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Subject: Re: [GAGWINNE] County records
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 23:18:31 EDT
Unfortunately. Georgia marriage records leave a lot to be desired. In
Alabama, you will find names of bondsmen and witnesses but it Georgia you will not.
All you get are the names of the bride and groom, the name of the minister or
official who married them, the date of the marriage, and the ordinary or clerk
who recorded the marriage in the marriage book. Some also indicate that
parental consent was obtained, but no parents' names are given.
A few marriage records in Gwinnett survived the courthouse fire and many
marriages are listed in Flanigan's history books on Gwinnett County (both volumes
are available for purchase through the Gwinnett County Historical society),
although there are no specific dates, just the year. I can't remember seeing any
marriage records in South Carolina that early ... has anyone else?
If you can't travel to Georgia, you might try finding an LDS Family History
Center near you and order microfilm from the counties in Georgia or South
Carolina you wish to research. If your family ended up in Madison County, AL, you
might be able to find a will or estate settlement in the courthouse there which
also may give names of children. Courthouse land records and deeds sometimes
give a lot of family information. Also, gravestones there will give you birth
and death dates.
Again, I wish you good luck in your research.
Judy in Newnan, GA