Last updated: Tuesday, 03-May-2011 13:01:47 CDT
American History & Genealogy Project
The Georgia GenWeb Project



Researching land records can help determine which county your ancestors migrated from: 
Georgia Archives Land Records.

The Georgia Archives is a good place to do research. 

Turner County Georgia USGenWeb Archives

Edd Dorminey has a a great deal of information at his webpage on Irwin County.  Remember, part of Turner County was formed from Irwin County.  He has a marriage index.  He also has some family outlines.  His web page can be found at: South Georgia & Dorminey Family Genealogy!

Julian Williams has a great web page on Jacksonville Georgia.  Jacksonville is in Telfair County.  Some of Turner County's ancestors migrated through there.  There are a lot of great pictures and stories at Old Jacksonville Georgia .

Turner County Georgia Military Resources

Books in Print

History Of Turner County; by John Ben Pate, (1933) early south Georgia history dating back to the Indians.
Is available through 

P.O. Box 5401
611 Perrin Drive
Spartanburg, SC  29304
Telephone: 864-579-4433
Email: Tom Smith

Cost as of 01 July 2001 is $25.00 + $3.50 S/H
They do accept credit card orders by phone.

Turner County, Georgia Pictorial History; by David M. Baldwin and Gail Watson Wall.  This is a limited edition hardcover volume with more than 200 historical pictures and 160 pages 8½" x 11".  It is sponsored by the Ashburn Bank as part of it's 100th anniversary.  The book is available from the Ashburn Bank 229-546-4383 and also Bancorp Finance, 229-567-3436 and Ashburn Turner County Chamber of Commerce 229-567-9696.  The cost is $29.95 + $2.10 sales tax + $4.00 S/H

Turner County Courthouse
P.O. Box 191
Ashburn, GA  31714

Information about the creation of the courthouse, historical maps and profile can be found at: Turner County Courthouse

Victoria Evans Memorial Library
605 North Street
Ashburn, Ga. 31714
Telephone:  229-567-4027

Genealogy Material: 

Several County and Family Histories, plus access to other material through the Coastal Plain Regional Library System and beyond.

Micro-film and Micro-fiche Reader:


ASHBURN ADVANCE: 1897 - 1900


(some early editions missing)

WORTH COUNTY LOCAL:  1895 - 1906

WORTH COUNTY NEWS:  1900 - 1901


IRWIN COUNTY NEWS:  1893 - 1897
(was published in Sycamore GA, which is now in Turner County.  It was the official legal organ of Irwin County)


1910 and 1920 US CENSUS for TURNER COUNTY

County History:

History Of Turner County, by John Ben Pate, (1933) early south Georgia history dating back to the Indians.

Survey Of Turner County Cemeteries, by Jessie H. Paulk and Velma Wilson Paulk (1993)

Survey Of Irwin County Cemeteries, by Jessie H. Paulk

Survey Of Tift County Cemeteries, by Jessie H. Paulk

Irwin County Bride and Groom Index for 1832 - 1959

Funeral Homes

Perry Funeral Chapel
Web site:
301 McLendon Street
Ashburn, Ga. 31714
Telephone:  229-567-3366

Shipp's Funeral Home
137 Toombs Street
Ashburn, Ga. 31714
Telephone:  229-567-3101

Westside Mortuary
614 Hardin Avenue 
Ashburn, Ga. 31714
Telephone:  229-567-3675

Other County Resources

Turner County Historical Preservation Commission
C/O Ashburn City Municipal Building
121 East Madison Avenue
Ashburn, Ga. 31714

Turner County Clerk Of Superior Court
219 East College Avenue
Ashburn, Ga. 31714

The Wiregrass Farmer Newspaper
109 North Gordon Street
Ashburn, Ga. 31714

(Official legal organ of Turner County.  It has bound copies of the newspaper, with a lot of earlier years missing.  It is suggested that the library copies on microfilm be used.)

Turner County School Board
423 North Cleveland Street
Ashburn, Ga. 31714

Information on county schools and records of non existing schools are available.

Thanks to Wayne Blue for help with these resources.

Georgia Links
Georgia Gen Web
Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
For additional links go to: Georgia GenWeb Links and Information
It has various links of interest such as birth and death certificate, 
libraries, war resources, ethnic research, etc.



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