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Guide to '''Chattooga 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 '''Chattooga County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1838
 
| founded date = December 28
 
| seat = Summerville
 
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| building address = Chattooga County Courthouse<br>PO Box 211<br>Summerville, GA 30747-0211<br>Phone: 706.857.0700<br>[http://us.when.com/wiki/Chattooga_County,_Georgia?s_chn=4&s_pt=aolsem&type=content&v_t=content Chatooga County]}}
 
  
== County Information ==
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|organized= December 28, 1838
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|county seat= Summerville
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|parent county= [[Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy|Floyd]], [[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker]]<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==
  
=== Chattooga County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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===Description===
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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>
  
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===County Courthouse===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Chattooga}}
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'''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>
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Clerk Court has divorce records from early 1900s and court records.<br>
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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>
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===Chattooga County, Georgia Record Dates===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Chattooga}}
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Chattooga 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" |'''[[Chattooga 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" |'''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Chattooga 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" |'''[[Chattooga 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" |'''[[Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| 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="16.6%" align="center" | 1839<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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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===
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{{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.
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*'''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>
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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.
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===Populated Places===
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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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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menlo,_Georgia Menlo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerville,_Georgia Summerville] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyerly,_Georgia Lyerly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trion,_Georgia Trion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine,_Georgia Alpine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatum,_Georgia Beatum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berryton,_Georgia Berryton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattoogaville,_Georgia Chattoogaville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea,_Georgia Chelsea]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudland,_Georgia Cloudland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmersville,_Georgia Farmersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gore,_Georgia Gore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_Georgia Holland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennville,_Georgia Pennville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Hill,_Chattooga_County,_Georgia Silver Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subligna,_Georgia Subligna]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broomtown,_Georgia Broomtown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview,_Chattooga_County,_Georgia Fairview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shackelton,_Georgia Shackelton]
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===History Timeline===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Chattooga}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==Resources==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Chattooga}}
  
[http://www.archives.com/search/vital?Location=US&kw2=Search%20for%20Chattooga%20County%20Clerk%20Records&gclid=CKOlzvjK8scCFY81aQod3S4Nrg Chattooga County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 211<br>Summerville, GA 30747-0211<br>Phone: 706.857.0700<br><br>Clerk Court has divorce records from early 1900’s and court records.&nbsp; Clerk Office has birth, marriage death, burial and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chattooga County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===Bible Records===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Chattooga}}
  
'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>10035 Commerce Street<br>P.O. BOX 159<br>Summerville, GA 30747<br>Phone: (706) 857-0706<br><br>'''Probate Court of Chattooga County'''<br>P.O. Box 467<br>Summerville,  GA 30747<br>Phone: (706) 857-0709<br>
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===Biographies===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Chattooga}}
  
== History  ==
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Chattooga}}
  
'''1838--'''Chattooga County was formed from parts of Floyd and Walker Counties. The county seat is Summerville.
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===Cemeteries===
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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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>
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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.<br>'''County seat:''' Summerville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://thegagenweb.com/gachattooga/cemetery/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/chattoog.html Tombstone Project]
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*[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>
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*[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]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7855&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= Chattooga County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393779&reqParentsLabel=Chattooga%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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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The following web site may have additional information on Chattooga County cemeteries.
  
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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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
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===Census Records===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattooga_County,_Georgia#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1840 |3438
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|1850 |6815
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|1860 |7165
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|1870 |6902
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|1880 |10021
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|1890 |11202
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|1900 |12952
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|1910 |13608
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|1920 |14312
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|1930 |15407
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|1940 |18532
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|1950 |21197
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|1960 |19954
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|1970 |20541
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|1980 |21856
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|1990 |22242
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|2000 |25470
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|2010 |26015
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{{GA Census Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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===Church Records===
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{{GA Church Intro|Chattooga}}
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
  
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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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393779&reqParentsLabel=Chattooga%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville'''
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*'''1853-1885''' Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Baptism Index 1853-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712461}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1853-1895'''  Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712461}} at FamilySearch.
  
[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy|Cherokee County]] {{•}}
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===Court Records===
[[De Kalb County, Alabama Genealogy|De Kalb County]] {{•}}
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{{GA Court Intro|Chattooga}}
[[Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy|Floyd County]] {{•}}
 
[[Gordon County, Georgia Genealogy|Gordon County]] {{•}}
 
[[Walker County, Georgia Genealogy|Walker County]]
 
  
<center>{{ GAChattooga County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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===Directories===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Chattooga}}
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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===Emigration and Immigration===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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===Funeral Homes===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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===Genealogies===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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===Guardianship===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Chattooga}}
  
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Chattooga}}
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===Land and Property Records===
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{{GA Land Intro|Chattooga}}
  
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===Local Histories===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Chattooga}}
| 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" |
 
  
*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=409&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
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{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Chattooga County}}}}
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{{GA Maps Intro|Chattooga}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393779&reqParentsLabel=Chattooga%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]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gachatto/cemetery/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb]
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===Migration===
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{{GA Migration Intro|Chattooga}}
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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===Military Records===
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{{GA Military Intro|Chattooga}}
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/chattoog.html Tombstone Project]
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
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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>
 
