Source Information

Ancestry.com. Oconee County, Georgia, Probate Court Birth Certificates, 1875-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Vital Records; Marriage Licenses. Watkinsville, Georgia: Oconee County Probate Court.

About Oconee County, Georgia, Probate Court Birth Certificates, 1875-1915

This database contains birth certificates for Oconee County, Georgia. Birth certificates weren't required in Georgia until 1919, but the collection contains many delayed birth certificates recording births as far back as 1875, only three years after the county was created. Delayed birth certificates were applied for when proof of birth was needed for things such as pension benefits.

There are no birth certificates for 1937 or for years after 2008.

What You Might Find in the Records

Depending on the form, birth records may include

  • name
  • sex
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • length of pregnancy
  • mother’s name, race, birthplace, address, age at time of birth, birth date, marital status, occupation
  • number of other children born to mother
  • father’s name, race, birthplace, age at time of birth, birth date, occupation
  • complications related to birth or pregnancy

Applications for delayed birth certificates contain many of the same details, but they also include a list of sources used to document birth date, birthplace, and parents’ names.