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Marion County, Georgia
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Marion County, Georgia Facts

When was Marion County, GA Created?
Marion County was established on December 14, 1827 from Lee County and Muscogee County (between 1827 to 1876, Marion County gave up land to ChattahoocheeCrawfordMaconMuscogeeSchleySumterTalbotTaylor, and Webster counties. ).

What is the County Seat of Marion County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Buena Vista and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Talbot CountyTaylor CountySchley CountySumter CountyWebster CountyChattahoochee County

Marion County, GA Vital Records

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

The Marion 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.

Marion County, GA Census Records

What Marion County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Marion County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Marion County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Marion County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Marion 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 Marion 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.

Marion County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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