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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
The County was named for Walter Christopher Columbus. The County is located in the central east area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Columbia County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref> T
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The County was named for Walter Christopher Columbus. The County is located in the central east area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Columbia County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922. </center>
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922. </center>
 
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Columbia County is included in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta,_Georgia Augusta-Richmond County], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_metropolitan_area GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area]. It is located along the Savannah River.  
 
Columbia County is included in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta,_Georgia Augusta-Richmond County], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_metropolitan_area GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area]. It is located along the Savannah River.  
  
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://georgia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,073,c,columbia.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Columbia County, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 6 Febuary 2019.</ref>  
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://georgia.hometownlocator.com/ HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Columbia County, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 6 Febuary 2019.</ref>  
  
 
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Columbia}}
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7875&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= Columbia County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7875&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= Columbia County Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393785&reqParentsLabel=Columbia%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969}} <br>
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US Vol. 5 page 101 - Mount Tabor Baptist Church
  
 
The following web site may have additional information on Columbia County cemeteries.
 
The following web site may have additional information on Columbia County cemeteries.
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=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County,_Georgia#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1800 |8345
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|1810 |11242
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|1820 |12695
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|1830 |12606
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|1840 |11356
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|1850 |11961
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|1860 |11860
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|1870 |13529
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|1880 |10465
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|1890 |11281
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|1900 |10653
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|1910 |12328
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|1920 |11718
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|1930 |8793
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|1940 |9433
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|1950 |9525
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|1960 |13423
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|1970 |22327
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|1980 |40118
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|1990 |66031
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|2000 |89288
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|2010 |124053
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}}
 
{{GA Census Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Census Intro|Columbia}}
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{GA Church Intro|Columbia}}
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{{GA Church Intro|Columbia}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393785&reqParentsLabel=Columbia%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
'''Church of the Heavenly Rest, Grovetown'''
 
'''Church of the Heavenly Rest, Grovetown'''
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
{{GA Land Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Land Intro|Columbia}}
 
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*'''1735-1866''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/platindex Georgian Colonial and Headright Plat Index, 1735-1866] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault] - alpha index<br>
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*'''1783-1909''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/looseplats Headright and Bounty Plats, 1783-1909] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault] - images with alpha index<br>
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*'''1805-1833''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/dmf District Plats of Survey] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault] - images organized by county and district<br>
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*[https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/p17154coll1 Colonial Plats and Warrants] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault] - images with alpha index<br>
 
*Index to Deeds 1801-1803; Book E 1815. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Deeds 1801-1803; Book E 1815. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Index to Plat Records 1794-1824. [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers]($)
 
*Index to Plat Records 1794-1824. [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers]($)
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{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Columbia County}}}}
 
{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Columbia County}}}}
 
{{GA Maps Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Maps Intro|Columbia}}
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393785&reqParentsLabel=Columbia%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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*'''1740s-?''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/hmf Historic Map File] at Georgia Archives Virtual Vault - images
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*'''1866 - 1935''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/cmf County Map File] at Georgia Archives Virtual Vault - images
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
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'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/confed Confederate Enlistment Oaths and Discharges] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault]- images and alphabetical index
*'''1879-1920'''  {{RecordSearch|3038333|Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/cmr Confederate Muster Rolls] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault]- images; filter by commanding officer, service branch and regiment
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*'''1861-1865''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/pension Confederate Pension Application Supplements] - images and alphabetical index; filter by county
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*'''1864''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/1864 Militia Enrollment Lists, 1864] - images; filter by county
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1879-1920'''  {{RecordSearch|3038333|Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1879-1960''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/TestApps Confederate Pension Applications] - images and alphabetical index; filter by county
  
 
{{GA Civil War Regiments|Columbia}}<br>
 
{{GA Civil War Regiments|Columbia}}<br>
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*Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Military rosters 27 March 1793: Columbia County, Georgia. [Anniston, Ala.]: M.B. Hageness. {{FHL|718248|item|disp=975.8635 M2h also Film 2055469 item 5}}
 
*Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Military rosters 27 March 1793: Columbia County, Georgia. [Anniston, Ala.]: M.B. Hageness. {{FHL|718248|item|disp=975.8635 M2h also Film 2055469 item 5}}
  
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'''''Spanish-American War'''''<br>
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*'''1898''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/swc Spanish-American War Service Summary Cards] - images and alphabetical index; filter by residence, muster location and unit
  
