Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Montgomery County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded 19 December, 1793
County Seat Mont Vernon
Address Montgomery County Courthouse
Railroad Avenue; PO Box 295
Mont Vernon, GA 30445;
Phone: 912.583.2363
Montgomery County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Montgomery County Courthouse
Railroad Avenue; PO Box 295
Mont Vernon, GA 30445;
Phone: 912.583.2363

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1918, marriage records from 1807 and probate records from 1793; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1800 and land records from 1793; most original records prior to 1890 are in State Archives.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
US Hwy. 221 Montgomery Courthouse
P.O. Box 311
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
Phone: (912) 583-4401
Fax: (912) 583-4343

Probate Court of Montgomery County
P.O. Box 444
400 S. Railroad Avenue
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
Phone:(912) 583-2681

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


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1793--Montgomery County was created 19 December 1793 from Washington County. County seat: Mount Vernon [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]

Emanuel County  • Jeff Davis County  • Toombs County  • Treutlen County  • Wheeler County

Template:GAMontgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)

  • Dorsey, James Edward. 1991. Montgomery County, Georgia genealogical source material. Gainesville, Ga: Magnolia Press. (page 49-51, 53-54, 58-67)  975.8832 H2d
  • Davis, Robert Scott. 1992. A history of Montgomery County, Georgia, to 1918. Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates. (Confederate Pension and Confederater Roster page 165-208)  975.8832 H2dr

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).

  • Digital Images of Montgomery County Wills 1786-1809; 1809-1817. See names of testators. 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.

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 $

  • 1796-1798 - Montgomery County Marriage Index 1796-1798. Batch M713401 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1810-1877 - Montgomery County Marriage Index 1810-1877. Batch M713402 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1870-1893 - Montgomery County Marriage Books B and C Index 1870-1893. Batch M713403 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1893-1895 - Montgomery County Marriage Book 1 Index 1893-1895. Batch M713404 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1893-1895 - Montgomery County Marriage Book 1 Index 1893-1895. Batch M713405 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]

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), Montgomery 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), 45. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at