Lee County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Lee County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lee County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||December 11, 1826|
|Address||Lee County Courthouse|
PO Box 889
Leesburg, GA 31763-0056
Lee County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Land and Property
- 4.10 Local Histories
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Naturalization
- 4.14 Newspapers
- 4.15 Occupations
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Taxation
- 4.18 Vital Records
- 5 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 49
100 Leslie Hwy.
Leesburg, GA 31763
Phone: (229) 759-6018
Fax: (229) 438-6049
Probate Court of Lee County
100 Leslie Highway
Leesburg, GA 31763
Phone: (229) 759-6006
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
1825--Lee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat: Leesburg 
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]
1858 The courthouse at Leesburg was destroyed by fire 19 March 1858, along with almost all county records.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:
- Burned Counties. By Michael John Neill. Online at: Family History Circle.
- When the Records are Gone. By Arlene Eakle. Online at: Tennessee Genealogy Blog.
- Burned Counties Research in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
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]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
Regiments. Service men in Lee 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 Lee County, Georgia Genealogy:
- - 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- - 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (also has World War 1)
- White, George. 2001. Lee County, Georgia history & biographies. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press. (page 687-691) 975.8943 D3l
- Newspaper clippings from the March 30 and April 9, 1961 Albany Herald: of Civil War companies from Dougherty and Baker Counties, Lee County vol unteers, and Terrell County war heroes. 1961. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 249516
- Georgia. Superior Court (Lee County). 1964. Roster of field staff and band, 11th regiment and company B, Georgia volunteers. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 381987
- Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Lee County). 1964. Confederate pension records, 1890-1922. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 381844
Naturalization[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
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.
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).
- Wills 1854-1858 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
- Digital Images of Wills 1854-1891. See names of testators. Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Book A, 1854-1966 Georgia Pioneers
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.
Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
- 1785 - 1950 Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1808 - 1967 Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 at FamilySearch.org — index
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]
- 1933 - 1998 Georgia Death Index 1933-1998 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1914 - 1927 Georgia Deaths 1914-1927 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1928 - 1938 Georgia Deaths 1928-1938 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Lee County Genealogical Society,
Leesburg, GA 31763
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]
- Lee County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb Lee County, Georgia project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Lee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers Georgia Pioneers ($)
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Georgia. Page 157 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 38. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.