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Guide to '''Greene County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1823</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>  
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*'''[[Greene County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Greene County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Greene 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|Greene|1819|December 13|Eutaw}}  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Greene County]]''
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{{ALinfobox|Greene|1819|December 13|Eutaw}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://gcidb.net/ Greene County Courthouse]<br>400 Morrow Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Phone: (205) 372-3598  
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[http://gcidb.net/ Greene County Courthouse][[Image:Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]<br>400 Morrow Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Phone: (205) 372-3598  
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1823,<br>probate records from 1821,<br>land records from 1820 and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County p. 37. ; .</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1823,<br>probate records from 1821,<br>land records from 1820 and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County p. 37. ; .</ref>  
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene/bios.htm Greene County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Directories  ====
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:*'''1855-1856''' - Snedecor, V. Gayle. ''1963 Reprint of Snedecor's 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama.'' Eutaw, Ala., 1963. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29659 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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===== Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
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Civil War service men from Greene 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&nbsp;Greene County.
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company B
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company C
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I [subsequently, Company D]
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company I
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Greene County Grays"
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Confederate Guards"
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:- [[20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E and I
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:- [[36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C and H
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:- [[41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1824-1829''' Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/Documents/Probate/OrphansCourtA_L1824_1829.asp A-L]
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:*'''1824-1829''' Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/Documents/Probate/OrphansCourtM_Z1824_1829.asp M-Z]
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Greene County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{Alabama vitals}}  
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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] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1822-1860, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1823–1860''' [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlGenWeb/History/Marriages/a.asp 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}} 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
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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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;Green County has 2 books:
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/greenecountyvol1.pdf Book 1]
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/greenecountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''James C. Poole, Jr. Memorial Library'''<br>420 Prairie Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Telephone: 205-372-9026
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://uswebgen.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://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+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*[http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/default.asp County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/default.asp County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Greene/ Greene County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Greene/ Greene County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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Guide to Greene County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1912
1823
1909
1865
1819
1820
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Online Records


Greene County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Eutaw
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg

400 Morrow Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3598

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1823,
probate records from 1821,
land records from 1820 and military discharge records[1]

History

Parent County

1819--Greene County was created 13 December 1819 from Marengo and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Eutaw [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1868 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Greene County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1042.

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18204,554
183015,026230.0%
184024,02459.9%
185031,44130.9%
186030,859−1.9%
187018,399−40.4%
188021,93119.2%
189022,0070.3%
190024,1829.9%
191022,717−6.1%
192018,133−20.2%
193019,7458.9%
194019,185−2.8%
195016,482−14.1%
196013,600−17.5%
197010,650−21.7%
198011,0213.5%
199010,153−7.9%
20009,974−1.8%
20109,045−9.3%
For tips on accessing Greene County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court

Directories

  • 1855-1856 - Snedecor, V. Gayle. 1963 Reprint of Snedecor's 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama. Eutaw, Ala., 1963. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Greene 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 Greene County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company C
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I [subsequently, Company D]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Greene County Grays"
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Confederate Guards"
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E and I
- 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, C and H
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C



Newspapers

Probate Records

  • 1824-1829 Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record A-L
  • 1824-1829 Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record M-Z
  • 1830-1976 - Greene County, Alabama Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Greene County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1822-1860, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.

Voting Registers

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


Societies and Libraries

Libraries

James C. Poole, Jr. Memorial Library
420 Prairie Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Telephone: 205-372-9026

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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