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Emanuel County
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Local Resources
Emanuel County
Vital Records

Probate Court Of Emanuel County, Georgia
Bill McWhorter, Judge
Drawer 70
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
Office 478-237-7091
Home 478-237-7652

Jennie Hodges from the Probate Office will do a search/copy for folks if they can give the ancestor's approximate age and tell her what document they are looking for. She, of course will not do a search for "everything on John Doe."

Please include $4 per copy of Certified copies of records requested from the Probate Office.
Requests for Non Certified copies are 25 cents per copy plus postage.

This info is not current—may not be correct! Plan to correct!

Historic Preservation Museum
Contact - Sam Smith
P O Box 190
Twin City, GA 30471


DAR - Adam Brinson Chapter
Peggy Weatherford
132 First Avenue
Twin City, GA 30471


Adam Brinson Chapter, NSDAR

DAR - Governor David Emanuel Chapter

Rebecca Hill, Regent

Swainsboro, GA


Franklin Memorial Library

331 W. Main Street

Swainsboro, GA 30401


fax: 478-237-3553

Darryl Gray, Library Manager

Visit the Genealogy Room!

Teresa Todd

Emanuel Memories 1776-1976

published by The Forest Blade in Swainsboro, GA


Mail Lists

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Swainsboro Local Records




Crackers Houses ---- Photographed by JOHN L. HANCOCK of Swainsboro, Georgia and includes a bit of historical perspective by Audrey (Shields) Hancock.

Statesboro-Bulloch County Regional Library - Contact: Pat Hutcheson

First Methodist Church, Swainsboro

Emanuel Co. Census Books - SKPublications

Sites On the Web Relating to Emanuel County Genealogy (Infoseek)

Christopher Boyd's Wiregrass Roots

Emanuel Co DAR Chapters

Mann Family Genealogy

Edenfield Genealogical Society -- Many Emanuel County Family lineage's are in the EGS database.

The Forest Blade Newspaper

John E. Ladson, Jr. Genealogical Library located in Vidalia, Georgia now as a web site. The library is a wonderful resource for the Middle and Southeast Georgia areas.

Military Links - we've collected so many GREAT military links for the wars, they just had to have their own page! A lot of outstanding Civil War Sites.

Georgia Genealogical Society

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet-Georgia

Roll your own Atlas (outstanding resource!)

USGA Mapping Information-Emanuel County

Georgia Genealogical and Historical Societies

Georgia State Archives

US Resources: Georgia

Georgia Place Names

Georgia Flags

Vital Records Information for Georgia

A Barrel Of Genealogy Links Over 300 genealogical links!

Southeastern Genealogy Online

Tiger Maps

Georgia Public Television's Vanishing Georgia Journey back in time with GPTV!

Shamrock Hill Books

  • Fighting Boys of the Wiregrass
  • That There Be no Stain Upon my Stones (both about Company C, but giving general history of the unit as well.)

Browse Interloc's public Books for Sale database of over 3.2 Million books, maps, autographs and ephemera. It's fast, free and easy!


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Transcribed by Mary Brooks

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