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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Hale County]]''  
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Guide to '''Hale County Alabama 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 = Hale County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1867
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| founded date = January 30
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| seat = Greensboro
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| building image = Hale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Hale County Courthouse<br>1001 Main Street,<br>Greensboro, AL 36744&nbsp;<br>Phone: (334) 624-4334<br> [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1867'''--Hale County was formed from Greene,&nbsp;Tuscaloosa, Marengo and Perry Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Greensboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
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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] ($).
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==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
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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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:*'''1918-1919''' - Hale County Birth Index 1918-1919. Batch {{IGI|C593267}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1867-1936''' - Hale County Marriage Books A-G Index 1867-1936 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1881–1974''' [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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:*'''1918-1936''' - Hale County Death Index 1918-1936 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr"/>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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== Web Sites ==
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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]]
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== Hale County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ==
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project. ]May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{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)
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== Hale County Alabama Genealogy References ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
*[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]
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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Hale_County,_Alabama]]
 
[[Category:Hale_County,_Alabama]]

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

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Hale County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1867
County Seat Greensboro
Courthouse
Hale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Hale County Courthouse
1001 Main Street,
Greensboro, AL 36744 
Phone: (334) 624-4334
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

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

Local histories are available for Hale County, Alabama. 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.

  • 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

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

Research Guides

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1918-1919 - Hale County Birth Index 1918-1919. Batch C593267 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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

Hale County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Hale County Alabama Genealogy 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.