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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Macon County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Macon County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Macon 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 = Macon County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1832
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| founded date = December 18
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| seat = Tuskegee
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| building image = Macon County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Macon County Courthouse<br>101 E. Northside St<br>Tuskegee, AL 36083 <br>Phone&nbsp;(334) 724-2614 [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Macon County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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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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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Macon County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Macon County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Macon County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Macon County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Macon County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Macon County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1928</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1928
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1834</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1928</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1928
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1837</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1837
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1834</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Macon County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Macon County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Macon County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Macon County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
 
 
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{{ALinfobox|Macon|1832|December 18|Tuskegee}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Macon County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Macon County Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=macon MACON COUNTY]<br>101 E. Northside St<br>Tuskegee, AL 36083 <br>Phone&nbsp;(334) 724-2614
 
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1835;<br>Clerk Circuit court has Court Trecords from 1868 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1835;<br>Clerk Circuit court has Court Trecords from 1868 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon 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  ===
  
 
[[Image:Nathaniel Macon.JPG|thumb|right|199px|Nathaniel Macon.JPG]]  
 
[[Image:Nathaniel Macon.JPG|thumb|right|199px|Nathaniel Macon.JPG]]  
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==== 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:Almacon.jpg|right|Almacon.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bullock County, Alabama|Bullock]]  
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*[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy|Bullock]]  
*[[Elmore County, Alabama|Elmore]]  
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*[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy|Elmore]]  
*[[Lee County, Alabama|Lee]]  
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*[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Russell County, Alabama|Russell]]  
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*[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell]]  
*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]]
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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:*''Macon County, Alabama Cemeteries.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88474}} - free.
 
:*''Macon County, Alabama Cemeteries.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88474}} - free.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=69&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|583354|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=69 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almacon/cemeteries/index.htm ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Macon+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=Macon&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/macon/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-macon.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 | 24105
 
|2000 | 24105
 
|2010 | 21452
 
|2010 | 21452
}} {{Census|Alabama}}  
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court 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  ====
  
===== Civil War =====
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===== Civil War =====
  
 
Civil War service men from Macon 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 Macon County.  
 
Civil War service men from Macon 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 Macon County.  
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:- [[61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, B, C, E, H and I
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, B, C, E, H and I
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Macon}}
  
 
==== 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}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Macon County is in District 2.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Macon County is in District 2.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
  
:*'''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 =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
:*'''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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===== Marriage Records =====
  
:*'''1834-1878, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
:*'''1834–1879''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1834-1931''' - Macon County Marriage Books 1 and 3-6 Index 1834-1931 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
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:*'''1834-1878, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1834–1879''' [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>
  
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/macon/vitals.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/macon/vitals.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 $
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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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>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952'''{{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [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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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] 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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:*'''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 $
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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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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'''Macon County Genealogical Society''' <br>c/o Tuskegee Public Library <br>302 S. Main St. <br>Tuskegee, AL <br>36083
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'''Macon County Archives''' <br>210 North Elm St. <br>Tuskegee, AL  <br>36083 <br>334-724-2619
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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/macon-county/ Macon County, Alabama]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Macon/ Macon Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
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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>
  
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=== Macon County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/macon-county/ Macon 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+Macon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Macon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/macon.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/macon.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almacon/ Macon County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Macon/]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almacon/ Macon County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.<br>[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Macon/]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Macon/ Macon County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Macon/ Macon County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Macon County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
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<references />
  
<references />
 
  
{{Alabama|Alabama}}
 
  
[[Category:Macon_County,_Alabama]]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Macon_County,_Alabama]]

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

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Macon County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Tuskegee
Courthouse
Macon County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Macon County Courthouse
101 E. Northside St
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Phone (334) 724-2614 County Website


County Information

Macon County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1928 1834 1928 1830 1837 1834

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1835;
Clerk Circuit court has Court Trecords from 1868 [2]

History

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The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[3]

Parent County

1832--Macon County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
County seat: Tuskegee [4]

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

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

Macon County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820
1830
1840 11,247
1850 26,898 139.2%
1860 26,802 −0.4%
1870 17,727 −33.9%
1880 17,371 −2.0%
1890 18,439 6.1%
1900 23,126 25.4%
1910 26,049 12.6%
1920 23,561 −9.6%
1930 27,103 15.0%
1940 27,654 2.0%
1950 30,561 10.5%
1960 26,717 −12.6%
1970 24,841 −7.0%
1980 26,829 8.0%
1990 24,928 −7.1%
2000 24,105 −3.3%
2010 21,452 −11.0%
For tips on accessing Macon 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 Macon 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 Macon 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 Macon County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company B and D
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Southern Rifles
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Tuskegee Light Infantry"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company L "Dixie Eagles"
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B [subsequently, Company L]
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Macon Confederates"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Tom Watt's Rebels"
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, D, E, G and H
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and F
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, B, C, E, H and I


Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Macon County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth Records
Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1834-1878, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1834–1879 "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
  • 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

Macon County Genealogical Society
c/o Tuskegee Public Library
302 S. Main St.
Tuskegee, AL
36083

Macon County Archives
210 North Elm St.
Tuskegee, AL
36083
334-724-2619

Libraries

Macon County-Tuskegee Public Library
302 South Main Street
Tuskegee, Alabama 36083
Telephone: 334-727-5192

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

Macon County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Macon 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), Macon County p. 38. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 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.