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Guide to '''Candler County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Candler County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Candler County Courthouse<br>705 N Lewis Street<br>Metter, GA 30439<br>Phone: 912.685.2835<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Candler-County-Georgia-Courts.htm '''Candler County Website'''] }}
 
  
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|parent county= [[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch]], [[Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy|Emanuel]], [[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall]]<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>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Candler County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Allen D. Candler, the 56th governor of Georgia. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Candler, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candler_County,_Georgia." accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Candler}}
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'''Candler County Courthouse'''<br>705 N Lewis Street<br>Metter, GA 30439<br>Phone: 912-685-2835<br>[http://metter-candlercounty.com/better-community-county-government-departments Candler County Website] <br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1915, divorce, court and land records from 1914.<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>
  
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=== Candler County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Candler}}
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| 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), Candler 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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Candler County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1915
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Candler-County-Georgia-Courts.htm Candler County Courthouse]<br>705 N Lewis Street<br>Metter, GA 30439<br>Phone: 912.685.2835<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1915, divorce, court and land records from 1914.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Candler County, Georgia. Page 152 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court '''<br>
 
35 SW Broad St.<br>
 
P.O. Box 830<br>
 
Metter, GA 30439<br>
 
Telephone: (912) 685-5257<br>
 
Fax: (912) 685-2946<br>
 
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'''Candler County Probate Court'''<br>
 
35 SW Broad Street<br>
 
Metter, GA 30439<br>
 
Telephone: (912) 685-2357<br>
 
Fax: (912) 685-5130<br>
 
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1854'''--Candler County was created 18 February 1854 from [[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch]], [[Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy|Emanuel and]] [[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall ]]Counties.<br>'''&nbsp;County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Metter <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
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), 18. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
 
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), 18. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Candler}}
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*'''1914''' Candler County was created on 17 July 1914 but it did not take effect until November 3, 1914.  Candler County was created from [[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch]], [[Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy|Emanuel]] and [[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Metter<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>
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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.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://georgia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,043,c,candler.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Candler County, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candler_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 1 Febuary 2019.</ref>
 
 
[[Bulloch County, Georgia Genealogy|Bulloch County]] {{•}}
 
[[Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy|Emanuel County]] {{•}}
 
[[Evans County, Georgia Genealogy|Evans County]] {{•}}
 
[[Tattnall County, Georgia Genealogy|Tattnall County]] {{•}}
 
[[Toombs County, Georgia Genealogy|Toombs County]]
 
  
<center>{{ GACandler County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metter,_Georgia Metter] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski,_Georgia Pulaski]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Candler}}
  
== Genealogy Resources ==
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== Resources ==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Candler}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Candler}}
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Candler}}
 
  
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=403&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacandle/cemeteries/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gacandle/cemeteries/cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/candler/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/candler/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/candler.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/candler.html Tombstone Project]  
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/# Billion Graves]
 
 
*[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>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|343464|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|343464|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Candler%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Candler%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>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=403 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Candler&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Georgia/Candler-County?id=county_403 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7842&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= Candler County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7842&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= Candler County Cemeteries]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393769&reqParentsLabel=Candler%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candler_County,_Georgia#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1920 |9228
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|1930 |8991
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|1940 |9103
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|1950 |8063
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|1960 |6672
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|1970 |6412
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|1980 |7518
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|1990 |7744
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|2000 |9577
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|2010 |10998
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{{GA Census Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Candler}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Candler}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Candler}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Candler}}
  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Candler}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Candler County}}}}
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{{GA Maps Intro|Candler}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393769&reqParentsLabel=Candler%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
[[Image:Gacandler.jpg|900px|Gacandler.jpg]]  
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=== Migration ===
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{{GA Migration Intro|Candler}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Candler}}
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/candler/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
  
==== Military  ====
 
*Military - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/candler/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
=====Civil War=====
 
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1879-1920'''  {{RecordSearch|3038333|Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Candler}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Candler}}
  
'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''  
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Candler}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Probate Records  ====
 
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
  
*'''1742 1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1742 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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*'''1742-1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Candler}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]]. — [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Candler}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Candler}}
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Candler}}
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*'''1870-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images — [[Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Candler}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]  
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*'''1560-1993'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
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*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]— index ($)
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*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Church Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1785-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia, Church Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1808-1967'''  {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''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 ($)
  
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===== Death Records =====
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{{GA Death Intro|Candler}}
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1870-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|3438747|Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images — [[Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1914-1927''' {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1919-1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1928-1942''' {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1933-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Candler}}
*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
 
*'''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.com] — index and images $ <br>
 
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Candler}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{GA Archives Intro|Candler}}
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Candler}}
  
Candler County Historical Society<br>
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=== Museums ===
346 College St, <br>
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{{GA Museums Intro|Candler}}
Metter, Georgia, 30439
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{GA Societies Intro|Candler}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Candler County Historical Society'''<br>346 College Street<br>Metter, GA 30439
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Candler}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/candler-county/ Candler County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/candler-county/ Candler County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~gacandle/ USGenWeb Candler County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacandle/ USGenWeb Candler County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/candler.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Candler|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Candler/ Candler County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Candler/ Candler County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191745|Georgia|Candler}}- 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
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Candler}}
  
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[[Category:Candler County, Georgia]][[Category:Georgia (state) Counties]]

Latest revision as of 12:24, 3 September 2020

Guide to Candler County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Metter
Organized: November 3, 1914
Parent County(s): Bulloch, Emanuel, Tattnall[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bulloch  • Emanuel  • Evans  • Tattnall  • Toombs
See County Maps
Courthouse
Candler County Court House; Metter, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Candler County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Allen D. Candler, the 56th governor of Georgia. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Candler County Courthouse
705 N Lewis Street
Metter, GA 30439
Phone: 912-685-2835
Candler County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1915, divorce, court and land records from 1914.[3]

Candler County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1915 1915 1915 1914 1914 1915 1820
Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1914 Candler County was created on 17 July 1914 but it did not take effect until November 3, 1914. Candler County was created from Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall Counties.
  • County seat: Metter[6]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Towns
  • Aline
  • Canoe
Unincorporated communities

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Candler, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Candler County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 9,228
1930 8,991 −2.6%
1940 9,103 1.2%
1950 8,063 −11.4%
1960 6,672 −17.3%
1970 6,412 −3.9%
1980 7,518 17.2%
1990 7,744 3.0%
2000 9,577 23.7%
2010 10,998 14.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Candler County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Jenkins CountyBulloch CountyEvans CountyTattnall CountyToombs CountyEmanuel CountyGA CANDLER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Candler County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Candler County. For state-wide library facilities, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Candler County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Georgia Societies.

  • Candler County Historical Society
    346 College Street
    Metter, GA 30439

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Candler, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candler_County,_Georgia." accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Candler County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); 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.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Candler County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candler_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 1 Febuary 2019.