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Guide to '''Lee 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}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lee County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = December 5
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| seat = Opelika
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| building address = Lee County Courthouse<br>215 South 9th Street<br>Opelika, AL 36803 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 749-7141  [http://www.leeco.us/ '''County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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==== Lee County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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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>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lee County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1916</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1916</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1880</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1863</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1861</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Lee County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Lee County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1916
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1916
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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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{{ALinfobox|Lee|1866|December 5|Opelika}}
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[[Image:Lee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Lee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.leeco.us/ Lee County Courthouse]<br>215 South 9th Street<br>Opelika, AL 36803 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 749-7141
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,<br>military discharge records from 1919<br>and probate records from 1861 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,<br>military discharge records from 1919<br>and probate records from 1861 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee 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  ====
  
'''1866'''--Lee County was created 5 December 1866&nbsp;from [[Chambers County, Alabama|Chambers]], [[Macon County, Alabama|Macon]], [[Russell County, Alabama|Russell]], and [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Opelika <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1866'''--Lee County was created 5 December 1866&nbsp;from [[Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy|Chambers]], [[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]], [[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell]], and [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Opelika <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.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Allee.jpg|right|300px|Allee.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Chambers County, Alabama|Chambers]]  
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*[[Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy|Chambers]]  
*[[Harris County, Georgia|Harris County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Harris County, Georgia Genealogy|Harris County, Georgia]]  
*[[Macon County, Alabama|Macon]]  
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*[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]]  
*[[Muscogee County, Georgia|Muscogee County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Muscogee County, Georgia Genealogy|Muscogee County, Georgia]]  
*[[Russell County, Alabama|Russell]]  
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*[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell]]  
*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa&nbsp;]]
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa&nbsp;]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Lee County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Lee}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lee, 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=66&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.algw.org/lee/cemeteries.html ALGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lee/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-lee.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|479159|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lee+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=66 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=Lee&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Lee-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 Lee county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Lee.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
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*Lee County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|estyear= 2011
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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|Lee}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [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]
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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 [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Marriage  =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
:*'''1788, 1797, 1874–1880, 1882–1883, 1886–1907, 1933, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1788, 1797, 1874–1880, 1882–1883, 1886–1907, 1933, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1867-1931''' - Lee County Marriage Books A-L Index 1867-1931 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>
  
:*'''1874–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1874–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
:*'''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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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ 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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:*'''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 $
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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 [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''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
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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 $
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''East Alabama Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 2892 <br>Opelika, AL <br>36801 <br>Publication: Tap Roots<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~allee/ Link]
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'''Auburn Heritage Association''' <br>P. O. Box 2248 <br>Auburn, AL <br>36830<br> [http://www.auburnheritage.org Link]
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'''Lee County Historical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 206 <br>Loachapoka, AL <br>36865 <br>Publication: Trails in History <br>[http://www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org Link]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
  
[http://www.auburnalabama.org/library/Default.aspx?PageID=97 '''Auburn Public Library''']<br>749 East Thach Ave.<br>Auburn, Alabama 36830<br>Telephone: 334-501-3190<br>  
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[http://www.auburnalabama.org/library/Default.aspx?PageID=97 '''Auburn Public Library''']<br>749 East Thach Ave.<br>Auburn, Alabama 36830<br>Telephone: 334-501-3190<br>
  
 
:Offers family history subscription databases to library patrons
 
:Offers family history subscription databases to library patrons
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'''Lee Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library''' <br>334-705-5380
  
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Opelika Alabama Family History Center|Opelika Alabama]]  
 
*[[Opelika Alabama Family History Center|Opelika Alabama]]  
 
**510 Groce St<br>Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-745-2140 <br>'''Hours''': T-W: 9am-12pm, 6pm-8pm; Th-F 6pm-8pm<br>Closed: Closed for Holidays &amp; General Conference.<br>Attention: Also open by appt.<br>
 
**510 Groce St<br>Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-745-2140 <br>'''Hours''': T-W: 9am-12pm, 6pm-8pm; Th-F 6pm-8pm<br>Closed: Closed for Holidays &amp; General Conference.<br>Attention: Also open by appt.<br>
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator]
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=== Lee County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/lee-county/ Lee 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+Lee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lee.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Lee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/lee.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allee2/ Lee County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allee2/ Lee County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Lee/ Lee County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Latest revision as of 21:19, 28 February 2017

United States
Alabama
Lee County

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

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Lee County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 5, 1866
County Seat Opelika
Courthouse
Lee County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Lee County Courthouse
215 South 9th Street
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: (334) 749-7141 County Website


County Information

Lee County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1916 1867 1916 1830 1867 1867

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,
military discharge records from 1919
and probate records from 1861 [2]

History

Parent County

1866--Lee County was created 5 December 1866 from Chambers, Macon, Russell, and Tallapoosa Counties.
County seat: Opelika [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

Allee.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lee, 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 Lee county cemeteries.

  • Lee County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
187021,750
188027,26225.3%
189028,6945.3%
190031,82610.9%
191032,8673.3%
192032,821−0.1%
193036,0639.9%
194036,4551.1%
195045,07323.6%
196049,75410.4%
197061,26823.1%
198076,28324.5%
199087,14614.2%
2000115,09232.1%
2010140,24721.9%
Est. 2011143,46824.7%
For tips on accessing Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Lee County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Lee 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 – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1788, 1797, 1874–1880, 1882–1883, 1886–1907, 1933, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1874–1900 "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.

Societies and Libraries

East Alabama Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2892
Opelika, AL
36801
Publication: Tap Roots
Link

Auburn Heritage Association
P. O. Box 2248
Auburn, AL
36830
Link

Lee County Historical Society
P. O. Box 206
Loachapoka, AL
36865
Publication: Trails in History
Link

Libraries

Auburn Public Library
749 East Thach Ave.
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Telephone: 334-501-3190

Offers family history subscription databases to library patrons

Lee Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library
334-705-5380

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.

Family History Centre Locator

Lee County Alabama Genealogy Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

Lee 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), Lee 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. 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.