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Revision as of 12:39, 14 April 2015

United States Genealogy go to Georgia go to Rockdale County

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

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Rockdale County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Rockdale County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded October 18, 1870
County Seat Conyers
Courthouse
Address Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street North East
Conyers, GA 30207-4540
Phone: 770.929.4021 
Rockdale County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street North East
Conyers, GA 30207-4540
Phone: 770.929.4021 

Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1870 and death records from 1930; Clerk Superior Court has land, divorce and court records[1]

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


1930


1870

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1870--Rockdale County was created 18 October 1870 from Henry and Newton Counties. County seat: Conyers [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]

DeKalb County  • Gwinnett County  • Henry County  • Newton County  • Walton County

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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]

Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Conyers BillionGraves

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 Rockdale 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 Rockdale County, Georgia Genealogy:



  • Bowen, Rhoda Anne, and Freda R. Turner. 1992. Georgia confederate soldier obituaries: Henry, Newton, and Rockdale counties, 1879-1943. Alpharetta, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. (entire book) 975.8 V4b  fiche 6125610  digital version

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).

  • Wills, Book B, 1914-1923 (digital images) See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Book A, 1870-1880 (digital images) See names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers

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]
  • Marriages, 1885-1886 (from Newspapers) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Marriages Index, 1876-1909 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1871-1902 - Rockdale County Marriage Books A, B, and 1 Index 1871-1902. Batch M713651 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1891-1895 - Rockdale County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M713652 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), Rockdale 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), 50-51. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.