Lumpkin County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Lumpkin County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Lumpkin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Dahlonega
Address Lumpkin County Courthouse

99 Courthouse Hill Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533-1167
Phone: 706.864.3742
Lumpkin County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lumpkin County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Lumpkin County Courthouse
99 Courthouse Hill Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533-1167
Phone: 706.864.3742

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1833. [1]

Clerk of Superior Court
325 Riley Road
Room 108
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-3736
Fax: (706) 864-5298

Probate Court of Lumpkin County
325 Riley Road, Room 122
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 482-2455

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


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1832--Lumpkin County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee, Habersham, and Hall Counties.
County seat:  Dahlonega [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]

Dawson County  • Fannin County  • Hall County  • Union County  • White County

Template:GALumpkin 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 Lumpkin 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 Lumpkin County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate),
- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate), Company H
- 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and D
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information also given)

  • Cain, Andrew W. 1978. History of Lumpkin County for the first hundred years, 1832-1932. Spartanburt, S.C.: Reprint Co. (Page 142-180)  975.8273 H2c
  • Cain, Andrew W. 1985. History of Lumpkin County for the first hundred years, 1832-1932. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 1425700

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 $

  • 1833-1849 - Lumpkin County Marriage Index 1833-1849. Batch M713241 at FamilySearch - free. [4]
  • 1845-1884 - Lumpkin County Marriage Books A and B Index 1845-1884. Batch M713242 at FamilySearch - free. *1884-1895 - Lumpkin County Marriage Book C Index 1884-1895. Batch M713243 at FamilySearch - free.
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]

Lumpkin County Historical Society
PO Box 894
Dahlonega, GA 30533

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), Lumpkin County, Georgia. Page 158 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), 41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at