Worth County Resources

Addresses | African American Research | Books | Microfilm 


Addresses:

Worth County Courthouse
201 North Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-2100
Phone: (229)776-8200

Margaret Jones Public Library
205 East Pope St.
Sylvester, GA 31791
Phone: (229)776-2096

Sylvester- Worth County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 768
301 E. Franklin Street
Sylvester, Georgia 31791
Phone: (229)776-7718

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4672
Albany, Georgia 31706
Meets at the Heritage Museum
100 West Roosevelt Avenue
Albany, Georgia 31701
Phone: 229-420-3218 on the 1st Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

John E. Ladson, Jr. Historical and Genealogical Library
Location:
119 Church St.
Vidalia, Georgia 30474
Phone: (912)537-8186

Mailing address:
610 Jackson St.
Vidalia, Georgia 30474

LDS Family History Centers
Albany Georgia LDS Family History Center
2700 Westgate Blvd.
Albany, Georgia
Phone: (229)888-7588
Hours: T/Th 9 am - 1pm, 6-9 pm; Fri 6-9 pm; Sat 9 am - 1 pm

Tifton Georgia LDS Family History Center
402 W. 24th St.
Tifton, Georgia
Phone: (229)382-4202
Hours: Tues 2-9 pm; other times by appt.
Try this link to find a FHC near you!

The Georgia Department of Human Resources
Vital Records Service
47 Trinity Avenue S.W.
Room 217-H
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1201
Phone: (404) 656-4750

Has birth and death records from January 1, 1919 and marriage and divorce records from June 1952.
Click HERE to access their site.

If your request is urgent, you may call and charge your certificates to your Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. There is a $5.00 fee for this service, plus $15.50 if you want your certificate to be shipped by overnight Federal Express.

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African American Resources:

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Microfilm/Microfiche:

Unofficial listing of some records available on microfilm/microfiche through the LDS Family History Library. (Note: Due to possibility of error in transcription, please verify the title and number of the film before ordering.)

Census Records

Civil War Records

County Histories

Court of Ordinary Records

Superior Court Homestead Records, 1896-1916 LDS Film # 0506692
Pony Homestead Records, 1899-1940 LDS Film # 0506676

Superior Court Minutes, Indexed (Murder, Rape, Divorce, Foreclosure, Eviction, and more. You'd be surprised how many of your ancestors showed up in court. Indexed by plaintiff only, so you'll have to check the entire index for defendants. Be sure to check under "State vs." (for criminal behavior) and "John Doe" (for evictions))

Superior Court Jury List, 1879-1904 LDS Film # 506694 Item 1

Land Records from 1892 - Some deeds (i.e. slaves) are not in the comprehensive indexes. Double-check the individual indexes of the early deed books.

Marriage Records from 1854-1967

Military Records

Probate Records

Vital Records


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