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Tift County, Georgia Facts

When was Tift County, GA Created?
Tift County was established on August 17, 1905 from Berrien County, Irwin County and Worth County. The county was named in honor of Colonel Nelson Tift (1810 - 91), a captain in the Confederate States Navy and U.S. Congressman.

What is the County Seat of Tift County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Tifton and in the current county government website is www.tiftcounty.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Tift County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Irwin County (northeast), Berrien County (south), Cook County (south), Colquitt County (southwest), Worth County (west), Turner County ( north-northwest).


Tift County, GA Vital Records

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

The Tift 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.


Tift County, GA Census Records

What Tift County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tift County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide


Tift County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Tift County Courthouse

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


Tift County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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