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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Geneva County]]''  
 
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Guide to '''Geneva 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  
 
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| seat = Geneva  
 
| seat = Geneva  
 
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| building address =  Geneva County Courthouse]<br>200 North Commerce Street<br>Geneva, AL 36340, <br>Phone: (334) 684-5620 [http://www.genevacounty.net/ '''Adams County Website'''] }}  
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| building address =  Geneva County Courthouse<br>200 North Commerce Street<br>Geneva, AL 36340, <br>Phone: (334) 684-5620 [http://www.genevacounty.net/ '''Adams County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Geneva County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1937
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1898
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1937
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.genevacounty.net/ Geneva County Courthouse]<br>200 North Commerce Street<br>Geneva, AL 36340, <br>Phone: (334) 684-5620  
 
[http://www.genevacounty.net/ Geneva County Courthouse]<br>200 North Commerce Street<br>Geneva, AL 36340, <br>Phone: (334) 684-5620  
  
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1898 <br>and military discharge records from 1890<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court recrods from 1923 and divorce records.<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Geneva County p. 37. ; .</ref>  
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1898 <br>and military discharge records from 1890<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1923 and divorce records.<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Geneva County p. 37. ; .</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1868'''--Geneva County was created 26 December 1868&nbsp;from [[Dale County, Alabama|Dale]], [[Henry County, Alabama|Henry]] and [[Coffee County, Alabama|Coffee]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Geneva <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1868'''--Geneva County was created 26 December 1868&nbsp;from [[Dale County, Alabama Genealogy|Dale]], [[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy|Henry]] and [[Coffee County, Alabama Genealogy|Coffee]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Geneva <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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.
  
'''1898''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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{{Fire}}'''1898''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<ref>[http://www.allfreerecords.com/Alabama/Geneva-public-records.htm Geneva County Alabama] in ''AllFreeRecords.com'' (accessed 16 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
[[Burned Counties Research]]
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{{Fire+}}
  
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Algeneva.jpg|200px|right|Algeneva.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coffee County, Alabama|Coffee]]  
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*[[Coffee County, Alabama Genealogy|Coffee]]  
*[[Covington County, Alabama|Covington]]  
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*[[Covington County, Alabama Genealogy|Covington]]  
*[[Dale County, Alabama|Dale&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Dale County, Alabama Genealogy|Dale&nbsp;]]  
*[[Holmes County, Florida|Holmes County, Florida]]  
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*[[Holmes County, Florida Genealogy|Holmes County, Florida]]  
*[[Houston County, Alabama|Houston&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston&nbsp;]]  
*[[Jackson County, Florida|Jackson County, Florida]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Florida Genealogy|Jackson County, Florida]]  
*[[Walton County, Florida|Walton County, Florida]]
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*[[Walton County, Florida Genealogy|Walton County, Florida]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Additional Geneva County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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Additional Geneva 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=56&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|477655|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=56 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Geneva+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=Geneva&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-geneva.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 | 25764
 
|2000 | 25764
 
|2010 | 26790
 
|2010 | 26790
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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}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== 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)]
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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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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Geneva}}
  
 
==== 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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===== 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>
  
:*'''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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:*'''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>
  
:*'''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 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch
  
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} atFamilySearch
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
  
:*'''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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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages Alabama Marriages] 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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===== Death  =====
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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>
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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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection -free
 
:*'''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
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch.org
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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 Alabama Deaths] Ancestry $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Southeast Alabama Genealogical and Historical Society'''  <br>P. O. Box 246 <br>
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Dothan, AL <br>36302-0246 <br>
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334-794-8378 <br>Publication: Wiregrass Roots SEAGHS Magazine<br>
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[http://ctoutlaw.tripod.com/geneva/ Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy Website]
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'''Geneva Emma Knox Kenan Public Library''' <br>P O Box 550 <br>
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312 S. Commerce St. <br>Geneva, AL <br>36340 <br>334-684-2459 <br>
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[http://www.genevapubliclibrary.org Geneva Public Library 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.genealogyinc.com/alabama/geneva-county/ Geneva County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Geneva/ Franklin Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
  
 
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==== Libraries  ====
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==== 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]]  
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**110 Shell Field Rd<br>Enterprise, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-347-3631 <br>'''Hours''':Tues &amp; Thurs 10 am -2pm Wed 4pm-8pm;<br>other times by appt.<br>Closures: Closed on Holidays<br>
 
**110 Shell Field Rd<br>Enterprise, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-347-3631 <br>'''Hours''':Tues &amp; Thurs 10 am -2pm Wed 4pm-8pm;<br>other times by appt.<br>Closures: Closed on Holidays<br>
  
== 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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=== Geneva County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/geneva-county/ Geneva 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+Geneva|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Geneva|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algeneva/ Geneva County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algeneva/ Geneva County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Geneva/ Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Geneva/ Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Helpful Websites  ===
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=== Geneva County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Geneva County

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

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Geneva County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 26, 1868
County Seat Geneva
Courthouse
Address Geneva County Courthouse
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340,
Phone: (334) 684-5620 Adams County Website


County Information

Geneva County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1937 1898 1937 1830 1868 1868

County Courthouse

Geneva County Courthouse
200 North Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340,
Phone: (334) 684-5620

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1898
and military discharge records from 1890
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1923 and divorce records.[2]

History

Parent County

1868--Geneva County was created 26 December 1868 from Dale, Henry and Coffee Counties.
County seat: Geneva [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

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1898 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.[4]

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


Places/Localities

Algeneva.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1031.

Cemeteries

Additional Geneva 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

Geneva County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 2,959
1880 4,342 46.7%
1890 10,690 146.2%
1900 19,096 78.6%
1910 26,230 37.4%
1920 29,315 11.8%
1930 30,104 2.7%
1940 29,172 −3.1%
1950 25,899 −11.2%
1960 22,310 −13.9%
1970 21,924 −1.7%
1980 24,253 10.6%
1990 23,647 −2.5%
2000 25,764 9.0%
2010 26,790 4.0%
For tips on accessing Geneva 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.

Court Records

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Geneva County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.1292 E7b.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Geneva 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

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Southeast Alabama Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 246
Dothan, AL
36302-0246
334-794-8378
Publication: Wiregrass Roots SEAGHS Magazine
Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy Website

Geneva Emma Knox Kenan Public Library
P O Box 550
312 S. Commerce St.
Geneva, AL
36340
334-684-2459
Geneva Public Library Website

Libraries

Emma Knox Kenan Public Library
312 South Commerce Street
Geneva, Alabama 36340
Telephone: 334-684-2459

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.


  • Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
  • Dothan Alabama
    • 3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
      Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-793-7425
      Hours: T 8:30-11:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm;
      T-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm;
      Th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm
  • Enterprise Alabama
    • 110 Shell Field Rd
      Enterprise, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Geneva, Alabama, United States
      Phone: 334-347-3631
      Hours:Tues & Thurs 10 am -2pm Wed 4pm-8pm;
      other times by appt.
      Closures: Closed on Holidays

Family History Centre Locator

Geneva County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Helpful Websites

Geneva County Alabama Genealogy 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), Geneva County p. 37. ; .
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Geneva County Alabama in AllFreeRecords.com (accessed 16 March 2014).