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Douglas County, Georgia
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Douglas County, Georgia Facts

When was Douglas County, GA Created?
Douglas County was established on October 17, 1870 from Campbell County and Carroll County. The county was named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813 - 61), an Illinois Democratic Congressman who ran against Abraham Lincoln in the United States presidential election, 1860 and lost.

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

What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Cobb County (northeast), Fulton County (west), Carroll County (west), Paulding County (north)

Douglas County, GA Vital Records

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

The Douglas 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.

Douglas County, GA Census Records

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

Douglas County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Douglas County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Douglas 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

Douglas County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Douglas County Courthouse

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

Douglas County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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