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Chattooga%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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'''Online Records'''
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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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=409 Findagrave.com]
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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]]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Chattooga&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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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]]
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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)
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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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*Confederate Rosters (includes 1898 citizens); Civil War Pensions; World War I Service Records  [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7855&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= Chattooga County Cemeteries]
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Chattooga}}<br>
  
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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:- [[9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] ,Company B
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:- [[21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
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:- [[35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
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:- [[39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
  
The following web site may have additional information on Chattooga County cemeteries.
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*Griffith, Jessie June Brandon. 1985. 1870 census and mortality schedules of Chattooga County, GA.: plus Confederate soldier information, where they enlisted, fought and where they died. Rossville, Ga: J.B. Griffith. (page 69) {{FHL|455108|item\disp=975.8344X2g}}
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*Chattooga County (Georgia). Superior Court Clerk. 1963. Veterans of Civil and European wars, 1861-1960. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|233513|item|disp=Film 337228}}
  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
 
  
==== Census  ====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
  
==== Church Records ====
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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]]
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Chattooga}}
  
===== Presbyterian =====
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===Newspapers===
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[https://www.thesummervillenews.com/ The Summerville News,] (1896-1???) PO Box 310, Summerville, Georgia 30747 '''Phone –''' 706-857-2494 '''Fax –''' 706-857-2393 microfilm available at Summerville Library and UGA, Athens
  
'''Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville'''
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[https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn86053145/ The Summerville Gazette] (1874-1889)
  
*'''1853-1885''' - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Baptism Index 1853-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712461}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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T[https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn89053520/ he Chattooga Advertiser] (1871-1874)
*'''1853-1895''' - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712461}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
==== Court  ====
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The Chattooga News(1877-1896) became The Summerville News
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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The Menlo Hatchet (1895-1896) became The Trion Echo
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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The Trion Echo (1896-189?) became The Trion Herald
  
{{GA Land}}
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The Trion Herald (189?-19??)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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The Menlo Mirror (1910-?)
  
{{GA History}}
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The Chattooga County Times (1913-1914)
  
==== Maps  ====
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The Menlo Messenger (1923)
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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The Trion Facts (1920-?)  
  
[[Image:Gachattooga.jpg|900px|Gachattooga.jpg]]
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The Dickeyville Gazette (19??)
  
==== Military  ====
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The Chattooga Democrat (1959-1960)
*Military - Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
  
'''Online Records'''
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[https://www.newspapers.com/paper/chattanooga-daily-times/19519/ Chattanooga Daily Times] at [https://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] (1875-1973) ($)
*'''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
 
*'''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)
 
*'''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)
 
  
{{VAciv}}
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[https://www.newspapers.com/paper/the-chattanooga-news/6179/ The Chattanooga News] at [https://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] (1901-1939) ($)
:- [[9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] ,&nbsp; Company B
 
:- [[21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
 
:- [[35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
 
:- [[39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company H
 
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
  
<br>
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Chattooga}}
  
*Griffith, Jessie June Brandon. 1985. 1870 census and mortality schedules of Chattooga County, GA.: plus Confederate soldier information, where they enlisted, fought and where they died. Rossville, Ga: J.B. Griffith. (page 69) {{FHL|455108|item\disp=975.8344X2g}}
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===Obituaries===
*Chattooga County (Georgia). Superior Court Clerk. 1963. Veterans of Civil and European wars, 1861-1960. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|233513|item|disp=Film 337228}}
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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===Other Records===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
  
'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''  
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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|Chattooga}}  
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===Periodicals===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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===Probate Records===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== 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 ($)
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*'''1851-1859'''  Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, ouchers, 1851-1859 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1856-1880'''  Wills 1856-1880 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1856-1924'''  Index to Wills 1856-1924 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1867-1868'''  Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1867-1868 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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===School Records===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Chattooga}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]]. — [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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===Tax Records===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Chattooga}}Property Tax Digests
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Online Tax Records
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1729/?event=_chattooga-georgia-usa_563&event_x=_1-0 Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
  
*'''1956-1924''' - Index to Wills 1856-1924 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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===Vital Records===
*'''1867-1868''' -Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1867-1868 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
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{{GA Vital Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1851-1859''' - Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements,&nbsp;ouchers, 1851-1859 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
*'''1856-1880''' - Wills 1856-1880 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
 
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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====Birth====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Chattooga}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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]]
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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====Marriage====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Chattooga}}
  
===== Birth =====
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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 ($)
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*'''1839-1860'''  [http://usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/vitals.html Marriage Records Indices, by Bride and by Groom]
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*'''1839-1880'''  Chattooga County Marriage Index 1839-1880. Batch {{IGI|M712451}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1861-1880'''  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/vitals/marriages/groom6180.txt Groom Marriage Index], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga/vitals/marriages/bride6180.txt Bride Index]
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*'''1880-1895'''  Chattooga County Marriage Index 1880-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712452}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1885-1886''' Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
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*'''1897-1912''' Bastard Records [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
 
  
Marriage records can be found as far back as 1836.&nbsp; Those&nbsp;prior to 1838&nbsp;were probably recorded by ministers who recorded them after the fact.<br>
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====Death====
*'''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 Death Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.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://www.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>
 
*'''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 - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/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 - free.</ref>
 
*'''1885 - 1886''' - Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).
 
