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Georgia Census Notes
Federal Georgia Census Records are available to the public for census years: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 Census Search at Ancestry.
1790-1810 Georgia Federal census records schedules are missing. There is an 1800 Territorial Census for Oglethorpe County. Early Georgia tax lists 1792-1819 can prove helpful as a census substitute. These early census and tax records are included in the 1790-1890 Georgia Census Records at Ancestry.
The 1820 Federal Georgia census is missing schedules for Franklin, Rabun and Twiggs counties.
1890 Georgia Federal census records burned in a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of remnants containing part of Columbus Town in Muscogee County. Even the Georgia Veterans and Widows census schedules were lost. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap and 1890 Census Fragment of Georgia.
Soundex code indexes for Federal Georgia census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930.
Georgia State Census Records: There were numerous state census enumerations conducted between 1787 and 1879. Sadly, only a few scattered years and remnants of these state census records have survived, however, the year 1859 is reported to be complete. Following are other known Georgia state census years and some of the areas they cover:
1798 - Greene County
1827 - Taliferro County.
1834 - Various Localities.
1838- Laurens, Newton and Tattnall Counties.
1845 - Fragments off various localities.
1852-1853 Various localities.
1859 - Supposedly, the entire state.
1865 - Fragments of various localities.
1879 - Columbia County.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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Birth & Death records are on file from 1919 to present.
Marriages & Divorce records are on file from 1952 to present.
County clerks at the county level may have earlier records on file, particularly in counties where large cities are located.
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Many early settlers traveled from Virginia and the Carolinas to Georgia for the "land lottery". Families were required to live in the territory for at least 1 year to be eligible for the drawings. The drawings were held between 1803 and 1832, giving away tracts of land as large as 400 acres.
Statewide Georgia Census Records Online
GA Census Records Online by County
Towns County (formed 1856 from Rabun & Union)
Treutlen County (formed 1917 from Emanuel & Montgomery)
No known census online. Submit a link here.
Troup County (formed 1826 from Indian Lands)
Turner County (formed 1905 from Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox & Worth)
Twiggs County (formed 1809 from Wilkinson County)
Union County (formed 1832 from Cherokee Lands & Lumpkin)
Upson County (formed 1824 from Crawford & Pike)
1880 Federal Census Transcription (Files arranged by town and district names)
Walker County (formed 1833 from Murray)
Walton County (formed 1818 from Cherokee Lands)
Ware County (formed 1824 from Appling)
Warren County (formed 1793 from Columbia, Richmond & Wilkes)
Washington County (formed 1784 from Indian Lands)
Wayne County (formed 1803 from Indian Lands, Appling, Camden & Glynn)
Webster County (formed 1856. Previously Kinchafoonee County)
Wheeler County (formed 1912 from Montgomery)
No known census online. Submit a link here.
White County (formed 1857 from Habersham)
Whitfield County (formed 1851 from Murray & Walker)
Wilcox County (formed 1857 from Dooly, Irwin & Pulaski)
Wilkes County (formed 1777 - The Original Territory)
Wilkinson County (formed 1803 from the Creek Cession)
Worth County (formed 1852 from Dooly & Irwin)
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