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

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Cullman County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 24 January 24, 1877
County Seat Cullman
Courthouse
Address Cullman County Courthouse
500 2nd Avenue SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: (256) 739-3530
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate
and land records from 1877and old newpapers [1]

History

Parent County

1877--Cullman County was created 24 January 1877 from Blount, Morgan, and Winston Counties.
County seat: Cullman [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

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

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Cities

Arab | Cullman | Hanceville

Towns

Baileyton | Bremen | Colony | Dodge City | Fairview | Garden City | Good Hope | Holly Pond | South Vinemont | West Point

Unincorporated community

Crane Hill

Neighboring Counties

Blount | Lawrence | Marshall | Morgan | Walker | Winston

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Cullman County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 798.

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Cullman County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Cullman County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1880 6,355
1890 13,439 111.5%
1900 17,849 32.8%
1910 28,321 58.7%
1920 33,034 16.6%
1930 41,051 24.3%
1940 47,343 15.3%
1950 49,046 3.6%
1960 45,572 −7.1%
1970 52,445 15.1%
1980 61,642 17.5%
1990 67,613 9.7%
2000 77,483 14.6%
2010 80,406 3.8%

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.

  • Baptist
  • Roman Catholic

North Central Alabama Genealogical Society
1425 Mitchell Rd NW
Cullman, AL 35055
Collection includes: Early Catholic records, including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and cemetery records for Cullman County and Warrior Church, Jefferson County

Court Records

Divorce Records

Genealogy

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 Cullman 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.

Maps

Military History and Records


Civil War Battle Fought in Cullman County
  • 1863 - April 30 = Day's Gap, also known as Sand Mountain

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

  • 1878 - The Southern Immigrant at Ancestry ($).
  • 1930-1951 - The Cullman Democrat at Ancestry ($).
  • 1937-38, 1942-43, 1947 - The Cullman Banner at Ancestry ($).

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Cullman County, Alabama Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Cullman 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.

Schools

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.

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
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1807, 1855, 1877–1899, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Cullman County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

  • 801 Main St NW
    Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States
    Phone: 256-352-8265
    Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-8:30pm; Fri 7:30am-4pm; Sat 9am-3pm
    Attention: Microfilms from the Church can be ordered at this facility

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cullman 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. 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.
  4. Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.

 

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