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Jackson County, Georgia
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Jackson County, Georgia Facts

When was Jackson County, GA Created?
Jackson County was established on February 11, 1796 from Franklin County (portions of Jackson County were used to create the following counties: Clarke (1801), Madison (1811), and Barrow (1914)).

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Jefferson and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Banks CountyMadison CountyClarke CountyOconee CountyGwinnett CountyBarrow CountyHall County.

Jackson County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Jackson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jackson 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 Jackson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Jackson Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Jackson 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.

Jackson County, GA Census Records

What Jackson County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jackson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Jackson County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Jackson County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson 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

Jackson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Jackson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Jackson County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jackson 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 Jackson 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.

Jackson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jackson County, GA?
A list of Jackson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Jackson County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Jackson 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.

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