Where to find Georgia County Records:
County courthouses. For the
genealogist, researching at county courthouses
is not always the most pleasant of experiences.
County officials tend to focus their attention
on modern records and on the users of modern
records. Older records may be stored in a
less than ideal environment and photocopies may
not be an option, especially, if the record is
in a bound oversized volume like many 19th
century records. Despite the drawbacks, there
will be times when a research trip to a county
courthouse is necessary.
Most pre-1900 Georgia county records are
available on microfilm at the Georgia Archives. Additionally,
the Archives holds original records for some
Georgia counties. A search of the Georgia
Archives online descriptive inventories at
provide further information on the availability
of original county records. The catalog to the
microfilm collection is not online.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Mormons microfilmed most pre-1900 Georgia
county records. Copies of this microfilm
are at the Georgia Archives and at Salt Lake
City. For a
nominal fee, microfilm from Salt Lake City may
be ordered on interlibrary loan through any
Mormon branch library.
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