Berrien County, Georgia Records
Berrien County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 25, 1856 from Lowndes County, Irwin County and Coffee County. Portions or Berrien County were used to form Cook County (1918), Tift County (1905) and Lanier County (1920) . Berrien County was named in honor of John MacPherson Berrien (1781 - 1856), a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Attorney General.
A Map of Berrien County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Berrien County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Berrien County, GA Courthouse
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 Berrien 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.
- History of Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
- Berrien County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1850 and Court Records from 1856. 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.
- Berrien County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1856 and Probate Records from 1855.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.
- Berrien County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Berrien 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.
Berrien County, Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Georgia Census Substitutes 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Berrien County, Georgia Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1919 to present.
- Marriage Records: from June 9, 1952 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. Contact the County Clerk of Superior Court.
- Locations: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 679-4702
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Berrien County, Georgia Resources
Berrien County, Georgia External Links
- Georgia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Berrien County, Georgia Books - Amazon
- Berrien Co., Georgia - FindaGrave
- Georgia Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Georgia Virtual Vault - historical documents, from 1733 to the present
- Berrien County, Georgia Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 - 1997)
- Berrien County, GA History
- Berrien Co. GAGenweb
- Berrien County Historical Chronology
- Berrien County, Georgia Ancestry Database Collections
- Historical Maps of Berrien County
- Berrien County, Georgia Military Records