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Rockdale County, Georgia Facts

When was Rockdale County, GA Created?
Rockdale County was established on October 18, 1870 from Henry County and Newton County. The county was named in honor of Rockdale Church, which was so named for the subterranean bed of granite that underlies this region of the state.

What is the County Seat of Rockdale County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Conyers and in the current county government website is www.rockdalecounty.org/

What counties are adjacent to Rockdale County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Gwinnett County (north), Newton County ( east), Walton County (east), Henry County (south), DeKalb County (west)


Rockdale County, GA Vital Records

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

The Rockdale 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.


Rockdale County, GA Census Records

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

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


Rockdale County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Rockdale County Courthouse

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


Rockdale County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Rockdale County Genealogical Society, 954 Green Street, Conyers, GA 30012
  • Rockdale County Historical Society, 967 Milstead Avenue, PO Box 351, Conyers, GA 30207; (770) 483-4398
  • Rockdale Co Heritage Book Committee, 1180 Pine Knoll Lane, Conyers, GA 30013; Contact above or Rockdale County Heritage, available $58.25 + 4.00 postage.
  • East Georgia Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 117, Winder, GA 30680
  • Georgia State Archives – 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260; 678.364.3700
  • Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401
  • Georgia Genealogical Society , P.O. Box 54574, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0575

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

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