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Douglas County, Georgia (Map It) was created on October 17, 1870 from Campbell County and Carroll County. Douglas County was named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813 - 61), an Illinois Democratic Congressman who ran against Abraham Lincoln in the United States presidential election, 1860 and lost. Learn More About State of Georgia History.
A Map of Douglas County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Douglas County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Douglas County, GA Courthouse
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 Douglas 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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- Douglas County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1871. 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.
- Douglas County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1871 and Probate Records from 1871.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.
- Douglas County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Douglas 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.
Douglas County, Georgia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Georgia Census Substitutes 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Douglas County, Georgia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1919 to present.
- Marriage Records: from June 9, 1952 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. Contact the County Clerk of Superior Court.
- Locations: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 679-4702
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Douglas County, Georgia Resources
- Historical Society of Douglas County, PO Box 2018; Douglasville, GA 30133-2018; (770) 949-2787.
- Douglas County Genealogical Society
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- Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy Forum
- Douglas County, Georgia Mailing lists