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Candler County, Georgia Facts

When was Candler County, GA Created?
Candler County was established on July 14, 1914 from Bulloch County, Emanuel County, and Tattnall County. The county was named in honor of Allen Daniel Candler (1834 - 1910), state legislator, U.S. Congressman and the Governor of Georgia (1898 - 1902).

What is the County Seat of Candler County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Metter and in the current county government website is www.metter-candler.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Candler County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Bulloch County (east), Evans County, Tattnall County (south), Emanuel County.


Candler County, GA Vital Records

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

The Candler 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.


Candler County, GA Census Records

What Candler County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Candler County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Candler County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Candler County Courthouse

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


Candler County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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