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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Lauderdale County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Lauderdale County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Lauderdale County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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{{ALDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lauderdale County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Alabama
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| latd =
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = February 6
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| seat = Florence
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| building image = Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Lauderdale County Courthouse<br>200 South Court Street<br>Florence, AL 35630<br>Phone: (256) 760-5728 [http://lauderdalecountyonline.com/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Lauderdale County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1880</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1890</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
 
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{{ALinfobox|Lauderdale|1818|February 6|Florence}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [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>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818'''--Lauderdale County was originally included in [[Houston County, Alabama|Houston ]]County created by land speculators in 1784, then made a part of [[Elk County, Alabama|Elk ]]County by the Mississipi territorial legislature before 1817. The present county was&nbsp;created 6 February 1818&nbsp;from the&nbsp;[[Cherokee County, Alabama|Cherokee]], [[Chickasaw County, Mississippi|Chickasaw]], and [[Choctaw County, Alabama|Choctaw ]]Cession of 1816.<br>'''County seat:''' Florence<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--Lauderdale County was originally included in [[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston ]]County created by land speculators in 1784, then made a part of [[Elk County, Alabama Genealogy|Elk ]]County by the Mississipi territorial legislature before 1817. The present county was&nbsp;created 6 February 1818&nbsp;from the&nbsp;[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy|Cherokee]], [[Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy|Chickasaw]], and [[Choctaw County, Alabama Genealogy|Choctaw ]]Cession of 1816.<br>'''County seat:''' Florence<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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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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For a list of record loss in Alabama counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-counties.html#courthouse Alabama Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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[[Image:Allauderdale.jpg|right|Allauderdale.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Colbert County, Alabama|Colbert]]  
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*[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy|Colbert]]  
 
*[[Giles County, Tennessee|Giles County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Giles County, Tennessee|Giles County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Alabama|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
 
*[[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Limestone County, Alabama|Limestone]]  
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*[[Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy|Limestone]]  
*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi|Tishomingo County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo County, Mississippi]]  
 
*[[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne County, Tennessee]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne County, Tennessee]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allauder/cem.htm Lauderdale County Cemeteries]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ ALGenWeb Lauderdale Co Site &nbsp;~ &nbsp;listing by Township with transcriptions or partial transcriptions.  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allauder/cem.htm Lauderdale County Cemeteries]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ ALGenWeb Lauderdale Co Site &nbsp;~ &nbsp;listing by Township with transcriptions or partial transcriptions.  
 
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113003,n,allen%20cemetery.cfm Allen Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113003,n,allen%20cemetery.cfm Allen Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=21250 Anderson Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=21250 Anderson Cemetery]  
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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://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129242,n,wright%20cemetery.cfm Wright Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129242,n,wright%20cemetery.cfm Wright Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129331,n,zion%20cemetery.cfm Zion Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129331,n,zion%20cemetery.cfm Zion Cemetery]
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*Douthat, James L. ''Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/tn-0140w.html Mountain Press].  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/tn-0140w.html Mountain Press].  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
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'''Trinity Church, Florence'''
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*'''1836-1869''' - Trinity Church, Florence, Baptism Index 1836-1869. Batch {{IGI|C594161}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1836-1895''' - Trinity Church, Florence, Marriage Index 1836-1895. Batch {{IGI|M594161}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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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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{{AL Land Intro}}
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*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}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company F "The Rebel Troopers"  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company F "The Rebel Troopers"  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company H  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company H  
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons)
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons)  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K(Florence Guards)  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K(Florence Guards)  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I "Calhoun Guards"  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I "Calhoun Guards"  
:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D "Lauderdale Rifles"
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:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D "Lauderdale Rifles"  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C  
 
:- [[27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C, E and K  
 
:- [[27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C, E and K  
:- [[35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and I
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:- [[35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and I  
:- [[50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H, formerly Comapnies D/B, 2nd Battalion  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H, formerly Comapnies D/B, 2nd Battalion
  
 
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<br> <br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Lauderdale}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Lauderdale County is in District 3.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Lauderdale County is in District 3.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
  
:*'''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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===== Birth Records  =====
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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>
  
 
:*'''1818–1902, 1910, 1923,1935–1969''' [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>
 
:*'''1818–1902, 1910, 1923,1935–1969''' [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>
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
 
  
 
:*'''1818-1857''' - Crew, Robin and Betty Womble. ''Marriage Records: Lauderdale County, Alabama 1818-1857.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|111545}} - free.
 
