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Georgia Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Georgia court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Georgia Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Georgia Court Records

Georgia Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

Georgia Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

Georgia Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

Georgia Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

Georgia County & City Government Links

Georgia contains 159 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. Under the Georgia State Constitution, all of its counties are granted home rule to deal with problems that are purely local in nature. There are currently 6 consolidated county-cities in Georgia: Athens-Clarke County, Augusta-Richmond County, Columbus-Muscogee County, Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, Georgetown-Quitman County and Statenville-Echols County.

The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Georgia county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Georgia State Government is located in Atlanta.

State of Georgia County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Appling Baxley Jefferson Louisville
Atkinson Pearson Jenkins Millen
Bacon Alma Johnson Wrightsville
Baker Newton Jones Gray
Baldwin Milledgeville Lamar Barnesville
Banks Homer Lanier Lakeland
Barrow Winder Laurens Dublin
Bartow Cartersville Lee Leesburg
Ben Hill Fitzgerald Liberty Hinesville
Berrien Nashville Lincoln Lincolnton
Bibb Macon Long Ludowici
Bleckley Cochran Lowndes Valdosta
Brantley Nahunta Lumpkin Dahlonega
Brooks Quitman Macon Oglethorpe
Bryan Pembroke Madison Danielsville
Bulloch Statesboro Marion Buena Vista
Burke Waynesboro McDuffie Thomson
Butts Jackson McIntosh Darien
Calhoun Morgan Meriwether Greenville
Camden Woodbine Miller Colquitt
Candler Metter Mitchell Camilla
Carroll Carrollton Monroe Forsyth
Catoosa Ringgold Montgomery Mount Vernon
Charlton Folkston Morgan Madison
Chatham Savannah Murray Chatsworth
Chattahoochee Cusseta Muscogee Columbus
Chattooga Summerville Newton Covington
Cherokee Canton Oconee Watkinsville
Clarke Athens Oglethorpe Lexington
Clay Fort Gaines Paulding Dallas
Clayton Jonesboro Peach Fort Valley
Clinch Homerville Pickens Jasper
Cobb Marietta Pierce Blackshear
Coffee Douglas Pike Zebulon
Colquitt Moultrie Polk Cedartown
Columbia Appling Pulaski Hawkinsville
Cook Adel Putnam Eatonton
Coweta Newnan Quitman Georgetown
Crawford Knoxville Rabun Clayton
Crisp Cordele Randolph Cuthbert
Dade Trenton Richmond Augusta
Dawson Dawsonville Rockdale Conyers
De Kalb Bainbridge Schley Ellaville
Decatur Decatur Screven Sylvania
Dodge Eastman Seminole Donalsonville
Dooly Vienna Spalding Griffin
Dougherty Albany Stephens Toccoa
Douglas Douglasville Stewart Lumpkin
Early Blakely Sumter Americus
Echols Statenville Talbot (COC) Talbotton
Effingham Springfield Taliaferro Crawfordville
Elbert Elberton Tattnall Reidsville
Emanuel Swainsboro Taylor Butler
Evans Claxton Telfair McRae
Fannin Blue Ridge Terrell Dawson
Fayette Fayetteville Thomas Thomasville
Floyd Rome Tift Tifton
Forsyth Cumming Toombs Lyons
Franklin Carnesville Towns Hiawassee
Fulton Atlanta Treutlen Soperton
Gilmer Ellijay Troup Lagrange
Glascock Gibson Turner Ashburn
Glynn Brunswick Twiggs Jeffersonville
Gordon Calhoun Union Blairsville
Grady Cairo Upson Thomaston
Greene Greensboro Walker Lafayette
Gwinnett Lawrenceville Walton Monroe
Habersham Clarkesville Ware Waycross
Hall Gainesville Warren Warrenton
Hancock Sparta Washington Sandersville
Haralson (COC) Buchanan Wayne Jesup
Harris Hamilton Webster Preston
Hart Hartwell Wheeler (COC) Alamo
Heard Franklin White Cleveland
Henry McDonough Whitfield Dalton
Houston Perry Wilcox Abbeville
Irwin (COC) Ocilla Wilkes Washington
Jackson Jefferson Wilkinson Irwinton
Jasper Monticello Worth Sylvester
Jeff Davis Hazlehurst