|Telfair]] {{•}} [[Treutlen County, Georgia Genealogy|Treutlen]]  
*[[Jeff Davis County, Georgia|Jeff Davis]]  
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<center>{{GAWheeler  County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Laurens County, Georgia|Laurens]]  
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=== Genealogy Resources  ===
*[[Montgomery County, Georgia|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Telfair County, Georgia|Telfair]]  
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==== Research Guides  ====
*[[Treutlen County, Georgia|Treutlen]]
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Wheeler}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Wheeler, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=535&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
US Vol. 5<br>page 156 - Wilkes Cemetery<br>page 156 - Frank Ervins Farm<br>page 157 - Hinson Cemetery
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*[http://thegagenweb.com/gawheeler/Cemeteries/ GAGenWeb]
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/wheeler/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/wheeler.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|793125|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Wheeler%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=535 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Wheeler&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8289&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= Wheeler County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Wheeler County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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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:Gawheeler.jpg|center|850px|Gawheeler.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military Wheeler County - [http://thegagenweb.com/gawheeler/Military.htm GAGenWeb 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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Wheeler}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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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}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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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===== 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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'''Central Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br> Post Office Box 2024<br> Warner Robins, GA 31099<br>[http://www.cggs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Wiregrass Genealogical Society'''<br>45 25th Ave.<br>Eastman, GA 31023<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gawgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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/wheeler-county/ Wheeler County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wheeler|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/wheeler.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wheeler|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wheeler/ Wheeler County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wheeler/ Wheeler County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}  
 
<references />{{Georgia|Georgia}}  
  
 
[[Category:Wheeler_County,_Georgia]]
 
[[Category:Wheeler_County,_Georgia]]

Latest revision as of 20:43, 4 July 2017

United States
Georgia
Wheeler County

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

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Wheeler County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Wheeler County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded 14 August, 1912
County Seat Alamo
Courthouse
Address Wheeler County Courthouse ]
209 W Forest Avenue
Alamo, GA 30411
Phone: 912.568.713 
Wheeler County Website


County Information

Wheeler County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Wheeler County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1913
1927
1920
1913
1913

County Courthouse

Wheeler County Courthouse
209 W Forest Avenue
Alamo, GA 30411
Phone: (912) 568.7137 

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1927; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1913; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1913[1]

Wheeler County Superior Court
16 W Pearl Street, Suite 101
P.O. Box 38
Alamo, GA 30411
Phone: (912) 568-7137
Fax: (912) 568-7453

Wheeler County Probate Court
119 Pearl St,
Alamo, GA 30411
Phone: (912) 568-7133

History

Parent County

1912--Wheeler County was created 14 August 1912 from Montgomery County. County seat:  Alamo [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
1916 The fire at the Alamo Courthouse on 9 March did not damage the county records.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dodge  • Jeff Davis  • Laurens  • Montgomery  • Telfair  • Treutlen

Wheeler CountyJeff Davis CountyBacon CountyTelfair CountyAppling CountyToombs CountyMontgomery CountyEmanuel CountyJohnson CountyTrentlen CountyLaurens CountyWilkinson CountyTwiggs CountyBleckley CountyPulaski CountyDodge CountyBen Hill CountyIrwin CountyCoffee CountyWilcox CountyGAWheeler.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Wheeler, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Wheeler County cemeteries.

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 Wheeler 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

Gawheeler.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 2024
Warner Robins, GA 31099
Website

Wiregrass Genealogical Society
45 25th Ave.
Eastman, GA 31023
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), Wheeler County, Georgia. Page 162 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), 57-58. At various libraries (WorldCat).