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  • Randolph County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of former Creek Indian territory (St. Clair and Shelby Counties) by the Creek Cession of 1832.
    Established:  18-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Wedowee, Alabama

    County history - Randolph County is named in honor of John Randolph (1773 1833), U.S. Senator from Virginia.

    Randolph Courthouse
    GHLL Randolph 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 - Randolph County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Randolph County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Randolph County Genealogy & History
    8. Randolph County Vital Records - Randolph County Clerk, P.O. Box 328, Wedowee, AL 36278-0328.
               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):
             Cleburne County (north), Carroll County, Georgia - northeast), Heard County, Georgia
             (east), Troup County, Georgia (southeast), Chambers County (south), Tallapoosa County
             (southwest), Clay County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (I) - Randolph County, AL 1840 Federal Census


  • Russell County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 27, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery and Pike Counties.
    Established:  18-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Phenix City, Alabama

    County history - Russell County is named in honor of Gilbert C. Russell (1782-1861), a Col. in the Creek War.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Russell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Russell County Vital Records - Russell County Clerk, P.O. Box 518, Phenix City, AL 36868-0518.
               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. 1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Russell County, Alabama (Index: 9 pages / Text: 17 pages).


  • Saint Clair County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Shelby County.
    Established:  20-Nov-1818

    County Seat:  Ashville, Alabama
                     and Pell City, Alabama


    County history - Saint Clair County is named in honor of Arthur St. Clair (1736-1818), President of Continental Congress.

    Saint Clair Courthouse
    Ashville

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Saint Clair County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Saint Clair County Vital Records - Saint Clair County Clerk, P.O. Box 397, Ashville, AL 35953-0397.
               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 - (Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society & Museum / Gadsden, AL)


  • Shelby County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of former Creek Indian territory ceded in the Treaty of Fort Jackson on 9 August 1814.
    Established:  07-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Columbiana, Alabama

    County history - Shelby County is named in honor of Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750 - July 18, 1826) was the first and fifth Governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky and served in the state legislatures of Virginia and North Carolina. He was also a hero of the King's Mountain Battle during the Revolutionary War.

    Shelby Courthouse
    GHLL Shelby County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Shelby County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Shelby County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Shelby County Historical Society & Museum / Columbiana, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Shelby County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Shelby County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Shelby County Clerk, P.O. Box 1627, Columbiana, AL 35051-1627.
               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):
             Saint Clair County (northeast), Talladega County (east), Coosa County (southeast),
             Chilton County (south), Bibb County (southwest), Jefferson County (northwest).

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  • Sumter County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Choctaw Indian territorial lands.
    Established:  18-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Livingston, Alabama

    County history - Sumter County is named in honor of Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 - June 1, 1832) nicknamed the Carolina Gamecock, was a hero of the American Revolution and went on to become a longtime member of the Congress of the United States.

    Sumter Courthouse
    GHLL Sumter 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 - Sumter County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
         Sumter County Historical Society
         207 North Washington Street
         Livingston, AL 35470

    5. US/ALGenWeb site - Sumter County Archives
    6. US/ALGenWeb - Sumter County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Sumter County Clerk, P.O. Box 936, Livingston, AL 35470-0936.
               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):
             Pickens County (north), Greene County (northeast), Marengo County (southeast),
             Choctaw County (south), Lauderdale County, Mississippi (southwest), Kemper County,
                Mississippi (west), Noxubee County, Mississippi (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Sumter County (Text: 19 pages). See Notes page for listed townships.


  • Talladega County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Clair and Shelby Counties.
    Established:  18-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Talladega, Alabama

    County history - Talladega County is named in honor of Talatigi, Creek Indian name (Prior to Euro-American settlement in what is today Talladega County it was the home of the Abihka tribe of the Creek Confederacy) for the county seat, meaning "border town"

    Talladega Courthouse
    GHLL Talladega County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Talladega County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Talladega County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society and Library / Gadsden, AL)
          Talladega County Historical Association
          106 Broome Street
          Talladega, AL 35160

    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Talladega County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Talladega County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Talladega County Clerk, P.O. Box 755, Talladega, AL 35160-0755.
               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):
             Calhoun County (north), Cleburne County (northeast), Clay County (east), Coosa
                County
    (south), Shelby County (southwest), St. Clair County (northwest).

