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Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1909
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Record Description
Record Type Voter Registration
Collection years 1856-1909
FamilySearch Resources
Georgia Archives

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

County voter lists,and registration records for Brooks, Bullock, Chatham, Clayton, Columbia, Decatuer, Early, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Jefferson, Liberty, McIntosh, Newton, Ogelthrope, Screven, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Thomas, and Warren counties in Georgia for years 1856-1909. The publication also includes the Returns of Qualified Voters for the state of Georgia 1867-1868 acquired form the Georgia Department of Archives and History.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Voter Returns

  • Name
  • Date of registration
  • Book and page
  • Color of person
  • Residence time period

Voters registration

  • Registration date
  • Name
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Residence, street,side street or ward
  • Remarks

Superior Court Registered voters

  • Name
  • Color
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Remarks

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available at Georgia, County Voter Registrations, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The date of the event

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s voter registration record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information in the registration record to look for civil birth and death records, for earlier time periods
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of residence to locate census, church, and land records
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.

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