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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Greene County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Greene County]]''  
 
 
{{ALDC}}
 
  
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Guide to '''Greene 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 = Greene County  
 
| county = Greene County  
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| seat = Eutaw  
 
| seat = Eutaw  
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
| building address = Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]<br>400 Morrow Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Phone:(205) 372-3598 [http://gcidb.net/ '''Greene County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Greene County Courthouse<br>400 Morrow Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Phone:(205) 372-3598 [http://gcidb.net/ '''Greene County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Greene County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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" | '''[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1912
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823
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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" | 1821
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://gcidb.net/ Greene County Courthouse][[Image:Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]<br>400 Morrow Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Phone: (205) 372-3598  
 
[http://gcidb.net/ Greene County Courthouse][[Image:Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]<br>400 Morrow Avenue<br>Eutaw, AL 35462<br>Phone: (205) 372-3598  
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1823,<br>probate records from 1821,<br>land records from 1820 and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County p. 37. ; .</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1823,<br>probate records from 1821,<br>land records from 1820 and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County p. 37. ; .</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819'''--Greene County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1819&nbsp;from [[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]]&nbsp;and [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Eutaw <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819'''--Greene County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1819&nbsp;from [[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy|Marengo]]&nbsp;and [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Eutaw <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  ====
  
'''1868 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1868 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<ref>[http://www.allfreerecords.com/Alabama/Greene-public-records.htm Greene County Alabama] in ''AllFreeRecords.com'' (accessed 16 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Algreene.jpg|200px|right|Algreene.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Hale County, Alabama|Hale]]  
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*[[Hale County, Alabama Genealogy|Hale]]  
*[[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]]  
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*[[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy|Marengo]]  
*[[Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy|Pickens&nbsp;]]  
*[[Sumter County, Alabama|Sumter]]  
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*[[Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy|Sumter]]  
*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]]
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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{{ALbio|1042}}  
 
{{ALbio|1042}}  
  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene/bios.htm Greene County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene/bios.htm Greene County Biographies] at The USGenWeb Archives Project.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=57&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|386313|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=57 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.magnoliasandpeaches.com/greenealgenweb/ ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Greene+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=Greene&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-greene.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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|estimate year= 2011
 
|estimate year= 2011
 
|estimate population= 8921
 
|estimate population= 8921
}} {{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}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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:*'''1855-1856''' - Snedecor, V. Gayle. ''1963 Reprint of Snedecor's 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama.'' Eutaw, Ala., 1963. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29659 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*'''1855-1856''' - Snedecor, V. Gayle. ''1963 Reprint of Snedecor's 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama.'' Eutaw, Ala., 1963. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29659 Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Land  ====
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==== 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)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
 
:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Greene}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1824-1829''' Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/Documents/Probate/OrphansCourtA_L1824_1829.asp A-L]  
 
:*'''1824-1829''' Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/Documents/Probate/OrphansCourtA_L1824_1829.asp A-L]  
 
:*'''1824-1829''' Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/Documents/Probate/OrphansCourtM_Z1824_1829.asp M-Z]  
 
:*'''1824-1829''' Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/Documents/Probate/OrphansCourtM_Z1824_1829.asp M-Z]  
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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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.com $
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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] ($). Greene 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] ($). Greene County is in District 2.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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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 Records =====
  
:*'''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  =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
:*'''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 $. 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>
  
:*'''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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:*'''1822-1860, 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>
  
:*'''1822-1860, 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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:*'''1823–1860''' [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlGenWeb/History/Marriages/a.asp Marriages ] at ALGenWeb - free
  
:*'''1823–1860''' [http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlGenWeb/History/Marriages/a.asp Marriages ] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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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}} at FamilySearch
  
:*'''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.com — index $
  
:*'''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 Records  =====
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at Ancestry $ Index. 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 — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths Alabama Deaths]  Ancestry — index $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Greene County Historical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 746 <br>Eutaw, AL <br>35462<br>
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[http://greenecountyhistoricsociety.org/GCHS/Locate.html Greene County Historical Society Website]
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'''Greene James C. Poole Jr. Memorial Library''' <br>205-372-9026
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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/greene-county/ Greene County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Greene/ Greene 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]
  
 
==== Libraries<br>  ====
 
==== Libraries<br>  ====
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==== 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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=== Greene County Alabama Genealogy Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/greene-county/ Greene 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+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Greene|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/default.asp County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlgenweb/default.asp County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Greene/ Greene County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Greene/ Greene County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Helpful Websites  ===
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=== Greene County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
  
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
{{Alabama|Alabama}}
 
  
[[Category:Greene_County,_Alabama]]
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Latest revision as of 00:53, 20 November 2016

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Greene County

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

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Greene County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Eutaw
Courthouse
Address Greene County Courthouse
400 Morrow Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone:(205) 372-3598 Greene County Website


County Information

Greene County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1912 1823 1909 1830 1821 1820

County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
Greene County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg

400 Morrow Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3598

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1823,
probate records from 1821,
land records from 1820 and military discharge records[2]

History

Parent County

1819--Greene County was created 13 December 1819 from Marengo and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Eutaw [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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1868 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.[4]

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


Places/Localities

Algreene.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Greene County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1042.

Cemeteries

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18204,554
183015,026230.0%
184024,02459.9%
185031,44130.9%
186030,859−1.9%
187018,399−40.4%
188021,93119.2%
189022,0070.3%
190024,1829.9%
191022,717−6.1%
192018,133−20.2%
193019,7458.9%
194019,185−2.8%
195016,482−14.1%
196013,600−17.5%
197010,650−21.7%
198011,0213.5%
199010,153−7.9%
20009,974−1.8%
20109,045−9.3%
For tips on accessing Greene 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

Directories

  • 1855-1856 - Snedecor, V. Gayle. 1963 Reprint of Snedecor's 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama. Eutaw, Ala., 1963. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Greene 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, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Greene 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 Greene County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company C
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I [subsequently, Company D]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Greene County Grays"
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Confederate Guards"
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E and I
- 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, C and H
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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

  • 1824-1829 Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record A-L
  • 1824-1829 Persons Named in the Greene County, Alabama Orphans Court Record M-Z
  • 1830-1976 - Greene County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

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 ($). Greene 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 Records
Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry $. 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.
  • 1822-1860, 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 Records
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry $ Index. 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.  Green County has 2 books:


Societies and Libraries

Greene County Historical Society
P. O. Box 746
Eutaw, AL
35462
Greene County Historical Society Website

Greene James C. Poole Jr. Memorial Library
205-372-9026

Libraries

James C. Poole, Jr. Memorial Library
420 Prairie Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Telephone: 205-372-9026

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

Greene County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Helpful Websites

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