Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy

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*'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
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*'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
 
*[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  ==
  
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[[Image:Sumter_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Sumter County, Alabama Courthouse]]
 
[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=sumter Sumpter County Courthouse]<br>Washington Street<br>Livingston, AL 35470<br>Phone: (205) 652-2291  
 
[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=sumter Sumpter County Courthouse]<br>Washington Street<br>Livingston, AL 35470<br>Phone: (205) 652-2291  
  
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=5999 Old Cemetery, Gainesville]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=5999 Old Cemetery, Gainesville]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159092 Old Cemetery of African and American Minorities of African Descent, Boliger]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159092 Old Cemetery of African and American Minorities of African Descent, Boliger]  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=6318 Roy Cemetery, Epes] <br>  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=6318 Roy Cemetery, Epes] <br>
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159126 Shady Grove Cemetery, Livingston]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159126 Shady Grove Cemetery, Livingston]
  
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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 Sumter County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. 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|1408709|item|disp=FHL Book 976.141 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Sumter County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. 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|1408709|item|disp=FHL Book 976.141 E7b}}.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/sumter.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/sumter.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/sumter/ Sumter County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/sumter/ Sumter County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Sumter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Sumter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Sumter/ Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Sumter/ Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 21:49, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1909
1833
1909

1833
1828
For earlier dates, try...

  • Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
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Sumter County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Sumter County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Livingston
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Sumter County

Contents

County Courthouse

Sumter County, Alabama Courthouse

Sumpter County Courthouse
Washington Street
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-2291

Probate Judge has a few birth records from 1888-1918
marriage and probate record from 1833,
land records and historical voters maps [1]

History

Parent County

1832--Sumter County was created 18 December 1832 from the Choctaw Cession of 1830.
County seat: Livingston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1901 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves

Additional Sumter County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
184029,937
185022,250−25.7%
186024,0358.0%
187024,1090.3%
188028,72819.2%
189029,5742.9%
190032,71010.6%
191028,699−12.3%
192025,569−10.9%
193026,9295.3%
194027,3211.5%
195023,610−13.6%
196020,041−15.1%
197016,974−15.3%
198016,908−0.4%
199016,174−4.3%
200014,798−8.5%
201013,763−7.0%
For tips on accessing Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church

Court

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Sumter County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. 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 976.141 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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