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McDuffie County, Georgia
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McDuffie County, Georgia Facts

When was McDuffie County, GA Created?
McDuffie County was established on October 18, 1870 from Columbia County and Warren County. The county was named in honor of George McDuffie (1790 - 1851), famous orator and governor of South Carolina.

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

What counties are adjacent to McDuffie County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Lincoln County ( northeast), Columbia County (east), Richmond County (east-southeast), Jefferson County (south), Warren County (west), Wilkes County (northwest)

McDuffie County, GA Vital Records

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

The McDuffie 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.

McDuffie County, GA Census Records

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

McDuffie County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. McDuffie County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. McDuffie 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

McDuffie County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

McDuffie County Courthouse

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

McDuffie County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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