The County Records Microfilm Index is the card catalog, compiled by Georgia Archives staff, of the Archives holdings of county records on microfilm. The cards have been scanned and saved in PDF format with one PDF for the cards for each county.
Searching the County Records Microfilm Index: Pick the county from the drop-down menu. This search will retrieve the record for all cards for that county. Each record will have the Title target and County Cards PDF. Click on County Cards PDF to bring up the catalog cards for the county in one pdf file. You can scroll through the cards to find the card for the records you need.
Arrangement: Each county has a card at the beginning of the file, giving the date of the county creation, plus the date of any courthouse disasters which may account for a gap in the records. CAUTION: If the first card contains dates for courthouse disasters, please check for records. Often some records survived courthouse disasters.
In general, the Archives does not have microfilm for county records after 1900. If a record book begins before 1900, the entire book is included on the microfilm (for example, 1898-1936). Occasionally, the Archives has records for a county into the 1930s or 1940s. The Archives does not have records for any of the twenty-four counties created after 1900; there are catalog cards for these counties with their dates of creation.
Usage Note: Users may download the images for personal or educational use students may include images in reports, for instance, and teachers may use the images in the classroom if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives.
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