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== County Information ==
=== Description ===The County was named for the Chattooga River. The County is located in the northwestern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Chattooga County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattooga_County,_Georgia" accessed 31 Oct 2018''</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
{{GA Courthouse Intro|Chattooga}}
'''Chattooga County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 211<br>Summerville, GA 30747-0211<br>Phone: 706-857-0700<br>[http://chattoogacounty.org/ Chatooga County Website]<br><br>
Clerk Office has birth, marriage death, burial and probate records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
=== Chattooga County, Georgia Record Dates ===
{{GA Record Dates Intro|Chattooga}}
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chattooga County, Georgia. Page 151-163 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922. </center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 19. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Chattooga}}
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*'''1838''' Chattooga County was created 28 December 1838 from [[Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy|Floyd]] and [[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker]] Counties.
*'''County seat:''' Summerville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Populated Places ===
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://georgia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,055,c,chattooga.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Chattooga County, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattooga_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 2 Febuary 2019.</ref>
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=== History Timeline ===
{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Chattooga}}
== Resources ==
{{GA Resources Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Bible Records ===
{{GA Bible Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Biographies ===
{{GA Biographies Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{GA Business Records Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Cemeteries ===
{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Chattooga}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Chattooga, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Chattooga%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Georgia/Chattooga-County?id=county_409 Findagrave.com]
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
=== Census Records ===
{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|2000 |25470
|2010 |26015
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=== Church Records ===
{{GA Church Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1853-1895''' Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712461}} at FamilySearch.
=== Court Records ===
{{GA Court Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Directories ===
{{GA Directories Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
{{GA Emigration Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Funeral Homes ===
{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Genealogies ===
{{GA Genealogies Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Guardianship ===
{{GA Guardianship Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Land and Property Records ===
{{GA Land Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Local Histories ===
{{GA Histories Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Chattooga County}}}}
{{GA Maps Intro|Chattooga}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
=== Migration ===
{{GA Migration Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Military Records ===
{{GA Military Intro|Chattooga}}
'''Online Records'''
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1879-1920''' {{RecordSearch|3038333|Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
* Confederate Rosters (includes 1898 citizens); Civil War Pensions; World War I Service Records [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
{{GA Civil War Regiments|Chattooga}}<br>
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] ,Company B
:- [[21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{GA Naturalization Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Newspapers ===[https://www.thesummervillenews.com/ The Summerville News,] PO Box 310, Summerville, Georgia 30747 '''Phone –''' 706-857-2494 '''Fax –''' 706-857-2393 microfilm availalbe at Summerville Library and UGA, Athens [https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn86053145/ The Summerville Gazette] (1874-1889) T[https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn89053520/ he Chattooga Advertiser] (1871-1???) Several papers {{GA Newspapers Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Obituaries ===
{{GA Obituaries Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Other Records ===
{{GA Other Records Intro|Chattooga}}
'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
 
*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
=== Periodicals ===
{{GA Periodicals Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Probate Records ===
{{GA Probate Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1867-1868''' Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1867-1868 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
=== School Records ===
{{GA Schools Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Tax Records ===
{{GA Tax Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Vital Records ===
{{GA Vital Intro|Chattooga}}
====Birth====
{{GA Birth Intro|Chattooga}}
==== Birth ====
{{GA Birth Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1870-1960''' {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images
 ==== Marriage ====
{{GA Marriage Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1828-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
*'''1839-1860''' [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/vitals.html Marriage Records Indices, by Bride and by Groom]
*'''1839-1880''' Chattooga County Marriage Index 1839-1880. Batch {{IGI|M712451}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
*'''1861-1880''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/vitals/marriages/groom6180.txt Groom Marriage Index], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/vitals/marriages/bride6180.txt Bride Index]
*'''1880-1895''' Chattooga County Marriage Index 1880-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712452}} at FamilySearch.
*'''1885-1886''' Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
*'''1897-1912''' Bastard Records [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
==== Death ====
{{GA Death Intro|Chattooga}}
 
*'''1870-1960''' {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images
*'''1914-1927''' {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1875-1876''' [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
==== Divorce ====
{{GA Divorce Intro|Chattooga}}
== Research Facilities ==
{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Archives ===
{{GA Archives Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Family History Centers ===
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
=== Libraries ===
{{GA Libraries Intro|Chattooga}}
=== Museums ===
{{GA Museums Intro|Chattooga}}
== Societies ==
{{GA Societies Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''Chattooga County Historical Society'''<br>200 S. Commerce St<br>Summerville, GA 30747<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chattooga-County-Historical-Society/107807799330390 Facebook]
== Websites ==
{{GA Websites Intro|Chattooga}}
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers] ($)
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191771|Georgia|Chattooga}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 == Research Guides ==
{{GA Research Guides Intro|Chattooga}}
== References ==
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