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*'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lee 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 '''Lee 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}}|Lee County]]''
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| founded year = 1866
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| building address = Lee County Courthouse<br>215 South 9th Street<br>Opelika, AL 36803 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 749-7141  [http://www.leeco.us/ '''County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[[Image:Lee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.leeco.us/ Lee County Courthouse]<br>215 South 9th Street<br>Opelika, AL 36803 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 749-7141
 
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,<br>military discharge records from 1919<br>and probate records from 1861 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee 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 land records from 1867,<br>military discharge records from 1919<br>and probate records from 1861 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
===== 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] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1788, 1797, 1874–1880, 1882–1883, 1886–1907, 1933, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1874–1900''' [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>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== 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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
:*'''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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.auburnalabama.org/library/Default.aspx?PageID=97 '''Auburn Public Library''']<br>749 East Thach Ave.<br>Auburn, Alabama 36830<br>Telephone: 334-501-3190<br>
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:Offers family history subscription databases to library patrons
  
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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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 ==
  
 
*[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/Lee/ Lee County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lee/ Lee County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Lee County Alabama Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Revision as of 19:04, 19 April 2013

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

Contents

County Courthouse

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

History

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
187021,750
188027,26225.3%
189028,6945.3%
190031,82610.9%
191032,8673.3%
192032,821−0.1%
193036,0639.9%
194036,4551.1%
195045,07323.6%
196049,75410.4%
197061,26823.1%
198076,28324.5%
199087,14614.2%
2000115,09232.1%
2010140,24721.9%
Est. 2011143,46824.7%
For tips on accessing Lee County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

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).