Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Berrien County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 25, 1856 from Lowndes County, Irwin County and Coffee County. Portions or Berrien County were used to form Cook County (1918), Tift County (1905) and Lanier County (1920) . Berrien County was named in honor of John MacPherson Berrien (1781 - 1856), a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Attorney General. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Berrien County is bordered by  Irwin County (north), Coffee County (northeast), Atkinson County (east), Lanier County, Lowndes County (south), Cook County (west), Tift County (northwest)

A Map of Berrien County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Berrien County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Berrien County, Georgia Courthouse
Berrien County, GA Courthouse

The Berrien County Courthouse is located in Nashville, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Berrien county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Berrien County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1850 and Court Records from 1856. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
  • Berrien County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1856 and Probate Records from 1855.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Berrien County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Berrien County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Berrien County, Georgia Census Records

Berrien County, Georgia Vital Records

Berrien County, Georgia Resources

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