Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Morgan County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded 10 December, 1807
County Seat Madison
Address Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Phone: 706.342.0725
Morgan County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 168
Madison, GA 30650-0168
Phone: 706.342.0725

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

Clerk of Superior Court
384 Hancock St.
P.O. Drawer 551
Madison, GA 30650
Phone: (706) 342-3605
Fax: (706) 343-6462

Probate Court of Morgan County
P.O. Box 857
Madison, GA 30650
Phone: (706) 343-6500

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


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1807--Morgan County was created 10 December 1807 from Baldwin County. County seat: Madison [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]


1844 The courthouse at Madison burned 1 September 1844. All records survived, no records were lost.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Green County  • Jasper County  • Newton County  • Oconee County  • Putnam County  • Walton County

Template:GAMorgan 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.

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • 1859-1885 - Bethlehem Baptist Church Baptism Index 1859-1885. Batch C713411 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1859-1895 - Bethlehem Baptist Church Marriage Index 1859-1895. Batch M713411 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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 Morgan 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 Morgan County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)) , Company G
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)

  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Morgan County). 1957. Confederate Pension Roll 1920-1931 & Confederate roster: also roll and minutes of Confederate States Service Survivors Association of Morgan County, abt. 1879-1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Morgan -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865.) Film 158946

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 $

  • 1808-1879 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1808-1879. Batch M713421 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1866-1891 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1866-1891. Batch M713423 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1879-1907 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1879-1907. Batch M713422 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1891-1895 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M713424 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]

Monroe County Historical Society
East Johnston Street, PO Box 401,
Forsyth, GA 31029; (912) 994-5070

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), Morgan County, Georgia. Page 159 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 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at