There are over 9,000 records in this index, and each includes a transcript for births and christenings occurring in the state of Georgia. While the information for each person may vary, Georgia births and christenings 1754-1940 typically provides:
This collection of birth and christening records includes almost 200 years of information, dating from just 20 years after the first colonists arrived in the state in 1733 up until the middle of the 20th century. Although Georgia did not begin statewide registration of births until 1919, many cities and counties had recorded this information from much earlier. For example, Atlanta has collected birth records since 1887. In addition, local churches often recorded this information from much earlier.
Use these records to learn new details to add to your family history and continue your genealogical research. You may also be able to find more information about your family in our other collections or in local Georgia newspapers.
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If you are having trouble finding someone, you can expand your search by clicking the “name variants” box under the search bar. This will return records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
Try searching for their parents’ names if you are having difficulty locating a record for your ancestor. Many of the records also include the names of parents.
Be flexible with the year range. Births and baptisms were not always reported right away, so if your search is unsuccessful, steadily widen the year range.
Try to find additional information about your family in Georgia newspapers. Birth announcements were common in many local newspapers.