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[http://www.murraycountyga.org/ Murray County Courthouse]<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.murraycountyga.org/ Murray County Courthouse]<br> 101 N 3rd Avenue<br> Chatsworth, GA 30705; <br>Phone: 706.695.2932 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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121 N. 3RD Ave.<br>
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P.O. Box 1000 <br>
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Chatsworth, GA 30705 <br>
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Phone: (706) 695-2932<br>
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Fax: (706) 517-9672<br>
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'''Probate Court of Murray County'''<br>
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115 Fort Street<br>
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Chatsworth, GA  30705<br>
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Phone: (706) 695-3812<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 11:09, 27 August 2015

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

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Murray County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Murray County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Chatsworth
Courthouse
Address Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932
Murray County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932

Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
121 N. 3RD Ave.
P.O. Box 1000
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-2932
Fax: (706) 517-9672

Probate Court of Murray County
115 Fort Street
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-3812

Beginning Dates for Murray County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1924
1842



1890

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1832--Murray County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County. County seat: Chatsworth [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 MapofUS.org 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]

Bradley County  • Fannin County  • Gilmer County  • Gordon County  • Polk County  • Whitfield County

Template:GAMurray 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]

  • Calvery
  • Sumach
  • Zion Hill
  • Murray Gardens
  • Center Valley

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Mailing Lists[edit | edit source]
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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Murray County Heritage

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Murray 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 Murray County, Georgia Genealogy:




- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A; Company B, 3d Battalion
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and B
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)


  • Murray County History Committee. 1987. Murray County heritage. Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division. (page 116, 154)  975.831 H2m digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Murray County). 1964. Confederate roster and pension roll, 1861-1865, 1920-1938. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Murray -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) Film 381843

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 Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $

  • 1834-1849 - Murray County Marriage Book B 1834-1849 Index. Batch M713431 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1847-1884 - Murray County Marriage Book 2 1847-1884 Index.
Death Records[edit | edit source]

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Whitfield-Murray Historical 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), Murray 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.