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Guide to '''Bullock County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bullock County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = December 5
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| seat = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Springs,_Alabama Union Springs]
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| building image = Bullock County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Bullock County Courthouse<br>217 North Prairie Street<br>Union Springs, AL 36089, <br>Phone: (334) 738-2280  [http://www.bullockcountyal.com/ '''Bullock County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Bullock 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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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Bullock 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>'''[[Bullock County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Bullock County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Bullock County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Bullock County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Bullock County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <br>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Bullock County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Bullock County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Bullock County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Bullock County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
 
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{{ALinfobox|Bullock|1866|December 5|Union Springs}}
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.bullockcountyal.com/ Bullock County Courthouse][[Image:Bullock County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]<br>217 North Prairie Street<br>Union Springs, AL 36089, <br>Phone: (334) 738-2280
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
Probate Judge has probate and military records County Commissioner has divorce and land records Clerk Circuit Court has court records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has probate and military records County Commissioner has divorce and land records Clerk Circuit Court has 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  ====
  
'''1866'''--Bullock County was created 5 December 1866&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Barbour County, Alabama|Barbour]], [[Macon County, Alabama|Macon]], [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]] and [[Pike County, Alabama|Pike ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Union Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1866'''--Bullock County was created 5 December 1866&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Barbour County, Alabama Genealogy|Barbour]], [[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]], [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]] and [[Pike County, Alabama Genealogy|Pike ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Union Springs <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:Albullock.jpg|200px|right|Albullock.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barbour County, Alabama|Barbour]]  
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*[[Barbour County, Alabama Genealogy|Barbour]]  
*[[Macon County, Alabama|Macon]]  
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*[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Pike County, Alabama|Pike]]  
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*[[Pike County, Alabama Genealogy|Pike]]  
*[[Russell County, Alabama|Russell]]
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*[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Thames, Pearl M. ''Enon Cemetery.'' 1953. Digital version at {{FSbook|187167}} - free.
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Bullock}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bullock, Alabama''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=31&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.alabamagenealogy.org/bullock/cem.htm ALGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/bullock/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-bullock.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|357559|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bullock+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=31 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Bullock&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bullock-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Alabama Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites have additional information on Bullock county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Bullock.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
*''Old Confederate Cemetery.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26347 Ancestry] ($).
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*Thames, Pearl M. ''Enon Cemetery.'' 1953. Digital version at {{FSbook|187167}} - free.  
  
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/bullock/sardis/index.htm Sardis Cemetery]
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*''Old Confederate Cemetery.'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26347 Ancestry] ($).
  
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/bullock/still/index.htm Stills Cemetery]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/al/countyline-al-aa.html AME County Line Zion Church Cemetery]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|2000 | 11714
 
|2000 | 11714
 
|2010 | 10914
 
|2010 | 10914
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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}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
*Black, Elizabeth Griswold. ''History of Bullock County.'' 1965. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26430 Ancestry] ($).
 
*Black, Elizabeth Griswold. ''History of Bullock County.'' 1965. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26430 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
{{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
 
*Bullard, Karen C. and Annette J. Connor. ''Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 in Pike, Bullock and Crenshaw Counties.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|191262}} - free.
 
*Bullard, Karen C. and Annette J. Connor. ''Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 in Pike, Bullock and Crenshaw Counties.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|191262}} - free.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Bullock}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
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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}}
  
 
==== 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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<br>
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection- free
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:*'''1909-1919''' - Bullock County Marriage Index 1909-1919 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 [[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  =====
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:*'''1867–1868''' [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>
 
:*'''1867–1868''' [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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:*'''1874-1936''' - Bullock County Marriage Books 4-32 Index 1874-1936 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - 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  =====
 
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
  
 
:*'''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>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1909-1925''' - Bullock County Death Index 1909-1925 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - 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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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'''Bullock County Historical Society'''<br>
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P. O Box 563<br>
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Union Springs, AL<br> 
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36089<br>
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Publication:  BCHS Newsletter<br>
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'''Bullock Union Springs Public Library'''<br>
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334-738-2760
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Bullock/ Bullock Co. AL]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/bullock-county/ Bullock County, Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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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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==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
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=== Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/bullock-county/ Bullock 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/bullock.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/bullock.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/bullock/index.html Bullock County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/bullock/index.html Bullock County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Bullock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Bullock|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Bullock/ Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Bullock/ Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 11 May 2017

United States
Alabama
Bullock County

Guide to Bullock County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bullock County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Bullock County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 5, 1866
County Seat Union Springs
Courthouse
Bullock County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Bullock County Courthouse
217 North Prairie Street
Union Springs, AL 36089,
Phone: (334) 738-2280 Bullock County Website


County Information

Bullock County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1870 1867 1867

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has probate and military records County Commissioner has divorce and land records Clerk Circuit Court has court records [2]

History

Parent County

1866--Bullock County was created 5 December 1866 from Barbour, Macon, Montgomery and Pike Counties.
County seat: Union Springs [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

Albullock.jpg

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 Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 514.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bullock, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Bullock county cemeteries.

  • Old Confederate Cemetery. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Census

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

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1870 24,474
1880 29,066 18.8%
1890 27,063 −6.9%
1900 31,944 18.0%
1910 30,196 −5.5%
1920 25,333 −16.1%
1930 20,016 −21.0%
1940 19,810 −1.0%
1950 16,054 −19.0%
1960 13,462 −16.1%
1970 11,824 −12.2%
1980 10,596 −10.4%
1990 11,042 4.2%
2000 11,714 6.1%
2010 10,914 −6.8%
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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bullock 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.

  • Black, Elizabeth Griswold. History of Bullock County. 1965. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Bullock 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.

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.

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– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1867–1868, 1921, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1867–1868 "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.  Bullock County has two books:

Book 1

Book 2

Societies and Libraries

Bullock County Historical Society
P. O Box 563
Union Springs, AL
36089
Publication: BCHS Newsletter

Bullock Union Springs Public Library
334-738-2760

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

Websites

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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.