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Guide to Conecuh County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Conecuh County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 13, 1907
County Seat Evergreen
Courthouse
Conecuh County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Conecuh County Courthouse
Jackson Street
Courthouse Square
Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone:(251) 578-2066
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Conecuh County was created 13 February 1818 from Monroe County.
County seat: Evergreen [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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Conecuh County had destructive courthouse fires in 1868, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1900. See Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide  page 26 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

For a list of record loss in Alabama counties see: Alabama Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Conecuh County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 700.

Cemeteries


  • Riley, Elizabeth d'Autrey. The Evergreen Old Historical Cemetery in Evergreen, Alabama, Conecuh County. Brewton, Ala.: Escambia Ptg. and Office Supplies, 1971. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Conecuh County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 5,713
1830 7,444 30.3%
1840 8,197 10.1%
1850 9,322 13.7%
1860 11,311 21.3%
1870 9,574 −15.4%
1880 12,605 31.7%
1890 14,594 15.8%
1900 17,514 20.0%
1910 21,433 22.4%
1920 24,593 14.7%
1930 25,429 3.4%
1940 25,489 0.2%
1950 21,776 −14.6%
1960 17,762 −18.4%
1970 15,645 −11.9%
1980 15,884 1.5%
1990 14,054 −11.5%
2000 14,089 0.2%
2010 13,228 −6.1%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov.  through 1960
For tips on accessing Conecuh County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Conecuh County, Alabama. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

  • Riley, Benjamin Franklin. History of Conecuh County Alabama. Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, Printer, 1881. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Conecuh County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of ConecuhCounty.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E(Conecuh Guards)
- 16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 23rd Battalion, Alabama, Company F
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and H
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E




Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Conecuh County, Alabama newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Conecuh County, Alabama Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Conecuh County, Alabama Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

Research Guides

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Conecuh County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1938. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.


  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Conecuh County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records

Birth
  • 1906 - Evergreen Birth Index 1906. Batch C546264 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1873–1875, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.
  • 1905 - Evergreen Death Index 1905. Batch B546261 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1926-1932 - Evergreen Death Index 1926-1932. Batch B593157 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Conecuh County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Conecuh County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.

 

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