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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Hale County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Hale 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>'''[[Hale County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Hale County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hale County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hale County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hale County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Hale County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1902</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Hale County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Hale County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Hale County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Hale County, Alabama#Parent County|Parent Counties]]'''
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|} {{ALinfobox|Hale|1867|January 30|Greensboro}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Hale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]
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[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=hale Hale County Courthouse]<br>1001 Main Street,<br>Greensboro, AL 36744&nbsp;<br>Phone: (334) 624-4334
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Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate court<br>and land records from 1868 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hale County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1867'''--Hale County was created 30 January 1867&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Alabama|Greene]],&nbsp;[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]], [[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]] and [[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Greensboro <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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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]]
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*[[Greene County, Alabama|Greene]]
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*[[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]]
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*[[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]]
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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{{ALbio|1053}}
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/hale/bios.htm Hale County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|title = Hale County, Alabama
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|type = USA
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|1870 | 21792
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|1880 | 26553
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|1890 | 27501
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|1900 | 31011
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|1910 | 27883
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|1920 | 24289
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|1930 | 26265
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|1940 | 25533
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|1950 | 20832
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|1960 | 19537
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|1970 | 15888
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|1980 | 15604
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|1990 | 15498
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|2000 | 17185
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|2010 | 15760
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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 Hale 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|1385928|item|disp=FHL Book 976.143 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*Yerby, William Edward Wadsworth. ''History of Greensboro, Alabama: From Its Earliest Settlement.'' Montgomery, Ala.: The Paragon Press, 1908. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22985 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Research Guides  ====
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:*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Hale County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22996 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== 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<br>  ====
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[http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/greensboro/ '''Hale County Public Library/Hale Co-Greensboro Library''']<br>1103 Main Street<br>Greensboro, AL 36744<br>Telephone: 334-624-3409<br>
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:Collections include local histories and family histories, newspapers, census records, and more.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== 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=192527&subject_disp=Alabama%2C+Hale&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Hale|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/hale.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.halecoal.net/ Hale County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Hale/ Hale County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
  
 
[[Category:Hale_County,_Alabama]]
 
[[Category:Hale_County,_Alabama]]

Revision as of 21:24, 30 August 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Hale County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1867
1881
1902
1867
1867
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
Hale County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Hale County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1867
County Seat Greensboro
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Hale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg


Hale County Courthouse
1001 Main Street,
Greensboro, AL 36744 
Phone: (334) 624-4334

Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate court
and land records from 1868 [1]

History

Parent County

1867--Hale County was created 30 January 1867 from GreeneTuscaloosa, Marengo and Perry Counties.
County seat: Greensboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Hale County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1053.

Cemeteries

Census

Hale County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 21,792
1880 26,553 21.8%
1890 27,501 3.6%
1900 31,011 12.8%
1910 27,883 −10.1%
1920 24,289 −12.9%
1930 26,265 8.1%
1940 25,533 −2.8%
1950 20,832 −18.4%
1960 19,537 −6.2%
1970 15,888 −18.7%
1980 15,604 −1.8%
1990 15,498 −0.7%
2000 17,185 10.9%
2010 15,760 −8.3%
For tips on accessing Hale 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 Hale County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Hale 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 976.143 E7b.

Local Histories

  • Yerby, William Edward Wadsworth. History of Greensboro, Alabama: From Its Earliest Settlement. Montgomery, Ala.: The Paragon Press, 1908. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Hale County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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

Hale County Public Library/Hale Co-Greensboro Library
1103 Main Street
Greensboro, AL 36744
Telephone: 334-624-3409

Collections include local histories and family histories, newspapers, census records, and more.


Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hale County p. 37. 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).