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and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for DeKalb County,
This County is available for
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
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dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this
project be as successful as it can be.
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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,