Bryan County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Bryan County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 19, 1793 from Chatham County. Bryan County gained land from Effingham County (1794) and lost land to Bulloch County (1796) and Chatham County (1847) . Bryan County was named in honor of Jonathan Bryan (1708 - 88), a colonial settler and famous state representative. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Bryan County is bordered by  Effingham County (north), Chatham County (northeast), Liberty County (south), Evans County (west), Bulloch County (northwest)

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

Bryan County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Bryan County, Georgia Courthouse
Bryan County, GA Courthouse

The Bryan County Courthouse is located in Pembroke, 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 Bryan 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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  • Bryan County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1793 and Court Records from 1794. 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 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Bryan County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1865 and Probate Records from 1790s.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.
  • Bryan County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Bryan 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.

Bryan County, Georgia Census Records

Bryan County, Georgia Vital Records

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