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  • Tallapoosa County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 2, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of the Creek Indian Nation (Montgomery and Shelby Counties).
    Established:  18-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Dadeville, Alabama

    County history - Tallapoosa County is named for the Tallapoosa River. The most accepted meaning of Tallapoosa comes from the Choctaw or Alabama words for Tali which is "rock" and Pushi for "pulverized". A less likely translation is from the Creek Talepula meaning "stranger."

    Tallapoosa Courthouse
    GHLL Tallalpoosa County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Tallapoosa County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tallapoosa County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Tallapoosa County Historical Society
          1426 Cherokee Road
          Alexander City, AL 35010

    5. US/ALGenWeb site - Tallalpoosa County Archives
    6. US/ALGenWeb - Tallalpoosa County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Tallapoosa County Clerk, 25 N. Broadnax St., Rm. 126, Dadeville, AL 36853-1395.
               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):
             Clay County (north), Randolph County (northeast), Chambers County (east), Lee County
             (southeast), Macon County (south), Elmore County (southwest), Coosa County (west).

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  • Tuscaloosa County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  April 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of the Cherokee and Choctaw Nations.
    Established:  07-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    County history - Tuscaloosa County is named for the Tuscaloosa River and the county seat, Tuscaloosa, the former state capital from 1826 to 1845.

    Tuscaloosa Courthouse
    1. Tuscaloosa County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Tuscaloosa County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tuscaloosa County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
      Tuscaloosa Genealogical Society - Evening Group
      P. O. Box 020802
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0802

         Tuscaloosa Genealogical Society - Morning Group
         29 Dubois Terrace
         Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tuscaloosa County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tuscaloosa County Vital Records - Tuscaloosa County Clerk, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1847.
               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 - (Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society / Tuscaloosa, AL)


  • Walker County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Marion and Tuscaloosa Counties.
    Established:  20-Dec-1824
    County Seat:  Jasper, Alabama

    County history - Walker County is named in honor of John Williams Walker (1783 1823), U.S. Senator from Alabama.

    Walker Courthouse
    1. Walker County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Walker County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Walker County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Walker County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 3408
          Jasper, AL 35502-3408

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Walker County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Walker County Vital Records - Walker County Clerk, P.O. Box 749, Jasper, AL 35501-0749.
               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. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Walker County, ED-134 to ED-153 (Text: 14 folders).


  • Washington County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Adams and Pickering Counties of Mississippi Territory.
    Established:  04-Jun-1800
    County Seat:  Chatom, Alabama

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of General George Washington (1732 1799), first President of the United States.

    Washington Courthouse
    1. Washington County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Washington County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Washington County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Washington County Historical Society / Chatom, AL)
    4. Washington County - US/WAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Washington County - US/WAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Washington County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, P.O. Box 549, Chatom, AL 36518.
               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) - Federal Census, Washington Co., AL Southern District (1 Text; 1 Index file).
    10. San Esteban De Tombecbe District - Census of the persons living in this section, with regard to their country of origin,
               ages, children and slaves according to the tally made during the past year 1796 for the regulation of 1797.


  • Wilcox County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe and Dallas Counties.
    Established:  13-Dec-1819
    County Seat:  Camden, Alabama

    County history - Wilcox County is named in honor of Joseph Morgan Wilcox (1790-1814) was an American military officer (lieutenant) who was killed during the Creek War.

    Wilcox Courthouse
    GHLL Wilcox 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 - Wilcox County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wilcox Historical Society / Camden, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Wilcox County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Wilcox County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Wilcox County Clerk, P.O. Box 656, Camden, AL 36726.
               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):
             Dallas County (northeast), Lowndes County (east-northeast),
             Butler County (east-southeast), Monroe County (south), Clarke County (southwest),
             Marengo County (northwest).

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  • Winston County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Walker County, formerly known as Hancock County before 1858.
    Established:  12-Feb-1850
    County Seat:  Double Springs, Alabama

    County history - Winston County is named in honor of John Anthony Winston (September 4, 1812  December 21, 1871) was the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1853 to 1857. He was born in 1812 in Madison County, Alabama and became the first native born governor of Alabama.

    Winston Courthouse
    GHLL Winston 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 - Winston County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Winston County Genealogical Society / Double Tree, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Winston County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Winston County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Winston County Health Department, P.O. Box 1029, 110 Legion Road, Double Springs, Alabama 35553.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lawrence County (north), Cullman County (east), Walker County (south), Marion County
             (west), Franklin County (northwest).
               Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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