Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy

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Revision as of 19:26, 18 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1895
1823
1908

1823
1821
For earlier dates, try...

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Tuscaloosa County

Contents

County Courthouse

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse
714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-3870

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1823 [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Tuscaloosa County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee and Choctaw Cession of 1816.
County seat: Tuscaloosa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Besides many other ways record loss can occur, tornadoes have been common and sometimes very damaging.  Tuscaloosa County has been no stranger to very damaging tornadoes in its history, and in April 2011 alone it was hit twice by damaging twisters in separate tornado events. The second one on 27 April 2011 was the most devastating, and some city and possibly county offices, mainly in the southern half of the city, were hit directly by that tornado.  It is also possible that other places where one might look for records, such as funeral homes, also were damaged, as other reports about other tornadoes in the two April 2011 outbreaks reported many places of that type were directly hit and destroyed in other areas of Alabama and several surrounding states. 

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18208,229
183013,64665.8%
184016,58321.5%
185018,0568.9%
186023,20028.5%
187020,081−13.4%
188024,95724.3%
189030,35221.6%
190036,14719.1%
191047,55931.6%
192053,68012.9%
193064,15319.5%
194076,03618.5%
195094,09223.7%
1960109,04715.9%
1970116,0296.4%
1980137,54118.5%
1990150,5229.4%
2000164,8759.5%
2010194,65618.1%
Est. 2011197,21119.6%
For tips on accessing Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church

Court Records

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. 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 976.184 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

For information about the resources at Family History centers, see Introduction to LDS Family History Centers.

Tuscaloosa Alabama Family History Center
2015 N 3rd Ave
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Phone: 205-758-4820
Hours: T 6pm-9pm; W 9am-12pm, 6pm-9pm;
Closures: July 8 6-9pm;
July 14 6-9pm;
July 15 9-12noon;
July 28 6-9pm;
August 5 9-12noon;
August 11 6-9pm;
August 12 6-9pm

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tuscaloosa County p. 40. 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).