Laurens County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Laurens County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Laurens County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 10, 1807
County Seat Dublin
Address Laurens County Courthouse
101 N Jefferson Street
Dublin, GA 31021-6198
Phone: 478.272.3210
Laurens County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Laurens County Courthouse
101 N Jefferson Street
Dublin, GA 31021-6198
Phone: 478.272.3210

Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, and land records from 1807; County Health Department has birth and death records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
101 N. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 2028
Dublin, GA 31040
Phone: (478) 272-3210
Fax: (478) 275-2595

Probate Court of Laurens County
P.O. Box 2098
Dublin, GA 31040
Phone: (478) 272-2566

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


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1807--Laurens County was created 10 December 1807 from Wilkinson County. County seat:  Dublin [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 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]

Bleckley County  • Dodge County  • Emanuel County  • Johnson County  • Treutlen County  • Twiggs County  • Wheeler County  • Wilkinson County  •

Template:GALaurens 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]


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

- 14th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B, C and I
- 63rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project  (other war's informantion is given)

  • Hart, Bertha Sheppard. 1941. The official history of Laurens county, Georgia, 1807-1941. (page 56-69) 975.8535 H2H digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Laurens County). 1965. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1938; Confederate soldiers records; and Confederate soldiers license, 1901-1906. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 422024

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 — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at— index $

  • 1809-1855 - Laurens County Marriage Books A, B, D, E, G Index 1809-1855. Batch M713172 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1851-1868 - Laurens County Marriage Index 1851-1868. Batch M713171 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1853-1886 - Laurens County Marriage Books I and J Index 1853-1886. Batch M713173 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1892-1895 - Laurens County Marriage Book K Index 1892-1895. Batch M713174 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1886 - Laurens County Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
Death Records[edit | edit source]

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at — index $

Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Laurens County Historical Society
311 Academy Ave
Dublin 31021-5219

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), Laurens 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at