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Gilmer County - County Court - Civil Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-03-024
Scope and Contents The civil cases appearing in the County Court of Gilmer County during the brief period this court was in existence were very similar to those appearing in the Superior Court (series 1 under S.G. 1 in the R.G.) They usually involved disputes over ownership of property.
Dates: Created: 1866-1868
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - County Court - Criminal Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-03-025
Scope and Contents The criminal cases appearing in the County Court of Gilmer County during the brief period this court was in existence were very similar to those appearing in the Superior Court (series 2 under sub-group 1 in the Record Group.) They usually involved a large variety of types including malicious mischief, hog stealing, carrying concealed weapons, simple larceny and misdemeanor.
Dates: Created: 1866-1868
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - County Public Health Office - Removal Permits

 Series
Identifier: 161-13-042
Scope and Contents This series consists of removal permits of the public health officers of Gilmer County.
Dates: Created: 1924
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Justice Court - Civil Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-04-044
Scope and Contents Civil dockets are used by the Justice and Superior Courts to document civil complaints filed in the Justice Court and the judgment resulting from such complaints. The information each volume provides includes (1) date and term of court, (2) Georgia Militia District name or number of court, (3) names of parties involved, (4) names of attorneys (often not given), (5) style of case involved, (6) constable's entry concerning service of copy of complaint on defendants, (7) remarks, (8) nature of...
Dates: Created: 1869-1935
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Justice Court - Criminal Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 161-04-051
Scope and Contents Criminal dockets are used by the Superior and Justice Courts to document criminal charges filed in the Justice Court by the state and the judgment resulting from such charges. The information provided in the later (but not earlier) dated volumes includes (1) name or Georgia Militia District number of court, (2) name of defendant, (3) name of person issuing warrant, date of issue, offense charged, name of prosecutor and date set for trial, (4) judgment rendered and, (5) justice's and constable's...
Dates: Created: 1907-1943
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Misc. County Offices - Grand Jurors & Oaths of Commission Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-12-026
Scope and Contents This is an artificial series created for the Temporary purpose of combining two or more sub - groups. The records included in this series include lists of jurors, their oaths as commissioners, jury tickets and certifications of jury service.
Dates: Created: 1867-1974
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Accounts

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-014
Scope and Contents This series consists of unpaid accounts presented to the court. The accounts include: (1) the name of the debtor and creditor, (2) the date when the goods or services were contracted, of the article or service contracted (4) and the price of each.
Dates: Created: 1894-1934
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Affidavits

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-032
Scope and Contents This series is composed of affidavits or oaths in which the party of the first part making the affidavit promises to perform a service or pay a certain amount of cash or commodities or other things of value to a certain party of the second part.These affidavits include the names of the two parties , a description of the agreement in question and the date of the affidavit. The subjects of these affidavits included the purchase of land, contracting to teach school, defining and surveying plots of...
Dates: Created: 1841-1939
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Applications for Peddler's Licenses

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-035
Scope and Contents These applications were all made by veterans who served in the army or navy of the Confederate States of America. These applications include the name of the military unit in which each veteran served, the type of product he wished to peddle, the age of the applicant and the date of the application.
Dates: Created: 1897-1907
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Apprenticeship Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-016
Scope and Contents This series consists of apprenticeship records. These are mostly limited to masters' and apprentices' bonds which list the names of each, the date of indenture and usually the names of the parents of the apprentice.
Dates: Created: 1840-1915
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Bonds, Oaths and Commissions, County Officers

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-008
Scope and Contents This series contains bonds, oaths and commissions of county officers of Gilmer County.
Dates: Created: 1840-1943
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Brochures

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-029
Scope and Contents These brochures were received by the probate judge. Many of them were prepared by publishing companies, the State of Georgia and companies desiring to acquire business with Gilmer County.
Dates: Created: 1871-1934
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Cashed Checks

