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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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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1916</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Lee County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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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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==== 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  ====
 
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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]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
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{{Alabama Conf}}  
 
{{Alabama Conf}}  
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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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:*'''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>
 
:*'''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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1867-1931''' - Lee County Marriage Books A-L Index 1867-1931 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>
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
  
 
:*'''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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
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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>
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Lee County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/lee-county/ Lee 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.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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)
  
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== Lee County Alabama Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:26, 18 March 2014

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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

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

Allee.jpg

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

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. 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


Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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

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
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).
  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.

 

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