Decatur County, Georgia
Genealogy, History & Facts
Decatur County, Georgia Facts
When was Decatur County, GA Created?
Decatur County was established on December 8, 1823 from Early County (portions of Decatur County were used to create Thomas County (1825) and Grady County (1905)).
Decatur County, GA Vital Records
Where can find Decatur County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Decatur 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 Decatur County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Decatur Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
The Decatur 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
Decatur County, GA Census Records
What Decatur County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Decatur 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.
Decatur County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Decatur County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Decatur County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Decatur County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
Decatur County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Decatur County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Decatur 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 Decatur 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.
- Decatur County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 112 W Water St, Bainbridge, GA 39817
- Phone: (229) 248-3030
- A Look at the History of Decatur Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Decatur County Clerk of Superior Court
- Phone: 229-248-3025
- Land Records: 1823
- Court Records: 1823
- Decatur County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 229-248-3016
- Marriage Records: 1824
- Probate Records: 1823
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
Decatur County, GA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Decatur County, GA?
A list of Decatur County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.
- Decatur County Genealogical Society, Inc, PO Box 1388, bainbridge, GA 39818-1388
- Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 4672, Albany, GA 31706
- Decatur County Historical & Genealogical Society, PO Box 682; Bainbridge, GA 39818-0682; 229) 248-1719
- 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 Decatur County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Decatur County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Decatur County
- Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Decatur County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Decatur 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.