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Thomas County, Georgia Facts

When was Thomas County, GA Created?
Thomas County was established on December 23, 1825 from Decatur and Irwin  (portions of Thomas County were used to form Colquitt County in 1856, Brooks County in 1858, and Grady County in 1905 ).

The county was named in honor of General Jett Thomas (1776 - 1817), a hero of the War of 1812.

What is the County Seat of Thomas County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Thomasville and in the current county government website is www.thomascountyboc.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Thomas County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Colquitt County (northeast), Brooks County (east), Jefferson County, FL (south), Leon County, FL (southwest), Grady County (west), Mitchell County (northwest)


Thomas County, GA Vital Records

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

The Thomas 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.


Thomas County, GA Census Records

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

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


Thomas County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Thomas County Courthouse

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


Thomas County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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