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Note from Site Administrators: This site is maintained as a volunteer effort, as are all GenWeb sites. The information included here is not meant to be the ultimate source for genealogical or historical information about Pickens County, but it is intended as a tool for your research efforts and an 'electronic meeting place' for those who may be researching the same families. The Site Administrators welcome suggestions for additional resources to be included in the site, especially if they come pre-formatted as HTML documents! Complaints and griping will be for the most part cheerfully ignored! ----- Please do not ask for research to be done for you, as that is not one of the functions of the Site Administrators.
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Notes: In order to best serve Pickens County researchers some of the resource links on this page will take you to other web sites. As time allows, additional indexes and abstracts are posted to this page.
Some of our resources are in PDF (Portable Document Format) format. In order to open PDF files it is necessary for Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer.
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Index to Pickens Past by Robert Scott Davis Jr (PDF file)
Every Name Index to Cemeteries of Pickens County by Teague & Reece (PDF file)
Index to the 1860 Mortality Schedule : Pickens County only (PDF file)
Index to the 1860 Slave Schedule: Pickens County (PDF file)
Index to the 1870 Mortality Schedule: Pickens County (PDF file)
Index to the 1880 Mortality Schedule: Pickens County (PDF file)
1880 U.S. Census: Every Name Index for the Pickens County, Georgia, Population Schedule County, Georgia (PDF file)
1910 Census images
Cherokee Indian Resources
Georgia Chapter, Trail of Tears Associatioin
National Trail of Tears Association
National Trail of Tears Historic Trail
Partial transcription records of the TALKING ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH.
See photos of each headstone (work in progress) of the Bethesda Cemetery in Nelson. This is a project by Richard Pettys and linked to with his permission. If you have questions about this page, you may email him directly.
View Some Historical and Genealogical Resources of Pickens County, Georgia. This eleven page document lists a variety of original and published (microform or book)sources which are located at the Pickens County Library, Georgia Archives, Family History Library, and/or National Archives-Southeast Region. [Note: This is a large document and may load slowly.]
View an Historical Sketch of Pickens County a WPA project done during the Great Depression of the 1930's and now in the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
Index to the 1903 Henly Map: Pickens County (PDF file)
Link to modern Georgia DOT map of Pickens County.
Index to 1862 Salt List: Pickens County, 16 December 1862 (PDF file)
Index to 1863 Salt List: Pickens County, 24 July 1863 (PDF file)
1864 Militia Enrollment (Joe Brown Census) Pickens County
1883 List of Federal Pensioners for Pickens County as found in the records of the United States Senate.
For an unusually good Civil War reference site check out CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS & SAILORS SYSTEM
Index to WWI Draft Registrations from Pickens County (PDF file)
Medical Practitioners: 1881-1897 (PDF file)
Postmasters: Index to, 1853 - 1958 (PDF file)
Sheriffs: 1854 - 1932 (PDF file)
Partial index to 1849 Cherokee County tax list as it relates to Pickens County 1849 Tax List, GMD #899 & #1026.
1919 Death Records (PDF file)
1920 Death Records (PDF file)
1921 Death Records (PDF file)
1922 Death Records (PDF file)
1923 Death Records
Georga Death Certificates from 1919 through 1927, have been digitized and are now online at the Georgia Archive's Virual Vault. The database is searchable by first and/or last name; name and/or county of death; year and/or county of death; or by certificate number.
Index to obituaries: Pickens County Progress, 1 Jan 1997 to 30 Dec 2004
Search Lost Marriage Records that are not in the Pickens County Court House!
Check out this section of FAMILY WEB SITES by those who may be researching Pickens County surnames
If you want to keep up with current news in the county (including articles on topics of historic interest), you will want to visit the PICKENS PROGRESS newspaper site.
Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane in Jasper, GA 30143
The Sequoyah Regional Library has a Special Collections room for local history and genealogy
research. They are open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday and
Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. As a part of the
Sequoyah Regional Library System, they are online and may be accessible for
email questions in the near future. At this time, the library has agreed to do some
look-ups (questions by telephone or fax) as their schedule permits.
See a LISTING of their materials.
Marble Valley Historical Society
PO Box 815 in Jasper, GA 30143
For information about membership or projects, go to www.MarbleValley.org.
Northwest Georgia Historical & Genealogical Society
PO Box 5063 in Rome, GA 30162-5063
Includes Pickens County. Check their website for more information.
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce
500 Stegall Drive in Jasper, GA 30143
Visit their website.
Pickens County Courthouse
52 N Main Street in Jasper, GA 30143-1554
Visit the website dedicated to Appalachian American Genealogy
Join the PICKENS COUNTY MAILING LIST, managed by the Site Administrator and hosted by Rootsweb. It is for discussion of local history and genealogy. Get information about the list now!
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