Hall County, Georgia Genealogy
Hall County, Georgia ancestry and genealogy research page. Discover links to record collections, history, and genealogy information to assist you to you track your Hall Co., ancestors. Get started by constructing a Free Family Tree. Hall County Quick Facts:
- Government Website: www.hallcounty.org/
- Created Date / Origin: December 15, 1818 from Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819 (between 1818 and 1870, small amounts of land was transferred between Hall and neighboring counties )
- County Seat: Gainesville
- Named After: Dr. Lyman Hall (1724 - 90), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence. He became the governor of Georgia in 1783.
- Bordering Counties: White County (north), Habersham County (norteast), Banks County (east), Jackson County, Barrow County (south), Gwinnett County (southwest), Forsyth County (west), Dawson County (northwest), Lumpkin County (northwest)
- Cities & towns include: Braselton, Buford, Clermont, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Gillsville, Lula, Oakwood
Hall County Genealogical & Historical Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Hall 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)
- Hall County Historical Society, 380 Green Street, NE, Gainesville, GA 30501; Phone: 770 503-1319
- Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society - Post Office Box 5063, Rome, Georgia 30162-5063
- Stone Rangers, Inc.; PO Box 1538, Flowery Branch, GA 30542-0026; (678) 316-8072
- Hall County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Hall County
- Hall County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Hall County
Hall County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently forget about the great importance of Hall 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 Hall 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 indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hall county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The County Courthouse was burned in 1851, and a replacement was built--but it burned also in 1882. The county's next courthouse was built in 1884, but it was destroyed by a devastating tornando that hit Gainesville in 1936
- Hall County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Hall 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.
- Phone: (770) 531-7025
- Land Records: 1819
- Court Records: 1819
- Hall 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: ?
- Phone: 770.531.6925
- Marriage Records: 1819
- Probate Records: 1819
- 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.
Hall County Genealogy Links
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Hall 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 Hall County genealogy or family history related sites.
Hall Co. GA Books, Newspapers & Publications
Hall Co. GA Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Hall 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 Hall 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 Hall 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)
Hall Co. GA Census Records
Hall Co. GA Cemeteries & Graveyards
Hall Co. GA Church & Bible Records
Hall Co. GA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Hall Co. GA General and History Websites
Hall Co. GA Immigration & Naturalization
Hall Co. GA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Statewide Maps and Atlas Links for Georgia
- Hall 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 Hall County (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- 1895 Hall County Map (livgenmi.com)
Hall Co. GA Military Records
Hall Co. GA Schools & Directories