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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Clinch_County,_Georgia|Clinch County]]'' 
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Guide to '''Clinch County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Clinch County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 14, 1850
| seat = Homerville
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|county seat= Homerville
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|parent county= [[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware]], [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]]<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>
| building address = Clinch County Courthouse<br>100 Court Square<br>Homerville, GA 31634<br>Phone: 912.487.2667<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Clinch.htm '''Clinch County Website'''] }}  
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|county1= [[Atkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Atkinson]]
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|county2= [[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker (FL)]]
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|county3= [[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia (FL)]]
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|county4= [[Echols County, Georgia Genealogy|Echols]]
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|county5= [[Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy|Lanier]]
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Duncan Lamont Clinch. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clinch County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinch_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
[[Image:Clinch County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]Clinch County Courthouse<br>100 Court Square<br>Homerville, GA 31634<br>Phone: 912.487.2667<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1867; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1867, land records from 1868, voters list from 1890 and old county newspapers from 1895.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinch 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Clinch}}
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'''Clinch County Courthouse'''<br>100 Court Square<br>Homerville, GA 31634<br>Phone: 912-487-2667<br>[https://www.clinchcountyga.com/clerk-of-superior-court Clinch County Website] <br><br>
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Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1867.<br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1867, land records from 1868, voters list from 1890 and old county newspapers from 1895.<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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=== Clinch County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Clinch}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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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), Clinch 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}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinch 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" | '''[[Clinch 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" | '''[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1919<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1919<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1867
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1868
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922. </center>
 
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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1856 and 1867''' The courthouse was destroyed by fire in June 1856, and in September of 1867 its replacement also burned. None of the courthouse records remain from before those fires.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 20-21. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1850'''--Clinch County was created 14 February 1850&nbsp;from [[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware and]] [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Homerville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Clinch}}
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*'''1850''' Clinch County was created 14 February 1850 from [[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware]] and [[Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy|Lowndes]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Homerville<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.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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,065,c,clinch.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clinch County, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinch_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 4 Febuary 2019.</ref>
  
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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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargo,_Georgia Fargo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homerville,_Georgia Homerville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyle,_Georgia Argyle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Pont,_Georgia Du Pont]
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* Cogdell
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* Colon
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council,_Georgia Council]
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* Cutting
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* Edith
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* Eightmile Still
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* Fivemile Still
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* Jamestown
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* Magnolia
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* Mexico Crossing
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* Midway
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* Paletree
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* Sirmans
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* Spooner
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* Traisville
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* Vickers Crossing
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* Williamsburg
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* Withers
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Variant Spellings  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{Fire}}'''1856 and 1867.''' The courthouse was destroyed by fire in June 1856, and in September of 1867 its replacement also burned. None of the courthouse records remain from before those fires.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 20-21. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref><br><br>
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Clinch}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Clinch}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clinch, 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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.dabroxson.com/clinch/cemetery.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/clinch/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/clinch.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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[[Atkinson County, Georgia Genealogy|Atkinson] County] {{}}
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*{{FHL|740065|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
[[Baker County, Florida Genealogy|Baker County]] {{•}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Clinch%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
[[Columbia County, Florida Genealogy|Columbia County]] {{•}}
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[[Echols County, Georgia Genealogy|Echols County]] {{•}}
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
[[Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy|Lanier County]] {{•}}
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[[Ware County, Georgia Genealogy|Ware County]]
 
  
<center>{{ GAClinch County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Georgia/Clinch-County?id=county_414 Findagrave.com]
 
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7867&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&stateAbbv=&stateName= Clinch County Cemeteries]
 
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
==== Research Guides  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393789&reqParentsLabel=Clinch%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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==== African Americans  ====
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The following web site may have additional information on Clinch County cemeteries.
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinch_County,_Georgia#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |637
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|1860 |3063 
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|1870 |3945
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|1880 |4138
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|1890 |6652
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|1900 |8732
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|1910 |8424
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|1920 |7984
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|1930 |7015
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|1940 |6437
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|1950 |6007
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|1960 |6545
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|1970 |6405
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|1980 |6660
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|1990 |6160 
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|2000 |6878
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|2010 |6798
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{{GA Census Intro|Clinch}}
  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Clinch}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393789&reqParentsLabel=Clinch%2C%20Georgia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Clinch}}
  
