Houston County, Alabama Genealogy

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*'''[[Houston County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Houston County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Houston County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''[[Houston County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Houston County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Houston County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
 
*[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/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
 
*[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>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Houston_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Houston County, Alabama Courthouse]]
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[[Image:Houston County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.houstoncounty.org/ Houston County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;462 North Oats Street<br>Dothan, AL 36303 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 677-4805  
[http://www.houstoncounty.org/ Houston County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;462 North Oats Street<br>Dothan, AL 36303 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 677-4805  
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Health Department has birth, death and burial records<br>Probate&nbsp; Office has marriage, probate and land records from 1903<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1903<br>Registrar in Chancery has divorce records from 1903 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Health Department has birth, death and burial records<br>Probate&nbsp; Office has marriage, probate and land records from 1903<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1903<br>Registrar in Chancery has divorce records from 1903 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
  
===== Death =====
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===== Death =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection  
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
=== Family History Center<br> ===
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=== Family History Center<br> ===
  
 
[[Dothan Alabama Family History Center|Dothan Alabama]] <br>3199 Ross Clark Cir NW<br>Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-793-7425  
 
[[Dothan Alabama Family History Center|Dothan Alabama]] <br>3199 Ross Clark Cir NW<br>Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-793-7425  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 20:26, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate






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  • Houston County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
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Houston County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Houston County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1903
County Seat Dothan
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Houston County

Contents

County Courthouse

Houston County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Houston County Courthouse
 462 North Oats Street
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 677-4805

Health Department has birth, death and burial records
Probate  Office has marriage, probate and land records from 1903
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1903
Registrar in Chancery has divorce records from 1903 [1]

History

Parent County

1903--Houston County was created 9 February 1903 from Dale, Geneva and Henry Counties.
County seat: Dothan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Houston County, Alabama, Cemetery Records. 1957. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Center Baptist Church Cemetery, Christian Home Cemetery, First Freewill Cemetery, Harpers Joy Cemetery, Hodgesville Cemetery, New Hope Primitive Cemetery, New Providence Cemetery, Robinson Family Cemetery, Rocky Creek Methodist Cemetery, Smith Family Cemetery, Spring Hill Freewill Cemetery, and Union Springs Cemetery.

Additional Houston County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
191032,414
192037,33415.2%
193045,93523.0%
194045,665−0.6%
195046,5221.9%
196050,7189.0%
197056,57411.5%
198074,63231.9%
199081,3319.0%
200088,7879.2%
2010101,54714.4%
Est. 2011102,36915.3%
For tips on accessing Houston County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Dothan Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-793-7425


Enterprise Alabama
110 Shell Field Rd
Enterprise, Houston , Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-347-3631

Web Sites

References

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