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Guide to '''Muscogee County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Muscogee County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Muscogee County Courthouse<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706.653.4013<br> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Muscogee.htm '''Muscogee County Website'''] }}
 
  
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|organized=  December 11, 1826
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|parent county= Creek Indian lands<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Muscogee County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for the native Muscogee or Creek people. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Muscogee County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscogee_County,_Georgia'' accessed 2 Nov 2018 </ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Muscogee}}
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'''Muscogee County Courthouse'''<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706-653-4013<br> [https://www.gsccca.org/clerks/clerk-results?cid=106 Muscogee County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Muscogee County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Muscogee}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Muscogee.htm Muscogee County Courthouse]<br> 100 10th Street<br> PO Box 1340<br> Columbus, GA 31902<br> Phone: 706.653.4013 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee 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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'''1838''' The courthouse and court offices at Columbus burned 8 October 1838. Almost all the county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45-46. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
 
 
'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
 
100 10th St.<br>
 
P.O. Box 2145 <br>
 
Columbus, GA 31902 <br>
 
Phone: (706) 653-4353<br>
 
Fax: (706) 653-4359<br>
 
 
 
'''Probate Court of Muscogee County'''<br>
 
PO Box 1340<br>
 
Columbus, GA  31902<br>
 
Phone: (706) 653-4333<br>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1826'''--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. <br>'''County seat: ''' Columbus <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
{{Fire}}'''1838.''' The courthouse and court offices at Columbus burned 8 October 1838. Almost all the county records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45-46. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>  
 
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Muscogee}}
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*'''1826'''  Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian lands.
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*'''County seat:''' Columbus<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{GA Populated Places Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Muscogee}}
  
[[Chattahoochee County, Georgia Genealogy|Chattahoochee County]] {{•}}
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=== Bible Records ===
[[Harris County, Georgia Genealogy|Harris County]] {{•}}
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{{GA Bible Intro|Muscogee}}
[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy|Lee County, Alabama County]] {{•}}
 
[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell County, Alabama County]] {{•}}
 
[[Talbot County, Georgia Genealogy|Talbot County]]
 
  
<center>{{ GAMuscogee County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Muscogee}}
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Muscogee}}
 
 
 
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=488&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=488&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gamuscog/cem.htm GAGenWeb]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gamuscog/cem.htm GAGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/muscogee.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/muscogee.html Tombstone Project]  
 
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|331660|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|331660|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Muscogee%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Muscogee%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=488 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=488 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Muscogee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Muscogee&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8110&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= Muscogee County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8110&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= Muscogee County Cemeteries]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{GA Census Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Muscogee}}
  
{{GA Church Intro}}
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'''''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''''<br>
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*Columbus
  
===== LDS Ward and Branch Records =====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Muscogee}}
  
*Columbus
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Muscogee}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Muscogee}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Muscogee}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Muscogee}}
  
:*Martin, John H. ''Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality.'' Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24398 Ancestry] $<br>&nbsp;
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*Martin, John H. ''Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality.'' Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24398 Ancestry] ($)
:*Telfair, Nancy. ''A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928.'' Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22823 Ancestry] $
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*Telfair, Nancy. ''A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928.'' Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22823 Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Maps Intro|Muscogee}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
[[Image:Gamuscogee.jpg|center|900px|Gamuscogee.jpg]]
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[[Image:Gamuscogee.jpg|800px|Gamuscogee.jpg]]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project
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{{GA Migration Intro|Muscogee}}
===== Civil War  =====
 
  
'''Online Records'''
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=== Military Records ===
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{GA Military Intro|Muscogee}}
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
  
{{VAciv}}<br>
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]], Company B
 
:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and G
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
 
:- [[17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and F
 
:- [[20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B, G and I
 
:- [[28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)|28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)]], Company D and G
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
 
:- [[35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate)|35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
 
:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B and K; Companies F and K, 3d Battalion
 
:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and K
 
:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies G and H
 
:- [[64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and I
 
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/muscogee/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
  
*Whitehead, Margaret Laney, and Barbara Bogart. 1979. City of progress: a history of Columbus, Georgia. Columbus, Georgia: Cosco Press. (page 116, 154) {{FHL|70224|item|disp=975.8473 H2w}}
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Muscogee County). 1965. Confederate roster, and Confederate pension roll, 1919-1965. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Muscogee -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) {{FHL|285876|item|disp=422017}}
 
  
===== World War I =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
*'''1920-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Muscogee}}<br>
 
