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Dougherty County, Georgia
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Dougherty County, Georgia Facts

When was Dougherty County, GA Created?
Dougherty County was established on December 15, 1853 from Baker County. The county was named in honor of Charles Dougherty (1801 - 53), a noted judge from Athens, Georgia.

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

What counties are adjacent to Dougherty County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Lee County (north), Worth County (east), Mitchell County (south), Baker County (southwest), Calhoun County (west), Terrell County (northwest)

Dougherty County, GA Vital Records

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

The Dougherty 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.

Dougherty County, GA Census Records

What Dougherty County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dougherty 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.

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

Dougherty County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Dougherty County Courthouse

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

Dougherty County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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