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Monday, February 13, 2017

Baldwin Co. GA Genealogy Resources, Wills, Estates, Marriages #georgiapioneers

Baldwin County Marriages, Wills, Estates, Newspapers, Land Lotteries


MilledgevilleBaldwin County was created in in 1803 by Creek cessions of June 1802. Three years later, the land was distributed by the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery. After the second lottery (1807),five new counties were created from parts of Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties: Morgan, Randolph (later Jasper), Jones, Putnam, Telfair. In 1806, 1807, 1856 and 1872 portions of Wilkinson County were added; in 1807 portions of Hancock and in 1807, 1812 and 1826 portions of Washington; with some of Jones County added in 1856. The court house burned in 1861. The county was named after Abraham Baldwin; Milledgeville was named after George's first governor, John Milledge. 

Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Baldwin County Wills
  • Will Book A 1806-1829 (abstracts)
  • Wills 1829-1854 (abstracts)
Marriages
  • Marriage Book A 1806-1820
  • Marriages 1806-1851
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Will Book B 1829-1868
  • Will Book C 1868-1936
  • Annual Returns, Book A 1813-1820
  • Baldwin County Annual Returns, Book B 1820-1824
  • Annual Returns, Book C 1824-1831
  • Annual Returns, Book D 1831-1842
  • Baldwin County Annual Returns, Book E 1839-1856
Digitized Records
  • 1819 County Order Book; applicants of Widows of late war, orphans of Britton and Indians, Revolutionary War Officers and soldiers and persons who served in the Seminole War.
  • 1820 Land Lottery (Those who were eligable to draw) (digital images)
  • 1820 Tax Digest
  • 1820 Baldwin County Land Lottery
Memoirs of Georgia
  • Baldwin County Residents (Memoirs of Georgia)
Images of Newspapers
  • The Southern Recorder 1826 to 1829
  • List of Letters published July 13, 1828 
  • Tons of Genealogy Records to Help you Find your Georgia Ancestors

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