Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Thomas County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Thomas County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 23, 1825
County Seat Thomasville
Courthouse
Address Thomas County Courthouse
225 N Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229.225.4108 
Thomas County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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Thomas County Courthouse
225 N Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: 229.225.4108 

County Health Department has birth and death records; Probate Court has marriage and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1919 and land records from 1826.[1]

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




1826

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1825--Thomas County was created 23 December 1825 from Decatur andIrwin Counties. County seat: Thomasville [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]

Brooks  • Colquitt  • Grady  • Jefferson County, Florida  • Leon County, Florida  • Mitchell

Template:GAThomas 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.

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

First Presbyterian Church, Thomasville *1854-1917 - First Presbyterian Church, Thomasville, Baptism Index 1854-1917. Batch C713831 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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  • MacIntyre, W. Irwin. History of Thomas County, Georgia: From the Time of DeSoto to the Civil War. Thomasville, Ga.: 1923. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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




- 29th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate), Company A
- 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, H and K
- 50th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) , Company I
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


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


Thomas County Health Department, Vital Records, P.O. Box 148, Thomasville, GA 31799-0148, Phone: (229) 226-4241

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $

  • 1826-1865 - Thomas County Marriage Index 1826-1865. Batch M713821 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1849-1880 - Thomas County Marriage Books E, H, and I Index 1849-1880. Batch M713822 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1868-1874 - Thomas County Marriage Index 1868-1874. Batch M713827 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1879-1885 - Thomas County Marriage Book J Index 1879-1885. Batch M713823 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1889 - Thomas County Marriage Book K Index 1885-1889. Batch M713824 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1889-1895 - Thomas County Marriage Book L Index 1889-1895. Batch M713825 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1895 - Thomas County Marriage Index 1895. Batch M713826 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

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), Thomas County, Georgia. Page 160 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), 53. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 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.