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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Chilton County]]''  
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Guide to '''Chilton 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 = Chilton County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1868
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| founded date = December 30
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| seat = Clanton
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| building address =  Chilton County Courthouse<br>501 2nd Avenue N.,<br>Clanton, AL 35045,<br>Phone: (205) 755-4275<br>[http://www.chiltoncounty.org/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Chilton 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>'''[[Chilton 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>'''[[Chilton County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chilton County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chilton County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chilton County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Chilton County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1870</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1901</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1887</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Chilton County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Chilton County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Chilton County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Chilton County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908-19
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908-19
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
 
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{{ALinfobox|Chilton|1868|December 30|Clanton}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.chiltoncounty.org/ Chilton County Courthouse]<br>501 2nd Avenue N.,<br>Clanton, AL 35045,<br>Phone: (205) 755-4275&nbsp;
 
  
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has probate and divorce records,<br>Court Records from 1868<br>Probate Judge has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chilton County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Clerk Circuit Court has probate and divorce records,<br>Court Records from 1868<br>Probate Judge has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chilton County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
Chilton County was originally known as Baker County, renamed Chilton County on 17 December 1874.  
 
Chilton County was originally known as Baker County, renamed Chilton County on 17 December 1874.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1868'''--Chilton County was created 30 December 1868 from part of [[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]], [[Autauga County, Alabama|Autauga]], [[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]], and [[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Clanton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1868'''--Chilton County was created 30 December 1868 from part of [[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]], [[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga]], [[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy|Perry]], and [[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Clanton <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  ====
  
'''1870 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}Baker County (later known as Chilton County) had a destructive courthouse fire in 1870.<ref>[http://alabamapioneers.com/925/#sthash.w9J0l8h9.dpbs Baker County and it’s people, a county without a history] in ''Alabama Pioneers'' (accessed 5 March 2014).</ref><br><br> {{Fire+}}
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Alchilton.jpg|200px|right|Alchilton.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Autauga County, Alabama|Autauga]]  
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*[[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga]]  
*[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]]  
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*[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]]  
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]]  
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*[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa]]  
*[[Dallas County, Alabama|Dallas]]  
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*[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy|Dallas]]  
*[[Elmore County, Alabama|Elmore]]  
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*[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy|Elmore]]  
*[[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]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/alpinebapt.txt Alpine Baptist Church Cemetery]
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Chilton}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/centerhill.txt Center Hill Cemetery, Jemison]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=church+street+church+Cemetery%2C+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Church Street Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/photos/tombstones/confed-mem-park-cem/cmpc1-files/cmpc1.htm Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery#1 Mountain Creek]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/chilton/cemeteries/cmpc2.txt Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery#2 Mounatain Creek]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Chilton, Alabama''' online and in print</center>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/gcm195deadwild.txt Deadwilder-Hicks Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/al/chilton/ebenezer.html Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/faithbapt.txt Faith Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=gandy+Cemetery%2C+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Gandy Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/chilton/harris_family.htm Harris Family Cemetery]  
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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=36&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2304790 Hayes Cemetery]
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120105,n,hillcrest%20baptist%20church.cfm Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://chiltoncemeteries.org/ ALGenWeb]
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,149492,n,jones%20cemetery.cfm Jones Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/jones2.txt Jones Cemetery#2 Maplesville]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=littleton+family+Cemetery%2Cchilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Littleton Family Cemetery]
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151512,n,maplesville%20cemetery.cfm Mapelsville Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-chilton.htm Tombstone Project]
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151525,n,mineral%20springs%20cemetery.cfm Mineral Springs Cemetery (2nd partial listing)]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=moore+Cemetery%2Cchilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Moore Family cemetery]
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*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 Alabama Gravestones]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/mountcar305gcm.txt Mount Carmel (Adams) Baptist Church Cemetery (partial)]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~everyoneged/cemetery.html Old Eddings/West Family Cemetery(partial]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124224,n,old%20maplesville%20cemetery.cfm Old Maplesville Cemetery]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158973 Ousley-Boggs Cemetery, Fletcher]
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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>
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151258,n,pates%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Pates Chapel Cemetery, Jemison]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/pilgrim-rest.txt Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, African American]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2138561 Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*{{FHL|378217|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2223193 Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/pleasant-hill.txt Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, aka Scott Hill Cemetery]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Chilton+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*[http://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3A*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&hl=en&q=popewell+family+cemetery,chilton+county+alabama&nfpr=1&sa=X Popewell Family Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/chilton/cemeteries/posey2.txt Posey Cemetery #2, Jemison]  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151533,n,rocky%20mount%20cemetery.cfm Rocky Mount Community Cemetery]
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=sardis+baptist+church+cemetery+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery]
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151254,n,thorsby%20scandinavian%20cemetery.cfm Scandanavian Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=36 Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=union+springs+baptist+church+cemetery+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151487,n,valley%20creek%20cemetery.cfm Valley Creek Cemetery]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Chilton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Caffey&GSiman=1&GScid=1084128& Verbena Cemetery (partial)]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Chilton-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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The following web site has additional information on Chilton county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Chilton.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|2000 | 39593
 
|2000 | 39593
 
|2010 | 43643
 
|2010 | 43643
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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}}
  
 
*Wyatt, Thomas Eugene. ''Chilton County and Her People: A Brief History.'' Clanton, Ala.: The Union-Banner, 1960. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22963 Ancestry] ($).
 