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-033
Scope and Contents This series is composed of cashed checks signed by the ordinary in his official capacity as the administrator of the business affairs of Gilmer County. The checks include the name of payee and the work for which payee was paid and the date of the payment.
Dates: Created: 1872-1941
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Civil and Criminal Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-012
Scope and Contents This series consists of bills of indictment, interrogatories, subpoenas of witnesses and similar court records. Most of these case files are of civil cases and usually involve property disputes. The few criminal cases in this series were included for reasons of convenience. Most civil and criminal case files involving Gilmer County are included in series 1, 2 and 11 within the jurisdiction of the superior court, subgroup 1.
Dates: Created: 1849-1932
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-013
Scope and Contents This series consists of general correspondence between the Probate Judge of Gilmer County and various individuals, part of an official nature, part personal and part of an undetermined nature. Most of the official correspondence deals with solicitations for county business such as the construction of bridges, confederate pensions and the collection of taxes. Most of the personal correspondence concerns the purchasing of goods from manufacturers or distributors for private or semi - private...
Dates: Created: 1861-1934
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Election Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-028
Scope and Contents This series consists of tally sheets, voters lists, ballots, notices, petitions, and other miscellaneous election records held in Gilmer County. The material involves a wide variety of elections from county officers to U.S. Presidential elections. Most of the material relates to stock law elections.
Dates: Created: 1868-1938
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Estate Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-003
Scope and Contents This series consists of estate case files of citizens living in Gilmer County for the period listed. Among the documents included in this series are: (1) administrators bonds; (2) letters of administration; (3) inventories and appraisements; (4) sales bills; (5) petitions to sell property; (6) annual returns; (7) letters of dismission; (8) wills and, (9) promissory notes relating to estates.
Dates: Created: 1835-1940
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Estrays

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-023
Scope and Contents This series is composed of affidavits wherein persons finding animals who have strayed from their owners describe such animals. Some of these affidavits were made by the original owners claiming their property, and others were made by new owners who found and cared for strayed animals and who now claimed them as their property or who wished to be compensated for their care of the animals. Other affidavits were made by two or more potential owners claiming the strayed animals.
Dates: Created: 1853-1892
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Guardianship Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-004
Scope and Contents The documents comprising this series include petitions from minors and others for guardians, guardians bonds, guardianship annual returns, letters of guardianship, letters of dismission from guardianship and similar records.

Additional records available on microfilm.
Dates: Created: 1835-1939
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Liquor License Bonds and Related Papers

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-009
Scope and Contents The bonds largely comprising this series were usually issued for a period of one year. They were issued to tavern owners and to persons offering hostelry services to travelers. Each bond issuer agreed to "keep an orderly and decent house and shall not suffer any kind of gaming in his house and shall conform to the several laws now in force for the regulation of taverns and the licensing of persons to sell spiritous liquors."
Dates: Created: 1861-1892
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Lists of Registered Voters

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-052
Scope and Contents These volumes are used to document the names of registered voters in Gilmer County for the period indicated. The entries are listed by the number of the Georgia Militia District in which they registered and alphabetically within each militia district. Information found in each includes name of registrant, date registered, age, color of skin, whether or not descendant of soldier and occupation.
Dates: Created: 1911-1925
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Marriage Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-010
Scope and Contents This series contains original marriage records of Gilmer County. Information on these licenses includes: (1) name of groom (2) name of bride (3) date license was issued (4) date of marriage (5) name of ordinary (6) name of person performing the wedding ceremony. On the back of most licenses is the book and page where the licenses are recorded. The finding aid includes a complete listing of both bride and groom in alphabetical order by surname of groom. Brides' names are also listed by surname...
Dates: Created: 1835-1943
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Misc. Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-038
Scope and Contents This artificial series has been created for the purpose of collecting the miscellaneous records of the Probate Court of Gilmer County because they are too few in number to merit a separate series. The finding aid provides dates of creation and names of the principal parties involved, if indicated.
Dates: Created: 1845-1940
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Personnel, Roads and Bridges

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-022
Scope and Contents One of the duties of the probate court was to provide general direction in overseeing roads and bridges construction personnel. This series is composed mostly of tablets and other bound volumes. Some of these records include the name of the Georgia militia district in which the roads and bridges personnel worked and some do not.
Dates: Created: 1869-1930
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Petitions for Commissions of Lunacy

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-018
Scope and Contents This series consist of petitions to the probate judge to have certain individuals declared insane and thus to have these individuals committed to the state mental hospital at Milledgeville. This series also includes the proceedings of lunacy hearings in which a jury Examined alleged lunatics to determine their sanity and received testimony or affidavits from interested persons.
Dates: Created: 1867-1942
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Petitions for Soldiers' Pension Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-005
Scope and Contents The petitions files comprising this series,include applications for pensions, depositions of others supporting such claims, marriage licenses to support widows' applications for soldiers' pensions, affidavits from physicians that individual claimants were physically unable to perform manual labor and other related documents.

