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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Coosa County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Coosa County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Coosa County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Coosa County
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| county_map =
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| state = Alabama
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| state_map = Alabama.png
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| latd =
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| founded year = 1832
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| founded date = December 18
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| seat = Rockford
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| building image = Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Coosa County Courthouse<br>Main Street<br>Rockford, AL 35136<br>Phone&nbsp;(205) 377-4988<br>[http://www.alabama.gov '''Coosa County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Coosa County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
 
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1878</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1834</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1920</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1920
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1832</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1832
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1832</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Coosa County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Coosa County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Coosa County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Coosa County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Coosa|1832|December 18|Rockford}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=coosa Coosa County Courthouse]<br>Main Street,<br>Rockford, AL 35136 <br>Phone&nbsp;(205) 377-4988
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Probate Records Office has a few birth and death records 1920-1945<br>Marriage, Probate, Land and Military records from 1834<br>Circuit Court Records from 1834 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coosa County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Records Office has a few birth and death records 1920-1945<br>Marriage, Probate, Land and Military records from 1834<br>Circuit Court Records from 1834 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coosa County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History ==
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=== History ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Coosa County was formed from the Creek Cession of 1832 so does not have a parent county.
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Coosa County was formed from the Creek Cession of 1832 so does not have a parent county.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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{{Fire}}Coosa County had destructive courthouse fires in 1900 and 1925.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama&amp;amp;nbsp;: Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 25. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref> <ref>[http://courthousehistory.com/gallery/states/alabama/counties/coosa Images for Coosa County, Alabama] in ''CourtHouseHistory.com: A Historical Look at Our Nation's County Courthouses through Postcards'' (16 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
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For a list of record loss in Alabama counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-counties.html#courthouse Alabama Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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[[Image:Alcoosa.jpg|right|Alcoosa.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Clay County, Alabama|Clay <br>]]
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*[[Clay County, Alabama Genealogy|Clay <br>]]  
*[[Clay County, Alabama|Elmore]]  
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*[[Clay County, Alabama Genealogy|Elmore]]  
*[[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby]]  
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*[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby]]  
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]  
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*[[Talladega County, Alabama Genealogy|Talladega]]  
*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]]
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/coosa/cemeteries/hanover.txt Andrews Chapel Cemetery (AKA Hanover)]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa/cemeteries/hanover.txt Andrews Chapel Cemetery (AKA Hanover)]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=21477 Bell Rattle Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=21477 Bell Rattle Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Blake&GSiman=1&GScid=21539& Bethel Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Blake&GSiman=1&GScid=21539& Bethel Cemetery]  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135679,n,equality%20cemetery.cfm Equality Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135679,n,equality%20cemetery.cfm Equality Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135682,n,fishpond%20cemetery.cfm Fishpond Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135682,n,fishpond%20cemetery.cfm Fishpond Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/coosa/cemeteries/flinthill.txt Flint Hill Methodist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa/cemeteries/flinthill.txt Flint Hill Methodist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161726,n,goodwater%20cemetery.cfm Goodwater Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161726,n,goodwater%20cemetery.cfm Goodwater Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161727,n,greenview%20memorial%20park%20cemetery.cfm Greenview Memorial Park Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161727,n,greenview%20memorial%20park%20cemetery.cfm Greenview Memorial Park Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135684,n,grimes%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Grimes Chapel Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135684,n,grimes%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Grimes Chapel Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135686,n,ham%20lewis%20cemetery.cfm Ham Lewis Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135686,n,ham%20lewis%20cemetery.cfm Ham Lewis Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/coosa/cemeteries/hanover.txt Hanover Cemetery (AKA Andrews Chapel)]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa/cemeteries/hanover.txt Hanover Cemetery (AKA Andrews Chapel)]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135687,n,harmony%20cemetery.cfm Harmony Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135687,n,harmony%20cemetery.cfm Harmony Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3A*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&hl=en&q=holly%20branch%20cemetery%20(AKA%20Olive%20Branch)%20coosa%20county%20alabama&spell=1&sa=X Hollybranch Cemetery (AKA Olive Branch)]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3A*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&hl=en&q=holly%20branch%20cemetery%20(AKA%20Olive%20Branch)%20coosa%20county%20alabama&spell=1&sa=X Hollybranch Cemetery (AKA Olive Branch)]  
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/al-coosa-oldrockford.htm Old Rockford Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/al-coosa-oldrockford.htm Old Rockford Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124265,n,old%20union%20cemetery.cfm Old Union Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124265,n,old%20union%20cemetery.cfm Old Union Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/coosa/cemeteries/parker.txt Parker Cemetery, moved to New Harmony Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa/cemeteries/parker.txt Parker Cemetery, moved to New Harmony Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135723,n,peace%20and%20goodwill%20cemetery.cfm Peace and Goodwill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135723,n,peace%20and%20goodwill%20cemetery.cfm Peace and Goodwill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124778,n,pine%20grove%20cemetery.cfm Pine Grove Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124778,n,pine%20grove%20cemetery.cfm Pine Grove Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135725,n,pleasant%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Pleasant Hill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135725,n,pleasant%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Pleasant Hill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135727,n,poplar%20springs%20cemetery.cfm Poplar Springs Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135727,n,poplar%20springs%20cemetery.cfm Poplar Springs Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/coosa/cemeteries/popspr.txt Old Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa/cemeteries/popspr.txt Old Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=proctor+creek+baptist+church+cemetery%28AKA+providence+cemetery%29+coosa+county+alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Proctor Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (AKA Providence Cemetery)]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=proctor+creek+baptist+church+cemetery%28AKA+providence+cemetery%29+coosa+county+alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Proctor Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (AKA Providence Cemetery)]  
 
