Liberty County, Georgia Facts
Liberty County was created on February 5, 1777 from St Andrew, St James, and St John Parishes (portions of Liberty County was used to create McIntosh County (1793) and Long County (1920). It was also used to enlarge Glynn County (1789) and McIntosh County (1794 - 1871)). The county was named in honor of Named in honor of the noted patriotism of the citizens of Midway in their support of the cause of colonial independence.
The Liberty County Seat is located in Hinesville and in the current county government website is www.libertycountyga.com/.
Counties adjacent to Liberty County are Bryan County (north), McIntosh County (south), Long County (west), Evans County (northwest), Tattnall County (northwest)
Liberty County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (missing), 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Liberty County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Liberty County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Liberty County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Liberty County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.
Liberty County Archives, Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Liberty County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Liberty County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Liberty County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history.
The chances are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Liberty County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.
I highly recommend you speak to the clerk's department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Many employees will guide men and women in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the person to do the basic research.
The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Liberty County.
- Liberty County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Liberty County Clerk of Courts 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.
- Phone: (912) 876-7235
- Land Records: 1784
- Court Records: 1784
- Liberty 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.
- Phone: 912-876-3635
- Marriage Records: ?
- Probate Records: 1786
- Georgia Department of Health has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.
Liberty County Genealogy Links
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Liberty County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Liberty County genealogy or family history related sites.
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Facts for Liberty Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records
- See Also Statewide Cemetery Links for Georgia
- Liberty Co., Georgia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Liberty County Cemeteries (usgwarchives.net)
- Liberty County Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Liberty County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Liberty Co., Georgia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Liberty County, Georgia (topozone.com)
- Liberty Co., Georgia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- See Also Statewide Church & Bible Links for Georgia
- Midway Congregation Church Records, Liberty County, Georgia (search.ancestry.com)
- History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, Georgia (search.ancestry.com)
- Topographic Church List and Map for Liberty County, Georgia (topozone.com)
- Liberty County Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Liberty County Bibles (usgwarchives.net)
- Liberty County, Georgia Church Books (amazon.com)
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