This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Heard County. They are located in the Special Collections and Reference Section of the Heard County Public Library in Franklin.
The Heard County Health Department has Heard County birth records (from 1919 to the present). If you are looking for the names of someone’s parents, you may want to also look in the Census for the years when the person was a child.
Heard County, Georgia Cemeteries (1977)
SP 929.57588422 HEARD
Cemeteries of Heard County, Georgia 1977-1999: Volume 1
SP 929.5758422 HEARD V.1
Heard County 1840-1980
Heard County Census 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
Heard County Census 1840, 1850
SP 929.3758 422 EIGHT
Other Counties or Dates
Search the Ancestry database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930.
1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.
Census records for 1940 will not be available until 2012, for privacy reasons. Census records for 1950 will be made available in 2022, and so on.
The Bishop of Heard County: The Story of J.C. Adams, Georgia Circuit Rider
The clerk of court at the Heard County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
Heard County, Georgia Deed Book REF 929.3758 422 TURNE
Book 1, 1894-1898
Book 2, 1894-1901
Family histories are shelved at SP 929.2, alphabetical by family name.
History of Heard County, Georgia, 1830 – 1990
REF 975.8422 HISTO
Heard County, Georgia: a History of Its People (1980)
REF 975.842 ELLER
Heard Heritage (1976)
SP 929.3758 422 HEARD
A Short History of Heard County (1958)
SP 975.842 BONNE
Heard County Lions Club, 1938-1976
SP 367.975 HEARD
Educational Survey of Heard County (1917)
SP 929.3758 422 EDUCA
Chattahoochee River Stories: In Heard County (2004)
REF 975.8422 HEARD
Oracle of the Ages: Reflections on the Curious Life of Fortune Teller Mayhayley Lancaster (2001)
REF LANCASTER MOO
Georgia, Heard County Marriages (2003)
SP 929.3578 422 TURNE V.1
SP 929.3578 422 TURNE V.2
The Probate Court at the Heard County Courthouse has more marriage and divorce records.
Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants
SP 973.7458 JON
Georgia’s Confederate Soldiers
Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index
REF 973.7 ROS
Search the Ancestry database for other military records, especially World War I draft cards and Civil War records.
News & Banner 1899 – 1982, Nov. 1986 – present
More recent years in paper
Last 5 years including the current year
Telephone and Address Directories
Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory Carrollton-Newnan-Lagrange, Georgia and Vicinity 2000, 2002-2006
REF 975.839 HILL
Heard High School Annuals (HEHIAN)
1957 – 1961, 1969 – 1971, 1994
Ephesus Yellowjacket Yearbook 1987
SP 975.8422 EPHES
For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.