State copy of Georgia Confederate Pension files are available on our website.
Dates: Created: 1840-1930
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Pistol Toters License Applications and Bonds

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-021
Scope and Contents These records include name of applicant, the kind of pistol involved and the date application was made.
Dates: Created: 1913-1928
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Pony Homestead Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-017
Scope and Contents Pony homesteads are small homesteads that were exempt from property taxation. The records comprising this series consist primarily of petitions to the ordinary to obtain such exemptions and schedules of property to be so exemptied. These records include: the name of applicant, date of application, a list of property to be exemptied and the taxable value of each piece of property.
Dates: Created: 1857-1942
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Poor School Fund of the Court of Ordinary

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-007
Scope and Contents This series contains records of the Poor School. These records include (1) audit reports of the County School Commissioner, (2) teacher's certificates, (3) teacher's accounts for wages and (4) lists of indigent children eligible for participation in the Poor School Fund. The majority of these papers consists of the poor school tuition vouchers which contain (a) the names of the indigent children, (b) the subjects they were taught, (c) the number of days they were in school and (d) the costs of...
Dates: Created: 1851-1889
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Receipts

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-019
Scope and Contents This series consists of receipts. These receipts contain the names of the payer and the payee and the date of transaction. Most of these receipts record fees earned by the probate judge and other county officials for the performance of official duties. The few personal receipts remain a mystery.
Dates: Created: 1850-1928
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Records of Roads and Bridges

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-006
Scope and Contents This series consists of (1) petitions to the ordinary to allow private roads to become public roads, (2) petition to disallow such changes, (3) blueprints for bridges, (4) reports of committees to review such projects and (5) other documents relating to the planning and creation of public roads and bridges in Gilmer County. These projects usually described a certain road as existing between two or more residences or between two or more towns or similar locations.
Dates: Created: 1857-1925
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Tax Statements

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-034
Scope and Contents This series is composed of annual and monthly tax statements prepared by the Tax Collector of Gilmer County. These statements contains the amounts collected on both the general tax and the poll tax for a particular year. The series also contains lists of the insolvent tax payers and lists of the paupers of Gilmer County. In the 1890's, the Tax Collector began issuing monthly tax statements and continued to do so in the 20th century.
Dates: Created: 1868-1921
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Vouchers

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-030
Scope and Contents The vouchers comprising this series contain the names of the two principle parties involved in the financial dispute, the amount of money involved and the date of the agreement.
Dates: Created: 1875-1879
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Probate Court - Warrants of Survey and Other Land Survey Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-02-039
Scope and Contents The warrants of survey were a form of gaining tax advantages used in Georgia in the 19th century and very similar to the present homestead exemption laws. This series is composed of copies of those surveys in Gilmer County and miscellaneous records relating to land surveys. Researchers may find the original copies of these warrants in the Surveyor General department of the State of Georgia.
Dates: Created: 1858-1918
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Sheriff - Correspondence

