Pike County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Pike County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 9, 1822
County Seat Zebulon
Courthouse
Address Pike County Courthouse]
PO Box 377
Zebulon, GA 30295-0377
Phone: 706.567.3406
Pike County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pike County Courthouse
PO Box 377
Zebulon, GA 30295-0377
Phone: 706.567.3406

Clerk Superior Court has court and land records from 1823[1]

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




1823

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1822--Pike County was created 9 December 1822 from Monroe County. County seat: Zebulon [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Lamar  • Meriwether  • Spalding  • Upson

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Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Pike County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Pike County, Georgia Genealogy:



- 3rd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Company A
- 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)


  • Hill, W. 1900. Pike County, Georgia, confederate volunteers. San Antonio, Texas: Family Adventures. (entire book)  975.8453 M2h
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Pike County). 1963. Roster of Confederate soldiers, no. 1, 1861-1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah film 325832 item 1
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Pike County). 1963. Confederate pension rolls, 1865, 1890-1959. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 325832 item 2-6

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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Occupations[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).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1840-1872 - Pike County Marriage Index 1840-1872. Batch M713511 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1873-1883 - Pike County Marriage Index 1873-1883. Batch M713512 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1900 - Pike County Marriage Books A and B Index 1883-1900. Batch M713513 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1900 - Pike County Marriage Books A and B Index 1883-1900. Batch M734972 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1900 - Pike County Marriage Books A and B Index 1883-1900. Batch M735538 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pike County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 49. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.