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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and G
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:- [[5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and F
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:- [[20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B, G and I
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:- [[28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)|28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)]], Company D and G
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:- [[31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
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:- [[35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate)|35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate)]], Companies A and B
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies B and K; Companies F and K, 3d Battalion
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:- [[38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies C and K
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:- [[54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies G and H
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:- [[64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies F and I
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*Whitehead, Margaret Laney, and Barbara Bogart. 1979. City of progress: a history of Columbus, Georgia. Columbus, Georgia: Cosco Press. (page 116, 154) {{FHL|70224|item|disp=975.8473 H2w}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Muscogee County). 1965. Confederate roster, and Confederate pension roll, 1919-1965. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Muscogee -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) {{FHL|285876|item|disp=422017}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
 
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Muscogee}}  
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Muscogee}}
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{GA Obituaries Intro|Muscogee}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{GA Other Records Intro|Muscogee}}
  
*'''1742-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
+
'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
*'''1742-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index and images
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*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index
*'''1838-1862''' - Wills 1838-1862 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
*'''1862-1875''' - Wills 1862-1875 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
*'''1875-1882''' - Wills 1875-1882 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
  
*'''1838-1863''' - Index to Will Book A, 1838-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
+
=== Periodicals ===
*'''1862-1875''' - Index to Will Book B, 1862-1875 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
+
{{GA Periodicals Intro|Muscogee}}
*'''1875-1891''' - Index to Will Book C, 1875-1891 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
*'''1891-1903''' - Index to Will Book D, 1891-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
  
*'''1839-1843''' - Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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=== Probate Records ===
*'''1843-1848''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book B, 1843-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
+
{{GA Probate Intro|Muscogee}}
*'''1839-1843''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
*'''1852-1854''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1852-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
{{GA Tax Intro}}
 
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*'''1742-1990'''  {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1742-1992'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 +
*'''1838-1862'''  Wills 1838-1862 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1838-1863'''  Index to Will Book A, 1838-1863 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1839-1843'''  Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1839-1843'''  Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Book A, 1839-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1843-1848'''  Index to Annual Returns, Book B, 1843-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1852-1854'''  Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1852-1854 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1862-1875'''  Index to Will Book B, 1862-1875 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1862-1875'''  Wills 1862-1875 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1875-1882'''  Wills 1875-1882 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1875-1891'''  Index to Will Book C, 1875-1891 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1891-1903''' Index to Will Book D, 1891-1903 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Muscogee}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{GA Tax Intro|Muscogee}}
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{GA Vital Intro|Muscogee}}
  
*'''1560 - 1993''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
+
==== Birth ====
*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
+
{{GA Birth Intro|Muscogee}}
*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
 
*'''1824 - 1850''' - Marriages 1824-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymonroe.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
*'''1828 - 1978''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1835 - 1921''' - [http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/search/collection/countyfilm/searchterm/muscogee/order/title Muscogee County Marriage Books] (numerous volumes) at Georgia Archives - index and images
 
*'''1838 - 1845''' - Muscogee County Marriage Book B Index 1838-1845. Batch {{IGI|M713441}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref>
 
*'''1838 - 1844''' - Marriage Books A and B, [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 
*'''1845 - 1860''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books C and D 1845-1860. Batch {{IGI|M713442}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1860 - 1872''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books E and F 1860-1872. Batch {{IGI|M713443}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1872 - 1881''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books G and H 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M713444}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1881 - 1890''' - Muscogee County Marriage Books I and J 1881-1890. Batch {{IGI|M713445}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1885 - 1886''' - [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers], from newspapers $
 
*'''1890 - 1893''' - Muscogee County Marriage Book K 1890-1893. Batch {{IGI|M713446}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1893 - 1895''' - Muscogee County Marriage Book L 1893-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713447}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== Death Records  =====
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{GA Marriage Intro|Muscogee}}
  
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
+
*'''1560-1993''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
+
*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1928 - 1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
+
*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
+
*'''1785-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1808-1967'''  {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1824-1850'''  Marriages 1824-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymonroe.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*'''1828-1978'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 +
*'''1835-1921'''  [http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/search/collection/countyfilm/searchterm/muscogee/order/title Muscogee County Marriage Books] (numerous volumes) at Georgia Archives - index and images
 +
*'''1838-1844'''  Marriage Books A and B, [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers] $
 +
*'''1838-1845''' Muscogee County Marriage Book B Index 1838-1845. Batch {{IGI|M713441}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref>
 +
*'''1845-1860'''  Muscogee County Marriage Books C and D 1845-1860. Batch {{IGI|M713442}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1860-1872''' Muscogee County Marriage Books E and F 1860-1872. Batch {{IGI|M713443}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1872-1881'''  Muscogee County Marriage Books G and H 1872-1881. Batch {{IGI|M713444}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1881-1890'''  Muscogee County Marriage Books I and J 1881-1890. Batch {{IGI|M713445}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1885-1886'''  [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymuscogee.html Georgia Pioneers], from newspapers ($)
 +
*'''1890-1893'''  Muscogee County Marriage Book K 1890-1893. Batch {{IGI|M713446}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1893-1895'''  Muscogee County Marriage Book L 1893-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713447}} at FamilySearch
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{GA Death Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Voter Records ====
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*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1867-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
+
*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 +
*'''1928-1942''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Muscogee}}
  
