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:''This article is about the southern U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Alabama (disambiguation)|Alabama (disambiguation)]].''
 
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''[[United States|United States]] > Alabama''  
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=== Welcome to Alabama, Heart of&nbsp;Dixie ===
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Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519, and the territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto. The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702. The British gained control of the area in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris, but had to cede almost all the Alabama region to the U.S. and Spain after the American Revolution. The Confederacy was founded at Montgomery in February 1861, and, for a time, the city was the Confederate capital.  
 
Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519, and the territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto. The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702. The British gained control of the area in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris, but had to cede almost all the Alabama region to the U.S. and Spain after the American Revolution. The Confederacy was founded at Montgomery in February 1861, and, for a time, the city was the Confederate capital.  
  
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*There are links available online to aid in doing Alabama research. The following link provides access to related sites for Alabama research, Regimental Histories, Confederate Research, and Genealogical Links that include a Groom to Bride index. [[Alabama Website Links|Read more...]]
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*Did you know you can find your infamous Alabama ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/alabama.shtml Alabama Blacksheep Ancestors]?
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== Counties  ==
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=== Counties  ===
  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br> [[Baine County, Alabama|Baine]] | [[Baker County, Alabama|Baker]] | [[Benton County, Alabama|Benton]] | [[Cabela County, Alabama|Cabela]] | [[Cotaco County, Alabama|Cotaco]] | [[Decatur County, Alabama|Decatur]] | [[Hancock County, Alabama|Hancock]] | [[Jones County, Alabama|Jones]] | [[Sanford County, Alabama|Sanford]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Baine County, Alabama|Baine]] | [[Baker County, Alabama|Baker]] | [[Benton County, Alabama|Benton]] | [[Cabela County, Alabama|Cabela]] | [[Cotaco County, Alabama|Cotaco]] | [[Decatur County, Alabama|Decatur]] | [[Hancock County, Alabama|Hancock]] | [[Jones County, Alabama|Jones]] | [[Sanford County, Alabama|Sanford]]  
  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Research Tools  ==
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[[Alabama Department of Archives and History]]{{•}} [[Alabama Historical Association]]{{•}} [[Birmingham Public Library]]{{•}} [[University of Alabama Libraries]]{{•}} [[Mobile Public Library]]{{•}} [[Florence-Lauderdale Public Library]]{{•}} [[Samford University Library]]{{•}} [[Wallace State College]]{{•}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{•}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
  
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Alabama-Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Alabama, Choctaw and Natchez Trail]]{{·}} [[Alabama and Mobile Road]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Federal Horse Path]]{{·}} [[Gaine's Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road]]{{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Macon and Montgomery Trail]]{{·}} [[Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail]]{{·}} [[Middle Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Mobile and Natchez Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez-Lower Creeks Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]] (or Chickasaw Trail){{·}} [[Okfuskee Trail]]{{·}} [[Tallapoosa-Birmingham Road]]{{·}} [[Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail]]
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Many Indian trail maps are contained in the book, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast: Extract from the 42nd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology&nbsp;''by William E. Meyers, originally&nbsp;published in 1925.&nbsp; This book is available online at [http://www.gustavslibrary.com/setrails.htm Gustav's Library] ($).
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=== Research Tools  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/government/ Alabama State, County &amp; City Government Website Links] - A list of Alabama county and city government links to government-maintained websites.
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Alabama/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Alabama/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.algenweb.us/ The Alabama GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[http://www.algenweb.us/ The Alabama GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
*[http://ph.state.al.us/chs/vitalrecords/Providers/Courts.PDF Courthouse addresses] for all 67 counties.
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*[http://www.adph.org/vitalrecords/assets/registrar.pdf Courthouse addresses] for all 67 counties.  
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*Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/alabama/ Alabama Genealogy] has a wealth of resources.
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*[http://www.alabamagenealogysearch.com/ Alabama Genealogy &amp; History Guide]
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*Ancestorhunt.com: [http://www.ancestorhunt.com/alabama-genealogy.htm Alabama Genealogy] - resources for Alabama genealogy research.
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*Research Guide:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alabama.pdf BYU Research Outline for Alabama]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/ Alabama State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>
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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
  
