Greene County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Greene County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 3, 1786 from Washington County. Portions of Greene County were used to help create Taliaferro County in 1825. Between 1794 and 1877, areas of Greene County were transferred to Oglethorpe County, Clark County and Taliaferro County counties. Greene County was named in honor of General Nathanael Greene (1742 - 86), a hero of the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Greene County is bordered by  Oglethorpe County (north), Taliaferro County (east), Hancock County (southeast), Putnam County (southwest), Morgan County (west), Oconee County (northwest)

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

Greene County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Greene County, Georgia Courthouse
Greene County, GA Courthouse

The Greene County Courthouse is located in Greensboro, Georgia. Greene County's first courthouse burned during an Indian attack on Greensboro in 1787. 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 Greene 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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  • Greene County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1785 and Court Records from 1785. 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.
  • Greene County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1805 and Probate Records from 1785.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.
  • Greene County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Greene 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.

Greene County, Georgia Census Records

Greene County, Georgia Vital Records

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