:*'''1818-1857''' - Crew, Robin and Betty Womble. ''Marriage Records: Lauderdale County, Alabama 1818-1857.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|111545}} - free.
  
 
:*'''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.
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:*'''1820-1929''' - Lauderdale County Marriage Books 1-33 Index 1820-1929 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] 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/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
  
 
:*'''1833–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
 
:*'''1833–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages,
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:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Natchez Trace Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 420 <br>Florence, AL <br>35360 <br>Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler Natchez Trace Newsletter <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alntgs/ Website]
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'''Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society'''  <br>P. O.  Box 1568 <br>Huntsville, Alabama <br>35807 <br>Publication: Valley Leaves [http://www.tvgs.org/ Website]
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'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 149 <br>Sheffield, AL <br>35660<br> Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History [http://home.hiwaay.net/~mahan/tvhs.htm Website] 
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'''Heritage Preservation''' <br>PO Box 2836 <br>Florence, AL <br>35630 <br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
  
[http://www.flpl.org/ '''Florence-Lauderdale Public Library''']<br>350 N. Wood Ave.<br>Florence, Alabama 35630<br>Telephone: 256-764-6564<br>  
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[http://www.flpl.org/ '''Florence-Lauderdale Public Library''']<br>350 N. Wood Ave.<br>Florence, Alabama 35630<br>Telephone: 256-764-6564 or 256-764-6629 <br>
  
:The [http://www.flpl.org/departments/local-history Genealogy and Local History Room] offers local histories, family files, newspapers, yearbooks, maps, photographs, and more.
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:The [http://www.flpl.org/local-history/ Genealogy and Local History Room] offers local histories, family files, newspapers, yearbooks, maps, photographs, and more.
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Florence Alabama Family History Center|Florence Alabama]]  
 
*[[Florence Alabama Family History Center|Florence Alabama]]  
 
**1828 Broadway Blvd<br>Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 256-768-7845 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;M 9am-12pm;<br>W 6pm-8pm<br>
 
**1828 Broadway Blvd<br>Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 256-768-7845 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;M 9am-12pm;<br>W 6pm-8pm<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Lauderdale County Alabama Genealogy Websites ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/lauderdale-county/ Lauderdale County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lauderdale.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lauderdale.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allauder/index.htm Lauderdale County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allauder/index.htm Lauderdale County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lauderdale|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lauderdale/ Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lauderdale|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lauderdale/ Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://alabama-genealogy.com/Lauderdale-County-Genealogy.htm Lauderdale County Genealogy] (Alabama Genealogy)
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Lauderdale/ Lauderdale Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
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Latest revision as of 22:27, 4 August 2015

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Lauderdale County

Guide to Lauderdale County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lauderdale County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Florence
Courthouse
Lauderdale County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Lauderdale County Courthouse
200 South Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 760-5728 County Website

Contents

County Information

Lauderdale County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1820 1890 1830 1818 1818

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records [2]

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[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Alabama counties see: Alabama Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Allauderdale.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

  • 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

Find-A-Grave  ~  Listing of 328 Lauderdale County cemeteries with transcriptions or partial transriptions.

Lauderdale County Cemeteries   ~ ALGenWeb Lauderdale Co Site  ~  listing by Township with transcriptions or partial transcriptions.


  • 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 Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Trinity Church, Florence

  • 1836-1869 - Trinity Church, Florence, Baptism Index 1836-1869. Batch C594161 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1836-1895 - Trinity Church, Florence, Marriage Index 1836-1895. Batch M594161 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Court Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

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

Local histories are available for Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy. 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.

Maps

  Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company F "The Rebel Troopers"
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company H
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons)
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K(Florence Guards)
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Calhoun Guards"
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Lauderdale Rifles"
- 16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C, E and K
- 35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and I
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H, formerly Comapnies D/B, 2nd Battalion




Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Lauderdale County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth Records
Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1818–1902, 1910, 1923,1935–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 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.
  • 1833–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death Records
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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

Natchez Trace Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 420
Florence, AL
35360
Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler Natchez Trace Newsletter
Website

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, Alabama
35807
Publication: Valley Leaves Website

Tennessee Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 149
Sheffield, AL
35660
Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History Website

Heritage Preservation
PO Box 2836
Florence, AL
35630

Libraries

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
350 N. Wood Ave.
Florence, Alabama 35630
Telephone: 256-764-6564 or 256-764-6629

The Genealogy and Local History Room offers local histories, family files, newspapers, yearbooks, maps, photographs, and more.

Family History Center

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centre Locator

Lauderdale County Alabama Genealogy Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.



Lauderdale County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.

 

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