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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Elmore County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Elmore County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Elmore County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Elmore 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 = Elmore County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = February 15
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| seat = Wetumpka
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| building image = Elmore County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Elmore County Courthouse<br>100 East Commerce Street<br>Wetumpka, AL 36092<br>Phone: (334) 567-1123<br> [http://www.elmoreco.org/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Elmore County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''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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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elmore County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Elmore County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elmore County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elmore County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elmore County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elmore County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1884</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1884
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1927</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1927
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Elmore County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Elmore County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Elmore County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Elmore County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
{{ALinfobox|Elmore|1866|February 15|Wetumpka}}
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Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,<br>Birth and Death records 1909-1913<br>probate records from 1866 and military discharge records 1919<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elmore County p. 37.</ref>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== History  ===
 
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[[Image:Elmore County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.elmoreco.org/Default.asp?ID=143&pg=County+Directory Elmore County Courthouse]<br>100 East Commerce Street<br>Wetumpka, AL 36092<br>Phone: (334) 567-1123
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Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,<br>Birth and Death records 1909-1913<br>probate records from 1866 and military discharge records 1919<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elmore County p. 37. ; .</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1866'''--Elmore County was created 15 February 1866&nbsp;from[[Autauga County, Alabama|Autauga]], [[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]], [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]] and [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''&nbsp;Wetumpka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1866'''--Elmore County was created 15 February 1866&nbsp;from[[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga]], [[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa]], [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]] and [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''&nbsp;Wetumpka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== 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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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:Alelmore.jpg|right|Alelmore.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Autauga County, Alabama|Autauga]]  
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*[[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga]]  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]]  
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*[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa]]  
*&nbsp;[[Macon County, Alabama|Macon]]  
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*&nbsp;[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]]
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113098,n,anthony%20cemetery.cfm Anthony Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113098,n,anthony%20cemetery.cfm Anthony Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=bachelor+cemetery+elmore+county+alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Bachelor Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=bachelor+cemetery+elmore+county+alabama&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Bachelor Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Williams&GSiman=1&GScid=410918& Wetumpka City Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Williams&GSiman=1&GScid=410918& Wetumpka City Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129311,n,young%20cemetery.cfm Young Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129311,n,young%20cemetery.cfm Young Cemetery]
 
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*Blankenship, Linda and Tracey Blankenship. ''Cemeteries of Elmore County.'' Vol. 1. 1989. Digital version at {{FSbook|193677}} - free. Includes Allen Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church, Bachelor Cemetery, Balm of Gilead Congregational Church, Bass Cemetery, Bethel Holiness Church, Bethlehem East Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Billingslea Cemetery, Bullard Cemetery (Eclectic, Ala.), Bullard Family Cemetery (Wetumpka, Ala.), Central Baptist Church, Chana Creek Primitive Baptist Church, China Grove Cemetery, Claud Independent Methodist Church, Cotton Family Cemetery, Edwards-Pannell Cemetery, Friendship Cemetery, Friendship Church, Good Hope Church, Green Cemetery, Grier Chapel Holiness Church, Halls Chapel Holiness Church, Harmony United Methodist Church, Holman Cemetery, Hornsby Cemetery, Kimbell Cemetery, Lamar-Ware Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery - Molton Plantation, Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Little Flock Cemetery, Lovejoy Cemetery, Mann Cemetery, Marshall Cemetery, McKeithen Cemetery, Mt. Gilead Church, Mt. Hebron Church of Christ, Mt. Hebron East Baptist Church, New Home Baptist Church, Oak Valley Station United Methodist Church, Old Cemetery above Lake Martin, Old Prospect Cemetery, Pine View Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Prospect Baptist Church, Providence Methodist Church, Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Prospect Church Cemetery, Pruitt-Poage Cemetery, Rhoades Cemetery, Rives Cemetery, Robinson Cemetery, Robinson Springs Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount Plantation Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Smith Cemetery, Speer Cemetery, Spratlen Cemetery, Taunton Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Thrash Cemetery, Tri-Community Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Congregational Church Cemetery, Wall Cemetery, Wall-Coats Cemetery, Wallsboro United Methodist Church, Westbrook Cemetery, Wetumpka City Cemetery, William Wyatt Bibb Cemetery, Zeiglers Cemetery, Zeigler-Thomason Cemetery, and Zimmerman Plantation Cemetery.<br>
 
