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Jenkins County, Georgia
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Jenkins County, Georgia Facts

When was Jenkins County, GA Created?
Jenkins County was established on August 17, 1905 from Bulloch County, Burke County, Emanuel County, and Screven County. The county was named in honor of Charles Jones Jenkins (1805 - 83), governor of Georgia, who was the author of the famous Georgia Platform of 1850.

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

What counties are adjacent to Jenkins County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Burke County (north), Screven County (east), Bulloch County (south), Emanuel County (west)

Jenkins County, GA Vital Records

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

The Jenkins 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.

Jenkins County, GA Census Records

What Jenkins County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jenkins County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Jenkins County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Jenkins County Courthouse

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

Jenkins County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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