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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Bibb_County,_Alabama|Bibb County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb County]]''<br>
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<br>Guide to '''Bibb County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records<br> {{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|float right|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bibb County
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| county_map = Bibb County Alabama.png
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = February 7
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| seat = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centreville,_Alabama Centreville]
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| building image =
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| building address =  Bibb County Courthouse<br>35 Court Square East <br>P.O. Box 185<br>Centreville, AL 35042<br>Phone: (205) 926-3103 <br> [http://www.bibbal.com/ '''Bibb County Website''']}}
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Bibb County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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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>'''[[Bibb County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Bibb County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bibb County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bibb County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bibb County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bibb County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1900</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1900</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Bibb County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Bibb County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Bibb County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Bibb County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
{{ALinfobox|Bibb|1818|February 7|Centreville}}
 
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Bibb County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]&nbsp;[http://www.bibbal.com/ Bibb County Courthouse], <br>35 Court Square East, <br>Centerville, AL 35042, <br>Phone: (205) 926-3103 <br>
 
  
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[[Image:Bibb County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Bibb County Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.bibbal.com/ Bibb County Courthouse], <br>35 Court Square East, <br>P.O. Box 185 <br>Centreville, AL 35042, <br>Phone: (205) 926-3103 <br>
 
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1818. Clerk Circuit court has divorce and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1818. Clerk Circuit court has divorce and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818'''--Cahawba County was created 7 February 1818 from&nbsp;[[Monroe County, Alabama|Monroe]], [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]]&nbsp;Counties. Cahawba County was renamed '''Bibb''' County in 1820.<br>'''County seat''': Centreville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--Cahawba County was created 7 February 1818 from&nbsp;[[Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy|Monroe]], [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]]&nbsp;Counties. Cahawba County was renamed '''Bibb''' County on 4 December 1820 .<br>'''County seat''': Centreville <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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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Albibb.jpg|200px|right|Albibb.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Hale County, Alabama|Hale]]  
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*[[Hale County, Alabama Genealogy|Hale]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]]  
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*[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy|Perry]]  
*[[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby]]  
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*[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby]]  
*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]]
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*''Caffee Cemetery, Woodstock, Bibb County, Ala.'' 1967. Digital version at {{FSbook|206984}} - free.
 
*''Caffee Cemetery, Woodstock, Bibb County, Ala.'' 1967. Digital version at {{FSbook|206984}} - free.
  
Additional Bibb County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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Additional Bibb County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=29&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|331594|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=29 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.algw.org/bibb/cemeteries/index.html ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bibb+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Bibb&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/bibb/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-bibb.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Alabama Cemeteries|Alabama Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|2000 | 20826
 
|2000 | 20826
 
|2010 | 22915
 
|2010 | 22915
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 109.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 109.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, F, G and H
 
:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, F, G and H
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Bibb}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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:*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/court/courtindex.htm Wills of Bibb County] found at USGebWeb.com. Includes several transcriptions of wills.
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/court/courtindex.htm Wills of Bibb County] found at USGebWeb.com. Includes several transcriptions of wills.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Bibb County is in District 2.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Bibb County is in District 2.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1821–1900''' [http://www.algw.org/bibb/births/births.htm Births] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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:*'''1821–1900''' [http://www.algw.org/bibb/births/index.html Births] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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:*'''1853-1880, 1900-1919''' - Bibb County Birth Index 1853-1880, 1900-1919 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabama.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf]].</ref>
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''1817-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Bibb County, Alabama Marriage Boxes 1-8, Books J-K, and Index}} 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>
  
:*'''1817-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Bibb County, Alabama Marriage Boxes 1-8, Books J-K, and Index}} 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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:*'''1818-1933''' - Bibb County Marriage Books F thru Q Index 1818-1933 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.</ref>
  
 
:*'''1818–1860, 1862, 1932, 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>
 
