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Guide to '''Lowndes County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Lowndes County
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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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| founded year = 1830
 
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| seat = Hayneville
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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| building address = Lowndes County Courthouse<br>Tuskeena Street<br>Hayneville, AL 36040 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 548-2252  [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=lowndes Lowndes County Courthouse]<br>Tuskeena Street<br>Hayneville, AL 36040 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 548-2252
 
  
 
Judge of Probate has marriage and land records from 1830,<br>birth and death records from 1879<br>Probate Records from 1870 and<br>military discharge records from 1919 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Judge of Probate has marriage and land records from 1830,<br>birth and death records from 1879<br>Probate Records from 1870 and<br>military discharge records from 1919 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes 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  ==
 
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==== Biography  ====
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lowndes/bios.htm Lowndes County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Lowndes County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. 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|1445428|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1465 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Lowndes 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;Lowndes County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H (Guards of the Sunny South)
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Lowndes Beauregards"
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E [subsequently, Company M]
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:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Moore Guards"
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:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A (Bartow Avengers);
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and I
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:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Lowndes County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1939. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22997 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== 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] ($). Lowndes County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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:*'''1879-1885, 1910-1918''' - Lowndes County Birth Index 1879-1885 and 1910-1918 (gaps) 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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===== Marriage  =====
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allownde/vitals/index.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1830-1928''' - Lowndes County Marriage Books 1, 3, and A-H Index 1830-1928 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr"/>
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:*'''1830-1880, 1898, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1830–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1881-1885, 1910-1933''' - Lowndes County Death Index 1881-1885 and 1910-1933 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr"/>
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Lowndes County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
  
*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://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+Lowndes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lowndes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*USGenWeb Archives Project ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*Lowndes County ALGenWeb ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lowndes/ Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lowndes/ Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Lowndes County

Guide to Lowndes County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lowndes County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 20, 1830
County Seat Hayneville
Courthouse
Lowndes County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Lowndes County Courthouse
Tuskeena Street
Hayneville, AL 36040
Phone: (334) 548-2252 County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Judge of Probate has marriage and land records from 1830,
birth and death records from 1879
Probate Records from 1870 and
military discharge records from 1919 [1]

History

Parent County

1830--Lowndes County was created 20 January 1830 from Butler, Dallas, and Montgomery Counties.
County seat: Hayneville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Lowndes County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820
1830 9,410
1840 19,539 107.6%
1850 21,915 12.2%
1860 27,716 26.5%
1870 25,719 −7.2%
1880 31,176 21.2%
1890 31,550 1.2%
1900 35,651 13.0%
1910 31,894 −10.5%
1920 25,406 −20.3%
1930 22,878 −10.0%
1940 22,661 −0.9%
1950 18,018 −20.5%
1960 15,417 −14.4%
1970 12,897 −16.3%
1980 13,253 2.8%
1990 12,658 −4.5%
2000 13,473 6.4%
2010 11,299 −16.1%
For tips on accessing Lowndes County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Lowndes County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Lowndes County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. 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 976.1465 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Lowndes 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 Lowndes County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (Guards of the Sunny South)
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Lowndes Beauregards"
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E [subsequently, Company M]
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Moore Guards"
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A (Bartow Avengers);
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and I
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I



Newspapers

Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Lowndes County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1939. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Lowndes County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1830-1880, 1898, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1830–1880 "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

Family History Centers

Lowndes County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Lowndes County Alabama Genealogy References

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