Hall County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Hall County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 15, 1818 from Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819 . Hall County was named in honor of Dr. Lyman Hall (1724 - 90), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence. He became the governor of Georgia in 1783. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Hall County is bordered by  White County (north), Habersham County (norteast), Banks County (east), Jackson County, Barrow County (south), Gwinnett County (southwest), Forsyth County (west), Dawson County (northwest), Lumpkin County (northwest)

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

Hall County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Hall County, Georgia Courthouse
Hall County, GA Courthouse

The Hall County Courthouse is located in Gainesville, Georgia. The County Courthouse was burned in 1851, and a replacement was built--but it burned also in 1882. The county's next courthouse was built in 1884, but it was destroyed by a devastating tornando that hit Gainesville in 1936. 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 Hall 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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  • Hall County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1819 and Court Records from 1819. 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.
  • Hall County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1819 and Probate Records from 1819.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.
  • Hall County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Hall 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.

Hall County, Georgia Census Records

Hall County, Georgia Vital Records

Hall County, Georgia Resources

Hall County, Georgia External Links

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