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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Escambia County]]''  
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Guide to '''Escambia 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}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Escambia County  
 
| county = Escambia County  
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| founded date = December 10
 
| founded date = December 10
 
| seat = Brewton  
 
| seat = Brewton  
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| building image = Escambia County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
| building address =  Escambia County Courthouse]<br>314 Belleville Ave.<br>Brewton, AL 36427 <br>Phone: (251) 867-0225 [http://www.co.escambia.al.us/ '''Escambia County Website'''] }}
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| building address =  Escambia County Courthouse<br>314 Belleville Ave.<br>Brewton, AL 36427 <br>Phone: (251) 867-0225<br>[http://www.co.escambia.al.us/ '''County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Escambia County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1909
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1909
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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" | 1868
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[[Image:Escambia County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.co.escambia.al.us/ Escambia County Courthouse]<br>314 Belleville Ave.<br>Brewton, AL 36427 <br>Phone: (251) 867-0225
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1897,<br>probate and land records from 1869<br><ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Escambia County p. 37. ; .</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1897,<br>probate and land records from 1869<br><ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Escambia County p. 37. </ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1868'''--Escambia County was&nbsp;created 10 December 1868&nbsp;from [[Baldwin County, Alabama|Baldwin]] and [[Conecuh County, Alabama|Conecuh]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Brewton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1868'''--Escambia County was&nbsp;created 10 December 1868&nbsp;from [[Baldwin County, Alabama Genealogy|Baldwin]] and [[Conecuh County, Alabama Genealogy|Conecuh]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Brewton <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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[[Burned Counties Research]]  
 
[[Burned Counties Research]]  
  
