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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lamar County'''
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Guide to '''Lamar County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Lamar County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= August 17, 1920
| seat = Barnesville
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|county seat= Barnesville
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|parent county= [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe]], [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| building address = Lamar County Courthouse<br>326 Thomaston Street<br>Barnesville, GA 30204-1616<br>Phone: 770.358.5145<br>[http://www.lamarcountyga.com/home.html '''Lamar County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
  
=== County Courthouse === [http://www.lamarcountyga.com/home.html Lamar County Courthouse]<br>326 Thomaston Street<br>Barnesville, GA 30204-1616<br>Phone: 770.358.5145<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce,&nbsp;court and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br> '''Clerk of Superior Court ''' <br> 326 Thomaston St., Box 7 <br> Barnesville, GA 30204 <br>Telephone: (770) 358-5145<br> Fax: (770) 358-5814<br> '''Probate Court of Lamar County''' <br> Address: 326 Thomaston St Set 6<br> Barnesville, GA 30204<br> Work Phone: 770 -358- 5155<br> Fax: 770-358-5348<br> {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" |- | width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" |
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=== Description ===
<center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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The County was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lamar County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018 </ref>
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== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Lamar}}
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'''Lamar County Courthouse'''<br>326 Thomaston Street<br>Barnesville, GA 30204-1616<br>Phone: 770-358-5145<br>[http://www.lamarcountyga.com/ Lamar County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Lamar County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Lamar}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County, Georgia. Page 151-163 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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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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'''1920'''--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe and]] [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Barnesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Lamar}}
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*'''1920''' Lamar County was created 17 August 1920 from [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe]] and [[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Barnesville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://georgia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,171,c,lamar.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lamar County, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_County,_Georgia, accessed 1 September 2019.</ref>
  
==== Variant Spellings  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnesville,_Georgia Barnesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milner,_Georgia Milner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldora,_Georgia Aldora]
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No reported loss or damage.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chappel,_Georgia Chappel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goggins,_Georgia Goggins]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnstonville,_Georgia Johnstonville]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Lamar}}
  
[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy|Butts County]] {{•}}
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=== Biographies  ===
[[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe County]] {{•}}
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Lamar}}
[[Pike County, Georgia Genealogy|Pike County]] {{•}}
 
[[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding County]] {{•}}
 
[[Upson County, Georgia Genealogy|Upson County]]
 
  
<center>{{ GALamar County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Lamar}}
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lamar, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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==== African Americans  ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~galamar/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/lamar/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/lamar.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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==== Bible Records  ====
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*{{FHL|715254|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Lamar%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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==== Cemeteries ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Georgia/Lamar-County?id=county_467 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8038&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=37&stateAbbv=&stateName= Lamar County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392390&reqParentsLabel=Lamar%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>
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==== Census  ====
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The following web site may have additional information on Lamar County cemeteries.
  
==== Church Records  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_County,_Georgia#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1930 |9745
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|1940 |10091
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|1950 |10242
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|1960 |10240
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|1970 |10688 
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|1980 |12215 
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|1990 |13038 
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|2000 |15912
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|2010 |18317
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{{GA Census Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Lamar}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392390&reqParentsLabel=Lamar%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Lamar}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Lamar}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Lamar}}
  
:*''History of Lamar County.'' Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22832 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Lamar}}
  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Lamar}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Lamar}}
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*''History of Lamar County.'' Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22832 Ancestry] ($)
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Lamar County}}}}
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{{GA Maps Intro|Lamar}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392390&reqParentsLabel=Lamar%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]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
[[Image:Galamar.jpg|right|900px|Galamar.jpg]]  
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=== Migration ===
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{{GA Migration Intro|Lamar}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Lamar}}
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lamar/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
  
==== Military  ====
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
  
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'''Online Records'''
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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
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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
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*'''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)
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*'''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)
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1879-1920'''  {{RecordSearch|3038333|Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{VAciv}}  
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Lamar}}<br>
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:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry]]
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*Lambdin, Augusta, and Tallu Brinson Jones Fish. 1970. History of Lamar County. [Atlanta]: [William H. Wolfe and Associates]. (page 235-247; 453; 263-266) {{FHL|76539|item|disp=975.8446 H2da}}
  
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:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry]]
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/lamar/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project<br>
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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
  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Lamar}}
  
*Lambdin, Augusta, and Tallu Brinson Jones Fish. 1970. History of Lamar County. [Atlanta]: [William H. Wolfe and Associates]. (page 235-247; 453; 263-266) {{FHL|76539|item|disp=975.8446 H2da}}<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Lamar}}
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Lamar}}  
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Lamar}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Lamar}}
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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 ($)
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Lamar}}
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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]].
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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]].
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Lamar}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Lamar}}
  
===== Birth =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Lamar}}
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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
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Lamar}}
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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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 ($)
*1785 - 1950 {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*1808 - 1967 {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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.com] — 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
1699 - 1944 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} 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
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*'''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 ($)
  
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==== Death ====
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{{GA Death Intro|Lamar}}
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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
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*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
  
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==== Divorce ====
*1933 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Lamar}}
*1914 - 1927 {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*1928 - 1938 {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
1919 - 1998 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Lamar}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{GA Archives Intro|Lamar}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamar/society.html Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society]<br>
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=== Libraries ===
P.O. Box 805<br>
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Lamar}}
Barnesville, Georgia  30204
 
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{GA Museums Intro|Lamar}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
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{{GA Societies Intro|Lamar}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 805<br> Barnesville, GA 30204<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~galamar/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Lamar}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/lamar-county/ Lamar County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/lamar-county/ Lamar County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~galamar/ USGenWeb Lamar County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamar/ USGenWeb Lamar County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lamar/ Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lamar|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~galamatp/Index.html Lamar County, GeorgiaTrails to the Past]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lamar/ Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191962|Georgia|Lamar}}- 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
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~galamatp/Index.html Lamar County, Georgia&nbsp; Trails to the Past]
 
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Lamar}}
  
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[[Category:Lamar County, Georgia]][[Category:Georgia (state) Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:12, 19 August 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Barnesville
Organized: August 17, 1920
Parent County(s): Monroe, Pike[1]
Neighboring Counties
Butts  • Monroe  • Pike  • Spalding  • Upson
See County Maps
Courthouse
Lamar County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Lamar County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770-358-5145
Lamar County Website

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921.[3]

Lamar 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
1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 1921 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]

  • 1920 Lamar County was created 17 August 1920 from Monroe and Pike Counties.
  • County seat: Barnesville[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]

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
Towns
Unincorporated communities


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 Lamar, 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

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 9,745
1940 10,091 3.6%
1950 10,242 1.5%
1960 10,240 −0.0%
1970 10,688 4.4%
1980 12,215 14.3%
1990 13,038 6.7%
2000 15,912 22.0%
2010 18,317 15.1%
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

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 Lamar 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.

  • History of Lamar County. Barnesville, Ga.: Barnesville News-Gazette, 1932. Digital version at Ancestry ($)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Spalding CountyButts CountyMonroe CountyUpson CountyPike CountyGA LAMAR.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 Lamar 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 Lamar County:

- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry


  • Lambdin, Augusta, and Tallu Brinson Jones Fish. 1970. History of Lamar County. [Atlanta]: [William H. Wolfe and Associates]. (page 235-247; 453; 263-266) 975.8446 H2da


World War I

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 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]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

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

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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 Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 805
    Barnesville, GA 30204
    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, "Lamar County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_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), Lamar 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), 38. 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, "Lamar County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_County,_Georgia, accessed 1 September 2019.