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Muscogee}}
  
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{GA Archives Intro|Muscogee}}
  
[http://www.cvlga.org/ Columbus Public Library]<br>[http://www.cvlga.org/genealogy Genealogy Department]<br>3000 Macon Rd.<br>Columbus, GA 31906<br>Telephone: (706) 243-2681<br>They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
[http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/historic-columbus-foundation Historic Columbus Foundation]<br>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
700 Broadway<br>
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*[[Columbus Georgia Family History Center]]
Columbus 31901-2921
 
  
[http://www.muscogeegenealogy.com/ Muscogee Genealogical Society]
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{GA Libraries Intro|Muscogee}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*'''Columbus Public Library'''<br>3000 Macon Rd.<br>Columbus, GA 31906<br>Phone: 706-243-2681<br>[http://www.cvlga.org/ Website]<br>[http://www.cvlga.org/genealogy Genealogy Department]<br>Local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Museums ===
 
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{{GA Museums Intro|Muscogee}}
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Columbus Georgia Family History Center]]
 
  
== Websites  ==
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== Societies ==
 +
{{GA Societies Intro|Muscogee}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/muscogee-county/ Muscogee County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*'''Historic Columbus Foundation'''<br>700 Broadway<br>Columbus, GA 31901-2921<br>[http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/historic-columbus-foundation Website]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*'''Muscogee Genealogical Society'''<br>[http://www.muscogeegenealogy.com/ Website]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gamuscog/ USGenWeb Muscogee County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Muscogee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Muscogee/ Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] $
 
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Muscogee}}
  
<references />
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/muscogee-county/ Muscogee County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 +
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gamuscog/ USGenWeb Muscogee County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 +
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Muscogee/ Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 +
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192017|Georgia|Muscogee}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Muscogee}}
  
{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Muscogee_County,_Georgia]]
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{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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[[Category:Muscogee County, Georgia]][[Category:Georgia (state) Counties]]

Revision as of 11:22, 30 November 2018

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

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County Facts
County seat: Columbus
Organized: December 11, 1826
Parent County(s): Creek Indian lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chattahoochee  • Harris  • Lee (AL)  • Russell (AL)  • Talbot
See County Maps
Courthouse
Muscogee (Columbus) County Court House Columbus, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Muscogee County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the native Muscogee or Creek people. The County is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706-653-4013
Muscogee County Website

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838.[3]

Muscogee County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1838 1838 1838 1830

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1838 The courthouse and court offices at Columbus burned 8 October 1838. Almost all the county records were lost.[4]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1826 Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian lands.
  • County seat: Columbus[5]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Muscogee County, Georgia:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Muscogee, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Muscogee County cemeteries.

Census Records[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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbus

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

  • Martin, John H. Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality. Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at Ancestry ($)
  • Telfair, Nancy. A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Gamuscogee.jpg

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Muscogee County 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 Muscogee County:

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate), Company B
- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and G
- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and F
- 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B, G and I
- 28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate), Company D and G
- 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and B
- 35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate), Companies A and B
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and K; Companies F and K, 3d Battalion
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and K
- 54th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and H
- 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies F and I


  • Whitehead, Margaret Laney, and Barbara Bogart. 1979. City of progress: a history of Columbus, Georgia. Columbus, Georgia: Cosco Press. (page 116, 154) 975.8473 H2w
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Muscogee County). 1965. Confederate roster, and Confederate pension roll, 1919-1965. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Muscogee -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) 422017


World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records

Periodicals[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).

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Muscogee County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Muscogee County. For state-wide library facilities, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

  • Columbus Public Library
    3000 Macon Rd.
    Columbus, GA 31906
    Phone: 706-243-2681
    Website
    Genealogy Department
    Local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Muscogee County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Georgia Societies.

  • Historic Columbus Foundation
    700 Broadway
    Columbus, GA 31901-2921
    Website
  • Muscogee Genealogical Society
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Muscogee County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscogee_County,_Georgia accessed 2 Nov 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45-46. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 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.