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*'''[[Lawrence County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lawrence County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lawrence County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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Guide to '''Lawrence County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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*[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/1674670 Death and Burials 1881-1952]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Lawrence County]]''
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| founded year = 1818
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| seat = Moulton
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| building address = Lawrence County Courthouse<br>14330 Court Street<br>Moulton, AL 35650<br>Phone: (256) 974-2432 [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[[Image:Lawrence County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMountain&countyID=lawrence Lawrence County Courthouse]<br>14330 Court Street<br>Moulton, AL 35650<br>Phone:&nbsp;(256) 974-2432
 
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1810<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1810<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 66.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 66.
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AL/Lawrence_County/Moody_Cemetery Moody Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AL/Lawrence_County/Moody_Cemetery Moody 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=Thompson+Cemetery+Lawrence+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Thompson+Cemetery&hnear=0x8862a16801cfe9e7:0x70914c70d4564eaa,Lawrence,+AL&cid=4689483521006637051 Morgan-Thompson 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=Thompson+Cemetery+Lawrence+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Thompson+Cemetery&hnear=0x8862a16801cfe9e7:0x70914c70d4564eaa,Lawrence,+AL&cid=4689483521006637051 Morgan-Thompson Cemetery]  
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123084,n,morris%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Morris Chapel Cemetery <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1331915191096_132" />]
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123084,n,morris%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Morris Chapel Cemetery <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1331915191096_132" />]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,160142,n,moulton%20municipal%20cemetery.cfm Moulton Municipal Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,160142,n,moulton%20municipal%20cemetery.cfm Moulton Municipal Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,136794,n,mount%20olive%20cemetery.cfm Mount Olive Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,136794,n,mount%20olive%20cemetery.cfm Mount Olive Cemetery]  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129275,n,yates%20cemetery.cfm Yates Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129275,n,yates%20cemetery.cfm Yates Cemetery]
  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=9008 String Cemetery, Town Creek] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=9008 String Cemetery, Town Creek] BillionGraves
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*''1820 State Census of Lawrence County, Alabama.'' Huntsville, Ala.: The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, Inc., 1977. Digital version at {{FSbook|90188}} - free.
 
*''1820 State Census of Lawrence County, Alabama.'' Huntsville, Ala.: The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, Inc., 1977. Digital version at {{FSbook|90188}} - free.
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
  
{{Alabama Conf}}  
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Lawrence 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&nbsp;Lawrence County.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company A and B
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company D
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company C
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:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Pope Walker Guards"
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:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, F and I
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:- [[27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and I
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:- [[35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and H
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*''Valley Leaves''. 1966–. Published by the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1568, Huntsville, Alabama 35807. {{FHL|976.19 B2v|disp=FHL Book 976.19 B2v}}. Website identifies [http://www.tvgs.org/ articles relating to {{PAGENAME}}] (click "Search by County").
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:*'''1866-1880''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allawren/wills/willindex.htm Index to Wills of Lawrence Co., Alabama] at USGenWeb.org. Contributed by Sandra Beaver.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Lawrence County is in District 3.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1900''' - Lawrence County Birth Index 1881-1900. Batch {{IGI|C747647}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1808, 1818–1884, 1888–1889, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1818–1884''' [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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:*'''1828-1928''' - Lawrence County Marriage Books L-Q Index 1828-1928 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>[[Category:IGIcheck]]
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allawren/marriage.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1895''' - Lawrence County Death Index 1881-1895. Batch {{IGI|B593306}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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[http://lawrencecplal.booksys.net/opac/lawrencecplal/index.html#menuHome '''Lawrence County Public Library''']<br>401 College Street<br>Moulton, Alabama 35650<br>Telephone: 256-974-0883
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Lawrence County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lawrence/ Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lawrence/ Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Lawrence County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lawrence County, Alabama
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Moulton
Courthouse
Lawrence County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Lawrence County Courthouse
14330 Court Street
Moulton, AL 35650
Phone: (256) 974-2432 County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1810
Clerk Circuit Court has court records [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Lawrence County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw Cession of 1816.
County seat: Moulton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1859 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Lawrence County, Alabama begins on page 66.

Cemeteries


  • Cemetery Records: Barbour County with Cherokee & Lawrence Counties Alabama, Vol. 3. 1966. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Hickory Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt. Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Owens Cemetery, Rock Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Templeton Cemetery, Wear Cemetery, and Young Town Cemetery.
  • Douthat, James L. Wheeler Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.

Census

Lawrence County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 8,652
1830 14,984 73.2%
1840 13,313 −11.2%
1850 15,258 14.6%
1860 13,975 −8.4%
1870 16,658 19.2%
1880 21,392 28.4%
1890 20,725 −3.1%
1900 20,124 −2.9%
1910 21,984 9.2%
1920 24,307 10.6%
1930 26,942 10.8%
1940 27,880 3.5%
1950 27,128 −2.7%
1960 24,501 −9.7%
1970 27,281 11.3%
1980 30,170 10.6%
1990 31,513 4.5%
2000 34,803 10.4%
2010 34,339 −1.3%
For tips on accessing Lawrence County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.


For individual censuses, see:

  • Parsly, Mrs. Lewis F. 1820 Census Lawrence County Alabama Territory. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1820 State Census of Lawrence County, Alabama. Huntsville, Ala.: The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, Inc., 1977. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Gentry, Dorothy. Life and Legend of Lawrence County Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1962. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Lawrence 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 Lawrence County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company A and B
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company D
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company C
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Pope Walker Guards"
- 16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, F and I
- 27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and I
- 35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and H



Newspapers

Periodicals

Probate Records

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1881-1900 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1881-1900. Batch C747647 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1808, 1818–1884, 1888–1889, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1818–1884 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881-1895 - Lawrence County Death Index 1881-1895. Batch B593306 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Lawrence County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com:

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Lawrence County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Lawrence County Public Library
401 College Street
Moulton, Alabama 35650
Telephone: 256-974-0883

Family History Centers

Lawrence County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Lawrence County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lawrence 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).
  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/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.