Sources Of The Marriages Found In Georgia
Selected Counties and Selected Years
FAMILY TREE MAKER CD-ROM #3 Marriage Index: Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina 1641-1944
About CD-ROM #3: Not all of Georgia's 158 counties are included in the CD source, nor are all years included. Below are the counties that are included in this CD-ROM #3 (each with selected, various years as so noted, caution this CD was inaccurate at times so these dates and some names may be incorrect):
Baldwin (1801-1879), Bartow (1800-1861), Bibb (1821-1863), Bleckley (1913-1941), Brooks (1859-1895), Bryan (1865-1889), Bulloch (1796-1850), Butts (1822-1870), Camden (1796-1896), Carroll (1815-1862), Chatham (1805-1896), Cherokee (1840-1863), Clarke (1804-1848), Clayton (1859-1882), Columbia (1787-1863), Coweta (1803-1895), Crawford (1823-1960) (marriages 1823-1960 here), DeKalb (1840-1863), Decatur (1822-1899), Dooly (1831-1891), Effingham (1815-1850), Elbert (1803-1877), Emanuel (1809-1944), Fayette (1823-1850), Floyd (1834-1883), Forsyth (1830-1848), Franklin (1795-1868), Fulton (1829-1865), Gilmer (1834-1871), Glynn (1818-1867), Gordon (1864-1870), Greene (1786-1943), Gwinnett (1827-1838), Hall (1819-1832), Hancock (1798-1889), Harris (1821-1942), Henry (1820-1851), Houston (1820-1852), Irwin (1827-1879), Jackson (1805-1857), Jasper (1808-1859), Jefferson (1802-1850), Johnson (1839-1880), Jones (1807-1880), Laurens (1809-1861), Liberty (1739-1865), Lincoln (1806-1850), Lumpkin (1833-1852), Macon (1853-1880), Madison (1812-1850), Marion (1840-1867), Monroe (1824-1850), Montgomery (1807-1851), Morgan (1808-1869), Murray (1831-1865), Muscogee (1820-1859), Newton (1822-1899), Oglethorpe (1701-1898), Paulding (1833-1873), Pike (1823-1859), Pulaski (1800-1899), Putnam (1807-1850), Randolph (1836-1839), Richmond (1773-1874), Screven (1815-1850), Stewart (1823-1864), Sumter (1830-1867), Talbot (1803-1844), Taliaferro (1800-1888), Tattnall (1802-1845), Telfair (1810-1867), Terrell (1826-1865), Troup (1829-1857), Union (1829-1863), Upson (1701-1867), Walton (1820-1882), Warren (1699-1805), Washington (1824-1857), Wayne (1809-1880), Whitfield (1855-1861), Wilkes (1791-1865) and Wilkinson (1811-1883).
Marriage Records Books By Georgia County: Appling (1869-1889), Banks - Book A (1859-1872), Burke (1855-1869), Campbell (1829-1842), Catoosa - Book A (1858-1887), Catoosa - Book B (1887-1910), Chattahoochee (1854-1888), Charlton (1860-1889), Clinch (1856-1914), Cobb (1865-1867), Coffee (1874-1902), Dawson (1858-1883), Early (1820-1850), Fannin (1864-1870), Lowndes (1870-1920), Meriwether (1828-1835), Pierce (1875-1925), Tattnall (1801-1852), Tattnall (1850-1891, with some 1892), Thomas (1826-1850), Washington (1860-1872).
The book "Colonial Georgia Marriage Records 1760-1810" by Frances T. Ingmire, early Georgia counties.
Reference various individual contributors on-line at Worldconnect and Rootsweb (Georgia only): Atkinson Co, (Book A), Berrien Co (1851-1900), Bulloch Co (1796-1876), Cherokee Co (Book E), Coweta Co (1827-1900), DeCatur Co (1824-1945: Books A to K), Fayette Co (1827-1900), Henry Co (1851-1938), Lumpkin Co (1829-1922), Meriwether Co (1851-1875), Troup Co (1851-1898), Ware Co (1824-1920; partial, "A" to "R" grooms only), Walker Co (1882-1920) and Worth Co (1854-1883).
I have found some possible misinformation already and have so noted on the ancestors where the "errors" have been found. I'm not sure which is correct the CD-ROM or the Books, so, I have put "CD-ROM" or "Book" for the source. If you know which source / date / place is correct, please let me know and I will remedy the information on my pages for others. Please remember that THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE and should not be used to replace actual documents.
There is always the chance that I haven't picked up everyone also (especially from my internet sources). And where am I getting most of this information from? Please use this link to do your own searching: Georgia Marriages Lookups (sorry this search link is no longer functional as of 20 December 2008).
A Note To Fellow Researchers:
Know the answer to any of our Ancestor's mysteries? For instance, the "Mrs." maiden name and / or who she married before your Ancestor? Or perhaps what an ancestor's initials actually stood for? I hate initials!! They are so often wrong. Anyway, if so, please e-mail me with the answers. I will update the records accordingly, however, be specific in the e-mail about whom is being discussed and the complete URL that the name(s) is located. Also be sure to put "(Surname) Marriages Update" or something with the word "Genealogy" in the Subject line or the e-mail will be deleted without reading it (virus & spam concerns). If so desired, I will even put your name and e-mail or website link beside the ancestor's name for other researchers to contact you.
Please remember too that this is only a guide and should not be used to replace actual documents.
If you find that my sources were incorrect, just let me know and I will remedy the error on my pages.
I will not conduct individual researches, nor do I have any further information, so, please do not ask.
Sweat-Swett-Sweet-Swete Marriages In Georgia
Now includes Ware County, Georgia to 1945 and Pierce County, Georgia to 1951
18 Jan 2011: added Appling Co, Brooks Co, Colquitt Co, & Fulton Co
09 June 2015: added Atkinson Co, Berrien Co, Clinch Co, & Worth Co
14 Aug 2015: added Harris Co, Fulton Co (1856-1920) & Muscogee Co (1835-1929) Grooms and Brides A to Z