Dade County, Georgia
Genealogy, History & Facts
Dade County, Georgia Facts
When was Dade County, GA Created?
Dade County was established on December 25, 1837 from Walker County.
Dade County, GA Vital Records
Where can find Dade County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dade 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 Dade County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Dade Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
The Dade 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
Dade County, GA Census Records
What Dade County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dade County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Dade County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Dade County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dade County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dade County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
Dade County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Dade County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Dade 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 Dade 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.
- Dade County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 613, Trenton, Georgia, 30752
- Phone: (706) 657-4625
- A Look at the History of Dade Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Dade County Clerk of Superior Court
- Address: P.O. Box 417, 12371 Main Street, Trenton, GA. 30752
- Phone: 706-657-4778
- Land Records:1853 (A number of deeds that had been recorded prior to the April 1853 fire were re-recorded afterward the records survived the 1863 fire.)
- Court Records: 1854
- Dade County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 75 Case Avenue, P.O. Box 605, Trenton, GA 30752-2429
- Phone: 706- 657-3400
- Marriage Records:1866
- Probate Records: 1853 (one dated from 1853 and the other dated from 1855 that survived the 1863 fire. None before 1853 survived. There are NO loose probate papers until ca 1900.)
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
Dade County, GA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dade County, GA?
A list of Dade County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.
- Dade County Historical Society, PO Box 512, Trenton, GA 30752
- Delta Genealogical Society, (Rossville Public Library ), 504 McFarland Ave, Rossville, GA 30741
- 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 Dade County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Dade County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Dade County
- Dade County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Dade County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Dade 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.