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Berrien County, Georgia
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Berrien County, Georgia Facts

When was Berrien County, GA Created?
Berrien County was established on February 25, 1856 from Lowndes County, Irwin County and Coffee County (portions or Berrien County were used to form Cook County (1918), Tift County (1905) and Lanier County (1920) ). The county was named in honor of John MacPherson Berrien (1781 - 1856), a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Attorney General.

What is the County Seat of Berrien County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Nashville and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Berrien County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Irwin County (north), Coffee County (northeast), Atkinson County ( east), Lanier County, Lowndes County (south), Cook County (west), Tift County (northwest)

Berrien County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Berrien County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Berrien County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Berrien County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Berrien Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Berrien County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Berrien County, GA Census Records

What Berrien County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Berrien County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Berrien County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Berrien County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Berrien County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Berrien County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Berrien County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Berrien County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Berrien County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Berrien County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Berrien County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Berrien County, GA?
A list of Berrien County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Berrien County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Berrien County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Berrien County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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