*Blankenship, Linda and Tracey Blankenship. ''Cemeteries of Elmore County.'' Vol. 1. 1989. Digital version at {{FSbook|193677}} - free. Includes Allen Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church, Bachelor Cemetery, Balm of Gilead Congregational Church, Bass Cemetery, Bethel Holiness Church, Bethlehem East Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Billingslea Cemetery, Bullard Cemetery (Eclectic, Ala.), Bullard Family Cemetery (Wetumpka, Ala.), Central Baptist Church, Chana Creek Primitive Baptist Church, China Grove Cemetery, Claud Independent Methodist Church, Cotton Family Cemetery, Edwards-Pannell Cemetery, Friendship Cemetery, Friendship Church, Good Hope Church, Green Cemetery, Grier Chapel Holiness Church, Halls Chapel Holiness Church, Harmony United Methodist Church, Holman Cemetery, Hornsby Cemetery, Kimbell Cemetery, Lamar-Ware Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery - Molton Plantation, Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Little Flock Cemetery, Lovejoy Cemetery, Mann Cemetery, Marshall Cemetery, McKeithen Cemetery, Mt. Gilead Church, Mt. Hebron Church of Christ, Mt. Hebron East Baptist Church, New Home Baptist Church, Oak Valley Station United Methodist Church, Old Cemetery above Lake Martin, Old Prospect Cemetery, Pine View Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Prospect Baptist Church, Providence Methodist Church, Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Prospect Church Cemetery, Pruitt-Poage Cemetery, Rhoades Cemetery, Rives Cemetery, Robinson Cemetery, Robinson Springs Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount Plantation Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Smith Cemetery, Speer Cemetery, Spratlen Cemetery, Taunton Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Thrash Cemetery, Tri-Community Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Congregational Church Cemetery, Wall Cemetery, Wall-Coats Cemetery, Wallsboro United Methodist Church, Westbrook Cemetery, Wetumpka City Cemetery, William Wyatt Bibb Cemetery, Zeiglers Cemetery, Zeigler-Thomason Cemetery, and Zimmerman Plantation Cemetery.<br>
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
:*Golden, Virginia Noble. ''A History of Tallassee for Tallasseeans.'' Tallassee, Ala.: Tallassee Mills of Mount Vernon-Woodberry Mills, 1949. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29653 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*Golden, Virginia Noble. ''A History of Tallassee for Tallasseeans.'' Tallassee, Ala.: Tallassee Mills of Mount Vernon-Woodberry Mills, 1949. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29653 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Elmore}}
  
 
*'''1839-1913''' - Blankenship, Linda. ''Abstracted Newspapers of Elmore County, Alabama.'' 13 vols. n.d. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online - free:
 
*'''1839-1913''' - Blankenship, Linda. ''Abstracted Newspapers of Elmore County, Alabama.'' 13 vols. n.d. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online - free:
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.  
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== 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]
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<br>
  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alelmore/vitalrec.htm Elmore County Vital Records] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alelmore/vitalrec.htm Elmore County Vital Records] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1909-1913''' - Blankenship, Linda. ''Elmore County, Alabama Birth &amp; Death Records 1909-1913.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|211469}} - free.
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:*'''1909-1913''' - Elmore County Birth Index 1909-1913. Batch {{IGI|C593214}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabamadj.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf]].</ref>
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:*'''1911-1913''' - Elmore County Birth Index 1911-1913. Batch {{IGI|C593215}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== 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>
 
:*'''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
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:*'''1867-1929''' - Elmore County Marriage Books A-J Index 1867-1929 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
:*'''1867–1901, 1920, 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>
 
:*'''1867–1901, 1920, 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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:*'''1867-1873''' - ''W.P.A Files Elmore County Alabama Marriages 1867-1873, Volume "A".'' Digital version at {{FSbook|592093}} - free.
 
:*'''1867-1873''' - ''W.P.A Files Elmore County Alabama Marriages 1867-1873, Volume "A".'' Digital version at {{FSbook|592093}} - free.
  
:*'''1909-1913''' - Blankenship, Linda. ''Elmore County, Alabama Birth &amp; Death Records 1909-1913.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|211469}} - free.
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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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,
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:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death  =====
  
 
:*'''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>
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:*'''1909-1913''' - Blankenship, Linda. ''Elmore County, Alabama Birth &amp; Death Records 1909-1913.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|211469}} - free.
 
