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Ware County was created on December 15, 1824 from Appling County (portions of Ware County were used to create the following counties: Clinch in 1850, Coffee in 1854, Pierce in 1857, and Bacon in 1914).
The county was named in honor of Nicholas Ware (1769 - 1824), a U.S. Senator (1821 - 24).
Counties adjacent to Ware County are Bacon County (north), Pierce County (east), Brantley County ( east), Charlton County (south), Baker County, FL (south), Atkinson County (west), Clinch County (west), Coffee County (northwest)
Ware County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Ware County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Ware County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ware County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ware 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.
A list of Ware County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Ware 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 Ware 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.
The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Ware County. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1873, all records were destroyed.
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Ware 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 Ware County genealogy or family history related sites.