Crenshaw County, Alabama

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*'''[[Crenshaw County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Crenshaw County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Crenshaw County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674670 Death and Burials 1881-1952]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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<br> {{ALinfobox|Crenshaw|1866|November 24|Luvern}}  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Crenshaw County]]''
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{{ALinfobox|Crenshaw|1866|November 24|Luvern}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.crenshawcountyalonline.com/default.aspx?pageID=1 Crenshaw County Courthouse]<br>29 South Glenwood Avenue,<br>Luverne, AL 36049 <br>Phone: (334) 335-6575  
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[[Image:Crenshaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Crenshaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.crenshawcountyalonline.com/default.aspx?pageID=1 Crenshaw County Courthouse]<br>29 South Glenwood Avenue,<br>Luverne, AL 36049 <br>Phone: (334) 335-6575  
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1866<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crenshaw County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1866<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crenshaw County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== '''Record Loss''' ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
'''1898''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
 
'''1898''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research
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[[Burned Counties Research]]
  
 
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424  
 
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424  
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
:*'''1937-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Crenshaw County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books O-P, 2}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref>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.</ref>
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:*'''1937-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Crenshaw County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books O-P, 2}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
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==== Biography  ====
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{{ALbio|766}}
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/crenshaw/bios.htm Crenshaw County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/a/Kendrick-W-Shackleford/FILE/0066page.html Sports Cemetery]  
 
*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/a/Kendrick-W-Shackleford/FILE/0066page.html Sports Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=springhill++cemetery+crenshaw+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Springhill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=springhill++cemetery+crenshaw+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Springhill Cemetery]
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Alabama}}  
 
{{Census|Alabama}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Crenshaw 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|1548052|item|disp=FHL Book 976.136 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Sport, Joe R. ''An Early History of Crenshaw County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|86221}} - free.
  
 
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*Bullard, Karen C. and Annette J. Connor. ''Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 in Pike, Bullock and Crenshaw Counties.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|191262}} - free.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1858, 1867–1872, 1935–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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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:*'''1867–1872''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1867-1890, 1931-1951''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|St. Clair County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books A-C, N-R}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref>
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/crenshaw/vitals.htm Crenshaw County Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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>
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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>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/crenshaw/vitals.htm Crenshaw County Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== 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;Crenshaw County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/crenshawcounty.pdf book].
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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;Crenshaw County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/crenshawcounty.pdf book].  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/crenshaw.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcrensh/ Crenshaw County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.<br>
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Crenshaw|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Crenshaw|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Crenshaw/ Crenshaw County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Crenshaw/ Crenshaw County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

Revision as of 23:30, 26 November 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Crenshaw County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1909
1867
1909
1890
1868
1871
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Crenshaw County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Crenshaw County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 24, 1866
County Seat Luvern
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Crenshaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Crenshaw County Courthouse
29 South Glenwood Avenue,
Luverne, AL 36049
Phone: (334) 335-6575

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1866
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[1]

History

Parent County

1866--Crenshaw County was created 24 November 1866 from Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, and Pike Counties.
County seat: Luvern [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1898 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Burned Counties Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Crenshaw County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 766.

Cemeteries

Census

Crenshaw County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 11,156
1880 11,726 5.1%
1890 15,425 31.5%
1900 19,668 27.5%
1910 23,313 18.5%
1920 23,017 −1.3%
1930 23,656 2.8%
1940 23,631 −0.1%
1950 18,981 −19.7%
1960 14,909 −21.5%
1970 13,188 −11.5%
1980 14,110 7.0%
1990 13,635 −3.4%
2000 13,665 0.2%
2010 13,906 1.8%

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

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Crenshaw 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 976.136 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


  • Bullard, Karen C. and Annette J. Connor. Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 in Pike, Bullock and Crenshaw Counties. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1858, 1867–1872, 1935–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1867–1872 "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.  Crenshaw 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), Crenshaw 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. 3.0 3.1 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.