:*'''1909-1913''' - Blankenship, Linda. ''Elmore County, Alabama Birth &amp; Death Records 1909-1913.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|211469}} - free.
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:*'''1909-1913''' - Elmore County Death Index 1909-1913. Batch {{IGI|B593216}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Elmore County Historical Society and Museum''' <br>
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P. O. Box 587 <br>
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Wetumpka, AL <br>
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36092 <br>
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Publication: Quarterly newsletter
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'''West Elmore Co. Historical Society''' <br>
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2881 Gibson St. <br>
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Millbrook, AL  <br>
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36054
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'''Talisi Historical Preservation Society'''<br>
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PO Box 780022 <br>
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Tallassee, AL  <br>
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36078-0001 <br>
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334-283-2732<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.com/~alelmore Elmore County]
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'''Elmore Wetumpka Public Library''' <br>
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334-567-1308 <br>
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[http://www.wetumpkalibrary.com Elmore Wetumpka Public Library Website]
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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.genealogyinc.com/alabama/elmore-county/ Elmore County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Elmore/ Elmore Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Wetumpka Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Wetumpka Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
**1405 Chapel Rd<br>Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-567-8339 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Mon, Wed, Thur &amp; Fri 8am-5pm;<br>Tue 8am-7pm;<br>Sat 8am-12pm<br>
 
**1405 Chapel Rd<br>Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-567-8339 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Mon, Wed, Thur &amp; Fri 8am-5pm;<br>Tue 8am-7pm;<br>Sat 8am-12pm<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Familysearch Library]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/elmore-county/ Elmore 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.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Elmore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Elmore|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Elmore County

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

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Elmore County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 15, 1866
County Seat Wetumpka
Courthouse
Elmore County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Elmore County Courthouse
100 East Commerce Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone: (334) 567-1123
County Website

Contents

County Information

Elmore County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1884 1867 1927 1830 1867 1867

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,
Birth and Death records 1909-1913
probate records from 1866 and military discharge records 1919[2]

History

Parent County

1866--Elmore County was created 15 February 1866 fromAutauga, Coosa, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.
County seat:  Wetumpka [3]

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Blankenship published graves from the following African American cemeteries: Davis Cemetery, Draper Correctional Center Cemetery, Harrogate Springs Cemetery, Hurd-Grey Cemetery, Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Old Bingham Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Thrash Cemetery, and Wetumpka City Cemetery - Black Section. See the Cemeteries section for free online access.

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 933.

Cemeteries


  • Blankenship, Linda and Tracey Blankenship. Cemeteries of Elmore County. Vol. 1. 1989. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Allen Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church, Bachelor Cemetery, Balm of Gilead Congregational Church, Bass Cemetery, Bethel Holiness Church, Bethlehem East Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Billingslea Cemetery, Bullard Cemetery (Eclectic, Ala.), Bullard Family Cemetery (Wetumpka, Ala.), Central Baptist Church, Chana Creek Primitive Baptist Church, China Grove Cemetery, Claud Independent Methodist Church, Cotton Family Cemetery, Edwards-Pannell Cemetery, Friendship Cemetery, Friendship Church, Good Hope Church, Green Cemetery, Grier Chapel Holiness Church, Halls Chapel Holiness Church, Harmony United Methodist Church, Holman Cemetery, Hornsby Cemetery, Kimbell Cemetery, Lamar-Ware Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery - Molton Plantation, Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Little Flock Cemetery, Lovejoy Cemetery, Mann Cemetery, Marshall Cemetery, McKeithen Cemetery, Mt. Gilead Church, Mt. Hebron Church of Christ, Mt. Hebron East Baptist Church, New Home Baptist Church, Oak Valley Station United Methodist Church, Old Cemetery above Lake Martin, Old Prospect Cemetery, Pine View Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Prospect Baptist Church, Providence Methodist Church, Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Prospect Church Cemetery, Pruitt-Poage Cemetery, Rhoades Cemetery, Rives Cemetery, Robinson Cemetery, Robinson Springs Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount Plantation Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Smith Cemetery, Speer Cemetery, Spratlen Cemetery, Taunton Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Thrash Cemetery, Tri-Community Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Congregational Church Cemetery, Wall Cemetery, Wall-Coats Cemetery, Wallsboro United Methodist Church, Westbrook Cemetery, Wetumpka City Cemetery, William Wyatt Bibb Cemetery, Zeiglers Cemetery, Zeigler-Thomason Cemetery, and Zimmerman Plantation Cemetery.
  • Blankenship, Linda and Tracey Blankenship. Cemeteries of Elmore County. Vol. 2. 1989. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Allen-Bibb Cemetery, Bandy Cemetery, Bethlehem West Baptist Church, Brassell Cemetery, Brookside Memory Gardens, Bugg Cemetery, Butler and Jackson Memory Gardens, Cain's Chapel United Methodist Church, Cardwell Cemetery, Castleberry Memorial Congregational, China Grove Church & Cemetery, Clark Cemetery, Coosa River Primitive Baptist Church, Davis Cemetery, Deatsville United Methodist Church, Draper Correctional Center Cemetery, Ebenezer Bible Church Cemetery, Estes Cemetery, Fain Cemetery, Ft. Toulouse Cemetery, Geddie Cemetery, Georgia Road Church of Christ, Glenn Cemetery, Hagerty Hill Cemetery, Hall Cemetery, Hall-Rawlinson Cemetery, Harrogate Springs Cemetery, Harwell Cemetery, Haynie Cemetery, Hornsby Cemetery, Hurd-Grey Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery, Kent-Holley Cemetery, Lake Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Lett Cemetery, Leyburn Cemetery, Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Lovejoy Cemetery, Moon Cemetery, Moore Cemetery, Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Hebron West Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mulder Cemetery, New Harmony Baptist Church, New Home Missionary Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Nixon Hill Cemetery, Old Bingham Cemetery, Old Harmony Church Cemetery, Old Wetumpka City Cemetery, Prospect Church Cemetery, Pruitt-Poage Cemetery, Rhoades Cemetery, Rives Cemetery, Robinson Cemetery, Robinson Springs Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount Plantation Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Smith Cemetery, Speer Cemetery, Spratlen Cemetery, Taunton Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Thrash Cemetery, Tri-Community Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Congregational Church Cemetery, Wall Cemetery, Wall-Coats Cemetery, Wallsboro United Methodist Church, Westbrook Cemetery, Wetumpka City Cemetery, William Wyatt Bibb Cemetery, Zeiglers Cemetery, Zeigler-Thomason Cemetery, Zimmerman Plantation Cemetery.