*Wyatt, Thomas Eugene. ''Chilton County and Her People: A Brief History.'' Clanton, Ala.: The Union-Banner, 1960. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22963 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
{{Alabama Conf}}  
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===== Civil War =====
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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|Chilton}}
  
 
==== 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.  
 
:*'''1880-1920''' [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALCHILTO/2005-03/1110313446 Chilton County, Alabama Index of Wills (Book) Record II]
 
:*'''1880-1920''' [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALCHILTO/2005-03/1110313446 Chilton County, Alabama Index of Wills (Book) Record II]
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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 Ancestry  $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at 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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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1918-1919''' - Chilton County Birth Index 1918-1919. Batch {{IGI|C545456}} 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 FamilySearch
  
 
===== 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 Ancestry $ 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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:*'''1870-1936''' - Chilton County Marriage Books 2-10 Index 1870-1936 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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:*'''1870-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Chilton County, Alabama Marriage Books 1-3, and Licenses}} 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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1933, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at Ancestry $. 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>
  
:*'''1870-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Chilton County, Alabama Marriage Books 1-3, and Licenses}} 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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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch— index/images
  
:*'''1933, 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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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry $
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at Ancestry $. 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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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at Ancestry $. 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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:*'''1908-1910''' - Chilton County Death Index 1908-1910. Batch {{IGI|B545457}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
:*'''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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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at  Ancestry $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths, 1908-59] at Ancestry $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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*Chilton County was not yet established for the 1867 Voting Registers.
 
*Chilton County was not yet established for the 1867 Voting Registers.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''CHILTON COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY'''<br>
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P.O. Box 703<br>
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Thorsby, Al <br>
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35171<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alchcogs/ Website]<br>
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'''Chilton County Historical Society''' <br>
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P. O.  Box 644<br>
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Clanton, AL<br>
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35046<br>
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205-755-1768 <br>
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Publication: Chiltonian<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/chiltoncountyhistoricalsociety Facebook Website]
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'''Chilton Chilton-Clanton Public Library'''<br>
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205-755-1768<br>
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[http://www.ccpl.lib.al.us/opac/ccpl/index.html Website]<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/chilton.html Alabama Counties: Chilton County]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/chilton-county/ Chilton County, Alabama]
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/al/state2/counties/alchilton.htm Chilton County Alabama site part of The Heart Of Dixie Project]
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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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==== '''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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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/chilton-county/ Chilton 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/chilton.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/chilton/ Chilton County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/chilton/ Chilton County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Chilton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Chilton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Chilton/ Chiton County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Chilton/ Chiton County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:32, 2 February 2017

United States 
Alabama


Chilton County

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

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Chilton County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1868
County Seat Clanton
Courthouse
Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Chilton County Courthouse
501 2nd Avenue N.,
Clanton, AL 35045,
Phone: (205) 755-4275
County Website


County Information

Chilton County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908-19 1870 1908-19 1830 1868 1887

County Courthouse

Clerk Circuit Court has probate and divorce records,
Court Records from 1868
Probate Judge has marriage and land records [2]

History

Chilton County was originally known as Baker County, renamed Chilton County on 17 December 1874.

Parent County

1868--Chilton County was created 30 December 1868 from part of Bibb, Autauga, Perry, and Shelby Counties.
County seat: Clanton [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

Fire.png
Baker County (later known as Chilton County) had a destructive courthouse fire in 1870.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Alchilton.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 642.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Chilton, 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 site has additional information on Chilton county cemeteries.

Census

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

Chilton County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 6,194
1880 10,793 74.2%
1890 14,549 34.8%
1900 16,522 13.6%
1910 23,187 40.3%
1920 22,770 −1.8%
1930 24,579 7.9%
1940 27,955 13.7%
1950 26,922 −3.7%
1960 25,693 −4.6%
1970 25,180 −2.0%
1980 30,612 21.6%
1990 32,458 6.0%
2000 39,593 22.0%
2010 43,643 10.2%
Baker County until 1874
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 Chilton 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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Chilton 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
  • 1918-1919 - Chilton County Birth Index 1918-1919. Batch C545456 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry $ 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.
  • 1933, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry $. 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.


Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry $. 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.
  • 1908-1910 - Chilton County Death Index 1908-1910. Batch B545457 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

Voting Registers

Societies and Libraries

CHILTON COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY
P.O. Box 703
Thorsby, Al
35171
Website

Chilton County Historical Society
P. O. Box 644
Clanton, AL
35046
205-755-1768
Publication: Chiltonian
Facebook Website

Chilton Chilton-Clanton Public Library
205-755-1768
Website

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chilton County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Baker County and it’s people, a county without a history in Alabama Pioneers (accessed 5 March 2014).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 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
  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.
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