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Telfair County, Georgia
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Telfair County, Georgia Facts

When was Telfair County, GA Created?
Telfair County was established on December 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. The county was named in honor of Edward Telfair (1735 - 1807), the second Governor of Georgia following the establishment of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Telfair County, GA?
The County Seat is located in McRae and in the current county government website is ?.

What counties are adjacent to Telfair County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Wheeler County (northeast), Jeff Davis County (south), Coffee County (south), Ben Hill County (southwest), Wilcox County (west), Dodge County (northwest)

Telfair County, GA Vital Records

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

The Telfair 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.

Telfair County, GA Census Records

What Telfair County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Telfair County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Telfair County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Telfair County Courthouse

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

Telfair County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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