  
===== Death Records =====
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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]]
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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]]
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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 ($)
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*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Georgia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index — [[Georgia Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1875-1876''' [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countychattooga.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
*'''1849-50, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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====Divorce====
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Chattooga}}
*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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==Research Facilities==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Chattooga}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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===Archives===
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{{GA Archives Intro|Chattooga}}
  
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===Family History Centers===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 +
===Libraries===
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Chattooga}}
  
Chattooga County Historical Society<br>
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===Museums===
200 S. Commerce St<br>
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{{GA Museums Intro|Chattooga}}
Summerville, Georgia, 30747<br>
 
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chattooga-County-Historical-Society/107807799330390 Facebook page]
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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==Societies==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{GA Societies Intro|Chattooga}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''[https://www.chattoogahistory.org/ 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 ==
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==Websites==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Chattooga}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/chattooga-county/ Chattooga County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/chattooga-county/ Chattooga 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://thegagenweb.com/gachattooga/ USGenWeb Chattooga County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gachatto/ USGenWeb Chattooga County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/chattooga.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Chattooga|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Chattooga/ Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Chattooga/ Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*{{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
  
== References  ==
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==Research Guides==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Chattooga}}
  
<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}
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==References==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Chattooga_County,_Georgia]]
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{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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[[Category:Chattooga County, Georgia]]
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[[Category:Georgia (state) Counties]]

Latest revision as of 11:09, 4 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Summerville
Organized: December 28, 1838
Parent County(s): Floyd, Walker[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cherokee (AL)  • De Kalb (AL)  • Floyd  • Gordon  • Walker
See County Maps
Courthouse
Chattooga County Courthouse; Summerville, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Chattooga County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Chattooga River. The County is located in the northwestern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Chattooga County Courthouse
PO Box 211
Summerville, GA 30747-0211
Phone: 706-857-0700
Chatooga County Website

Clerk Court has divorce records from early 1900s and court records.
Clerk Office has birth, marriage death, burial and probate records.[3]

Chattooga 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
1919 1839 1919 1839 1839 1839 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]

  • 1838 Chattooga County was created 28 December 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties.
  • County seat: Summerville[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
Unincorporated communities
Ghost towns

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 Chattooga, 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 Chattooga County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 3,438
1850 6,815 98.2%
1860 7,165 5.1%
1870 6,902 −3.7%
1880 10,021 45.2%
1890 11,202 11.8%
1900 12,952 15.6%
1910 13,608 5.1%
1920 14,312 5.2%
1930 15,407 7.7%
1940 18,532 20.3%
1950 21,197 14.4%
1960 19,954 −5.9%
1970 20,541 2.9%
1980 21,856 6.4%
1990 22,242 1.8%
2000 25,470 14.5%
2010 26,015 2.1%
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

Presbyterian

Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville

  • 1853-1885 Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Baptism Index 1853-1885. Batch C712461 at FamilySearch.
  • 1853-1895 Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch M712461 at FamilySearch.

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 Chattooga 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]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Chattooga County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Chattooga County:

- 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) ,Company B
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
  • Griffith, Jessie June Brandon. 1985. 1870 census and mortality schedules of Chattooga County, GA.: plus Confederate soldier information, where they enlisted, fought and where they died. Rossville, Ga: J.B. Griffith. (page 69) FHL 455108
  • Chattooga County (Georgia). Superior Court Clerk. 1963. Veterans of Civil and European wars, 1861-1960. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 337228


World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Summerville News, (1896-1???) PO Box 310, Summerville, Georgia 30747 Phone – 706-857-2494 Fax – 706-857-2393 microfilm available at Summerville Library and UGA, Athens

The Summerville Gazette (1874-1889)

The Chattooga Advertiser (1871-1874)

The Chattooga News(1877-1896) became The Summerville News

The Menlo Hatchet (1895-1896) became The Trion Echo

The Trion Echo (1896-189?) became The Trion Herald

The Trion Herald (189?-19??)

The Menlo Mirror (1910-?)

The Chattooga County Times (1913-1914)

The Menlo Messenger (1923)

The Trion Facts (1920-?)

The Dickeyville Gazette (19??)

The Chattooga Democrat (1959-1960)

Chattanooga Daily Times at Newspapers.com (1875-1973) ($)

The Chattanooga News at Newspapers.com (1901-1939) ($)


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.Property Tax Digests

Online Tax Records

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 Chattooga 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 Chattooga County. For state-wide library facilities, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

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, "Chattooga County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattooga_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), Chattooga 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), 19. 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, "Chattooga County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattooga_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 2 Febuary 2019.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.