Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Mitchell County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 21, 1857
County Seat Camilla
Address Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 187
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: 912.336.2000
Mitchell County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Mitchell County Courthouse
PO Box 187
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: 912.336.2000

Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1857 and court records from 1847[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
11 W. Broad St., Room 108
P.O. Box 427
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: (229) 336-2022
Fax: (229) 336-9866

Probate Court of Mitchell County
P.O. Box 229
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone: (229) 336-2015

Beginning Dates for Mitchell County, Georgia Government Records

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1857--Mitchell County was created 21 December 1857 from Baker County. County seat: Camilla [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]


1867. The courthouse at Camilla burned 7 January 1867. The county's probate records were lost.[3]

The Superior Court clerk saved the records of his office, including all the deed books.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Baker County  • Colquitt County  • Decatur County  • Dougherty County  • Grady County  • Thomas County  • Worth County

Template:GAMitchell 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 Mitchell 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 Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- Brooks' Company, Georgia Infantry (Mitchell Home Guards) (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (also War of 1812 Pensioners)

  • Craigmiles, Joe E. 1988. Mitchell County, Ga. CSA roster: including the burial places of most. Thomasville, Georgia: J.E. Craigmiles. (Entire Book)  975.8973 M2c
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Mitchell County). 1967. Confederate pension roll, 1914-1925: minutes of Confederate Association, list of confederate veterans in Ordinary's Office, 1889-1897. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Mitchell -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.)  Film 522789 item 5

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 $

  • 1867-1890 - Mitchell County Marriage Index 1867-1890. Batch M713371 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1887-1895 - Mitchell County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch M713372 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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]

Mitchell County Genealogy Society

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), Mitchell 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. 3.0 3.1 Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at