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Forsyth County, Georgia
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Forsyth County, Georgia Facts

When was Forsyth County, GA Created?
Forsyth County was established on December 3, 1832 from Cherokee County  (portions of Forsyth County were used to help create Milton County (1858) ). The county was named in honor of John Forsyth (1780 - 1841), Secretary of State under President Martin Van Buren.

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

What counties are adjacent to Forsyth County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Dawson County (north), Hall County (east), Gwinnett County (southwest), Fulton County (southwest), Cherokee County (west)

Forsyth County, GA Vital Records

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

The Forsyth 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.

Forsyth County, GA Census Records

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

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

Forsyth County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Forsyth County Courthouse

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

Forsyth County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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