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[http://www.laniercountyboc.com/home.html Lanier County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Lakeland, GA 31635<br>Phone: 912.482.2088<br><br>Clerk Superior Court records from 1921 and land records; Probate courth has birth, marriage, death, and&nbsp;probate records from 1921.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lanier County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.laniercountyboc.com/home.html Lanier County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Lakeland, GA 31635<br>Phone: 912.482.2088<br><br>Clerk Superior Court records from 1921 and land records; Probate court has birth, marriage, death, and&nbsp;probate records from 1921.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lanier County, Georgia. Page 157 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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56 W. Main St., Ste 5 <br>
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LAKELAND, GA 31635 <br>
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Phone: (229) 482-3594<br>
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Fax: (229) 482-8333<br>
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'''Probate Court of Lanier County'''<br>
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Lanier County Courthouse<br>
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56 Main Street, Suite 10<br>
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Lakeland, GA  31635<br>
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Phone: (229) 482-3668<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:29, 27 August 2015

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

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Lanier County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Lanier County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded August 7, 1920
County Seat Lakeland
Courthouse
Address Lanier County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
Phone: 912.482.2088
Lanier County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lanier County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
Phone: 912.482.2088

Clerk Superior Court records from 1921 and land records; Probate court has birth, marriage, death, and probate records from 1921.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
56 W. Main St., Ste 5
LAKELAND, GA 31635
Phone: (229) 482-3594
Fax: (229) 482-8333

Probate Court of Lanier County
Lanier County Courthouse
56 Main Street, Suite 10
Lakeland, GA 31635
Phone: (229) 482-3668

Beginning Dates for Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1921
1921
1921


1921

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1930--Lanier County was created 7 August 1920 from Berrien, Clinch and Lowndes Counties.
County seat: Lakeland [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]

Atkinson County  • Berrien County  • Clinch County  • Echols County  • Lowndes County  •


Template:GALanier County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

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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Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

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]

Lanier County Historical Society, Inc.
49 W Main St,
Lakeland, GA 31635-6834

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), Lanier 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).