Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Elbert County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Elbert County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 10, 1790
County Seat Elberton
Elbert County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Address Elbert County Courthouse
10 W Church Sreet
Elberton, GA 30635-1498
Phone: 706.283.2005
Elbert County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Elbert County Courthouse
10 W Church Sreet
Elberton, GA 30635-1498
Phone: 706.283.2005

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, land, and cemetery records from 1790 along with military from 1922. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
12 South Oliver
P.O. Box 619
Elberton, GA 30635
Telephone: (706) 283-2005
Fax: (706) 213-7286

Probate Court of Elbert County
Elbert County Govenment Complex
45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
Telephone: 706-283-2016

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


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1790--Elbert County was created 10 December 1790 from Wilkes County. County seat:  Elberton [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Abbeville County  • Anderson County  • Hart County  • Lincoln County  • Madison County  • McCormick County  • Oglethorpe County  • Wilkes County

Template:GAElbert County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

  • In Those Days is an oral history from elderly African Americans in Elbert County, Georgia, and Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]
  • 1865-1885 - Elberton First Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch C712741 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Land

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Template:GA History

  • McIntosh, John H. The Official History of Elbert County, 1790-1935. Elberton, Ga.: The Chapter, c1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to Elbert County for European settlers included:

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies C,F,and I
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and H
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also giving)

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Newspaper abstracts

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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).

  • 1791-1826 - Wills 1791-1826, Books A-M (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1835-1860 - Index to Will Book 1835-1860 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1791-1806 - Index to Misc. Wills, Inventories, Letters of Administration, 1791-1806 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1836-1860 - Digital Images of Elbert County Wills 1836-1860. See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
  • 1875-1878 - Elbert County Birth Index 1875-1878. Batch C712721 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
  • 1791-1835 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1791-1835. Batch M712727 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1803-1808 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1803-1808. Batch M712722 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1804-1812 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1804-1812. Batch M712723 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1812-1824 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1812-1824. Batch M712724 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1822-1829 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1822-1829. Batch M712725 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1829-1831 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1829-1831. Batch M712726 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1836-1867 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1836-1867. Batch M712728 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1866-1887 - Elbert County Marriage Book D Index 1866-1887. Batch M712729 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1878 - Elbert County Marriage Index 1875-1878. Batch M712721 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1882-1895 - Elbert County Marriage Books E and F Index 1882-1895. Batch M712731 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1882-1899 - Elbert County Marriage Books A and B Index 1882-1899. Batch M712732 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
  • 1869-1870 - Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
  • 1875-1878 - Elbert County Death Index 1875-1878. Batch B003498 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Georgia. Page 155 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), 29-30. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "vr" defined multiple times with different content