*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALTALLAP/2004-03/1079315410 Quincy Cemetery]  
 
*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALTALLAP/2004-03/1079315410 Quincy Cemetery]  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135747,n,wayside%20cemetery.cfm Wayside Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135747,n,wayside%20cemetery.cfm Wayside Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135748,n,weogufka%20cemetery.cfm Weogufka Cemetery]&nbsp;
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135748,n,weogufka%20cemetery.cfm Weogufka Cemetery]&nbsp;
 
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Additional Coosa County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}}, {{FSbook|185660|disp=Vol. 2}}, and {{FSbook|185672|disp=Vol. 6}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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<br> Additional Coosa County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}}, {{FSbook|185660|disp=Vol. 2}}, and {{FSbook|185672|disp=Vol. 6}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
  
 
*Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. ''Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|212970}} - free.
 
*Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. ''Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|212970}} - free.
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Coosa County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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|1452462|item|disp=FHL Book 976.159 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Coosa County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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|1452462|item|disp=FHL Book 976.159 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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:- [[13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H  
 
:- [[13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H  
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Coosa Farmers)  
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Coosa Farmers)  
:- [[34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and C
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:- [[34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and C  
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A  
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A  
:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B  
 
:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H  
 
:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H  
:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and K
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:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and K  
:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B  
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:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
  
 
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<br> <br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Coosa}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
*Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
 
*Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Coosa County is in District 2.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Coosa County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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. <br>
  
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1832-1860''' - Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
 
:*'''1832-1860''' - Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
  
:*'''1834–1848, 1878–1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1834–1848, 1878–1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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. <br>
  
:*'''1834–1847; 1878–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1834–1847; 1878–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ 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.<br>
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ 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.<br>
  
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
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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;Coosah County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/coosacounty.pdf book].  
 
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;Coosah County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/coosacounty.pdf book].  
  
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Coosa County Historical Society <br>
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Rockford, AL <br>
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35136 <br>
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Publication: Coosa Heritage
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Coosa Rockford Public Library <br>
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256-377-4911
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcoosa/coosa.html Coosa County, Alabama]
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*[http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kissincuzens Kissin' Cuzens of Coosa]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/coosa-county/ Coosa County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org 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/coosa.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/coosa/coosa.html Coosa County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/coosa/coosa.html Coosa County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Coosa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Coosa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Coosa/ Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Coosa/ Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 19:10, 27 July 2015

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Coosa County

Guide to Coosa County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coosa County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Rockford
Courthouse
Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Coosa County Courthouse
Main Street
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone (205) 377-4988
Coosa County Website

Contents

County Information

Coosa County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1887 1834 1920 1830 1832 1834

County Courthouse

Probate Records Office has a few birth and death records 1920-1945
Marriage, Probate, Land and Military records from 1834
Circuit Court Records from 1834 [2]

History

Parent County

Coosa County was formed from the Creek Cession of 1832 so does not have a parent county.

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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Coosa County had destructive courthouse fires in 1900 and 1925.[3] [4]

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

Alcoosa.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 722.

Cemeteries


Additional Coosa County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

  • Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Coosa County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1840 6,995
1850 14,543 107.9%
1860 19,273 32.5%
1870 11,945 −38.0%
1880 15,113 26.5%
1890 15,906 5.2%
1900 16,144 1.5%
1910 16,634 3.0%
1920 14,839 −10.8%
1930 12,460 −16.0%
1940 13,460 8.0%
1950 11,766 −12.6%
1960 10,726 −8.8%
1970 10,662 −0.6%
1980 11,377 6.7%
1990 11,063 −2.8%
2000 12,202 10.3%
2010 11,539 −5.4%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960


For tips on accessing Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy 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

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Coosa County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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 976.159 E7b.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy. 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 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Coosa 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 Coosa County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company G
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Wetumpka Light Guards"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Governor's Guards"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Coosa Volunteers"
- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D (Coosa Farmers)
- 34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and C
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and K
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B




Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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

  • Hull, Edward F. Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

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 ($). Coosa County is in District 2.

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– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1832-1860 - Hull, Edward F. Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1834–1848, 1878–1901, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1834–1847; 1878–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.


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.

Voting Registers

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

Societies and Libraries

Coosa County Historical Society
P. O. Box 5
Rockford, AL
35136
Publication: Coosa Heritage

Coosa Rockford Public Library
256-377-4911

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coosa County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama&amp;nbsp;: Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 25. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998.
  4. Images for Coosa County, Alabama in CourtHouseHistory.com: A Historical Look at Our Nation's County Courthouses through Postcards (16 March 2014).

 

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