Schley County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Schley County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 22, 1857 from Marion County and Sumter County. Schley County was named in honor of William Schley (1786 - 1858), governor of Georgia (1835 - 37). Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Schley County is bordered by  Taylor County (north), Macon County (east), Sumter County (south), Marion County (west)

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

Schley County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Schley County, Georgia Courthouse
Schley County, GA Courthouse

The Schley County Courthouse is located in Ellaville, 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 Schley 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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  • Schley County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1857 and Court Records from 1857. 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.
  • Schley County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1858 and Probate Records from 1857.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.
  • Schley County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Schley County Tax Assessor's Office
  • The Schley 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.

Schley County, Georgia Census Records

Schley County, Georgia Vital Records

Schley County, Georgia Resources

Schley County, Georgia External Links

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