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1914-1918''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/p17154coll7 World War I Casualties Scrapbooks] - images and alphabetical index
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*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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'''''World War II'''''<br>
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*'''1940-1942''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/georgia-world-war-ii-draft-registration-cards-1940-1942 Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards 1940-1942] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] - index ($))
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
{{GA Newspapers Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Newspapers Intro|Columbia}}
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*[https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn89053008/1920-02-05/ed-1/ Georgia Historic Newspapers] at Digital Library of Georgia
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
 
'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1856-1909''' - {{RecordSearch|3326831|Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1909}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1856-1909''' - {{RecordSearch|3326831|Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1909}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia, County Voter Registrations - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
=== Periodicals ===
 
=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Probate Intro|Columbia}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
  
*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1733-1753''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/cw Colonial Wills] at Georgia Archives Virtual Vault - images with alpha index
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*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1742-1992'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*'''1742-1992'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1754-1776''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/cwb Colonial Will Books] at Georgia Archives Virtual Vault - images with alpha index
 
*'''1788-1825'''  Index to Letters of Administration 1788-1825 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1788-1825'''  Index to Letters of Administration 1788-1825 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1790-1888'''  Wills 1790-1888 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1790-1888'''  Wills 1790-1888 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{GA Schools Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Schools Intro|Columbia}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]] — [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
{{GA Tax Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Tax Intro|Columbia}}
 
*'''1805''' Tax Digest (images of all districts) [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1805''' Tax Digest (images of all districts) [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycolumbia.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1787-1900''' {{RecordSearch|4130006|Georgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Georgia, Tax Digests - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]], index and images
  
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
 
{{GA Birth Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Birth Intro|Columbia}}
*'''1870-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images
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*'''1870-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images — [[Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
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*'''1560-1993'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
 
*'''1560-1993'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
 
*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
 
*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Church Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1785-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1785-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Church Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1808-1967'''  {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808-1967'''  {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1828-1978'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*'''1828-1978'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
  
 
'''''Marriage Bonds'''''
 
'''''Marriage Bonds'''''
  
*'''1787-1805'''  Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books L and M Index 1787-1805. Batch {{IGI|M712576}} at FamilySearch<ref >Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1787-1805'''  Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books L and M Index 1787-1805. Batch {{IGI|M712576}} at FamilySearch<ref >Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
 
*'''1787-1805'''  Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books M thru R Index 1787-1805. Batch {{IGI|M712577}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
 
*'''1787-1805'''  Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books M thru R Index 1787-1805. Batch {{IGI|M712577}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
 
*'''1787-1805'''  Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books R thru T Index 1787-1805. Batch {{IGI|M712578}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
 
*'''1787-1805'''  Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books R thru T Index 1787-1805. Batch {{IGI|M712578}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
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==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{GA Death Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Death Intro|Columbia}}
*'''1870-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images
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*'''1870-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images — [[Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 
*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1930''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/gadeaths/search Georgia Death Certificates] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault] - index and images
*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1928-1930''' [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/nondeath Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates] at [https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/ Georgia Archives Virtual Vault] - images
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*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
 
{{GA Divorce Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Divorce Intro|Columbia}}
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===Voter Records===
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*'''1856-1941''' {{RecordSearch|3326831|Georgia, County Voter Registrations, 1856-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Georgia, County Voter Registrations - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]], index and images
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Societies Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Societies Intro|Columbia}}
  
*'''Columbia County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 203<br>Appling, GA 30802<br>[http://www.columbiacountyga.gov/information/county-information/county-history/historical-society Website]
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*'''Columbia County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 203<br>Appling, GA 30802<br>[https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyGaHistoricalSociety/ Website]
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/columbia-county/ Columbia County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/columbia-county/ Columbia County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacolumbia/  USGenWeb Columbia County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*[http://thegagenweb.com/gacolumbia/  USGenWeb Columbia County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers]
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191804|Georgia|Columbia}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191804|Georgia|Columbia}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==
 
{{GA Research Guides Intro|Columbia}}
 
{{GA Research Guides Intro|Columbia}}

Latest revision as of 13:22, 3 May 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Evans
Organized: December 10, 1790
Parent County(s): Richmond[1]
Neighboring Counties
Aiken (SC)  • Edgefield (SC)  • Lincoln  • McCormick (SC)  • McDuffie  • Richmond
See County Maps
Courthouse
Columbia County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Columbia County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Walter Christopher Columbus. The County is located in the central east area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Columbia County Courthouse
630 Ronald Reagan Dr.
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: 706-868-3376
Columbia County Website

Clerk of Court has land records from 1700s, court records from 1900s, and divorce records from 1945.
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records.[3]

Columbia County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1787 1919 1900s 1700s 1790 1820
*Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1790 Columbia County was created 10 December 1790 from Richmond County.
  • County seat: Evans[6]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Columbia County is included in the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along the Savannah River.

