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Gwinnett County, Georgia Facts

When was Gwinnett County, GA Created?
Gwinnett County was established on December 15, 1818 from Cherokee Cession of 1817 and Creek Cession of 1818 (Portions of Gwinnett County were used to create DeKalb County (1822) and Barrow County (1914). Additionally, portions of Gwinnett were transferred to the following counties: Hall (1819), Jackson (1819), DeKalb (1823, 1828, and 1829), Walton (1820), and Rockdale (1875) ).

The county was named in honor of Button Gwinnett (1735-1777), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence.

What is the County Seat of Gwinnett County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Lawrenceville and in the current county government website is www.gwinnettcounty.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Gwinnett County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Forsyth County (north), Hall County (norteast), Jackson County (norteast), Barrow County (east), Walton County (southwest), DeKalb County (southwest), Rockdale County (south), Fulton County (west)


Gwinnett County, GA Vital Records

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

The Gwinnett 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.


Gwinnett County, GA Census Records

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

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


Gwinnett County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Gwinnett County Courthouse

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


Gwinnett County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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