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424  
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[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Ancestry Blogs]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Alescambia.jpg|200px|right|Alescambia.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Baldwin County, Alabama|Baldwin&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Baldwin County, Alabama Genealogy|Baldwin&nbsp;]]  
*[[Conecuh County, Alabama|Conecuh]]  
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*[[Conecuh County, Alabama Genealogy|Conecuh]]  
*[[Covington County, Alabama|Covington]]  
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*[[Covington County, Alabama Genealogy|Covington]]  
*[[Escambia County, Florida|Escambia County, Florida]]  
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*[[Escambia County, Florida Genealogy|Escambia County, Florida]]  
*[[Monroe County, Alabama|Monroe]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy|Monroe]]  
*[[Okaloosa County, Florida|Okaloosa County, Florida]]  
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*[[Okaloosa County, Florida Genealogy|Okaloosa County, Florida]]  
*[[Santa Rosa County, Florida|Santa Rosa County, Florida]]
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*[[Santa Rosa County, Florida Genealogy|Santa Rosa County, Florida]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Escambia}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Escambia, 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=52&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.algw.org/escambia/ ALGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/escambia/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-escambia.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|476153|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Escambia+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=52 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=Escambia&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Escambia-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 site has additional information on Escambia county cemeteries.
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Cheatham&GSiman=1&GScid=21397& Baptist Hill Cemetery]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Escambia.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Fuqua&GSiman=1&GScid=21550& Bethel Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2397332 Bethel Community&nbsp;Menonite Church &amp;&nbsp;Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2340788 Black Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,159195,n,blackwater%20cemetery.cfm Blackwater Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=21725 Booneville Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AL/Escambia_County/Bowman_Cemetery Bowman Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=21762 Bradley Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,114838,n,brantley%20cemetery.cfm Brantley Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Brown&GSiman=1&GScid=21816& Brown Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133760,n,calvary%20cemetery.cfm Calvary Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133761,n,canoe%20cemetery.cfm Canoe Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=891991 Canoe United Methodist Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,115698,n,catawba%20springs%20cemetery.cfm Catawba Springs Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Wilson&GSiman=1&GScty=3731& Cooper Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161655,n,damascus%20cemetery.cfm Damascus Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/escambia/dixie/index.htm Dixie Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=22509 Dixie Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Barnes&GSiman=1&GScty=5099& Dixonville Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=dolahite+cemetery+escambia+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Dollahite Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,117480,n,driskell%20cemetery.cfm Driskell Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Ball&GSiman=1&GScid=22656& Elim Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,117985,n,emmons%20cemetery.cfm Emmons Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=22686 Emmons Cemetery East]
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=emmons+cemetery+escambia+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Emmons Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118516,n,fort%20crawford%20cemetery.cfm Fort Crawford Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.placenames.com/us/p162273/ Foshee Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=22891 Freemanville Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118634,n,freewill%20cemetery.cfm Freewill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133803,n,fuqua%20cemetery.cfm Fuqua Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118876,n,gay%20cemetery.cfm Gay Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Beasley&GSiman=1&GScid=23101& Green Acres Memorial Park]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,119575,n,hall%20cemetery.cfm Hall Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,163140,n,halls%20creek%20church%20cemetery.cfm Halls Creek Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=hammack+cemetery+escambia+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Hammack Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=hammock+cemetery+escambia+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Hammock Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23236 Hanberry Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23322 Hawkins Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23353 Henderson Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120117,n,hillcrest%20cemetery.cfm Hillcrest Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120287,n,hollywood%20cemetery.cfm Hollywood Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23521 Hoomesville Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23616 Huxford Cemetery (AKA Huxford Baptist Church Cemetery)]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133810,n,huxford%20church%20cemetery.cfm Huxford Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23646 Jack Springs Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133816,n,judson%20cemetery.cfm Judson Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Jackson&GSiman=1&GScid=23777& Judson Indian Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133818,n,lambeth-boutwell%20cemetery.cfm Lambeth-Boutwell Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=76647 Lindsey Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Manning&GSiman=1&GScid=24040& Little Escambia Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133820,n,little%20rock%20church%20cemetery.cfm Little Rock Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133824,n,lucy%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Lucy Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Beasley&GSiman=1&GScid=24160& Magnolia Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161682,n,mancill%20cemetery.cfm Mancill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Moore&GSiman=1&GScid=24237& Mason Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Kennedy&GSiman=1&GScid=24266& May Creek Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161681,n,mcgowin%20cemetery.cfm McGowin Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Peacock&GSiman=1&GScty=8896& Miller Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,152354,n,mize%20cemetery.cfm Mize Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133833,n,mothershed%20cemetery.cfm Mothershed Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133840,n,moyeville%20church%20cemetery.cfm Moyeville Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133844,n,nokomis%20church%20cemetery.cfm Nokomis Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124062,n,oak%20grove%20cemetery.cfm Oak Grove Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Luker&GSiman=1&GScid=25064& Oak Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Jones&GSiman=1&GScid=25064& Oak Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124182,n,odom%20cemetery.cfm Odom Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,160298,n,old%20bradley%20cemetery.cfm Old Bradley Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26719 Old Travis Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=25406 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133856,n,pineview%20church%20cemetery.cfm Pineview Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=25530 Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133860,n,pleasant%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Pleasant Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=25581 Poarch Mission Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=25586 Pollard Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=robbinsville+church+cemetery+escambia+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Robbinsville Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bell&GSiman=1&GScid=25855& Rock Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,161692,n,rock%20creek%20church%20cemetery.cfm Rock Creek Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=McGowin&GSiman=1&GScid=26037& Sam McGowin Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133874,n,sardis%20church%20cemetery.cfm Sardis Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133875,n,serenity%20garden%20cemetery.cfm Serenity Gaden Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/escambia/steadham.htm Steadham Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=still+cemetery+escambia+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Still Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Jernigan&GSiman=1&GScid=26529& Sullivan Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bell&GSiman=1&GScid=26717& Travelers Rest Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133884,n,travis%20cemetery.cfm Travis Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,153715,n,travis%20creek%20cemetery.cfm Travis Creek Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=May&GSiman=1&GScid=26790& Union Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26835 Union Hill Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSmpid=47542907&CRid=26922&pt=Wallace%20Church%20Cemetery& Wallace Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,153911,n,weaver%20cemetery.cfm Weaver Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26986 Weavers Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133894,n,zion%20church%20cemetery.cfm Zion Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27241 Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery]
 
