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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Blount_County,_Alabama|Blount County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Blount County, Alabama|Blount County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Blount County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Blount County
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| county_map = Blount County Alabama.png
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| state = Alabama
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = February 6
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| seat = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneonta,_Alabama Oneonta]
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| building image =
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| building address =  Blount County Courthouse <br>220 Second Avenue East <br>Oneonta, AL 35121 <br>Phone:(205) 625-4153<br> [http://www.co.blount.al.us/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Blount County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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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>
 
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Blount County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Blount County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Blount County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Blount County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Blount County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Blount County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1905</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1850</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1829</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1829
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Blount County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Blount County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Blount County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Blount County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
 
 
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{{ALinfobox|Blount|1818|February 6|Oneonta}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Blount County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.co.blount.al.us/ Blount County Courthouse] <br>220 Second Avenue East, <br>Oneonta, AL 35121 <br>Phone:(205) 625-4153  
 
 
[[Image:Blount County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Blount County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.co.blount.al.us/ Blount County Courthouse] <br>220 Second Avenue East, <br>Oneonta, AL 35121 <br>Phone:(205) 625-4153  
 
  
 
County Archivist has probate records from 1824,<br>&nbsp;marriage, land and burial records from 1820. <br>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>  
 
County Archivist has probate records from 1824,<br>&nbsp;marriage, land and burial records from 1820. <br>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'''--Blount County was&nbsp;created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Cession and [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Oneonta <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--Blount County was&nbsp;created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Cession and [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Oneonta <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.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Alblount.jpg|200px|right|Alblount.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cullman County, Alabama|Cullman]]  
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*[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy|Cullman]]  
*[[Etowah County, Alabama|Etowah]]  
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*[[Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy|Etowah]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Marshall County, Alabama|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Alabama Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[St. Clair County, Alabama|St. Clair]]  
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*[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy|St. Clair]]  
*[[Walker County, Alabama|Walker]]
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*[[Walker County, Alabama Genealogy|Walker]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/blount/tidwell/tidwell.htm Tidwell Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/blount/tidwell/tidwell.htm Tidwell Cemetery]
  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <center>'''Free Online Cemetery Transcripts'''</center><br><br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <center>'''Free Online Cemetery Transcripts'''</center><br><br>  
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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.
 
*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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| 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=30&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|533388|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=30 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.algw.org/blount/Cemeteries/Cemeteries.html ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Blount+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=Blount&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/blount/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-blount.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 | 51024
 
|2000 | 51024
 
|2010 | 57322
 
|2010 | 57322
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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 108.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 108.
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
===== Civil War<br> =====
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===== Civil War<br> =====
  
Civil War service men from Blount 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 Blount County. <br>
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Civil War service men from Blount 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 Blount County. <br>  
  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B (Blount Continentals)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B (Blount Continentals)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K (Blount Guards)  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K (Blount Guards)  
:- [[28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and C.
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:- [[28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and C.  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B " Blount County Hornets"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B " Blount County Hornets"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C " Avalanche Company"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C " Avalanche Company"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E "The Phil Weaver Guards"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E "The Phil Weaver Guards"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "The Blount County Tiger Boys"  
 
:- [[29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "The Blount County Tiger Boys"  
:- [[48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and F
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:- [[48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and F  
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D, formerly Company E, 2nd Battalion  
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D, formerly Company E, 2nd Battalion  
 
:- [[54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H (formerly Co. "I", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)
 
:- [[54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H (formerly Co. "I", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
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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)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Blount}}
  
 
*Jones, Melvin. ''Index and Excerpts Taken from Blount County Alabama Newspapers 1879-1907.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|66472}} - free.
 
*Jones, Melvin. ''Index and Excerpts Taken from Blount County Alabama Newspapers 1879-1907.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|66472}} - free.
  
 
==== 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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'''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] ($). Blount County is in District 3.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Blount County is in District 3.
  
 
==== 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]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1905-1912''' - Blount County Marriage Index 1905-1912 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>
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:*'''1881 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''1820-1912''' - Blount County Marriage Books A-G Index 1820-1912 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.</ref>
  
 
:*'''1820–1844; 1857–1879''' [http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/Marriages/Marriages.html Marriages by Groom] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb]''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>
 
:*'''1820–1844; 1857–1879''' [http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/Marriages/Marriages.html Marriages by Groom] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb]''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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''1819–1844, 1852–1888, 1932, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1820–1888''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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>
  
:*'''1819–1844, 1852–1888, 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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:*'''1820–1844; 1857–1879''' [http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/Marriages/Marriages.html Marriages by Groom] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb]
  
:*'''1820–1888''' [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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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images<br>
  
:*'''1820–1844; 1857–1879''' [http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/Marriages/Marriages.html Marriages by Groom] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb]
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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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 $<br>
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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 $<br>
  
 
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===== 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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:*'''1905-1917, 1924''' - Blount County Death Index 1905-1917 and 1924 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.</ref>
  
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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>
  
:*'''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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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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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 $<br>
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths, <br>:*1908-59] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $<br>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''North Central Alabama Genealogical Society'''<br>
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P. O. Box 13<br>
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Cullman, AL <br> 
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35056-0013 <br>
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Publication: Alabama Family History and Genealogy News
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'''Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society'''<br>
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P. O. Box 8268<br>
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Gadsden, AL<br> 
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35902 <br>
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Publication Northeast Alabama Settlers<br>
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[http://www.neags.com Website]
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'''Bloutsville Public Library'''<br>
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205-429-3156 <br>
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[http://www.blountsvillepubliclibrary.com/ Website]
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'''Blount County Archives'''<br>
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P. O. Box 45 <br>
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Oneonta, AL<br>
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35121 205-625-6868x3118
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'''Blount County Historical Society & Museum'''<br>
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P. O. Box 45 <br>
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Oneonta, AL<br> 
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35121
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'''Blountsville Historical Society''' <br>
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P. O.  Box 231<br>
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Blountsville, AL<br>
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35031<br>
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205-429-2323
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Blount/ Blount Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
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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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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*[[Locust Fork Alabama Family History Center|Locust Fork Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Locust Fork Alabama Family History Center|Locust Fork Alabama Family History Center]]  
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**Locust Fork, Alabama
  
