Perry County, Alabama

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Perry County]]''
  
{{ALinfobox|Perry|1819|December 13|Marion}}
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Perry County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Perry County
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| county_map =
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| state = Alabama
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| state_map = Alabama.png  
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| founded year = 1819
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| founded date = December 13
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| seat = Marion
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| building image = Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Perry County Courthouse<br>P O&nbsp;Box 478<br>Marion, Alabama 36756<br>Phone: 334-683-2200<br>[http://www.pccommission.org/ '''County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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County Clerk has marriage probate and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/perry/bios.htm Perry County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Additional Perry County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185678|disp=Vol. 5}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Alabama}}  
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{{US Census population
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|1820= 3646
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|1830= 11490
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|1840= 19086
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|1850= 22285
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|1860= 27724
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|1870= 24975
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|1880= 30741
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|1890= 29332
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|1900= 31783
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|1910= 31222
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|1920= 25373
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|1930= 26385
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|1940= 26610
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|1950= 20439
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|1960= 17358
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|1970= 15388
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|1980= 15012
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|1990= 12759
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|2000= 11861
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|2010= 10591
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|estimate= 10373
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|estyear= 2011
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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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 Perry 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|1702446|item|disp=FHL Book 976.144 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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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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==== &nbsp;Military  ====
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===== Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
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Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company F[formerly Murphy's Independent Co.]
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G(Marion Light Infantry)
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:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Comany A "Alabama Rangers"
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:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K "Southern Guards"
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, F and H
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:- [[28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and K
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:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company I
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
  
 
==== 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] ($). Perry County is in District 2.
  
 
==== 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] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1818, 1820-1879, 1923, 1927, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1820-1878''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1820-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Perry County, Alabama Marriage Licenses and Books E-H}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref>
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:*'''1858-1873''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1858-1873 Perry County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2002. Digital version at {{FSbook|65104}} - free.
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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;Perry County has three books, with two having working links:
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/perrycountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/perrycountyvol3.pdf Book 3]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Societies  ====
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'''Perry County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 310<br>Uniontown, Alabama 36786
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'''Perry County Historical Society'''<br>Box 257<br>Marion, Alabama 36756
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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://www.marionperrycountylibrary.com/Home.html '''Marion - Perry County Library''']<br>202 Washington Street<br>Marion, Alabama 36756<br>Telephone: 334-683-6411
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== 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.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/perry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.algw.org/perry/ Perry County ALGenWeb ~] record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Perry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Perry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Perry/ Perry County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Perry/ Perry County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Perry County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Marion
Courthouse
Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Perry County Courthouse
P O Box 478
Marion, Alabama 36756
Phone: 334-683-2200
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage probate and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1819--Perry County was created 13 December 1819 from Montgomery County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Marion [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Additional Perry County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 5 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,646
183011,490215.1%
184019,08666.1%
185022,28516.8%
186027,72424.4%
187024,975−9.9%
188030,74123.1%
189029,332−4.6%
190031,7838.4%
191031,222−1.8%
192025,373−18.7%
193026,3854.0%
194026,6100.9%
195020,439−23.2%
196017,358−15.1%
197015,388−11.3%
198015,012−2.4%
199012,759−15.0%
200011,861−7.0%
201010,591−10.7%
Est. 201110,373−12.5%
For tips on accessing Perry 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 Perry County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Perry 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 976.144 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

 Military

Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company F[formerly Murphy's Independent Co.]
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G(Marion Light Infantry)
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Comany A "Alabama Rangers"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Southern Guards"
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, F and H
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and K
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company I



Newspapers

Probate Records

  • 1830-1976 - Perry County, Alabama Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1818, 1820-1879, 1923, 1927, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1820-1878 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1858-1873 - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Marriages 1858-1873 Perry County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2002. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.  Perry County has three books, with two having working links:

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Perry County Genealogical Society
Box 310
Uniontown, Alabama 36786

Perry County Historical Society
Box 257
Marion, Alabama 36756

Libraries

Marion - Perry County Library
202 Washington Street
Marion, Alabama 36756
Telephone: 334-683-6411

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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