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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Dallas County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Dallas County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Dallas 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 = Dallas County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = February 9
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| seat = Selma
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| building image = Dallas County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Dallas County Courthouse<br>105 Lauderdale<br>Selma, AL 36702<br>Phone: (334) 874-2523<br>[http://www.dallascounty-al.org/ '''Dallas County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Dallas County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="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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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dallas County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Dallas County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dallas County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dallas County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dallas County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dallas County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1880</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1922
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1922
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1812</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1821
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Dallas County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Dallas County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Dallas County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Dallas County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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{{ALinfobox|Dallas|1818|February 9|Selma}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Dallas County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Dallas County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.dallascounty-al.org/default.aspx?pageID=2 Dallas County Courthouse] <br>105 Lauderdale, <br>Selma, AL 36702,<br>Phone: (334) 874-2523
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818<br>Divorce Records from 1917<br>Probate Records from 1821 and land records from 1820<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallas County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818<br>Divorce Records from 1917<br>Probate Records from 1821 and land records from 1820<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallas County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818'''--Dallas County was&nbsp;created 9 February 1818&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery ]]County and the Creek Cession of 1814.<br>'''County seat''': Selma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--Dallas County was&nbsp;created 9 February 1818&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery ]]County and the Creek Cession of 1814.<br>'''County seat''': Selma <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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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[[Image:Aldallas.jpg|200px|right|Aldallas.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]]  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Lowndes County, Alabama|Lowndes]]  
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*[[Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy|Lowndes]]  
*[[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]]  
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*[[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy|Marengo]]  
*[[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]]  
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*[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy|Perry]]  
*[[Wilcox County, Alabama|Wilcox]]
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*[[Wilcox County, Alabama Genealogy|Wilcox]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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{{ALbio|844}}  
 
{{ALbio|844}}  
  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/dallas/bios.htm Dallas County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/dallas/bios.htm Dallas County Biographies] at The USGenWeb Archives Project - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Additional Dallas County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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Additional Dallas County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=49&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|419524|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=49 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.dallascountygenealogy.com/records.html#cemetery ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dallas+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=Dallas&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/dallas/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-dallas.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 | 46365
 
|2000 | 46365
 
|2010 | 43820
 
|2010 | 43820
}} {{Census|Alabama}}  
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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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}}
  
 
===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
 
:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
  
<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)
  
 
===== Civil War Battle Fought in Dallas County  =====
 
===== Civil War Battle Fought in Dallas County  =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Dallas}}
  
 
[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.  
 
[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.  
  
 
==== 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 Ancestry $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch
  
 
==== 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] ($). Dallas County is in District 2.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Dallas County is in District 2.
  
 
==== 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 - free
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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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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1818-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Dallas County, Alabama Marriage Books D, A, F-K, V, AA, FF, MM, QQ, TT, and Index (1821-1980)}} 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>
 
:*'''1818-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Dallas County, Alabama Marriage Books D, A, F-K, V, AA, FF, MM, QQ, TT, and Index (1821-1980)}} 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>
  
:*'''1818–1826, 1835–1839, 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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:*'''1818–1826, 1835–1839, 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>
  
:*'''1818–1845''' [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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:*'''1818–1845''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at Ancestry $. 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>
  
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch
  
:*'''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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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
  
:*'''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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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry $
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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 Ancestry $. 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>
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{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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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/dallascountyvol5.pdf Book 5]
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/dallascountyvol5.pdf Book 5]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Black Belt African-American Genealogical and Historical Society''' <br>
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P. O.  Box 971<br>
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Selma, AL <br>
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36702 Publication: monthly newsletter/quarterly journal [http://www.bbaaghs.org Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.]
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[http://www.prairiebluff.com/algenweb/dallas/ Dallas County]
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'''Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society''' <br>
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P. O.  Box 586 <br>
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Selma, AL <br>
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36702-0586 <br>
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Publication: Courier
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'''Dallas Selma-Dallas Public Library''' <br>
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334-874-1725 <br>
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[http://www.selmalibrary.org Website]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/AL_Dallas.html Dallas County Alabama Genealogy & Family History Resources]
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*[http://www.dallascountygenealogy.com/resources.html Online Resources]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Dallas/ Dallas 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]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== 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/dallas-county/ Dallas 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/dallas.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/dallas.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Dallas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Dallas|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.dallascountygenealogy.com/ Dallas County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.dallascountygenealogy.com/ Dallas County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Dallas/ Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Dallas/ Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
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[[Category:Dallas_County,_Alabama]]
 
[[Category:Dallas_County,_Alabama]]

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

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Dallas County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1818
County Seat Selma
Courthouse
Dallas County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Dallas County Courthouse
105 Lauderdale
Selma, AL 36702
Phone: (334) 874-2523
Dallas County Website


County Information

Dallas County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1922 1818 1922 1830 1818 1821

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818
Divorce Records from 1917
Probate Records from 1821 and land records from 1820[2]

History

Parent County

1818--Dallas County was created 9 February 1818 from Montgomery County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Selma [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

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 844.

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Dallas County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 6,003
1830 14,017 133.5%
1840 25,199 79.8%
1850 29,727 18.0%
1860 33,625 13.1%
1870 40,705 21.1%
1880 48,433 19.0%
1890 49,350 1.9%
1900 54,657 10.8%
1910 53,401 −2.3%
1920 54,697 2.4%
1930 55,094 0.7%
1940 55,245 0.3%
1950 56,270 1.9%
1960 56,667 0.7%
1970 55,296 −2.4%
1980 53,981 −2.4%
1990 48,130 −10.8%
2000 46,365 −3.7%
2010 43,820 −5.5%
For tips on accessing Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

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.

Baptist
  • Jackson, Walter M. The First Hundred Years: A History of the Selma Baptist Church of Christ, Commonly Known as the First Baptist Church of Selma. Selma, Ala., 1942. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Methodist
  • Fry, Anna M. Gayle. Memories of Old Cahaba. Nashville, Tenn.: Printed for the author by the Publishing House of the M.E. Church, 1908. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Court Records

Directories

Dallas County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

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 Dallas 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

Civil War service men from Dallas 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 Dallas County.


- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company D [formerly Jackson County Mounted Rifles]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company F[formerly Murphy's Independent Co.]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I [formerly Lenoir County Cavalry]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company K
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A(Governor's Guard)
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A [subsequently, Company F]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H(Mounted)
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Independent Blues"
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and G
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company I
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
Civil War Battle Fought in Dallas County
  • 1865 - April 2 = Selma

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate Records

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

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

Vital Records

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

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

Birth
Marriage
  • 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.
  • 1818–1826, 1835–1839, 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.
  • 1818–1845 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry $. 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 $. 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.  Dallas County lists six books, but books 4 and 6 appear to be duplicates of Volume 5.

Societies and Libraries

Black Belt African-American Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 971
Selma, AL
36702 Publication: monthly newsletter/quarterly journal Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc. Dallas County

Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society
P. O. Box 586
Selma, AL
36702-0586
Publication: Courier

Dallas Selma-Dallas Public Library
334-874-1725
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), Dallas 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. 4.0 4.1 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.