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/blount-county/ Blount 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/blount.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/blount.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/index.html Blount County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/index.html Blount County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Blount|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Blount/ Blount County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Blount/ Blount County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Blount County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Blount County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Blount 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 Oneonta
Courthouse
Address Blount County Courthouse
220 Second Avenue East
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone:(205) 625-4153
County Website


County Information

Blount County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1820 1820 1818 1829

County Courthouse

Blount County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Blount County Courthouse
220 Second Avenue East,
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone:(205) 625-4153

County Archivist has probate records from 1824,
 marriage, land and burial records from 1820.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[2]

History

Parent County

1818--Blount County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Cession and Montgomery County.
County seat: Oneonta [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:

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Blount County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 499.

Cemeteries

Free Online Cemetery Transcripts


In the 1960s, volunteers from the Gadsden Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transcribed gravestones from all 91-known Blount County cemeteries (approximately 14,000 names). The master surname index covering all three volumes appears in Volume 1 beginning on page 4.

  • Cemetery Records of Blount County, Alabama, Vol. 1. 1965. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Alldredge Cemetery, Amos Cemetery, Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Austin Creek Cemetery, Bangor Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethleham Methodist Church Cemetery, Blue Springs Cemetery, Brooksville Cemetery, Central Hill Church Cemetery, Church of Christ Cemetery, Clear Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Clements Cemetery, Cleveland Cemetery, County Line Cemetery, Dailey's Chapel Cemetery, Easley Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Edgewood Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Elvester Baptist Church Cemetery, First Methodist Church Cemetery, Fosters Chapel Cemetery, Gibbs Chapel Cemetery, Gilbreath (Cox) Cemetery, Graves Cemetery, and Graves Gap Cemetery.
  • Cemetery Records of Blount County, Alabama, Vol. 2. 1965. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Greens Chapel Cemetery, Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayden Cemetery, Hays Cemetery, Highmound Baptist Church Cemetery, High Rock Methodist Church Cemetery, Hood Cemetery, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hudson Cemetery, Lebonan Methodist Church Cemetery, Lee's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Love Chapel Cemetery, Macedonia Cemetery, Merrill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Mt. New Hope Cemetery, Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Mt. Zion Nazarene Cemetery, Mulberry Cemetery, Nectar Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, and Old Liberty Cemetery.
  • Cemetery Records of Blount County, Alabama, Vol. 3. 1966. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Philadelphia Church Cemetery, Phillips Cemetery, Pine Bluff Cemetery, Pleasant Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Ricetown Chapel Cemetery, Rock Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Roswell Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Shiloh Cemetery, South Cemetery, Sugar Creek Church of Christ Cemetery, Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Summitt Cemetery, Stewarts Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Tidwell Cemetery, Tidwell Cemetery, Union Grove (Clay) Church Cemetery, Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wynnville Cemetery, and Zion Hill Cemetery.

Additional Blount County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Blackwood Cemetery, Centre Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellison Cemetery, Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Ebell Cemetery, Mt. Joy Cemetery, and Pine Grove Cemetery.

  • 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.
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 Blount County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,415
1830 4,233 75.3%
1840 5,570 31.6%
1850 7,367 32.3%
1860 10,865 47.5%
1870 9,945 −8.5%
1880 15,369 54.5%
1890 21,927 42.7%
1900 23,119 5.4%
1910 21,456 −7.2%
1920 25,538 19.0%
1930 28,020 9.7%
1940 29,490 5.2%
1950 28,975 −1.7%
1960 25,449 −12.2%
1970 26,853 5.5%
1980 36,459 35.8%
1990 39,248 7.6%
2000 51,024 30.0%
2010 57,322 12.3%
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 Blount County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Blount 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 976.172 E7b.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Blount 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. Blount County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 108.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Blount 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 Blount County.

- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B (Blount Continentals)
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K (Blount Guards)
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and C.
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B " Blount County Hornets"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C " Avalanche Company"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "The Phil Weaver Guards"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "The Blount County Tiger Boys"
- 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and F
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D, formerly Company E, 2nd Battalion
- 54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (formerly Co. "I", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)


Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

  • Jones, Melvin. Index and Excerpts Taken from Blount County Alabama Newspapers 1879-1907. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Blount County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Blount 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 - Blount County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

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 ($). Blount County is in District 3.

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
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1820–1844; 1857–1879 Marriages by Groom at ALGenWebIndex to Marriages] at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1819–1844, 1852–1888, 1932, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1820–1888 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"at Ancestry– ($); 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.  Blount County has one book.


Societies and Libraries

North Central Alabama Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 13
Cullman, AL
35056-0013
Publication: Alabama Family History and Genealogy News

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 8268
Gadsden, AL
35902
Publication Northeast Alabama Settlers
Website

Bloutsville Public Library
205-429-3156
Website

Blount County Archives
P. O. Box 45
Oneonta, AL
35121 205-625-6868x3118

Blount County Historical Society & Museum
P. O. Box 45
Oneonta, AL
35121

Blountsville Historical Society
P. O. Box 231
Blountsville, AL
35031
205-429-2323

Family History Center

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.


    • Locust Fork, Alabama

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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "vr" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "vr" defined multiple times with different content