Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy

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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 &nbsp;Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]
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*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Morgan_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Morgan County, Alabama Courthouse]]
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[[Image:Morgan County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.co.morgan.al.us/ Morgan County Alabama]<br>302 Lee Street NE<br>Decatur, Al 35601-1999<br>Phone: 256-351-4737  
[http://www.co.morgan.al.us/ Morgan County Alabama]<br>302 Lee Street NE<br>Decatur, Al 35601-1999<br>Phone: 256-351-4737  
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Formerly Cotaco county,&nbsp; Name changed to Morgan 14 Jun 1821<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1818 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mongan County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Formerly Cotaco county,&nbsp; Name changed to Morgan 14 Jun 1821<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1818 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mongan County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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:*'''1865-1932''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Morgan County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books A1-K}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref> (skips 1910 and 1911)
 
:*'''1865-1932''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Morgan County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books A1-K}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref> (skips 1910 and 1911)
  
==== Biographies ====
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:*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 62.
 
:*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 62.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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Revision as of 16:38, 22 August 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Morgan County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate






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Morgan County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Morgan 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 Decatur
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Morgan County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Morgan County Alabama
302 Lee Street NE
Decatur, Al 35601-1999
Phone: 256-351-4737

Formerly Cotaco county,  Name changed to Morgan 14 Jun 1821
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1818 [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Morgan County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Turkeytown Cession.
County seat: Decatur [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1925 and 1938 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Burned Counties Research

Blogs

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Biography

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 62.

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18205,263
18309,06272.2%
18409,8418.6%
185010,1252.9%
186011,33512.0%
187012,1877.5%
188016,42834.8%
189024,08946.6%
190028,82019.6%
191033,78117.2%
192040,19619.0%
193046,17614.9%
194048,1484.3%
195052,9249.9%
196060,45414.2%
197077,30627.9%
198090,23116.7%
1990100,04310.9%
2000111,06411.0%
2010119,4907.6%
Est. 2011119,9538.0%
For tips on accessing Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Civil War Battle Fought in Morgan County
  • 1864 - October 26-29 = Decatur (partly fought in Limestone County)

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama.

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Morgan County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mongan County p. 39. 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 Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.