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  • Dale County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Henry, Covington, Barbour and Pike Counties.
    Established:  22-Dec-1824
    County Seat:  Ozark, Alabama

    County history - Dale County is named in honor of General Samuel Dale.
             Family research in Dale County is very difficult due to courthouse fires in 1869 and 1884 that destroyed all important county records, including marriage licenses, deeds and wills prior to 1884. Only a few deeds prior to 1884 were re-recorded after the last fire.

    Dale Courthouse
    GHLL Dale County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dale County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dale County Genealogical/Historical Society / Ozark, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Dale County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Dale County Genealogy & History
    8. Dale County Vital Records - Dale County Probate Office, P.O. Box 580, Ozark, AL 36361.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Barbour County (north), Henry County (east), Houston County (southeast), Geneva
             County (southwest), Coffee County (west), Pike County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census - Newton post office (T) pg 1, (T) pg 2


  • Dallas County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 19, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe and Montgomery Counties.
    Established:  09-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Selma, Alabama

    County history - Dallas County is named in honor of Alexander James Dallas (1759 1817) , U.S. Secretary of Treasury.

    Dallas Courthouse
    1. Dallas County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dallas County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dallas County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Dallas County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dallas County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dallas County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dallas County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dallas County Vital Records - Dallas County Clerk, P.O. Box 997, Selma, AL 36702-0997.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

      Census Information:
    9. 1820 Census (I) - State Census Dallas County, Alabama (2 files)
    10. 1830 Census (I) - Federal Census Dallas County, Alabama (Index: 1 pg)
    11. 1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Dallas County, Alabama (Index: 10 pgs / Text: 23)


  • DeKalb County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of lands ceded by the Cherokee Indian Nation.
    Established:  09-Jan-1836
    County Seat:  Fort Payne, Alabama

    County history - DeKalb County is named in honor of Major General John Baron DeKalb, a hero of the American Revolution.

    DeKalb Courthouse
    GHLL DeKalb County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - DeKalb County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - DeKalb County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (DeKalb County Genealogical Society / Fort Payne, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - DeKalb County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - DeKalb County Genealogy & History
    8. DeKalb County Vital Records - DeKalb County Clerk, 111 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Fort Payne, AL 35967.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jackson County (north), Dade County, Georgia (northeast), Walker County, Georgia
             (east), Chattooga County, Georgia (east), Cherokee County (southeast), Etowah County
             (south), Marshall County (west).

        Lookout Mountain - History of DeKalb County Alabama

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    Census Information:
        1940 Census (T) - Federal Census, DeKalb County (Text: 2 folders each with 3 pages).


  • Escambia County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 8, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Conecuh, Monroe and Baldwin Counties.
    Established:  10-Dec-1868
    County Seat:  Brewton, Alabama

    County history - Escambia County is named for Escambia Creek, a tributary of the Conecuh River.

    Escambia Courthouse
    GHLL Escambia County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Escambia County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Escambia County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Escambia County Genealogical Society / Brewton, AL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Escambia County Historical Society / Brewton, AL)
    7. US/ALGenWeb site - Escambia County Archives
    8. US/ALGenWeb - Escambia County Genealogy & History
    9. Escambia County Vital Records - Escambia County Clerk, P.O. Box 557, Brewton, AL 36427-0848.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Conecuh County (north), Covington County (east), Okaloosa County, Florida (southeast),
             Santa Rosa County, Florida (south), Escambia County, Florida (southwest), Baldwin
                County
    (west), Monroe County (northwest).

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  • Etowah County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of DeKalb County.
    Established:  07-Dec-1866
    County Seat:  Gadsden, Alabama

    County history - Etowah County name is from the Cherokee Indian language, which means "edible tree".
             A county [Baine County] was established on December 7, 1866, and named for General David W. Baine of the Confederate Army. The county was abolished in 1867, but a year later, Etowah County was created from the same [DeKalb County]territory.

