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{{Alabama-stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Pickens County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Pickens County]]''  
  
This Page Adopted by [mailto:missb1946@gmail.com Betty Teal Miller] and [mailto:betty.phillips@gmail.com Betty Pickens Phillips]  
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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>'''[[Pickens County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Pickens County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pickens County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pickens County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pickens County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pickens County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1903</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1876</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1903</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1876</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1876</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Pickens County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Pickens County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Pickens County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Pickens County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Pickens|1820|December 19|Carrollton}} This Page Adopted by [mailto:missb1946@gmail.com Betty Teal Miller] and [mailto:betty.phillips@gmail.com Betty Pickens Phillips]
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Pickens_County_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Pickens County Courthouse]]
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[[Image:Pickens County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=pickens Pickens County, Alabama ]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 460 <br>Carrollton, Al 35447 <br>Phone: 205-367-2020
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Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876 <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820'''--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820&nbsp;from [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa County]]. '''County seat''': Carrollton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1820'''--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820&nbsp;from [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa County]].<br>'''County seat''': Carrollton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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[[Burned Counties Research]]
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers are covered in:
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*McGuire, Mrs. C.P. ''Records of Pickens County, Alabama.'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|113186}} - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1830= 6622
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|1840= 17118
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|1850= 21512
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|1860= 22316
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|1870= 17690
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|1880= 21479
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|1890= 22470
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|1900= 24402
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|1910= 25055
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|1920= 25353
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|1930= 24902
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|1940= 27671
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|1950= 24349
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|1960= 21882
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|1970= 20326
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|1980= 21481
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|1990= 20699
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|2000= 20949
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|2010= 19746
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*Elliott, Carl. ''Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856).'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29440 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Pickens 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&nbsp;Pickens County.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Pickens County Guards"
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:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)
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:- [[24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Dixie Boys"
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and G
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:- [[41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C, D, I and K
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and D
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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*''Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|559021}} - 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] ($). Pickens 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] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1822, 1867, 1876-1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1876-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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 at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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[http://www.faceinthewindow.net/index.htm '''Pickens County Cooperative Library''']<br>Old Courthouse Square<br>P.O. Box 489<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>Telephone: 205-367-8407<br>Includes the following libraries:
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:'''Aliceville Public Library'''<br>416 Third Avenue NE<br>Aliceville, Alabama 35442<br>Telephone: 205-373-6691
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:'''Carrollton Public Library'''<br>225 Commerce Avenue<br>P. O. Box 92<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>Telephone: 205-367-2142
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:'''Reform Public Library'''<br>302 1st Street South<br>P. O. Box 819<br>Reform, Alabama 35481<br>Telephone: 205-375-6240
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:'''Ruth Holliman Public Library'''<br>287 Main Street South<br>Gordo, Alabama<br>Telephone: 205-364-7148
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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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://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/pickens.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/ Pickens County AL GenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Pickens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Pickens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Pickens/ Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Pickens/ Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

Revision as of 06:30, 30 January 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Pickens County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1903
1876
1903
1865
1876
1876
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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Pickens County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Pickens County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 19, 1820
County Seat Carrollton
Courthouse
This Page Adopted by Betty Teal Miller and Betty Pickens Phillips 

Contents

County Courthouse

Pickens County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Pickens County, Alabama
P O Box 460
Carrollton, Al 35447
Phone: 205-367-2020

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [1]

History

Parent County

1820--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820 from Tuscaloosa County.
County seat: Carrollton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876 -- 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

Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers are covered in:

  • McGuire, Mrs. C.P. Records of Pickens County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18306,622
184017,118158.5%
185021,51225.7%
186022,3163.7%
187017,690−20.7%
188021,47921.4%
189022,4704.6%
190024,4028.6%
191025,0552.7%
192025,3531.2%
193024,902−1.8%
194027,67111.1%
195024,349−12.0%
196021,882−10.1%
197020,326−7.1%
198021,4815.7%
199020,699−3.6%
200020,9491.2%
201019,746−5.7%
For tips on accessing Pickens County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Elliott, Carl. Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856). Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pickens 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 Pickens County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Pickens County Guards"
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Dixie Boys"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and G
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, C, D, I and K
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and D



Newspapers

Probate Records

  • Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1822, 1867, 1876-1901, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1876-1900 "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.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Pickens County Cooperative Library
Old Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 489
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
Telephone: 205-367-8407
Includes the following libraries:

Aliceville Public Library
416 Third Avenue NE
Aliceville, Alabama 35442
Telephone: 205-373-6691
Carrollton Public Library
225 Commerce Avenue
P. O. Box 92
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
Telephone: 205-367-2142
Reform Public Library
302 1st Street South
P. O. Box 819
Reform, Alabama 35481
Telephone: 205-375-6240
Ruth Holliman Public Library
287 Main Street South
Gordo, Alabama
Telephone: 205-364-7148

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Betty's World Genealogical information on Betty's Families of Abney, Boxley, Bradberry, Breazeale, Brown, Carter, Middleton, Norman, Pickens, Phillips, Stone, Summers, Tinsley, Wade, Wills/Wells, and General Andrew Pickens.



References

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