Lanier County, Georgia Genealogy Guide2016-07-03T14:59:13+00:00

Lanier County, Georgia Records

Lanier County, Georgia (Map It) was created on August 7, 1920 from Berrien County, Clinch County and Lowndes County. Lanier County was named in honor of Sidney Lanier (1842-1881), famous attorney, linguist, mathematician, and musician.

Lanier County is bordered by  Berrien County, Atkinson County (north), Clinch County (east), Echols County (south), Lowndes County (southwest)

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

Lanier County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Lanier County, Georgia Courthouse
Lanier County, GA Courthouse

The Lanier County Courthouse is located in Lakeland, Georgia.

The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Lanier county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

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  • Lanier County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1921 and Court Records from 1921. 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.
  • Lanier County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1921 and Probate Records from 1921.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.
  • Lanier County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Lanier 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.

Lanier County, Georgia Census Records

  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Lanier County, Georgia Vital Records

Lanier County, Georgia Resources

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