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Kiokee
  • Lake Royal
  • Lewiston
  • Maddox
  • Maple Creek
  • Rosemont
  • Snead
  • Woodbridge
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Columbia, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969

US Vol. 5 page 101 - Mount Tabor Baptist Church

The following web site may have additional information on Columbia County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 8,345
1810 11,242 34.7%
1820 12,695 12.9%
1830 12,606 −0.7%
1840 11,356 −9.9%
1850 11,961 5.3%
1860 11,860 −0.8%
1870 13,529 14.1%
1880 10,465 −22.6%
1890 11,281 7.8%
1900 10,653 −5.6%
1910 12,328 15.7%
1920 11,718 −4.9%
1930 8,793 −25.0%
1940 9,433 7.3%
1950 9,525 1.0%
1960 13,423 40.9%
1970 22,327 66.3%
1980 40,118 79.7%
1990 66,031 64.6%
2000 89,288 35.2%
2010 124,053 38.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Church of the Heavenly Rest, Grovetown

  • 1887-1895 Church of the Heavenly Rest, Grovetown, Baptism Index 1887-1895. Batch C712591 at FamilySearch[8]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Columbia County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

McCormick CountyEdgefield CountyAiken CountyRichmond CountyMcDuffie CountyLincoln CountyGA COLUMBIA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Columbia County 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 Columbia County:

-10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F
- 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 48th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K


  • Georgia. 1961. Confederate pension records, 1890-1913. Atlanta [Georgia]: Georgia Department of Archives and History. Film 847842 item2
  • Georgia. 1967. Confederate pension rolls, 1920-1933. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 515964 item1
  • Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Military rosters 27 March 1793: Columbia County, Georgia. [Anniston, Ala.]: M.B. Hageness. 975.8635 M2h also Film 2055469 item 5

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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).

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Marriage Bonds

  • 1787-1805 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books L and M Index 1787-1805. Batch M712576 at FamilySearch[9]
  • 1787-1805 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books M thru R Index 1787-1805. Batch M712577 at FamilySearch[10]
  • 1787-1805 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books R thru T Index 1787-1805. Batch M712578 at FamilySearch[11]
  • 1787-1930 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books B thru D Index 1787-1930. Batch M712572 at FamilySearch[12]
  • 1787-1935 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books D thru G Index 1787-1935. Batch M712573 at FamilySearch[13]
  • 1787-1935 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books G thru I Index 1787-1935. Batch M712574 at FamilySearch[14]
  • 1791-1934 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books A and B Index 1791-1934. Batch M712571 at FamilySearch[15]
  • 1791-1934 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books W thru Z Index 1791-1934. Batch M712581 at FamilySearch[16]
  • 1846-1937 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books I thru L Index 1846-1937. Batch M712575 at FamilySearch[17]
  • 1856-1935 Columbia County Marriage Bonds Books T thru W Index 1856-1935. Batch M712579 at FamilySearch[18]

Marriage Registers

  • 1806-1852 Columbia County Marriage Registers A and B Index 1806-1852. Batch M712582 at FamilySearch[19]
  • 1852-1873 Columbia County Marriage Register C Index 1852-1873. Batch M712583 at FamilySearch[20]
  • 1866-1905 Columbia County Marriage Registers A and B Index 1874-1905. Batch M712561 at FamilySearch[21]
  • 1871-1888 Columbia County Marriage Register D Index 1871-1888. Batch M712584 at FamilySearch[22]
  • 1887-1895 Columbia County Marriage Registers E and F Index 1887-1895. Batch M712585 at FamilySearch[23]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Columbia County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Columbia County. For state-wide library facilities, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Columbia County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Georgia Societies.

  • Columbia County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 203
    Appling, GA 30802
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Columbia County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County,_Georgia accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Columbia County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 6 Febuary 2019.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  11. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  12. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  13. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  14. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  15. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  16. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  17. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  18. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  19. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  20. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  21. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  22. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
  23. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.