:*'''1818–1860, 1862, 1932, 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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:*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/marriages/marriagess.htm Marriages S–Z] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/marriages/marriagess.htm Marriages S–Z] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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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>
 
:*'''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>
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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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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:*'''1909-1911''' - Bibb County Death Index 1909-1911. Batch {{IGI|B545192}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabama.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf]].</ref>
  
:*'''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>
 
  
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/deaths/deaths.htm Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/deaths/deaths.htm Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/bibbcountyvol2.pdf Book 2]  
 
[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/bibbcountyvol2.pdf Book 2]  
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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Bibb County Heritage Association<br> Rt. 1, Box 147 <br> Brierfield, AL<br> 35035 205-665-1851<br><br>
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Bibb Brent-Centreville Public Library<br> 205-926-4736<br><br>
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Bibb/ Bibb Co. AL]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/bibb-county/ Bibb County, Alabama]
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*[http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/al/bibb/ Bibb County, Alabama]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Bibb/ Bibb County, Alabama: Family History &amp; Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records &amp; More]
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*[http://kindredtrails.com/AL_Bibb.html Bibb County Alabama Genealogy &amp; Family History Resources]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ga/counties/bibb/ Bibb Category Index]
  
 
==== Family History Centers <br>  ====
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/bibb-county/ Bibb County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[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/bibb.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/bibb.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/ Bibb County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/bibb/ Bibb County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Bibb/ Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Latest revision as of 23:42, 19 November 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Bibb County

Guide to Bibb County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
Alabama Online Genealogy Records

Bibb County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1818
County Seat Centreville
Courthouse
Address Bibb County Courthouse
35 Court Square East
P.O. Box 185
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: (205) 926-3103
Bibb County Website


County Information

Bibb County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1900 1818 1900 1820 1818 1818

County Courthouse

Bibb County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
 Bibb County Courthouse,
35 Court Square East,
P.O. Box 185
Centreville, AL 35042,
Phone: (205) 926-3103


County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1818. Clerk Circuit court has divorce and court records.[2]

History

Parent County

1818--Cahawba County was created 7 February 1818 from Monroe, Montgomery Counties. Cahawba County was renamed Bibb County on 4 December 1820 .
County seat: Centreville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 478.

Cemeteries

FindAGrave ~  Transcriptions and partial transcriptions of Bibb County cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ALGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ALGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 3,676
1830 6,306 71.5%
1840 8,284 31.4%
1850 9,999 20.7%
1860 11,894 19.0%
1870 7,469 −37.2%
1880 9,487 27.0%
1890 13,824 45.7%
1900 18,498 33.8%
1910 22,791 23.2%
1920 23,144 1.5%
1930 20,780 −10.2%
1940 20,155 −3.0%
1950 17,987 −10.8%
1960 14,357 −20.2%
1970 13,812 −3.8%
1980 15,723 13.8%
1990 16,576 5.4%
2000 20,826 25.6%
2010 22,915 10.0%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

State Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Bibb 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 976.182 E7bg.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 109.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Bibb 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 Bibb County.

- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, D, F and G
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Bibb Rifles"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, F, G and H

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

  • 1830-1976 - Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.
  • England, Flora D. Index of Book A, Minutes of Probate Court, Bibb County, Alabama. Marion, Ala., 1964. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

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


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
  • 1818–1860, 1862, 1932, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1820-1860 - Gandrud, Pauline Myra Jones. Marriage Records of Bibb County, Alabama, 1820-1860: Being Transcribed and Indexed from the Original Marriage Books. Memphis, Tenn.: The Milestone Press, 1969. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1828–1842 "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.
  • 1909-1911 - Bibb County Death Index 1909-1911. Batch B545192 at FamilySearch - free.[7]


Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Bibb County has two books:

Book 1

Book 2

Societies and Libraries

Bibb County Heritage Association
Rt. 1, Box 147
Brierfield, AL
35035 205-665-1851

Bibb Brent-Centreville Public Library
205-926-4736

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centre Locator

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.
  5. 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.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.