 Series
Identifier: 161-09-041
Scope and Contents This series consists of correspondence of the Sheriff of Gilmer County.
Dates: Created: 1928-1928
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Appeal Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-056
Scope and Contents These volumes are used to document the appeals of litigants filed in the Superior Court and the judgments resulting from such claims. The information each volume includes (1) term of court, (2) names of attorneys, (3) name of litigants, (4) nature of case and (5) judgment rendered.
Dates: Created: 1833-1878
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Appearance Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-047
Scope and Contents Appearance dockets are used to record civil complaints filed with the court so that the court can document the disposition of the case either by (a) transferring it to the issue docket for trial, (b) dismissing it, or (c) transferring it to the jurisdiction of another court. For each case the following information is given: (1) names of attorneys involved, (names of plaintiff and defendant, (3) type of case involved, (4) disposition of case, (5) entries and (6) term of court.
Dates: Created: 1884-1938
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Certiorari Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-057
Scope and Contents These volumes are used to document the appeals of litigants to the Superior or Supreme Courts relating to judgments rendered in the lower courts. Information in each volume includes (1) term of court, (2) names of attorneys, (3) names of litigants and (4)judgment rendered as to whether case was sustained, dismissed or transferred to another court.
Dates: Created: 1845-1883
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Civil Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-001
Scope and Contents This series consists of bonds, interrogatories, promissory notes, deeds, guardianship appointments, bills for injunctions and other court papers. Almost all these cases involve litigation over debts, missing livestock and other property disputes. Some of these cases originated in the justice courts of Gilmer County. Case files involving the Superior, Probate and County Courts of Gilmer County involving civil and criminal cases may be found in similar series in this record group under their...
Dates: Created: 1847-1943
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Claim Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-054
Scope and Contents A claim docket contains information which documents the claim of individuals against the property of other litigants. These dockets are similar to other civil cases except they are limited to claims cases. The information included in this volume are the term of court, case number and names of plaintiffs and defendants.
Dates: Created: 1835-1884
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Criminal Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-002
Scope and Contents This series consists of bills of indictment, subpoenas of witnesses, interrogatories and similar court records. Most of these cases involve assault and battery, larceny charges and property disputes. See R.G. 161 - 1 - 11 for case files related to this series.
Dates: Created: 1851-1938
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Criminal Subpoena Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-043
Scope and Contents Criminal dockets are used by the Superior Court to document criminal charges filed in that court by the state and the judgment resulting from such charges. The volumes which comprise this series include the following information: (1) Date and term of court, (2) parties to action, (3) names of witnesses for plaintiff and defendant, (4) date subpoena was issued and sheriff's return and entries.
Dates: Created: 1833-1955
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Equity Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-059
Scope and Contents Equity cases are supplementary to cases tried under statute law but they allow courts to render judgments that are more flexible and more humane than judgments allowed under common or statute law. Information found in these volumes includes (1) name of litigants, (2) term of court, (3) nature of case, (4) case number and (5) judgment rendered.
Dates: Created: 1845-1883
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Execution Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-046
Scope and Contents Execution dockets are used by the court to document the execution of judgments in civil cases. Information given about each case includes: (1) names of attorneys, (2) names of plaintiff and defendant, (3) amount of money involved (usually broken down by principal, interest court costs, etc.), (4) date of judgment, (5) date of fifa, and (6) term of court.
Dates: Created: 1836-1926
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Execution Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-045
Scope and Contents General execution dockets are used to document the execution of judgments in civil cases decided by the Superior Court and Justice Courts. A single case is entered into two dockets: one by name of the plaintiff and one by the name of the defendant. The information included for each case is: (1) the names of the plaintiff and defendant, (2) the court in which case was settled (Superior or Justice), (3) the date of judgement, (4) the date of execution, (5) the amount of money involved, (6) the...
Dates: Created: 1890-1917
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Game Warden's Register and Docket

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-055
Scope and Contents These volumes are used to document the registrants for fishing and hunting licenses purchased in Gilmer County for the inclusive dates listed below. Information listed in these registers include (1) date of registration, (2) application number, (3) license number, (4) type of license (county, state or non resident), (5) name, address, skin color and age of each registrant and (6) amount paid for license.
Dates: Created: 1911-1913
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Grand and Traverse Jurors Lists

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-060
Scope and Contents The volumes included in this series contain lists of Grand and Traverse(Petit) jurors arranged alphabetically by the initial letter of each juror's surname. The amount of bjury fees for each term of court is usually listed in the earlier dates but not the later ones.
Dates: Created: 1851-1916
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Grand Jury Presentments

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-027
Scope and Contents This series is composed of Gilmer County grand jury presentments to the citizens of the county concerning the conditions of Gilmer County public business. These presentments include: recommendations concerning specific public improvements, the conditions of public buildings, the financial conditions of public offices, the specific tax to be raised for specific county purposes and specific improvements of business practices that the county officials should make. The grand juries also appoint...
Dates: Created: 1861-1927
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Issue Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-048
Scope and Contents Issue dockets (sometimes called bench dockets or bar dockets) are used to document civil cases docketed for trial by the court. For each case the following information is given: (1) names of attorneys involved, (2) names of plaintiff and defendant, (3) cause of issue, (4) character of services, (5) remarks and (6) term of court.
Dates: Created: 1833-1907
Found in: Georgia Archives

Gilmer County - Superior Court - Misc. Records

 Series
Identifier: 161-01-037
Scope and Contents This artificial series has been created for the purpose of collecting the miscellaneous records of the Superior Court of Gilmer County.
Dates: Created: 1852-1939
Found in: Georgia Archives

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