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{{Alabama-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp;&gt; St. Clair County''  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|St. Clair County]]''  
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Guide to '''St. Clair County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = St. Clair County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = November 20
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| seat = Ashville
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| building image = St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  St. Clair County Courthouse<br>129 5th Avenue<br>Ashville, AL 35953 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 594-7921 [http://www.stclairco.com/ '''County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records&nbsp; from 1800<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), Saint Clair 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  ====
  
'''1818'''--St. Clair County was created 20 November 1818&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Ashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--St. Clair County was created 20 November 1818&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby ]]County.<br>'''County seat''': Ashville <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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*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]]  
 
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
*[[Saint Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
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*[[St._Clair_County,_Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
 
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]&nbsp;
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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:*'''1914-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|St. Clair County, Alabama Colored Marriage Book 2 and Folders 1-27}} 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>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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Some St. Clair County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185672|disp=Vol. 6}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  
==== Court  ====
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*Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. ''Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|212970}} - free.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1820= 4166
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|1830= 5975
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|1840= 5638
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|1850= 6829
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|1860= 11013
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|1870= 9360
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|1880= 14462
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|1890= 17353
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|1900= 19425
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|1910= 20715
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|1920= 23383
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|1930= 24510
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|1940= 27336
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|1950= 26687
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|1960= 25388
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|1970= 27956
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|1980= 41205
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|1990= 50009
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|2000= 64742
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|2010= 85593
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
The Northern Judicial District county seat is Ashville.<br>The Southern Judicial District county seat is Pell City.  
 
The Northern Judicial District county seat is Ashville.<br>The Southern Judicial District county seat is Pell City.  
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== 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;St. Clair&nbsp;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;St. Clair&nbsp;County.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A "Ashville Guards"
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "Coosa Valley Guards"
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and H
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:- [[30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company E
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, C, G and I
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== 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] ($). St. Clair County is in District 3.
  
 
==== 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. - free. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1819-1826, 1828-1853, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1819-1852''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1899-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|St. Clair County, Alabama Marriage Boxes 1-6, Books G-H, and Pell City Division Books 1-4, and Boxes 1-2}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref>
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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]. St. Clair County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/stclaircounty.pdf book].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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==== Libraries ====
  
*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.trussvillelibrary.com/ '''Trussville Public Library''']<br>201 Parkway Dr.<br>Trussville, Alabama 35173<br>Telephone: 205-655-2022
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+St.+Clair|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} <br>
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'''Pell City Library'''<br>1923 1st Avenue North<br>Pell City, Alabama 35125<br>Telephone: 205-884-1015
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== St. Clair County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ==
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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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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+St.+Clair|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} <br>  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/stclair.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.algw.org/stclair/ St.Clair County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Saint_Clair/ Saint Clair County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Saint_Clair/ Saint Clair County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Revision as of 19:47, 19 April 2013

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Guide to St. Clair County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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St. Clair County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 20, 1818
County Seat Ashville
Courthouse
St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address St. Clair County Courthouse
129 5th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: (205) 594-7921 County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records  from 1800
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [1]

History

Parent County

1818--St. Clair County was created 20 November 1818 from Shelby County.
County seat: Ashville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Some St. Clair County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

  • Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18204,166
18305,97543.4%
18405,638−5.6%
18506,82921.1%
186011,01361.3%
18709,360−15.0%
188014,46254.5%
189017,35320.0%
190019,42511.9%
191020,7156.6%
192023,38312.9%
193024,5104.8%
194027,33611.5%
195026,687−2.4%
196025,388−4.9%
197027,95610.1%
198041,20547.4%
199050,00921.4%
200064,74229.5%
201085,59332.2%
For tips on accessing St. Clair County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

The Northern Judicial District county seat is Ashville.
The Southern Judicial District county seat is Pell City.

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from St. Clair 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 St. Clair County.

- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Ashville Guards"
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Coosa Valley Guards"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and H
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company E
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, C, G and I



Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). St. Clair County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1819-1826, 1828-1853, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1819-1852 "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. St. Clair County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Trussville Public Library
201 Parkway Dr.
Trussville, Alabama 35173
Telephone: 205-655-2022

Pell City Library
1923 1st Avenue North
Pell City, Alabama 35125
Telephone: 205-884-1015

Family History Centers

St. Clair County Alabama Genealogy Websites

St. Clair County Alabama Genealogy References

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