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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Lamar County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Lamar County]]''  
 
 
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Guide to '''Lamar 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 = Lamar County  
 
| county = Lamar County  
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| founded date = February 4
 
| founded date = February 4
 
| seat = Vernon  
 
| seat = Vernon  
| building image =  
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| building image = Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
| building address = Lamar County Courthouse]<br>330 First St. NE.<br>Vernon, AL 35592<br>Phone: (205) 695-7193 [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''Lamar County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Lamar County Courthouse<br>330 First St. NE.<br>Vernon, AL 35592<br>Phone: (205) 695-7193 [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Lamar 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" | '''[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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[[Image:Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=lamar Lamar County Courthouse]<br>330 First St. NE.<br>Vernon, AL 35592<br>Phone: (205) 695-7193
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
Probate Office has marriage records 1867-1997,<br>probate and land records;<br>Circuit Clerk Office has divorce and Court Records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Office has marriage records 1867-1997,<br>probate and land records;<br>Circuit Clerk Office has divorce and Court Records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County p. 38. {{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  ====
  
'''1867'''--Lamar County was created 4 February 1867 from [[Marion County, Alabama|Marion]] and [[Fayette County, Alabama|Fayette]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1867'''--Lamar County was created 4 February 1867 from [[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]] and [[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Vernon <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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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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[[Image:Allamar.jpg|right|300px|Allamar.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Fayette County, Alabama|Fayette]]  
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*[[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]]  
*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi|Lowndes County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lowndes County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Marion County, Alabama|Marion]]  
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*[[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]]  
*[[Monroe County, Mississippi|Monroe County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Mississippi Genealogy|Monroe County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens]]
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*[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy|Pickens]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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<div style="overflow:scroll;height:250px;width:400px;background-color:#f5f5dc">
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113042,n,almon%20cemetery.cfm Almon Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113042,n,almon%20cemetery.cfm Almon Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/tx/antioch_church.htm Antioch Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/tx/antioch_church.htm Antioch Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Wilson+Cemetery+Lamar+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Wilson+Cemetery&hnear=0x8887acd1b1886eb1:0xbed5937c2ccd8e07,Lamar,+AL&cid=14138013903712165105 Wilson Cemetery (Tuscaloosa)]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Wilson+Cemetery+Lamar+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Wilson+Cemetery&hnear=0x8887acd1b1886eb1:0xbed5937c2ccd8e07,Lamar,+AL&cid=14138013903712165105 Wilson Cemetery (Tuscaloosa)]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,158483,n,wofford%20cemetery.cfm Wofford Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,158483,n,wofford%20cemetery.cfm Wofford Cemetery]
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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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=63&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|746518|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=63 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.algw.org/lamar/ ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lamar+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=Lamar&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lamar/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-lamar.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 | 15904
 
|2000 | 15904
 
|2010 | 14564
 
|2010 | 14564
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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}}
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
{{Alabama Conf}}  
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===== Civil War =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Lamar}}
  
 
Transcribed newspapers:  
 
Transcribed newspapers:  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar/willsandestates/estate1.htm Lamar County, Alabama Estate Record 1] at USGenWeb.org by Sabra Newell Sudberry.
 
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar/willsandestates/estate1.htm Lamar County, Alabama Estate Record 1] at USGenWeb.org by Sabra Newell Sudberry.
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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}}
  
 
==== 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]
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Birth Records  =====
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1870–1900''' [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>
 
:*'''1870–1900''' [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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:*'''1877-1936''' - Lamar County Marriage Books 3-13 Index 1877-1936 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
  
 
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar/marriages.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar/marriages.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
  
===== Death  =====
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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,
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
:*'''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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:*'''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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:*'''1937''' - Lamar County Death Index 1937. Batch {{IGI|B547381}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lamar/vitals.htm Marriage notices] found in the transcribed newspapers at The USGenWeb Archives - free.
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lamar/vitals.htm Marriage notices] found in the transcribed newspapers at The USGenWeb Archives - 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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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Lamar County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/jonesnowlamar.pdf book].  
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Lamar County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/jonesnowlamar.pdf book].  
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 357 <br>Vernon, AL <br>35592 <br>205-695-6123  <br>Publication: Links to Lamar
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'''Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 793 <br>Vernon, AL <br>35592 <br>205-695-6123 <br>Publication: Links to Lamar
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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/lamar-county/ Lamar County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Lamar/ Lamar 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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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/lamar-county/ Lamar County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lamar.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lamar.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar/ County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar/ County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lamar|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lamar|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lamar/ Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lamar/ Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
{{Alabama|Alabama}}
 
  
[[Category:Lamar_County,_Alabama]]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Lamar_County,_Alabama]]

Latest revision as of 01:02, 20 November 2016

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Lamar County

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

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Lamar County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 4, 1867
County Seat Vernon
Courthouse
Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Lamar County Courthouse
330 First St. NE.
Vernon, AL 35592
Phone: (205) 695-7193 County Website


County Information

Lamar County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1830 1867 1867

County Courthouse

Probate Office has marriage records 1867-1997,
probate and land records;
Circuit Clerk Office has divorce and Court Records [2]

History

Parent County

1867--Lamar County was created 4 February 1867 from Marion and Fayette Counties.
County seat: Vernon [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

1866 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Allamar.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

Lamar County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 8,893
1880 12,142 36.5%
1890 14,187 16.8%
1900 16,084 13.4%
1910 17,487 8.7%
1920 18,149 3.8%
1930 18,001 −0.8%
1940 19,708 9.5%
1950 16,441 −16.6%
1960 14,271 −13.2%
1970 14,335 0.4%
1980 16,453 14.8%
1990 15,715 −4.5%
2000 15,904 1.2%
2010 14,564 −8.4%
  named Sanford County, 1868-1877
For tips on accessing Lamar 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.

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Transcribed newspapers:

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Lamar 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 Records
Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1870–1892, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1870–1900 "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 Records
  • 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.
  • 1937 - Lamar County Death Index 1937. Batch B547381 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Lamar County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com:

  • Marriage notices found in the transcribed newspapers at The USGenWeb Archives - free.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Lamar County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 357
Vernon, AL
35592
205-695-6123
Publication: Links to Lamar

Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 793
Vernon, AL
35592
205-695-6123
Publication: Links to Lamar

Libraries

Mary Wallace Cobb Memorial Library
110 1st Ave. NW
Vernon, AL 35592
Telephone: 205-695-6123

Houses the collection of the Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society

Family History Centers

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

Family History Centre Locator

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lamar County p. 38. 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/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.