Emanuel County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Emanuel County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 10, 1812 from Bulloch County and Montgomery County. Portions of Emanuel County were used to create the following counties: Johnson County (1858), Jenkins County and Toombs County (1905), Candler County (1914), and Treutlen County (1918). Emanuel County was named in honor of Colonel David Emanuel (1744 - 1808), who became the governor of Georgia in 1801. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Emanuel County is bordered by  Jefferson County (north), Jenkins County (northeast), Burke County ( northeast), Candler County (east), Tattnall County (south), Bulloch County (south), Montgomery County (south), Toombs County (south), Laurens County (southwest), Johnson County (west), Treutlen County (west).

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

Emanuel County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Emanuel County, Georgia Courthouse
Emanuel County, GA Courthouse

The Emanuel County Courthouse is located in Swainsboro, 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 Emanuel 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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  • Emanuel County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1812 and Court Records from 1810. 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. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Emanuel County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1812 and Probate Records from 1812.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.
  • Emanuel County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Emanuel 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.

Emanuel County, Georgia Census Records

Emanuel County, Georgia Vital Records

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