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Lamar County, Georgia
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Lamar County, Georgia Facts

When was Lamar County, GA Created?
Lamar County was established on August 17, 1920 from Monroe County and Pike County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lamar County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Butts CountyMonroe County ( east), Upson CountyPike CountySpalding County

Lamar County, GA Vital Records

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

The Lamar 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.

Lamar County, GA Census Records

What Lamar County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lamar County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 192019301940.

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

Lamar County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Lamar County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lamar 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 Lamar 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.

Lamar County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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