Screven County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Screven County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 14, 1793 from Burke County and Effingham County. Screven County was named in honor of General James Screven (1744-1778), a hero of the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Screven County is bordered by  Allendale County, South Carolina (north), Hampton County, South Carolina (east), Effingham County (southwest), Bulloch County (southwest), Jenkins County (west), Burke County (northwest)

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

Screven County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Screven County, Georgia Courthouse
Screven County, GA Courthouse

The Screven County Courthouse is located in Sylvania, 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 Screven 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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  • Screven County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1794 and Court Records from 1811. 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.
  • Screven County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1817 and Probate Records from 1790.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.
  • Screven County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Screven 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.

Screven County, Georgia Census Records

Screven County, Georgia Vital Records

Screven County, Georgia Resources

Screven County, Georgia External Links

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