Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy
Cobb County, Georgia ancestry and genealogy research page. Discover links to record collections, history, and genealogy information to assist you to you track your Cobb Co., ancestors. Get started by constructing a Free Family Tree. Cobb County Quick Facts:
- Government Website: cobbcountyga.gov
- Created Date / Origin: December 2, 1832 from Cherokee County
- County Seat: Marietta
- Named After: Colonel Thomas Willis Cobb (1784 - 1835), a hero of the War of 1812 and a U.S. Congressman.
- Bordering Counties: Cherokee County (north), Fulton County (east), southeast, Douglas County (originally part of Campbell) (southwest), Paulding County (west), Bartow County (originally named Cass) (northwest)
- Cities & towns include: Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna
Cobb County Genealogical & Historical Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Cobb County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Cobb County Public Library, 266 Roswell St, Marietta 30060; 770 528-2346 (Reference Desk)
- Cobb County Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 1413; Marietta, GA 30061-1413; (770) 434-0507.
- Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, 145 Denmead St NE; Marietta, GA 30060-1934; Daryl Barksdale; (770) 426-4982
- Kennesaw Historic Preservation Commission, 2529 J O Stephenson Ave NW; Kennesaw, GA 30144-2797; Jeff Drobney; (770) 424-8274 Ext 3204.
- Smyrna Historical & Genealogical Society, and Smyrna Museum, 2861 Atlanta Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30082
- Cobb County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Cobb County
- Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Cobb County
Cobb County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently forget about the great importance of Cobb County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Hidden away in Georgia courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the dreams and worries of many Georgia citizens.
The chances are great that your chosen ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a few factors of their lives in the Cobb 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 facts denotes what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Cobb County. The dates indicated listed below are considered the first noted records data in this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed by Shermans troops in 1865 destroying all records
- Cobb County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court has responsibility over felony cases, cases regarding title to land and equity, declaratory judgments, habeas corpus, mandamus, adoptions, name changes, divorces, child custody, and child support enforcement. The clerk is responsible for recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
- Address: 70 Haynes Street, Marietta, GA 30090
- Phone: 770-528-1800
- Land Records: 1865
- Court Records: 1865
- Cobb County Clerk of Probate Court duties cover all legal proceedings that deal with Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The office of the probate judge is the county office where the most significant genealogical records are created and maintained in Georgia.
- Address: 32 Waddell Street, Marietta, GA 30090
- Phone: (770) 528-1900
- Marriage Records: 1865
- Probate Records: 1865
- 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.
Georgia Historical Records
- Databases include Georgia Court, Land, Wills & Financial Records; Georgia Birth, Marriage & Death Records; Georgia Voter Lists & Census Records; Georgia Immigration & Emigration Records; Georgia Obituary Records; Georgia Military Records; Georgia Family Tree Records; Georgia Pictures; Georgia Stories, Memories & Histories; Georgia Directories & Member Lists and much more....
Cobb County Genealogy Links
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Cobb County. These genealogy 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 Cobb County genealogy or family history related sites.
Cobb Co. GA Books, Newspapers & Publications
Cobb Co. GA Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Cobb Co. GA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- See Also Georgia Court & Tax, Land and Probate Records
- Order County Court, Civil or Criminal Records Online
- Land Lotteries - Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries from in 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833. Where Georgians sold lots won in these lotteries, researchers will find that deeds may be valuable sources of genealogical information. Those deeds should have been recorded in Cobb county where the land was located, but in some cases references may be found in the counties where the owner resided. Land transaction between private individuals are recorded with the Cobb county clerk of superior court.
- County Tax Digests (state.ga.us)
- Wills & Estate Records (usgwarchives.net)
- County Records Microfilm Index (state.ga.us)
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia. (search.ancestry.com)
- Land & Deed Records (usgwarchives.net)
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Cobb Co. GA Census Records
Cobb Co. GA Cemeteries & Graveyards
Cobb Co. GA Church & Bible Records
Cobb Co. GA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Cobb Co. GA General and History Websites
Cobb Co. GA Immigration & Naturalization
Cobb Co. GA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Statewide Maps and Atlas Links for Georgia
- Cobb County D.O.T. MAP
- County Maps (sos.state.ga.us) The County Map File consists of maps of Georgia's 161 (now 159) counties collected by the Office of Surveyor General. Many of the maps in this collection were produced under the direction of the state between 1866 - 1935, including those created by Acts of the General Assembly and the State Highway Department; some maps were created in conjunction with the United States Post Office Department and the Department of Agriculture. The several types of county maps show cities, towns, roads and highways, watercourses, and other geographic and topographic features.
- Historical Maps of Cobb County (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- 1895 Cobb County Map (livgenmi.com)
Cobb Co. GA Military Records
Cobb Co. GA Schools & Directories