Additional Elmore County cemetery records are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Elmore County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 14,477
1880 17,502 20.9%
1890 21,732 24.2%
1900 26,099 20.1%
1910 28,245 8.2%
1920 28,085 −0.6%
1930 34,280 22.1%
1940 34,546 0.8%
1950 31,649 −8.4%
1960 30,524 −3.6%
1970 33,661 10.3%
1980 43,390 28.9%
1990 49,210 13.4%
2000 65,874 33.9%
2010 79,303 20.4%
For tips on accessing Elmore 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

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 Elmore 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.

  • Golden, Virginia Noble. A History of Tallassee for Tallasseeans. Tallassee, Ala.: Tallassee Mills of Mount Vernon-Woodberry Mills, 1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Civil War 

Civil War service men from Elmore 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 Elmore County.

- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F



Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

  • 1839-1913 - Blankenship, Linda. Abstracted Newspapers of Elmore County, Alabama. 13 vols. n.d. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online - free:

Probate Records

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

  • 1830-1976 - Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Autauga County, Alabama Wills and Estates Index compiled by Larry Nobles and Autauga Genealogical Society found on USGenWeb.com. Much data relating to the western "ex-Autauga" section of Elmore County may be found in the Autauga Will Index.

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
  • 1909-1913 - Blankenship, Linda. Elmore County, Alabama Birth & Death Records 1909-1913. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1909-1913 - Elmore County Birth Index 1909-1913. Batch C593214 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1911-1913 - Elmore County Birth Index 1911-1913. Batch C593215 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1867–1901, 1920, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1867–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1867-1873 - W.P.A Files Elmore County Alabama Marriages 1867-1873, Volume "A". Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1909-1913 - Blankenship, Linda. Elmore County, Alabama Birth & Death Records 1909-1913. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1909-1913 - Elmore County Death Index 1909-1913. Batch B593216 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Elmore County lists 2 books:



Societies and Libraries

Elmore County Historical Society and Museum
P. O. Box 587
Wetumpka, AL
36092
Publication: Quarterly newsletter

West Elmore Co. Historical Society
2881 Gibson St.
Millbrook, AL
36054

Talisi Historical Preservation Society
PO Box 780022
Tallassee, AL
36078-0001
334-283-2732
Elmore County

Elmore Wetumpka Public Library
334-567-1308
Elmore Wetumpka Public Library Website

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.

Familysearch Library

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), Elmore County p. 37.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.

 

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