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{{stub}}  ''[[United States|United States]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Marengo County''  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marengo County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1906</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1906</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1866</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Marengo County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Marengo County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Marengo|1818|February 6|Linden}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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
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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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818'''--Marengo County was created 6 February 1818&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession of 1816.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''Linden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1818'''--Marengo County was created 6 February 1818&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession of 1816.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Linden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
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[[Burned Counties Research]]
  
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424
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http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424  
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Choctaw_County,_Alabama|Choctaw]]
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*[[Choctaw County, Alabama|Choctaw]]  
*[[Clarke_County,_Alabama|Clarke]]
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*[[Clarke County, Alabama|Clarke]]  
*[[Dallas_County,_Alabama|Dallas]]
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*[[Dallas County, Alabama|Dallas]]  
*[[Greene_County,_Alabama|Greene]]
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*[[Greene County, Alabama|Greene]]  
*[[Hale_County,_Alabama|Hale]]
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*[[Hale County, Alabama|Hale]]  
*[[Perry_County,_Alabama|Perry]]
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*[[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]]  
*[[Sumter_County,_Alabama|Sumter]]
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*[[Sumter County, Alabama|Sumter]]  
*[[Wilcox_County,_Alabama|Wilcox]]
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*[[Wilcox County, Alabama|Wilcox]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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Additional Marengo County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|title = Marengo County, Alabama
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|type = USA
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|1820 | 2933
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|1830 | 7700
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|1840 | 17264
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|1850 | 27831
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|1860 | 31171
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|1870 | 26151
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|1880 | 30890
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|1890 | 33095
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|1900 | 38315
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|1910 | 39923
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|1920 | 36065
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|1930 | 36426
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|1940 | 35736
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|1950 | 29494
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|1960 | 27098
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|1970 | 23819
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|1980 | 25047
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|1990 | 23084
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|2000 | 22539
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|2010 | 21027
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/marengo Marengo County,&nbsp;Alabama Online Historical Directories] - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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==== Land and Property ====
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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 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}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
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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.
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company F
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D "Canebrake Legion"
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:- [[21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A "Washington Light Infantry"
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:- [[21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Marengo Rifles"
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:- [[21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E "Chamberlain Rifles or Woodruff Rifles"
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:- [[21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, B and E
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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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] ($).
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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] ($). Marengo County is in District 1.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''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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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - 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] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1818-1851, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1818-1851''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*[http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/tablem.html Marengo County Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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
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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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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/marengocountyvol3.pdf Book 3]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.demopolislibrary.info/index.html '''Demopolis Public Library''']<br>211 East Washington Street<br>Demopolis, Alabama 36732<br>Telephone: 334-289-1595<br>
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:Their genealogy collection is found in the[http://www.demopolislibrary.info/history.html#family Gwyndolyn Collins Turner Reading Room]. This includes local and state histories, newspapers, family files, census records, and more.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Demopolis Alabama Family History Center|Demopolis Alabama]]
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**600 US Hwy 80 West<br>Demopolis, Marengo, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-289-2660 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Th 1:30 pm-3:30pm;<br>and by appointment<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192592&subject_disp=Alabama%2C+Marengo&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Marengo|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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*Marengo County ALGenWeb ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Marengo/ Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Marengo/ Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:41, 26 November 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Marengo County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1906
1818
1906
1866
1820
1820
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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Online Records


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


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:

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 census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Magnolia

Court

Directories

Marengo County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Marengo County, Alabama 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
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Canebrake Legion"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Washington Light Infantry"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Marengo Rifles"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Chamberlain Rifles or Woodruff Rifles"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, B and E



Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Marengo County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1818-1851, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1818-1851 "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.

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

Libraries

Demopolis Public Library
211 East Washington Street
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
Telephone: 334-289-1595

Their genealogy collection is found in theGwyndolyn Collins Turner Reading Room. This includes local and state histories, newspapers, family files, census records, and more.

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).