  
 
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
{{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|Escambia}}
  
 
==== 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}}
  
 
==== 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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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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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:*'''1860, 1879-1892, 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>
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:*'''1879–1892''' [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>
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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 FamilySearch
  
:*'''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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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
  
:*'''1860, 1879-1892, 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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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry $
  
:*'''1879–1892''' [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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<br>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at 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 $. 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>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} 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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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch
  
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry $
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths, 1908-59] at Ancestry $
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Escambia County Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 161
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<br>Brewton, AL<br>
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36427-0161 <br>
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251-867-3155<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.com/~alescamb/ Escambia County Genealogical Society Website]
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'''Escambia County Historical Society Thomas E. McMillan Museum Jefferson Davis Community College''' <br>
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220 Alco Dr. <br>
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Brewton, AL  <br>
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36427 <br>
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251-867-4832 <br>
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[http://www.escohis.org Publication: Echoes]
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'''Escambia Brewton Public Library '''<br>
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251-867-4626
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'''Atmore Public Library '''<br>
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251-368-5234 <br>
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[http://www.atmorelibrary.com Atmore Pubic Library]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/escambia-county/ Escambia County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Escambia/ Escambia Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
  
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Atmore Alabama Family History Center|Atmore Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Atmore Alabama Family History Center|Atmore Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
**166 Old Bratt Rd<br>Atmore, Escambia, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-368-5130 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Wed 6pm-7pm<br>
 
**166 Old Bratt Rd<br>Atmore, Escambia, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-368-5130 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Wed 6pm-7pm<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp LDS Family History Center]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/escambia-county/ Escambia 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.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Escambia|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Escambia|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/escambia.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/escambia.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alescamb/ Escambia County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alescamb/ Escambia County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Escambia/ Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Escambia/ Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:11, 12 February 2017

United States
Alabama


Escambia County

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

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Escambia County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 10, 1868
County Seat Brewton
Courthouse
Escambia County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Escambia County Courthouse
314 Belleville Ave.
Brewton, AL 36427
Phone: (251) 867-0225
County Website


County Information

Escambia County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1897 1909 1830 1868 1868

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1897,
probate and land records from 1869
[2]

History

Parent County

1868--Escambia County was created 10 December 1868 from Baldwin and Conecuh Counties.
County seat: Brewton [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

1868 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Burned Counties Research

Ancestry Blogs

Places/Localities

Alescambia.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 951.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Escambia, 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 Escambia county cemeteries.

Census

Escambia County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 4,041
1880 5,719 41.5%
1890 8,666 51.5%
1900 11,320 30.6%
1910 18,889 66.9%
1920 22,464 18.9%
1930 27,963 24.5%
1940 30,671 9.7%
1950 31,443 2.5%
1960 33,511 6.6%
1970 34,912 4.2%
1980 38,440 10.1%
1990 35,518 −7.6%
2000 38,440 8.2%
2010 38,319 −0.3%
For tips on accessing Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court Records

Directories

Escambia 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.

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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Escambia 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 Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Escambia 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 $. 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.
  • 1860, 1879-1892, 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.
  • 1879–1892 "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.

Societies and Libraries

Escambia County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 161
Brewton, AL
36427-0161
251-867-3155
Escambia County Genealogical Society Website

Escambia County Historical Society Thomas E. McMillan Museum Jefferson Davis Community College
220 Alco Dr.
Brewton, AL
36427
251-867-4832
Publication: Echoes

Escambia Brewton Public Library
251-867-4626

Atmore Public Library
251-368-5234
Atmore Pubic Library

Family History Center

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

LDS Family History Center

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), Escambia County p. 37.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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