Georgia Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Georgia Births and Christenings, 1754-1960
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Georgia, 
United States
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings
Collection years 1754-1960
FamilySearch Resources


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

Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Georgia. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Event type, date, and place
  • Parents' names

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

It is known that records from Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, include records of enslaved persons. These persons are recorded with their given name and the surname of the slaveowner. For example, the record of "Paro Bennett" is an adult enslaved man owned by a man surnamed Bennett, and is not a child named Paro Bennett. Please examine original records when they are available to see if additional information not included in the index is available.

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Georgia Births and Christenings, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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

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?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Look at the record details. They may contain information not in the index
  • If the record is from "St. Barnabas Mission Chapel", the person might be from Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire, England. Check the FamilySearch Catalog at Bishop's transcripts for Bolnhurst, 1602-1875
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

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

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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