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Gilmer County, Georgia
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Gilmer County, Georgia Facts

When was Gilmer County, GA Created?
Gilmer County was established on December 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. The county was named in honor of George Rockingham Gilmer (1780 - 1859), 16th governor of Georgia.

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

What counties are adjacent to Gilmer County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Fannin County (north), Dawson County (south), Pickens County (south), Gordon County (southwest), Murray County (west)

Gilmer County, GA Vital Records

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

The Gilmer 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.

Gilmer County, GA Census Records

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

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

Gilmer County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Gilmer County Courthouse

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

Gilmer County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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