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Schley County, Georgia Facts

When was Schley County, GA Created?
Schley County was established on December 22, 1857 from Marion County and Sumter County. The county was named in honor of William Schley (1786 - 1858), governor of Georgia (1835 - 37).

What is the County Seat of Schley County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Ellaville and in the current county government website is http://www.ellavillega.com/

What counties are adjacent to Schley County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Taylor County (north), Macon County (east), Sumter County (south), Marion County (west)


Schley County, GA Vital Records

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

The Schley 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.


Schley County, GA Census Records

What Schley County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Schley County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Schley County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Schley County Courthouse

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


Schley County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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