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Lanier County, Georgia
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Lanier County, Georgia Facts

When was Lanier County, GA Created?
Lanier County was established on August 7, 1920 from Berrien CountyClinch County and Lowndes County. The county was named in honor of Sidney Lanier (1842-1881), famous attorney, linguist, mathematician, and musician.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lanier County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Berrien CountyAtkinson CountyClinch CountyEchols CountyLowndes County

Lanier County, GA Vital Records

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

The Lanier 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.

Lanier County, GA Census Records

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

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Lanier County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Lanier County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lanier 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 Lanier 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.

Lanier County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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