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Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927  and Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942
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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 Death
Collection years 1914-1942
FamilySearch Resources
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Georgia State Archives


What is in This Collection?

Index and images of Georgia statewide deaths. Original records are arranged chronologically by year and then by certificate numbers.

In 1919, Georgia law required the registration of deaths in the state. Some deaths were recorded for years before 1919. Prior to statewide registration, death records were recorded in some counties beginning in 1875. Though statewide registration was established in 1919, county officials were slow to respond to the law and most did not comply until 1928.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death including city, county and state
  • Cause of death
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Estimated birth year of deceased
  • Gender, race, age, marital status and occupation of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Father's name and birth place
  • Mother's maiden name and birth place
  • Name and location of cemetery
  • Burial date

Collection Content

Sample Images

Digital Folder Number List

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at Georgia Deaths Digital Folder Number List.

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 or the name of a parent or spouse

Search the Index

Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927

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

Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942

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

View the Images

Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Georgia Deaths Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Georgia Deaths Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information found to obtain the actual death certificate
  • Use the information found to locate a funeral home, obituary or cemetery record
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record 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
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps

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

Known Issues

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Citing This Collection

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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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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