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Emanuel County, Georgia
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Emanuel County, Georgia Facts

When was Emanuel County, GA Created?
Emanuel County was established on December 10, 1812 from Bulloch County and Montgomery County (portions of Emanuel County were used to create the following counties: Johnson (1858), Jenkins and Toombs (1905), Candler (1914), and Treutlen (1918)). The county was named in honor of Colonel David Emanuel (1744 - 1808), who became the governor of Georgia in 1801.

What is the County Seat of Emanuel County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Swainsboro and in the current county government website is ?.

What counties are adjacent to Emanuel County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Jefferson County (north), Jenkins County (northeast), Burke County ( northeast), Candler County (east), Tattnall County (south), Bulloch County (south), Montgomery County (south), Toombs County (south), Laurens County (southwest), Johnson County (west), Treutlen County (west).

Emanuel County, GA Vital Records

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

The Emanuel 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.

Emanuel County, GA Census Records

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

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

Emanuel County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Emanuel County Courthouse

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

Emanuel County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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