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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Geneva County''  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Geneva County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Geneva County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Geneva County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Geneva County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Geneva County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Geneva County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1898</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" |
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1898</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1883</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Geneva County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Geneva County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Geneva County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Geneva County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Geneva|1868|December 26|Geneva}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.genevacounty.net/ Geneva County Courthouse]<br>200 North Commerce Street<br>Geneva, AL 36340, <br>Phone: (334) 684-5620
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1898 <br>and military discharge records from 1890<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court recrods from 1923 and divorce records.<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Geneva County p. 37. ; .</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1868'''--Geneva County was created 26 December 1868&nbsp;from [[Dale_County,_Alabama|Dale]], [[Henry_County,_Alabama|Henry]] and [[Coffee_County,_Alabama|Coffee]] Counties.'''&nbsp; County seat: '''Geneva <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1868'''--Geneva County was created 26 December 1868&nbsp;from [[Dale County, Alabama|Dale]], [[Henry County, Alabama|Henry]] and [[Coffee County, Alabama|Coffee]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Geneva <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1898''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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[[Burned Counties Research]]
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http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coffee_County,_Alabama|Coffee County]]
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*[[Coffee County, Alabama|Coffee]]  
*[[Covington_County,_Alabama|Covington County]]
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*[[Covington County, Alabama|Covington]]  
*[[Dale_County,_Alabama|Dale County]]
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*[[Dale County, Alabama|Dale&nbsp;]]  
*[[Holmes_County,_Florida|Holmes County, FL]]  
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*[[Holmes County, Florida|Holmes County, Florida]]  
*[[Houston_County,_Alabama|Houston County]]
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*[[Houston County, Alabama|Houston&nbsp;]]  
*[[Jackson_County,_Florida|Jackson County, FL]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson County, Florida]]  
*[[Walton_County,_Florida|Walton County, FL]]
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*[[Walton County, Florida|Walton County, Florida]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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{{ALbio|1031}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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Additional Geneva County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  
==== Court ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|title = Geneva County, Alabama
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|type = USA
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|1870 | 2959
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|1880 | 4342
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|1890 | 10690
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|1900 | 19096
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|1910 | 26230
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|1920 | 29315
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|1930 | 30104
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|1940 | 29172
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|1950 | 25899
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|1960 | 22310
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|1970 | 21924
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|1980 | 24253
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|1990 | 23647
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|2000 | 25764
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|2010 | 26790
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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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 Geneva County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1352000|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1292 E7b}}.
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050819010901/http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/3010/gene-idx.htm Pre-1908 Index to Reconstructed Federal Land Tract Book]<br><br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at 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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection -free
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://www.genevapubliclibrary.org/ Emma Knox Kenan Public Library]<br>312 South Commerce Street<br>Geneva, Alabama 36340<br>Telephone: 334-684-2459
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==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Dothan Alabama Family History Center|Dothan Alabama]]<br>
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**3199 Ross Clark Cir NW<br>Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-793-7425 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;T 8:30-11:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm;<br>T-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm;<br>Th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm
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*[[Enterprise Alabama Family History Center|Enterprise Alabama]]
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**110 Shell Field Rd<br>Enterprise, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-347-3631 <br>'''Hours''':Tues &amp; Thurs 10 am -2pm Wed 4pm-8pm;<br>other times by appt.<br>Closures: Closed on Holidays<br>
  
 
== 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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192520&subject_disp=Alabama%2C+Geneva&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Geneva|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algeneva/ Geneva County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Geneva/ Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
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[[Category:Geneva_County,_Alabama]]
 
[[Category:Geneva_County,_Alabama]]

Revision as of 23:33, 26 November 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Geneva County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1909
1898
1909
1898
1883
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Online Records


Geneva County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Geneva County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 26, 1868
County Seat Geneva
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Geneva County Courthouse
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340,
Phone: (334) 684-5620

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1898
and military discharge records from 1890
Clerk Circuit Court has court recrods from 1923 and divorce records.[1]

History

Parent County

1868--Geneva County was created 26 December 1868 from Dale, Henry and Coffee Counties.
County seat: Geneva [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

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Geneva County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1031.

Cemeteries

Additional Geneva County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Geneva County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 2,959
1880 4,342 46.7%
1890 10,690 146.2%
1900 19,096 78.6%
1910 26,230 37.4%
1920 29,315 11.8%
1930 30,104 2.7%
1940 29,172 −3.1%
1950 25,899 −11.2%
1960 22,310 −13.9%
1970 21,924 −1.7%
1980 24,253 10.6%
1990 23,647 −2.5%
2000 25,764 9.0%
2010 26,790 4.0%
For tips on accessing Geneva 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 Geneva County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Geneva County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.1292 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
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.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Emma Knox Kenan Public Library
312 South Commerce Street
Geneva, Alabama 36340
Telephone: 334-684-2459

Family History Center

  • Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
  • Dothan Alabama
    • 3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
      Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-793-7425
      Hours: T 8:30-11:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm;
      T-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm;
      Th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm
  • Enterprise Alabama
    • 110 Shell Field Rd
      Enterprise, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-347-3631
      Hours:Tues & Thurs 10 am -2pm Wed 4pm-8pm;
      other times by appt.
      Closures: Closed on Holidays

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Geneva County p. 37. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).