Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy

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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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*'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Marengo County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=marengo Marengo County Courthouse]<br>101 East Coats Avenue<br>Linden, AL 36748<br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 295-2219  
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[[Image:Marengo County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Marengo County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=marengo Marengo County Courthouse]<br>101 East Coats Avenue<br>Linden, AL 36748<br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 295-2219  
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records<br>Registrat in Chancery has divorce records <br>Clerk circuit Court has court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marengo County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records<br>Registrat in Chancery has divorce records <br>Clerk circuit Court has court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marengo County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Marengo County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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|1498284|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1392 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Marengo County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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|1498284|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1392 E7b}}.
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Civil War service men from Marengo 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 Marengo County.  
 
Civil War service men from Marengo 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 Marengo County.  
  
:- [[1st_Battalion,_Alabama_Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company F
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company F
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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:*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Marengo County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22998 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Marengo County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22998 Ancestry] ($).
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Marengo County has three books, with working links to two:
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/marengocountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 15:57, 22 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1906
1818
1906

1820
1820
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Marengo County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Marengo County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Linden
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Marengo County

Contents

County Courthouse

Marengo County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Marengo County Courthouse
101 East Coats Avenue
Linden, AL 36748
Phone: (334) 295-2219

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records
Registrat in Chancery has divorce records
Clerk circuit Court has court records [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Marengo County was created 6 February 1818 from the Choctaw Cession of 1816.
County seat: Linden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1848 and 1965 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Marengo County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,933
1830 7,700 162.5%
1840 17,264 124.2%
1850 27,831 61.2%
1860 31,171 12.0%
1870 26,151 −16.1%
1880 30,890 18.1%
1890 33,095 7.1%
1900 38,315 15.8%
1910 39,923 4.2%
1920 36,065 −9.7%
1930 36,426 1.0%
1940 35,736 −1.9%
1950 29,494 −17.5%
1960 27,098 −8.1%
1970 23,819 −12.1%
1980 25,047 5.2%
1990 23,084 −7.8%
2000 22,539 −2.4%
2010 21,027 −6.7%
For tips on accessing Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Magnolia

Court

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Marengo County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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 976.1392 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Marengo 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 Marengo County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company F


Newspapers

Probate Records

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Marengo County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Marengo County has three books, with working links to two:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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