Fulton County, Alabama
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Fulton County, Georgia Facts
When was Fulton County, GA Created?
Fulton County was established on December 20, 1853 from DeKalb County County plus the former Campbell and Milton Counties and a portion of Cobb County (Fulton County was consolidated with Campbell and Milton counties on Jan. 1, 1932. Campbell County was created on Dec. 20, 1828 from portions of Carroll, Coweta, DeKalb, and Fayette counties. Milton County was created on Dec. 18, 1847 from portions of Cherokee, Cobb, and Forsyth counties. ). The county was named in honor of Robert Fulton, an engineer and the inventor of the steamboat.
What counties are adjacent to Fulton County, GA?
Bordering Counties are Cherokee County, Forsyth County (norteast), Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Fayette County, Coweta County, Carroll County, Douglas County at Chattahoochee River, Cobb County .
Fulton County, GA Vital Records
Where can find Fulton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fulton 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 Fulton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Fulton Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
The Fulton 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
Fulton County, GA Census Records
What Fulton County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fulton 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.
Fulton County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Fulton County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fulton County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fulton County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
Fulton County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Fulton County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Fulton 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 Fulton 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.
- Fulton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
- Phone: (404) 730-4000
- A Look at the History of Fulton Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court
- Phone: (404) 730-5313
- Land Records: 1854
- Court Records: 1854
- Fulton County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 404-730-4690
- Marriage Records: 1854
- Probate Records: 1854
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Penitentiary, Prisoner Index, ca. 1880-1922
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
Fulton County, GA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fulton County, GA?
A list of Fulton County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.
- Alpharetta Historical Society, PO Box 1386, Alpharetta, GA 30239, (770) 475-4663
- Atlanta Historical Society, 3101 Andrews Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305
- College Park Historical Society, PO Box F, College Park, GA 30337; (404) 767-6202
- East Point Historical Society, 1685 Norman Berry Drive, PO Box 90675, East Point, GA 30364-0675
- Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, PO Box 1556, Atlanta, GA 30301
- Hapeville Historical Society, PO Box 82055, Hapeville, GA 30354
- Old Campbell County Historical Society, PO Box 342, Fairburn, GA 30213-0342; (770) 997-3385
- Friends of Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave; Roswell, GA 30075-4420; (404) 992-1731.
- The Georgia Trust, 1516 Peachtree St NW; Atlanta, GA 30309-2916; (404) 881-9980
- Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE ; Atlanta , GA 30312-2292 ; (404) 658-6019.
- Roswell Historical Society, PO Box 1636; Roswell, GA 30077-1636; (404) 992-1665.
- The Salvation Army Southern Historical Center, 1032 Metropolitan Pkwy SW; Atlanta, GA 30310-3488; Michael Nagy; (404) 752-7578
- Smith Plantation Home Preservationists, Site Coordinator; 935 Alpharetta St; Roswell, GA 30075-3827; Chuck Douglas; (770) 641-3978
- Society of the War of 1812 in the State of GA, 3065 River North Pkwy NW; Atlanta, GA 30328-1117; Joe C. Rude; (770) 396-7960.
- Woodward Academy GMA Archives, 1662 Rugby Ave; College Park, GA30337-2199; Russell Zaring; (404) 765-4000.
- 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 Fulton County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Fulton County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Fulton County
- Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Fulton County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Fulton 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.