Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy

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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:Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse]]
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[[Image:Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://lauderdalecountyonline.com/ Lauderdale County Courthouse]<br>200 South Court Street,<br>Florence, AL 35630&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Phone: (256) 760-5728  
[http://lauderdalecountyonline.com/ Lauderdale County Courthouse]<br>200 South Court Street,<br>Florence, AL 35630&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Phone: (256) 760-5728  
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Probate Judge has marriage and probate records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lauderdale County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lauderdale County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,126987,n,smith%20bottom%20cemetery.cfm Smith Bottom Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,126987,n,smith%20bottom%20cemetery.cfm Smith Bottom Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,127009,n,smith%20cemetery.cfm Smith Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,127009,n,smith%20cemetery.cfm Smith Cemetery]  
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Smith+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Smith+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=5424517227579373125 Smith Cemetery (Colbert) <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1331568788355_247" />]
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Smith+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Smith+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=5424517227579373125 Smith Cemetery (Colbert) <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1331568788355_247" />]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Smith+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Smith+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=1390367330501489236 Smith Cemetery (Co Rd 41)]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Smith+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Smith+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=1390367330501489236 Smith Cemetery (Co Rd 41)]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Smith+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Smith+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=18096728495556918669 Smith Cemetery (Co Rd 387)]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Smith+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Smith+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=18096728495556918669 Smith Cemetery (Co Rd 387)]  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,127932,n,thornton%20cemetery.cfm Thornton Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,127932,n,thornton%20cemetery.cfm Thornton Cemetery]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Thornton+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Thornton+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=3518249298298705775 Thornton Cemetery (Co Rd 569)]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Thornton+Cemetery+Lauderdale+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Thornton+Cemetery&hnear=0x887d37bcabdda917:0x9105735b86c64df4,Lauderdale,+AL&cid=3518249298298705775 Thornton Cemetery (Co Rd 569)]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26726 Tri-cities Memorial Gardens <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1331571794871_936" />]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26726 Tri-cities Memorial Gardens <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1331571794871_936" />]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128254,n,underwood%20cemetery.cfm Underwood Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128254,n,underwood%20cemetery.cfm Underwood Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128421,n,vaughn%20cemetery.cfm Vaughn Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128421,n,vaughn%20cemetery.cfm Vaughn Cemetery]  
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*[http://archive.flpl.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/CourtRecord&CISOPTR=63&REC=1 County Circuit Court record book for 1843-50] - can be viewed online at the website of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library website. <br>
 
*[http://archive.flpl.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/CourtRecord&CISOPTR=63&REC=1 County Circuit Court record book for 1843-50] - can be viewed online at the website of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library website. <br>
  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
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 Lauderdale County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. 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|1359822|item|disp=FHL Book 976.199 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Lauderdale County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. 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|1359822|item|disp=FHL Book 976.199 E7b}}.
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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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:*'''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.
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:*'''1820-1857''' - McClain, Mrs. W.E. ''Lauderdale County, Alabama Marriages 1820-1857.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|560005}} - free. Transcripts of Marriage Books 1-6.
 
:*'''1820-1857''' - McClain, Mrs. W.E. ''Lauderdale County, Alabama Marriages 1820-1857.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|560005}} - free. Transcripts of Marriage Books 1-6.
  
===== Death =====
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:*'''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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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Lauderdale County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Lauderdale County
Location in the state of Alabama
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Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Florence
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Lauderdale County

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County Courthouse

Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Lauderdale County Courthouse
200 South Court Street,
Florence, AL 35630 
 Phone: (256) 760-5728

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Lauderdale County was originally included in Houston County created by land speculators in 1784, then made a part of Elk County by the Mississipi territorial legislature before 1817. The present county was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Cession of 1816.
County seat: Florence[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 90.

Cemeteries

  • Douthat, James L. Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.
  • Douthat, James L. Wheeler Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.

Additional Lauderdale County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 3, Vol. 4, and Vol. 5 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Lauderdale County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 4,963
1830 11,781 137.4%
1840 14,485 23.0%
1850 17,172 18.6%
1860 17,420 1.4%
1870 15,091 −13.4%
1880 21,035 39.4%
1890 23,739 12.9%
1900 26,559 11.9%
1910 30,936 16.5%
1920 39,556 27.9%
1930 41,130 4.0%
1940 46,230 12.4%
1950 54,179 17.2%
1960 61,622 13.7%
1970 68,111 10.5%
1980 80,546 18.3%
1990 79,661 −1.1%
2000 87,966 10.4%
2010 92,709 5.4%
For tips on accessing Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church

Court


Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Lauderdale County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. 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 976.199 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • 1818-1857 - Crew, Robin and Betty Womble. Marriage Records: Lauderdale County, Alabama 1818-1857. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1820-1857 - McClain, Mrs. W.E. Lauderdale County, Alabama Marriages 1820-1857. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Transcripts of Marriage Books 1-6.
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lauderdale County p. 38. 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).