A Proud Member of the Genealogy
Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for DeKalb
This County is available for adoption.
Our goal at Genealogy Trails is to help
you track your ancestors through time and place by transcribing
genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use
of all researchers.
This is a continuation of our original,
Illinois Genealogy Trails History and Genealogy Project and we are
excited about this opportunity to expand into other states. We welcome
your feedback and comments, and your data contributions.
If you think you might be interested in joining our group, view our Volunteer
Page for further information and
instructions on signing up. We're looking for folks who share our
dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this
project be as successful as it can be.
If you have data that you would like to have posted on this website,
please contact us.
Any data we come across will be added to this
We regret that we are unable to perform any personal research for you.
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DeKalb County was
created in 1822 from Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette Counties.
It was named
for Baron Johann de Kalb, a German soldier who fought on the side of
the Americans in the American Revolutionary War. In 1853, Fulton County
was formed from part of DeKalb. Until this time, the growing city of
Atlanta had been inside DeKalb. During the American Civil War, much of
the Battle of Atlanta was fought in DeKalb.
The county seat is Decatur, Georgia