    Etowah Courthouse
    1. Etowah County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Etowah County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Etowah County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
         Etowah County Historical Society
         P.O. Box 8131
         Gadsden, Alabama
         35901
    4. Etowah County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Etowah County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Etowah County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Etowah County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dale County Vital Records - Dale County Probate Office, P.O. Box 580, Ozark, AL 36361.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

    9. Tracking Your Roots - Etowah County Genealogy & History


  • Fayette County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Marion, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties.
    Established:  20-Dec-1824
    County Seat:  Fayette, Alabama

    County history - Fayette County is named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette (or de la Fayette), the French General who aided General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War, and who was touring Alabama at the time of the county's formation. A courthouse fire in 1866 resulted in the loss of numerous early records.

    Fayette Courthouse
    1. Fayette County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Fayette County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Fayette County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Fayette County Historical Society
          P. O. Box 309
          Fayette, AL 35555
          205-932-3255

    4. Fayette County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Fayette County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Fayette County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Fayette County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Fayette County Vital Records - Fayette County Clerk, P.O. Box 509, Fayette, AL 35555-0509.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census (I) and (T)- 1830 Federal Census Fayette County, Alabama (1 index, 3 text pages)
    10. 1840 Census (T) - 1840 Federal Census Fayette County, Alabama (5 pages)


  • Franklin County, Alabama —  
    Franklin County, Alabama Information to be completed on or before:  ASAP, 2013

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              information here.
               Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).
        Important dates:

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  • Henry County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Conecuh County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Abbeville, Alabama

    County history - Henry County is named in honor of Patrick Henry (1736 1799), Revolutionary War patriot and Governor of Virginia.

    Henry Courthouse
    1. Henry County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Henry County - American History & Genealogy Project
    3. Henry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    4. Henry County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Henry County Historical Society
          c/o Abbeville Memorial Library, Nordon History Room
          P.O. Box 222
          Abbeville, AL 36310

    5. Henry County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Henry County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Henry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Henry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Henry County Vital Records - Henry County Clerk, P.O. Box 337, Abbeville, AL 36310-0337.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Abbeville Memorial Library (Abbeville, AL)
               The library houses the William W. Nordan Local History Room. The Nordan History Room is Henry County's most
               comprehensive collection of local history and genealogical information.
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henry County Historical Group (Headland, AL)


  • Houston County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Dale, Geneva, and Henry counties.
    Established:  09-Feb-1903
    County Seat:  Dothan, Alabama

    County history - Houston County is named in honor of George S. Houston (1811 1879), 24th Governor of Alabama and U.S. Congressman.

    Houston Courthouse
    1. Houston County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Houston County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Houston County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Houston County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Houston County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Houston County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Houston County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Houston County Vital Records - Houston County Clerk, 100 North Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36302-6406.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Columbia Historical Society (Columbia AL)


  • Jackson County, Alabama —  
    Jackson County, Alabama Information to be completed on or before:  MMM DD, 2013

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              information here.
               Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).
        Important dates:

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  • Jefferson County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of the Mississippi Territory
    Established:  13-Dec-1819
    County Seat:  Birmingham, Alabama

    County history - Jefferson County is named in honor of the 3rd United States President, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779 1781), first United States Secretary of State (1789 1793), and second Vice President (1797 1801).
             The county seat was at Carrollsville from 1819-21, at Elyton from 1821-73 (there was record loss due to a couthouse fire in 1870), and since 1873 has been at Birmingham, which was named for England's iron and steel center in Warwickshire.


    Jefferson Courthouse
    GHLL Jefferson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Jefferson County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Birmingham Genealogical Society / tBirmingham, AL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jefferson County Historical Commission / Birmingham, AL)
    7. US/ALGenWeb site - Jefferson County Archives
    8. US/ALGenWeb - Jefferson County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Center for Health Statistics, Jefferson County Department of Health, 1400 Sixth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Walker County (northwest), Walker County and Blount County (north), St. Clair County
             (northeast and east), Shelby County (southeast and south), Tuscaloosa County and a
             short boundary with Bibb County (southwest).

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