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Welcome to the GAGenWeb Project site for Greene County, Georgia. My name is Carolyn Golowka and I am the County Coordinator for Greene County. My ancestors lived in Greene County in the 'early years' and left by 1830. Since I DO NOT live in Georgia and have no access to any records there, please do not ask me for help with your personal research. I really wish I could help, but since I have no records or access to them, I would have to disappoint you. So, do try the look-ups that are listed elsewhere. These folks have resources at their disposal that can help you. What they can help you with is listed. Be specific with what you need, and I know they will try their best. If you have any questions or comments, have information to contribute, or find a broken link, please don't hesitate to contact me.
|The History of Greene County|
Greene County Courthouse
The following text is from The
University of Georgia and
the Carl Vinson Institute of Government Web Page
"Greene County was created from Washington County on Feb. 3, 1786 by an act of the General Assembly (Marbury and Crawford's Digest, p. 162). Georgia's 11th county was named for Revolutionary War hero Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Greene. A few months earlier, Greene and wife Catharine had taken residence near Savannah at the Mulberry Plantation, which was a gift from the Georgia legislature in appreciation for his victorious campaign against British forces in the southern theater of war. Unfortunately, on June 19, 1786, General Greene died from overexposure to the Georgia sun.
Portions of Greene County were used to help create Taliaferro County in 1825. Additionally, areas of Greene County were transferred to Oglethorpe, Clark and Taliaferro counties between 1794 and 1877.
County Seat: Greensboro [originally spelled Greensborough and named for Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene]. Settled in 1780s, designated county seat by the General Assembly in 1787, designated permanent county seat in 1802, incorporated Dec. 10, 1803."
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Historical Maps of Greene County
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The Tombstone Project is dedicated to preserving information found in cemeteries. Volunteers walk each cemetery and transcribe the information that is available here. You might like to volunteer to transcribe a cemetery where your ancestors are located.
The Archives works much like the Archives in Atlanta. Here you will find transcriptions of Bibles, biographies, cemeteries, census records, court, estate, & probate records, church records, history, land & deed records, military records, miscellaneous records, newspaper records, obituaries, pictures, slave records, tax records, and vital records which include birth, marriage and death records, and wills. All information here is transcribed by volunteers. You might volunteer to transcribe your copies of original documents and submit them to help others.
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Send Comments about this site to Carolyn Golowka, Greene County, Georgia Coordinator
I do not live in Georgia so I am unable to help with your personal research questions. All the information I know about Greene County is posted promptly on this site. Please visit the "Research Resources" section of this site. I would suggest that if you don't find the information your looking for here, that you join the email list and post your question on the query board. The more places you ask the question, the better your chances of getting an answer.
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