Lee County, Alabama Genealogy

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**510 Groce St<br>Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-745-2140 <br>'''Hours''': T-W: 9am-12pm, 6pm-8pm; Th-F 6pm-8pm<br>Closed: Closed for Holidays &amp; General Conference.<br>Attention: Also open by appt.<br>
**510 Groce St<br>Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-745-2140 <br>'''Hours''': T-W: 9am-12pm, 6pm-8pm; Th-F 6pm-8pm<br>Closed: Closed for Holidays &amp; General Conference.<br>Attention: Also open by appt.<br>
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== Lee County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ==
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Guide to Lee County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Lee County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1866
County Seat Opelika
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Address Lee County Courthouse
215 South 9th Street
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: (334) 749-7141 County Website


County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,
military discharge records from 1919
and probate records from 1861 [1]


Parent County

1866--Lee County was created 5 December 1866 from Chambers, Macon, Russell, and Tallapoosa Counties.
County seat: Opelika [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss



Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Lee County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 2011143,46824.7%
For tips on accessing Lee 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.

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Lee 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.




Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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


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.

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.

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1788, 1797, 1874–1880, 1882–1883, 1886–1907, 1933, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1874–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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


Auburn Public Library
749 East Thach Ave.
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Telephone: 334-501-3190

Offers family history subscription databases to library patrons

Family History Center

Lee County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Lee County Alabama Genealogy References

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