OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Clayton County, Georgia
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Clayton County, Georgia Facts
When was Clayton County, GA Created?
Clayton County was established on November 30, 1858 from Fayette County and Henry County.
What is the County Seat of Clayton County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Jonesboro and in the current county government website is www.claytoncountyga.gov/.
What counties are adjacent to Clayton County, GA?
Bordering Counties are DeKalb County, Henry County, Spalding County, Fayette County, Fulton County.
Clayton County, GA Vital Records
Where can find Clayton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Clayton 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 Clayton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Clayton Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
The Clayton 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Georgia Marriage Project
- Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960
- Marriage Records from Microfilm
- Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
- Georgia Marriages to 1850
- Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900
- Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967
- Georgia Death Certificates, 1919-1927
- Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates, 1928-1930
- Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927
- Georgia Deaths, 1928-1930
- Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998
- Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
- Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927
Clayton County, GA Census Records
What Clayton County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Clayton 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.
Clayton County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Clayton County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Clayton County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Clayton 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
Clayton County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Clayton County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Clayton County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Georgia courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Georgia residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Clayton County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Clayton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 112 – Smith Street, Jonesboro, Georgia, 30236
- Phone: (770) 477-3208
- A Look at the History of Clayton Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Clayton County Clerk of Superior Court
- Address: Harold R. Banke Justice Center, Room, 1CL25 – 9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236-4912
- Phone: (770) 477-3395
- Land Records: 1859
- Court Records: 1859
- Clayton County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 121 South McDonough Street, Annex Building 3, Jonesboro, GA 30236
- Marriage Records: 1859
- Probate Records: 1859
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
Clayton County, GA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Clayton County, GA?
A list of Clayton County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.
- Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc. P. O. Box 1296, McDonough, GA 30253-1296; Tel 770-954-1456
- Historical Jonesboro, PO Box 922; Jonesboro, GA 30237-0932; Betsy Devore; (770) 473-0197
- 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 Clayton County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Clayton County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Clayton County
- Clayton County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Clayton County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Clayton 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.
Facts for Clayton Co. GA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Georgia Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Georgia historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 – 1997) (genealogybank.com)
- Clayton County, Georgia Books (amazon.com)
- Clayton County Newspapers (usgwarchives.net)
- Search Georgia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Clayton County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Facts for Clayton Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records
- Clayton Co., Georgia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Clayton County Cemeteries (usgwarchives.net)
- Clayton County Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Clayton County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Clayton Co., Georgia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Clayton Co., Georgia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Clayton County Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Clayton County Bibles (usgwarchives.net)
- Clayton County, Georgia Church Books (amazon.com)
Facts for Clayton Co. GA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- County Biographies (usgwarchives.net)
- County Photos (usgwarchives.net)
Facts for Clayton Co. GA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Georgia
- Clayton County Georgia (genealogytrails.com)
- Clayton County, Georgia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Clayton County, Georgia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Clayton Co. GA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Georgia Virtual Vault (sos.state.ga.us)
- Clayton County, Georgia History (usgwarchives.net)
- Clayton County, Georgia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Georgia – Counties – Clayton (cyndislist.com)
- Clayton County, GA History (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- Clayton Co. GAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Clayton County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- View Index of Counties and Equivalents
- Clayton County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Clayton Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Facts for Clayton Co. GA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Georgia Links and Information
- Clayton County D.O.T. MAP
- County Maps (sos.state.ga.us)
- Historical Maps of Clayton County (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- 1895 Clayton County Map (livgenmi.com)
Facts for Clayton Co. GA Military Records
- Georgia Military Records Research Guide
- Clayton County Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Georgia Military Records (Fold3.com)