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*[[Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Probate_Records(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Alabama Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Deaths and Burials ( FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama State Census, 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama State Census 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_State_Census,_1866_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama State Census, 1866 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, County Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Statewide Death Records]]
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*[[Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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*[[Alabama -How-to- info from FamilySearch.org|Alabama How To]]
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*[[Alabama Native Races|American Indians]]
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*[[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Alabama Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[Alabama Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Alabama Census|Census]]
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*[[Alabama Child labor|Child Labor]]
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*[[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Alabama Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Alabama Divorce Records|Divorce Records]]
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*[[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Alabama Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Alabama Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Alabama History|History]]
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*[[Hotel Guest Lists United States|Hotel Guest Lists]]
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*[[Alabama Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Alabama Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Alabama Military Records|Military]]
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*[[Alabama Minorities|Minorities]]
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*[[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Alabama Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[United States Occupations Railway Workers|Occupations]]
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*[[Alabama Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Alabama Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
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*[[Alabama Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[Alabama World War I Gold Star Database|World War I]]
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Did You Know?
United States  go to  Alabama

Welcome to Alabama, Heart of Dixie
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Alabama state seal.png
Alabama flag.png

Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519, and the territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto. The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702. The British gained control of the area in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris, but had to cede almost all the Alabama region to the U.S. and Spain after the American Revolution. The Confederacy was founded at Montgomery in February 1861, and, for a time, the city was the Confederate capital.

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Baine | Baker | Benton | Cabela | Cotaco | Decatur | Hancock | Jones | Sanford

Lauderdale CountyLimestone CountyMadison CountyJackson CountyColbert CountyLawrence CountyMorgan CountyMarshall CountyDeKalb CountyFranklin CountyMarion CountyWinston CountyCullman CountyEtowah CountyCherokee CountyLamar CountyFayette CountyWalker CountyBlount CountySt. Clair CountyCalhoun CountyCleburne CountyPickens CountyTuscaloosa CountyJefferson CountyTalladega CountyClay CountyRandolph CountySumter CountyGreene CountyHale CountyShelby CountyBibb CountyChilton CountyCoosa CountyTallapoosa CountyChambers CountyChoctaw CountyWashington CountyMobile CountyBaldwin CountyHale CountyMarengo CountyClarke CountyPerry CountyAutauga CountyDallas CountyLowndes CountyMontgomery CountyMacon CountyRussell County, AlabamaElmore CountyLee CountyWilcox CountyMonroe CountyButler CountyConecuh CountyEscambia CountyCrenshaw CountyCovington CountyBullock CountyBarbour CountyPike CountyCoffee CountyDale CountyHenry CountyGeneva CountyHouston CountyAlabama-county-map.gif

Major Repositories

Alabama Department of Archives and History • Alabama Historical Association • Birmingham Public Library • University of Alabama Libraries • Mobile Public Library • Florence-Lauderdale Public Library • Samford University Library • Wallace State College • National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) • Allen County Public Library

Migration Routes

Alabama-Chickasaw Trail · Alabama, Choctaw and Natchez Trail · Alabama and Mobile Road · Chattanooga-Willstown Road · Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Federal Horse Path · Gaine's Trace · Georgia Road · Great Indian Warpath · Great South Trail · Jackson's Military Road · Lower Creek Trading Path · Macon and Montgomery Trail · Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail · Middle Creek Trading Path · Mobile and Natchez Trail · Natchez-Lower Creeks Trail · Natchez Trace (or Chickasaw Trail) · Okfuskee Trail · Tallapoosa-Birmingham Road · Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail

Many Indian trail maps are contained in the book, Indian Trails of the Southeast: Extract from the 42nd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology by William E. Meyers, originally published in 1925.  This book is available online at Gustav's Library ($).

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