Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy

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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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Lamar County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Lamar County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 17, 1920
County Seat Barnesville
Courthouse
Address Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145
Lamar County Website


=== County Courthouse === Lamar County Courthouse
326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204-1616
Phone: 770.358.5145

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1921[1]
Clerk of Superior Court
326 Thomaston St., Box 7
Barnesville, GA 30204
Telephone: (770) 358-5145
Fax: (770) 358-5814
Probate Court of Lamar County
Address: 326 Thomaston St Set 6
Barnesville, GA 30204
Work Phone: 770 -358- 5155
Fax: 770-358-5348
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Beginning Dates for Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records

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History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1920--Lamar County was created 17 August 1920 from Monroe and Pike Counties. County seat:  Barnesville [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Butts County  • Monroe County  • Pike County  • Spalding County  • Upson County

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Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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.

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy 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, Georgia Genealogy:



- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • 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

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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Occupations[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).

Taxation[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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $


Death Records[edit | edit source]

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Barnesville-Lamar County Historical Society
P.O. Box 805
Barnesville, Georgia 30204

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County, Georgia. Page 157 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38. At various libraries (WorldCat).