Georgia, County Voter Registrations - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1909
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
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?
The following information may be found in these records:
Superior Court Registered voters
A coverage table for this collection is available at Georgia, County Voter Registrations, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The date of the event
Search the IndexSearch by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
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?
- 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?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Georgia.
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Citing This Collection
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