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Fulton County, Georgia Facts

When was Fulton County, GA Created?
Fulton County was established on December 20, 1853 from DeKalb County County plus the former Campbell and Milton Counties and a portion of Cobb County (Fulton County was consolidated with Campbell and Milton counties on Jan. 1, 1932. Campbell County was created on Dec. 20, 1828 from portions of Carroll, Coweta, DeKalb, and Fayette counties. Milton County was created on Dec. 18, 1847 from portions of Cherokee, Cobb, and Forsyth counties. ). The county was named in honor of Robert Fulton, an engineer and the inventor of the steamboat.

What is the County Seat of Fulton County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Atlanta and in the current county government website is www.co.fulton.ga.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Fulton County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Cherokee County (northwest), Forsyth County (norteast), Gwinnett County (east), DeKalb County (east), Clayton County (south), Fayette County (south), Coweta County (southwest), Carroll County (west), Douglas County (west) at Chattahoochee River, Cobb County (west) .


Fulton County, GA Vital Records

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

The Fulton 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.


Fulton County, GA Census Records

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

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


Fulton County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Fulton County Courthouse

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


Fulton County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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