:*Huxford, Folks. ''History of Clinch County, Georgia: Revised to Date: Giving the Early History of the County Down to the Present Time (1916), Also Complete Lists of County Officers, Together with Minor Officers and Also Sketches of County Officers' Lives, with Chapters on the Histories of Old Families of Clinch County, Also Other Information as is Historical in Its Nature.'' Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1916. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22821 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*Huxford, Folks. ''History of Clinch County, Georgia: Revised to Date: Giving the Early History of the County Down to the Present Time (1916), Also Complete Lists of County Officers, Together with Minor Officers and Also Sketches of County Officers' Lives, with Chapters on the Histories of Old Families of Clinch County, Also Other Information as is Historical in Its Nature.'' Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1916. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22821 Ancestry] ($)
  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{GA Clinch County}}}}
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{{GA Maps Intro|Clinch}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393789&reqParentsLabel=Clinch%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:Gaclinch.jpg|900px|Gaclinch.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{GA Migration Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Clinch}}
  
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/clinch/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
  
===== Civil War =====
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
  
{{VAciv}}  
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'''Online Records'''
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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]]
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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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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Clinch}}<br>
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:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
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:- [[29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies C, D, and E
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:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G
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*History of Clinch County, Georgia: revised to date, giving the early history of the county down to the present time (1916). 1916. Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke (page 56-70) {{FHL|523361|item|disp=975.8812 H2h}}
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*Georgia. Superior Court (Clinch County). 1966. Confederate roster of Clinch Co., 1862. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|246538|item|disp=Film 456005 item 1}}
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Clinch County). 1966. Confederate pension roll, 1896-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|230066|item|disp=Film 470002 item 1}}
  
:- [[26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company H
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies C, D, and E
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company G
 
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/clinch/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project (also War of 1812 - 1883 Pensions)
 
  
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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]]
  
*History of Clinch County, Georgia: revised to date, giving the early history of the county down to the present time (1916). 1916. Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke (page 56-70) {{FHL|523361|item|disp=975.8812 H2h}}<br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*Georgia. Superior Court (Clinch County). 1966. Confederate roster of Clinch Co., 1862. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|246538|item|disp=Film 456005 item 1}}<br>
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Clinch}}
*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Clinch County). 1966. Confederate pension roll, 1896 - 1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|230066|item|disp=Film 470002 item 1}}<br>
 
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Clinch}}
  
'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Clinch}}  
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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]]
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
&nbsp; Wills 1888-1904 (digital images). See Names of Testators.&nbsp;[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers]  
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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]]
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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 ($)
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*'''1868-1911'''  Wills 1868-1911 (images) at [Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1888-1904'''  Wills 1888-1904 (digital images). See Names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Clinch}}
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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 Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Clinch}}
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*'''1868''' - 1868 Tax Digest (all districts) (images) at [https://georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Clinch}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]  
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Clinch}}
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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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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Clinch}}
  
===== 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 ($)
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*'''1867-1874'''  Index to Clinch County Marriages 1867-1874 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1867-1889'''  Clinch County Marriage Index 1867-1889. Batch {{IGI|M712531}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1874-1889'''  Index to Clinch County Marriage Licenses 1874-1889 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1875-1895''' Clinch County Marriage Index 1875-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712532}} at FamilySearch
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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==== Death ====
*1785 - 1950 {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{GA Death Intro|Clinch}}
*1808 - 1967 {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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]]
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 $
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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]]
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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*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1867-1874''' - Index to Clinch County Marriages 1867-1874 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)  
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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]]
*'''1867-1889''' - Clinch County Marriage Index 1867-1889. Batch {{IGI|M712531}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.</ref>
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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]]
*'''1874-1889''' - Index to Clinch County Marriage Licenses 1874-1889 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countyclinch.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1875-1895''' - Clinch County Marriage Index 1875-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712532}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
===== Death Records =====
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==== Divorce ====
*1933 - 1998 {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Clinch}}
*1914 - 1927 {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*1928 - 1938 {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
1919 - 1998 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
  
