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Bryan County, Georgia
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Bryan County, Georgia Facts

When was Bryan County, GA Created?
Bryan County was established on December 19, 1793 from Chatham County (Bryan County gained land from Effingham County (1794) and lost land to Bulloch County (1796) and Chatham County (1847) ). The county was named in honor of Jonathan Bryan (1708 - 88), a colonial settler and famous state representative.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bryan County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Effingham County (north), Chatham County (northeast), Liberty County (south), Evans County (west), Bulloch County (northwest)

Bryan County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Bryan County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bryan 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 Bryan County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Bryan Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Bryan 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.

Bryan County, GA Census Records

What Bryan County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bryan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bryan County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Bryan County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bryan County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bryan 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

Bryan County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Bryan County Courthouse

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

Bryan County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Bryan County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Bryan 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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