Candler County, Georgia Genealogy

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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.


Candler County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Candler County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded February 18, 1854
County Seat Metter
Candler County Court House; Metter, Georgia.jpg
Address Candler County Courthouse
705 N Lewis Street
Metter, GA 30439
Phone: 912.685.2835
Candler County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

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

Beginning Dates for Candler County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Candler County Courthouse
705 N Lewis Street
Metter, GA 30439
Phone: 912.685.2835

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1915, divorce, court and land records from 1914.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
35 SW Broad St.
P.O. Box 830
Metter, GA 30439
Telephone: (912) 685-5257
Fax: (912) 685-2946

Candler County Probate Court
35 SW Broad Street
Metter, GA 30439
Telephone: (912) 685-2357
Fax: (912) 685-5130

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1854--Candler County was created 18 February 1854 from Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall Counties.
 County seat:  Metter [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Bulloch County  • Emanuel County  • Evans County  • Tattnall County  • Toombs County

Template:GACandler County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[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[edit | edit source]

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.

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

  • Military - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

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).

Taxation[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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Candler County Historical Society
346 College St,
Metter, Georgia, 30439

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Candler County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18. At various libraries (WorldCat).