Schley County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Schley County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Schley County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 22, 1857
County Seat Ellaville
Address Schley County Courthouse
PO Box 352;
Ellaville, GA 31806
Phone: 912.937.2609
Schley County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Schley County Courthouse
PO Box 352;
Ellaville, GA 31806
Phone: 912.937.2609

Probate Court has birth, death and burial records from 1927, marriage records from 1858 and probate records; Clerk Superior has divorce, court and land records from 1850[1]

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



History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1857--Schley County was created 22 December 1857 from Marion and Sumter Counties. County seat: Ellaville [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 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]

Macon County  • Marion County  • Sumter County  • Taylor County

Template:GASchley 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]

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.

Methodist[edit | edit source]

Concord Methodist Church

  • 1880-1882 - Concord Methodist Church Baptism Index 1880-1882. Batch C713661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1880-1895 - Concord Methodist Church Marriage Index 1880-1895. Batch M713661 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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]


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate), Company A
- 46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B

  • Georgia. Superior Court (Schley County). 1964. Military records, World War I service and discharge records, 1917-1963. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (go to Civil War) film 364114
World War I[edit | edit source]

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, 1858-1865 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Will Book A, 1858-1905 Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers, Appraisements, Dismissions, Book A, 1858-1869 Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, Vouchers, Dismissions, Book B, 1869-1885 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]
  • 1858-1895 - Schley County Marriage Index 1858-1895. Batch M713671 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1858-1901 - Schley County Marriage Index 1858-1901. Batch M734928 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1886 - Schley County Marriages from old newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers
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), Schley 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 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at