Blount County, Alabama Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(changed title)
m (web links added)
Line 40: Line 40:
 
{{ALinfobox|Blount|1818|February 6|Oneonta}}  
 
{{ALinfobox|Blount|1818|February 6|Oneonta}}  
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Blount County, Alabama|Blount County]]''  
+
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Blount_County,_Alabama|Blount County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
Line 81: Line 81:
 
* [[Alabama Minorities|Alabama Minorities]] has information specific to Alabama African Americans. 
 
* [[Alabama Minorities|Alabama Minorities]] has information specific to Alabama African Americans. 
  
==== Biographies ====
+
==== Biographies ====
  
{{ALbio|499}}
+
{{ALbio|499}}  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
Line 135: Line 135:
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land and Property ====
+
==== Land and Property ====
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
Line 141: Line 141:
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Blount County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1454520|item|disp=FHL Book 976.172 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Blount County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1454520|item|disp=FHL Book 976.172 E7b}}.
  
==== Local Histories ====
+
==== Local Histories ====
  
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 108.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 108.
Line 147: Line 147:
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military ====
+
==== Military ====
{{Alabama Conf}}
+
 
 +
{{Alabama Conf}}  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate Records ====
+
==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
==== Vital Records ====
{{Alabama vitals}}
+
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
+
{{Alabama vitals}}
  
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Blount County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/blountcounty.pdf book].
+
==== Voting Registers ====
  
 +
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Blount County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/blountcounty.pdf book].
  
 +
<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
Line 175: Line 177:
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
+
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/blount.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
 +
*[http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/index.html Blount County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Blount|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Blount|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Blount/ Blount County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Blount/ Blount County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

Revision as of 20:56, 15 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate

1820

1818 1829
For earlier dates, try...

  • Blount County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
Remember these collections


Blount County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Blount County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Oneonta
Courthouse


United States Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Blount County

Contents

County Courthouse

Blount County Courthouse
220 Second Avenue East,
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone:(205) 625-4153

County Archivist has probate records from 1824,
 marriage, land and burial records from 1820.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Blount County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Cession and Montgomery County.
County seat: Oneonta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Blount County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 499.

Cemeteries

Census

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


Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,415
1830 4,233 75.3%
1840 5,570 31.6%
1850 7,367 32.3%
1860 10,865 47.5%
1870 9,945 −8.5%
1880 15,369 54.5%
1890 21,927 42.7%
1900 23,119 5.4%
1910 21,456 −7.2%
1920 25,538 19.0%
1930 28,020 9.7%
1940 29,490 5.2%
1950 28,975 −1.7%
1960 25,449 −12.2%
1970 26,853 5.5%
1980 36,459 35.8%
1990 39,248 7.6%
2000 51,024 30.0%
2010 57,322 12.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

Church

Court

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Blount County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Blount County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.172 E7b.

Local Histories

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Blount County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 108.

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death


Voting Registers

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


Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).