OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Dawson 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
Dawson County, Georgia Facts
When was Dawson County, GA Created?
Dawson County was established on December 3, 1857 from Gilmer County and Lumpkin County.
What is the County Seat of Dawson County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Dawsonville and in the current county government website is www.dawsoncounty.org/.
What counties are adjacent to Dawson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are Fannin County, Lumpkin County, Hall County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Pickens County, Gilmer County
Dawson County, GA Vital Records
Where can find Dawson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dawson 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 Dawson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Dawson Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
The Dawson 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
Dawson County, GA Census Records
What Dawson County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dawson 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.
Dawson County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Dawson County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dawson County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dawson 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
Dawson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Dawson County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Dawson 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 Dawson 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.
- Dawson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 25 Justice Way, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
- Phone: (706) 344-3501
- A Look at the History of Dawson Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Dawson County Clerk of Superior Court
- Phone: (706) 344-3513
- Land Records: 1858
- Court Records: 1858
- Dawson County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: ?
- Phone: (706) 344-3580
- Marriage Records: 1858
- Probate Records: 1858
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
Dawson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dawson County, GA?
A list of Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.
- Dawson County Historical & Genealogical Society, PO Box 1074; Dawsonville, GA 30534-0022; Jackie Anderson; (404) 289-3709.
- 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 Dawson County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Dawson County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Dawson County
- Dawson County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Dawson County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Dawson 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 Dawson 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)
- Dawson County, Georgia Books (amazon.com)
- Dawson County Newspapers (usgwarchives.net)
- Search Georgia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Dawson County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Facts for Dawson Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records
- Dawson Co., Georgia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Dawson County Cemeteries (usgwarchives.net)
- Dawson County Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Dawson County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Dawson Co., Georgia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Dawson Co., Georgia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Dawson County Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Dawson County Bibles (usgwarchives.net)
- Dawson County, Georgia Church Books (amazon.com)
Facts for Dawson Co. GA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- County Biographies (usgwarchives.net)
- County Photos (usgwarchives.net)
Facts for Dawson Co. GA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Georgia
- Dawson County Georgia (genealogytrails.com)
- Dawson County, Georgia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Dawson County, Georgia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Dawson Co. GA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Georgia Virtual Vault (sos.state.ga.us)
- Dawson County, Georgia History (usgwarchives.net)
- Dawson County, Georgia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Georgia – Counties – Dawson (cyndislist.com)
- Dawson County, GA History (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- Dawson Co. GAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Dawson County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- View Index of Counties and Equivalents
- Dawson County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Dawson Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Facts for Dawson Co. GA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Georgia Links and Information
- Dawson County D.O.T. MAP
- County Maps (sos.state.ga.us)
- Historical Maps of Dawson County (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- 1895 Dawson County Map (livgenmi.com)
Facts for Dawson Co. GA Military Records
- Georgia Military Records Research Guide
- Dawson County Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Georgia Military Records (Fold3.com)