*'''1869-70, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Clinch}}
  
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=== Archives ===
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{{GA Archives Intro|Clinch}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-society-archive/ List of Georgia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Clinch}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{GA Museums Intro|Clinch}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{GA Societies Intro|Clinch}}
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Clinch}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/clinch-county/ Clinch County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/clinch-county/ Clinch 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://www.dabroxson.com/clinch/ USGenWeb Clinch County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Clinch/ Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Clinch|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Clinch/ Clinch 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|191783|Georgia|Clinch}}- 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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[[Category:Clinch County, Georgia]][[Category:Georgia (state) Counties]]

Latest revision as of 07:54, 30 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Homerville
Organized: February 14, 1850
Parent County(s): Ware, Lowndes[1]
Neighboring Counties
Atkinson  • Baker (FL)  • Columbia (FL)  • Echols  • Lanier  • Ware
See County Maps
Courthouse
Clinch County Courthouse; Homerville, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Clinch County Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Duncan Lamont Clinch. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clinch County Courthouse
100 Court Square
Homerville, GA 31634
Phone: 912-487-2667
Clinch County Website

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1867.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1867, land records from 1868, voters list from 1890 and old county newspapers from 1895.[3]

Clinch 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 1867 1919 1867 1868 1867 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]

1856 and 1867 The courthouse was destroyed by fire in June 1856, and in September of 1867 its replacement also burned. None of the courthouse records remain from before those fires.[5]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1850 Clinch County was created 14 February 1850 from Ware and Lowndes Counties.
  • County seat: Homerville[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
  • Cogdell
  • Colon
  • Council
  • Cutting
  • Edith
  • Eightmile Still
  • Fivemile Still
  • Jamestown
  • Magnolia
  • Mexico Crossing
  • Midway
  • Paletree
  • Sirmans
  • Spooner
  • Traisville
  • Vickers Crossing
  • Williamsburg
  • Withers

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 Clinch, 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 Clinch County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 637
1860 3,063 380.8%
1870 3,945 28.8%
1880 4,138 4.9%
1890 6,652 60.8%
1900 8,732 31.3%
1910 8,424 −3.5%
1920 7,984 −5.2%
1930 7,015 −12.1%
1940 6,437 −8.2%
1950 6,007 −6.7%
1960 6,545 9.0%
1970 6,405 −2.1%
1980 6,660 4.0%
1990 6,160 −7.5%
2000 6,878 11.7%
2010 6,798 −1.2%
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 Clinch 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.

  • Huxford, Folks. History of Clinch County, Georgia: Revised to Date: Giving the Early History of the County Down to the Present Time (1916), Also Complete Lists of County Officers, Together with Minor Officers and Also Sketches of County Officers' Lives, with Chapters on the Histories of Old Families of Clinch County, Also Other Information as is Historical in Its Nature. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1916. Digital version at Ancestry ($)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Atkinson CountyWare CountyEchols CountyLanier CountyBaker CountyColumbia CountyHamilton CountyGA CLINCH.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Clinch 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 Clinch County:

- 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies C, D, and E
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G


  • History of Clinch County, Georgia: revised to date, giving the early history of the county down to the present time (1916). 1916. Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke (page 56-70) 975.8812 H2h
  • Georgia. Superior Court (Clinch County). 1966. Confederate roster of Clinch Co., 1862. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 456005 item 1
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Clinch County). 1966. Confederate pension roll, 1896-1920. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 470002 item 1


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

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Clinch 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, "Clinch County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinch_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), Clinch 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), 20-21. 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, "Clinch County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinch_County%2C_Georgia, accessed 4 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.