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An Introduction

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 by Surname

 

 

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Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States of America.  It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

The state of Alabama was named after the river. The Alabama River was named by early European explorers after the Indian tribe that lived in the territory and first appeared in 1540 spelled as "Alibamu", "Alibamo" and even "Limamu" in the journals of the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto (c.1500-1542).

     Alabama's history as a state began in 1819 when delegates gathered in a cabinetmaker's shop in Huntsville to write the Alabama Constitution. In 1819 construction began on what was later to be known as Fort Morgan at Mobile Point. On December 14, 1819 Alabama entered the union as the 22nd state. In 1846 the state capital was moved to Montgomery. Alabama was established on 14 December 1819, and the official state website is located at http://www.alabama.gov/.

County records vary widely from county to county in both quality and quantity. Some have been carefully preserved while others have been much abused and neglected. Some records have simply disappeared. Other scattered records are now preserved by the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the University of Alabama Library, and the Samford University Library.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gen-Toolkit

 

Genealogical Archives & Libraries

 

·         Alabama Department of Archives & History - 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

·         Alabama Historical Commission - 468 South Perry Street, PO Box 300900, Montgomery, AL 36130-0900

·         Alabama Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics - RSA Tower, 201 Monroe St. Suite 1150, Montgomery, AL 36104; (334)206-5418

·         Alabama Department of Human Resources, Family and Children's Services Division - 50 N. Ripley St., Montgomery, AL 36130; (334) 242-9500

·         Alabama Indian Affairs Commission - 669 S. Lawrence St., Montgomery, AL 36130; (334) 242-2831

 

Historical & Genealogical Societies

 

 

Historical Places 

(select a county)

 

Autauga Baldwin Barbour Bibb Blount Bullock Butler Calhoun Chambers Cherokee Chilton Choctaw Clarke Clay Cleburne Coffee Colbert Conecuh Coosa Covington Crenshaw Cullman Dale Dallas De Kalb Elmore Escambia Etowah Fayette Franklin Greene Hale Henry Houston Jackson Jefferson Lamar Lauderdale Lawrence Lee Limestone Lowndes Macon Madison Marengo Marion Marshall Mobile Monroe Montgomery Morgan Perry Pickens Pike Randolph Russell Shelby St. Clair Sumter Talladega Tallapoosa Tuscaloosa Walker Washington Wilcox Winston

 

 

 

 

 

Surname

Researching
by Surname

 

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

Bennett;   Bishop;   Bobo;   Dickson;   Harris;   Henderson;   Long;   Mayfield;   McVicker;   Yarborough

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy
Surname Search 
From Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Researching
by Location

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research (General Info.)

Where in the World are My Ancestors?

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

Jackson

 

Gazetteer of Places

Gazetteer 
of Places

 

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

 

 List of Alabama counties

List of Alabama county seats

List of cities in Alabama

List of colleges and universities in Alabama

 

Alabama Cities - profiles of 6,119 Alabama cities, towns & neighborhoods

Alabama Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Alabama Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Alabama Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails

 

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research
(Genealogical) 

 

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

Autauga

Baine (See Etowah)

Baldwin

Barbour

Benton (See Calhoun)

Bibb

Blaine (See Etowah)

Blount

Bullock

Butler

Cahawba (See Bibb)

Calhoun

Chambers

Cherokee

Chilton

Choctaw

Clarke

Clay

Cleburne

Coffee

Colbert

Conecuh

Coosa

Cotaco (See Morgan)

Covington

Crenshaw

Cullman

Dale

Dallas

Dekalb

Elmore

Escambia

Etowah

Fayette

Franklin

Geneva

Greene

Hale

Hancock (See Winston)

Henry

Houston

Jackson

Jefferson

Jones (See Covington)

Lamar

Lauderdale

Lawrence

Lee

Limestone

Lowndes

Macon

Madison

Marengo

Marion

Marshall

Mobile

Monroe

Montgomery

Morgan

Perry

Pickens

Pike

Randolph

Russell

Saint Clair

Sanford (See Lamar)

Shelby

Sumter

Talladega

Tallapoosa

Tuscaloosa

Walker

Washington

Wilcox

Winston

 

County Research  (General)

County Research
(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Autauga County

Baldwin County

Barbour County

Bibb County

Blount County

Bullock County

Butler County

Calhoun County

Chambers County

Cherokee County

Chilton County

Choctaw County

Clarke County

Clay County

Cleburne County

Coffee County

Colbert County

Conecuh County

Coosa County

Covington County

Crenshaw County

Cullman County

Dale County

Dallas County

DeKalb County

Elmore County

Escambia County

Etowah County

Fayette County

Franklin County

Geneva County

Greene County

Hale County

Henry County

Houston County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Lamar County

Lauderdale County

Lawrence County

Lee County

Limestone County

Lowndes County

Macon County

Madison County

Marengo County

Marion County

Marshall County

Mobile County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Morgan County

Perry County

Pickens County

Pike County

Randolph County

Russell County

St. Clair County

Shelby County

Sumter County

Talladega County

Tallapoosa County

Tuscaloosa County

Walker County

Washington County

Wilcox County

Winston County

 

 

 

 

Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

Where in the World
are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

General Resources

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locality Specific Resources

·Alabama - Wikipedia

·Alabama State Facts and Information

·Alabama Information (50 States.com)

·Linkpendium – Alabama

·Cyndi’s List (Alabama)

·Alabama (historical societies)

·Alabama Resources at RootsWeb

·Family Search (IGI Records for Alabama)

 

 

 

 

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

Research Library – Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Contact Information

 

 

 

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada