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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Henry County]]''  
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Guide to '''Henry 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 = Henry County  
 
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| founded date = December 13
 
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| seat = Abbeville  
 
| seat = Abbeville  
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| building address =  Henry County Courthouse]<br>101 West Court Square, <br>Abbeville, AL 36310, Phone: (334) 585-2753 [http://www.henrycountyalabama.org/ '''Henry County Website'''] }}
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| building address =  Henry County Courthouse<br>101 West Court Square <br>Abbeville, AL 36310<br>Phone: (334) 585-2753 <br>[http://www.henrycountyalabama.org/ '''County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Henry 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" | '''[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1931
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[[Image:AL Courthouse Henry.JPG|thumb|right|250px|AL Courthouse Henry.JPG]] [http://www.henrycountyalabama.org/ Henry County Courthouse]<br>101 West Court Square, <br>Abbeville, AL 36310, Phone: (334) 585-2753
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1821<br>land records from 1824,<br>birth records 1895-1906 and probate from 1839<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1821<br>land records from 1824,<br>birth records 1895-1906 and probate from 1839<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819'''--Henry County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1819&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Conecuh County, Alabama|Conecuh]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Abbeville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819'''--Henry County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1819&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Conecuh County, Alabama Genealogy|Conecuh]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Abbeville <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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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[[Image:Alhenry.jpg|right|Alhenry.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barbour County, Alabama|Barbour]]  
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*[[Barbour County, Alabama Genealogy|Barbour]]  
*[[Clay County, Georgia|Clay County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Clay County, Georgia Genealogy|Clay County, Georgia]]  
*[[Dale County, Alabama|Dale]]  
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*[[Dale County, Alabama Genealogy|Dale]]  
*[[Early County, Georgia|Early County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Early County, Georgia Genealogy|Early County, Georgia]]  
*[[Houston County, Alabama|Houston]]  
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*[[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston]]  
*[[Quitman County, Georgia|Quitman County, Georgia]]
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*[[Quitman County, Georgia Genealogy|Quitman County, Georgia]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158480 Dothan City Cemetery, Dothan] BillionGraves
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Henry}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Henry, 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=59&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.algw.org/henry/cemeteries.htm ALGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/henry/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-henry.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|475715|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Henry+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=59 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=Henry&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Henry-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 Henry county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Henry.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
 
*''Hutto Family Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama.'' 1956. Digital version at {{FSbook|207005}} - free.
 
*''Hutto Family Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama.'' 1956. Digital version at {{FSbook|207005}} - free.
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*Scott, Marvin. ''Tomb Inscriptions and Obituary Notices of Henry County, Alabama.'' Climax, Ga., 1958. Digital version at {{FSbook|88486}} - free.
 
*Scott, Marvin. ''Tomb Inscriptions and Obituary Notices of Henry County, Alabama.'' Climax, Ga., 1958. Digital version at {{FSbook|88486}} - free.
  
Additional Henry County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185660|disp=Vol. 2}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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*Additional Henry County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185660|disp=Vol. 2}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|2000 | 16310
 
|2000 | 16310
 
|2010 | 17302
 
|2010 | 17302
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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  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
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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.
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==== Military  ====
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F and K
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F and K
  
<br> <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|Henry}}&nbsp;
  
 
:*'''1959''' - ''Indiana Progress'' (Abbeville, Ala.) at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50541 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*'''1959''' - ''Indiana Progress'' (Abbeville, Ala.) at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50541 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
 
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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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 [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== 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] ($). Henry County is in District 1.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Henry County is in District 1.
  
 
==== 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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:*[http://www.algw.org/henry/births.htm Births] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
  
:*[http://www.algw.org/henry/births.htm Births] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
 
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1821–1856; 1868–1871''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
 
:*'''1821–1856; 1868–1871''' [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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:*'''1822-1928''' - Henry County Marriage Books C-P Index 1822-1928 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabamadj.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/henry/marriages.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/henry/marriages.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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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 [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages,
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:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1896-1906''' - Henry County Death Index 1896-1906. Batch {{IGI|B593276}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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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:*[http://www.algw.org/henry/deaths.htm Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/henry/deaths.htm Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/henrycountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/henrycountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Henry County Historical Group, Inc.''' <br>P. O.  Box 125 <br>Newville, AL <br>36353 <br>334-693-2788 <br>334-693-0790 <br>HenryCoHistory@aol.com<br>[http://www.hchg.org Henry County History Website]
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'''Henry Abbeville Memorial Library''' <br>334-585-2818
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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/henry-county/ Henry County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Henry/ Henry 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  ===
 
=== Libraries  ===
  
 
[http://www.enterpriselibrary.org/Default.asp?ID=466&pg=Home '''Enterprise Public Library''']<br>101 E. Grubbs St.<br>Enterprise, Alabama 36330<br>Telephone: 334-347-2636  
 
[http://www.enterpriselibrary.org/Default.asp?ID=466&pg=Home '''Enterprise Public Library''']<br>101 E. Grubbs St.<br>Enterprise, Alabama 36330<br>Telephone: 334-347-2636  
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=== Family History Center<br>  ===
 
=== Family History Center<br>  ===
  
[[Dothan Alabama Family History Center|Dothan Alabama]] <br>3199 Ross Clark Cir NW<br>Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-793-7425  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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[[Dothan Alabama Family History Center|Dothan Alabama]] <br>3199 Ross Clark Cir NW<br>Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States<br>Phone: 334-793-7425
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Help Websites ===
  
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=== Henry County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/henry-county/ Henry 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+Henry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Henry|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/henry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/henry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/henry/ County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/henry/ County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Henry/ Henry County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Henry/ Henry County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Henry County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 12 February 2017

United States
Alabama


Henry County

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

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Henry County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Abbeville
Courthouse
AL Courthouse Henry.JPG
Address Henry County Courthouse
101 West Court Square
Abbeville, AL 36310
Phone: (334) 585-2753
County Website


County Information

Henry County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1931 1823 1930 1830 1819 1822

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1821
land records from 1824,
birth records 1895-1906 and probate from 1839[2]

History

Parent County

1819--Henry County was created 13 December 1819 from Conecuh County.
County seat: Abbeville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Henry County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1072.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Henry, 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 Henry county cemeteries.

Census

Henry County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,638
1830 4,020 52.4%
1840 5,787 44.0%
1850 9,019 55.8%
1860 14,918 65.4%
1870 14,191 −4.9%
1880 18,761 32.2%
1890 24,847 32.4%
1900 36,147 45.5%
1910 20,943 −42.1%
1920 21,547 2.9%
1930 22,820 5.9%
1940 21,912 −4.0%
1950 18,674 −14.8%
1960 15,286 −18.1%
1970 13,254 −13.3%
1980 15,302 15.5%
1990 15,374 0.5%
2000 16,310 6.1%
2010 17,302 6.1%
For tips on accessing Henry 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

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 Henry County, Alabama Genealogy see:

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Henry County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.

- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Henry Grays"
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Columbia Blues" [subsequently, Company A]
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Autauga Guards"
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, E and H
- 39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and G
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F and K

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

  • 1959 - Indiana Progress (Abbeville, Ala.) at Ancestry ($).

Probate Records

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

  • 1830-1976 - Henry 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 ($). Henry County is in District 1.

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 – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1821-1864, 1868-1872, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1821–1856; 1868–1871 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1896-1906 - Henry County Death Index 1896-1906. Batch B593276 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Henry County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Henry County Historical Group, Inc.
P. O. Box 125
Newville, AL
36353
334-693-2788
334-693-0790
HenryCoHistory@aol.com
Henry County History Website

Henry Abbeville Memorial Library
334-585-2818

Libraries

Enterprise Public Library
101 E. Grubbs St.
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
Telephone: 334-347-2636


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.

Dothan Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-793-7425

Family History Centre Locator

Help Websites

Henry County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Henry 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), Hancock County p. 37. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.
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