Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy

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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1881</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1833</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Monroe County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Monroe County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Monroe|1815|June 29|Monroeville}}  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesGulf&countyID=monroe Monroe County, Alabama]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Monroeville, Al&nbsp; 36461<br>Phone: 251-743-2283  
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[[Image:Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesGulf&countyID=monroe Monroe County, Alabama]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Monroeville, Al&nbsp; 36461<br>Phone: 251-743-2283  
  
 
Courthouse Fire destroyed all records prior to 1833<br>Probate Judge has marriage probate and land record from 1832<br>1816 Census of Monroe County published by Monroe Journal Monroeville, Alabama <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County p. 39. ; .</ref>  
 
Courthouse Fire destroyed all records prior to 1833<br>Probate Judge has marriage probate and land record from 1832<br>1816 Census of Monroe County published by Monroe Journal Monroeville, Alabama <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County p. 39. ; .</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 Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. 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|1584237|item|disp=FHL Book 976.125 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. 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|1584237|item|disp=FHL Book 976.125 E7b}}.
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:*'''1816''' - ''Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816.'' Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at {{FSbook|88626}} - free. Includes Monroe County.
 
:*'''1816''' - ''Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816.'' Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at {{FSbook|88626}} - free. Includes Monroe County.
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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] ($). Monroe County is in District 1.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Center<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 18:51, 22 August 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Monroe County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1833
1908
1866
1833
1833
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Monroe County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 29, 1815
County Seat Monroeville
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Monroe County, Alabama
Courthouse Square
Monroeville, Al  36461
Phone: 251-743-2283

Courthouse Fire destroyed all records prior to 1833
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land record from 1832
1816 Census of Monroe County published by Monroe Journal Monroeville, Alabama [1]

History

Parent County

1815--Monroe County was created 29 June 1815 from Washington County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Monroeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1833--A courthouse fire destroyed all records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-American

  • see obituary abstracts from the African-American newspaper, The Eagle, in the Newspaper section below

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18208,838
18308,782−0.6%
184010,68021.6%
185012,01312.5%
186015,66730.4%
187014,214−9.3%
188017,09120.2%
189018,99011.1%
190023,66624.6%
191027,15514.7%
192028,8846.4%
193030,0704.1%
194029,465−2.0%
195025,732−12.7%
196022,372−13.1%
197020,883−6.7%
198022,6518.5%
199023,9685.8%
200024,3241.5%
201023,068−5.2%
For tips on accessing Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy 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 Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. 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 976.125 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Monroe County.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Monroe County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County p. 39. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).