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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Perry County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Perry County]]''  
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Guide to '''Perry 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
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| county = Perry County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1819
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| founded date = December 13
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| seat = Marion
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| building image = Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Perry County Courthouse<br>P O&nbsp;Box 478<br>Marion, Alabama 36756<br>Phone: 334-683-2200<br>[http://www.pccommission.org/ '''County Website'''] }}
  
Guide to '''Perry County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Perry County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''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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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1908</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1821</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Perry County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Perry County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Perry County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Perry County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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{{ALinfobox|Perry|1819|December 13|Marion}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.pccommission.org/ Perry County Alabama ]<br>P O&nbsp;Box 478<br>Marion, Alabama 36756<br>Phone: 334-683-2200
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County Clerk has marriage probate and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage probate and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819'''--Perry County was created 13&nbsp;December 1819&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery County]] and&nbsp;the Creek Cession of 1814.<br>'''County seat''': Marion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819'''--Perry County was created 13&nbsp;December 1819&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery County]] and&nbsp;the Creek Cession of 1814.<br>'''County seat''': Marion <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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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[[Image:Alperry.jpg|right|Alperry.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]]&nbsp;  
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*[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]]&nbsp;  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Dallas County, Alabama|Dallas&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy|Dallas&nbsp;]]  
*[[Hale County, Alabama|Hale]]  
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*[[Hale County, Alabama Genealogy|Hale]]  
*[[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]]
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*[[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy|Marengo]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Additional Perry County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185678|disp=Vol. 5}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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Additional Perry County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185678|disp=Vol. 5}} at FamilySearch Books Online - 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=78&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|748906|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=78 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.algw.org/perry/cemetery.html ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Perry+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=Perry&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/perry/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-perry.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Alabama Cemeteries|Alabama Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|estimate= 10373
 
|estimate= 10373
 
|estyear= 2011
 
|estyear= 2011
}} {{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}}
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== &nbsp;Military  ====
 
==== &nbsp;Military  ====
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:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company I
 
:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company 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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{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Perry}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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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] ($). Perry 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] ($). Perry 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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<br>
  
===== 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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:*'''1913''' - Perry County Birth Index 1913. Batch {{IGI|C593396}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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  =====
  
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
  
 
:*'''1818, 1820-1879, 1923, 1927, 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>
 
:*'''1818, 1820-1879, 1923, 1927, 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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:*'''1820-1895''' - Perry County Marriage Index 1820-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
:*'''1820-1878''' [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>
 
:*'''1820-1878''' [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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:*'''1858-1873''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1858-1873 Perry County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2002. Digital version at {{FSbook|65104}} - free.
 
:*'''1858-1873''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1858-1873 Perry County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2002. Digital version at {{FSbook|65104}} - free.
  
===== 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
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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 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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:*'''1912-1929''' - Perry County Marriage Index 1912-1929 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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:*1881 – 1952 {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1908 – 1974 {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1881 – 1974 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*1908 – 1959 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*1908-59] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/perrycountyvol3.pdf Book 3]
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/perrycountyvol3.pdf Book 3]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Perry County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 310<br>Uniontown, Alabama 36786  
 
'''Perry County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 310<br>Uniontown, Alabama 36786  
  
'''Perry County Historical Society'''<br>Box 257<br>Marion, Alabama 36756  
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'''African-American Genealogical Society of Ala.''' <br>P. O. Box 217 <br>Faunsdale, AL <br>36738 <br>334-627-3772
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<br> '''Perry County Historical Society'''<br>Box 257<br>Marion, Alabama 36756<br> 334-683-6411
  
 
==== 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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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/perry-county/ Perry 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/perry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/perry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/perry/ Perry County ALGenWeb ~] record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/perry/ Perry County ALGenWeb ~] record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Perry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Perry|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Perry/ Perry County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Perry/ Perry County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
{{Alabama|Alabama}}
 
  
[[Category:Perry_County,_Alabama]]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Perry_County,_Alabama]]

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Perry County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Marion
Courthouse
Perry County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Perry County Courthouse
P O Box 478
Marion, Alabama 36756
Phone: 334-683-2200
County Website


County Information

Perry County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1820 1908 1830 1819 1823

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage probate and land records [2]

History

Parent County

1819--Perry County was created 13 December 1819 from Montgomery County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Marion [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

Alperry.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Additional Perry County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 5 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ALGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ALGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,646
183011,490215.1%
184019,08666.1%
185022,28516.8%
186027,72424.4%
187024,975−9.9%
188030,74123.1%
189029,332−4.6%
190031,7838.4%
191031,222−1.8%
192025,373−18.7%
193026,3854.0%
194026,6100.9%
195020,439−23.2%
196017,358−15.1%
197015,388−11.3%
198015,012−2.4%
199012,759−15.0%
200011,861−7.0%
201010,591−10.7%
Est. 201110,373−12.5%
For tips on accessing Perry County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


State Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Perry County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Perry County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.144 E7b.

Local Histories

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

Maps

 Military

Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company F[formerly Murphy's Independent Co.]
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G(Marion Light Infantry)
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Comany A "Alabama Rangers"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Southern Guards"
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, F and H
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and K
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company I



Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Perry County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Perry 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 ($). Perry 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
  • 1913 - Perry County Birth Index 1913. Batch C593396 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1818, 1820-1879, 1923, 1927, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1820-1878 "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.
  • 1858-1873 - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Marriages 1858-1873 Perry County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2002. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry.com — index $


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.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Perry County has three books, with two having working links:

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Perry County Genealogical Society
Box 310
Uniontown, Alabama 36786

African-American Genealogical Society of Ala.
P. O. Box 217
Faunsdale, AL
36738
334-627-3772


Perry County Historical Society
Box 257
Marion, Alabama 36756
334-683-6411

Libraries

Marion - Perry County Library
202 Washington Street
Marion, Alabama 36756
Telephone: 334-683-6411

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.


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), Perry County p. 39. 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 4.2 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.
  5. Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.