Quitman County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Quitman County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Quitman County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 10, 1858
County Seat Georgetown
Address Quitman County Courthouse]
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 
Quitman County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Quitman County Courthouse
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 

Clerk Superior Court has birth records from 1927, marriage records from 1919, divorce records, and court records from 1923 and land records  from 1879[1]

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


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1858--Quitman County was created 10 December 1858 fromRandolph and Stewart Counties.
 County seat: Georgetown [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]


1921 The courthouse at Georgetown burned 1 February 1921. Almost all county records were lost.[3]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Barbour County, Alabama  • Clay County  • Henry County, Alabama  • Randolph County  • Stewart County

Template:GAQuitman County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Georgetown Cemetery[4]
  • Georgetown Cemetery Private (Afr-Am) [5]

List of Cemeteries in Quitman County

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Court Records

Administration & Guardianship Bonds[edit | edit source]
  • Bland, Jasper Orphans David and Jasper (Bond) 1899
  • Bland, Mary J. Belcher (Guardianship) 1872
  • Dowdy, Woodson H. Orphans (Guardianship) 1865
  • Guerry, T. S. (Guardianship) 1865
  • Griffin, Lunsford Eleanor and children (Exemplification) 1864
  • Guilford, J. M. (Guardianship) 1894
  • Harrison, William Orphans (Guardianship) 1866
  • Kaigler, Orphans (Guardianship) 1898
  • Matthews, Lucy C. and John W. (Guardianship) 1864
  • Moore, William F. (Guardianship) 1864
  • Ogletree, J. E. (Request to Sell Land) 1893
  • Phillips, J. E. (Guardianship)
  • Slayton, Mary (Bond) 1864
  • Whitaker, John Bland Minors (Estate) 1898 [6]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Land

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Template:GA History

Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

USGW archives

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

1883 Pensioners

Civil War[edit | edit source]
- 11th Regiment Company I
- 11th Ga Regiment Company I History
- 51st Regiment Company G
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry
- 61st Regiment Company F

  • Shepard, Jacquelyn M. 1991. The Quitman echo. Georgetown, Georgia: J. Shepard. 975.8924 H2

Civil War from "The Quitman Echo"

Quitman Grays History From "The Quitman Echo"

Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

World War I[edit | edit source]

Tye, J. P. WWI Draft 1917
World War I from "The Quitman Echo" [7]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Newspaper abstracts
USGenWeb has transcriptions for some newspaper articles.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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

USGW archives

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1875 - 1885 Marriages
  • 1875 - 1885 Marriages (Partial)
  • 1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames A - L
  • 1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames M - Z [8]
Death[edit | edit source]
  • 1919 Death Index
  • 1920 Death Index
  • 1921-1924 Death Index
  • 1926 Death Index
  • 1927 Death Index
  • 1928 Death Index
  • 1929 Death Index
  • 1930 Death Index

Barrett, Elizabeth 1923
Harrell, Hugh L 1969 [9]

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), Quitman 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), 50. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  5. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  6. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/court.html
  7. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/military.html
  8. USGW archives
  9. USGW Archives