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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|St. Clair County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|St. Clair County]]''  
  
Guide to '''St. Clair County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''St. Clair 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 = St. Clair County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = November 20
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| seat = Ashville
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| building image = St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  St. Clair County Courthouse<br>129 5th Avenue<br>Ashville, AL 35953 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 594-7921 [http://www.stclairco.com/ '''County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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==== St. Clair County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[St. Clair 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>'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1893</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[St. Clair County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
 
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{{ALDC}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
{{ALinfobox|St. Clair|1818|November 20|Ashville}}
 
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.stclairco.com/ St Clair County Courthouse]<br>129 5th Avenue<br>Ashville, AL 35953 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 594-7921
 
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records&nbsp; from 1800<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saint Clair County p. 39. {{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&nbsp; from 1800<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saint Clair 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  ====
  
'''1818'''--St. Clair County was created 20 November 1818&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby ]]County.<br>'''County seat''': Ashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--St. Clair County was created 20 November 1818&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby ]]County.<br>'''County seat''': Ashville <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:Alstclair.jpg|right|Alstclair.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]]  
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*[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]]  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]]  
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*[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[St._Clair_County,_Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
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*[[St. Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]&nbsp;
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*[[Talladega County, Alabama Genealogy|Talladega]]&nbsp;
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. ''Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|212970}} - free.
 
*Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. ''Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|212970}} - 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=83&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|469564|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=83 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://alstclair.genealogyvillage.com/cemeteries.html ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Clair+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=St%20Clair&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/saintclair/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-stclair.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= 64742
 
|2000= 64742
 
|2010= 85593
 
|2010= 85593
}} {{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  ====
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==== 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)]
  
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, C, G and I
 
:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, C, G 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|St.+Clair}}
  
 
==== 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] ($). St. Clair County is in District 3.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). St. Clair County is in District 3.
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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]
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<br>
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Birth Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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:*1881 – 1930 {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. Incomplete.
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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>
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:*'''1819-1895''' - St. Clair County Marriage Index 1819-1895 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>
  
 
:*'''1819-1826, 1828-1853, 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>
 
:*'''1819-1826, 1828-1853, 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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:*'''1899-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|St. Clair County, Alabama Marriage Boxes 1-6, Books G-H, and Pell City Division Books 1-4, and Boxes 1-2}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
 
:*'''1899-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|St. Clair County, Alabama Marriage Boxes 1-6, Books G-H, and Pell City Division Books 1-4, and Boxes 1-2}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
  
===== Death  =====
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:*1809 – 1950 {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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:*1816 – 1957 {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1800 – 1969 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*1809 – 1920 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages,
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:*1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death Records =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
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:*'''1881-1895''' - St. Clair County Death Index 1881-1895. Batch {{IGI|B593436}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''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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:*1881 – 1952 {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1908 – 1974 {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1881 – 1974 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*1908 – 1959 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*1908-59] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. St. Clair County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/stclaircounty.pdf book].  
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. St. Clair County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/stclaircounty.pdf book].  
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 8268 <br>Gadsden, AL <br>35902 <br>Publication: Northeast Alabama Settlers <br>[http://www.neags.com Website] Shelby
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'''St. Clair Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 1570 <br>Ashville, Alabama <br>35953 <br>Publications: Cherish: The Quarterly Journal of the St. Clair County Historical Society
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'''Ashville Museum &amp; Archives St. Clair County Courthouse <br>P. O. Box 1570 <br>Ashville, AL <br>35953 <br>205-594-2128 <br>[http://www.stclairco.com Website] '''
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
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'''Pell City Library'''<br>1923 1st Avenue North<br>Pell City, Alabama 35125<br>Telephone: 205-884-1015  
 
'''Pell City Library'''<br>1923 1st Avenue North<br>Pell City, Alabama 35125<br>Telephone: 205-884-1015  
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'''St. Clair County Public Library''' <br>205-594-3954
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
  
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=== St. Clair County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/st-clair-county/ St. Clair 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+St.+Clair|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} <br>  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+St.+Clair|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} <br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/stclair.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/stclair.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/stclair/ St.Clair County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/stclair/ St.Clair County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Saint_Clair/ Saint Clair County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Saint_Clair/ Saint Clair County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== St. Clair County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
  
 
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
 
  
[[Category:St._Clair_County,_Alabama]]
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Guide to St. Clair County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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St. Clair County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 20, 1818
County Seat Ashville
Courthouse
St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address St. Clair County Courthouse
129 5th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: (205) 594-7921 County Website


County Information

St. Clair County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1893 1819 1830 1818 1819

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records  from 1800
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [2]

History

Parent County

1818--St. Clair County was created 20 November 1818 from Shelby County.
County seat: Ashville [3]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Some St. Clair County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

  • Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County. n.d. Digital version 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.
18204,166
18305,97543.4%
18405,638−5.6%
18506,82921.1%
186011,01361.3%
18709,360−15.0%
188014,46254.5%
189017,35320.0%
190019,42511.9%
191020,7156.6%
192023,38312.9%
193024,5104.8%
194027,33611.5%
195026,687−2.4%
196025,388−4.9%
197027,95610.1%
198041,20547.4%
199050,00921.4%
200064,74229.5%
201085,59332.2%
For tips on accessing St. Clair 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

The Northern Judicial District county seat is Ashville.
The Southern Judicial District county seat is Pell City.

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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair County.

- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Ashville Guards"
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Coosa Valley Guards"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and H
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company E
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, C, G and I


Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the St. Clair 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 ($). St. Clair County is in District 3.

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 – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1819-1826, 1828-1853, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1819-1852 "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
  • 1881-1895 - St. Clair County Death Index 1881-1895. Batch B593436 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 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. St. Clair County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 8268
Gadsden, AL
35902
Publication: Northeast Alabama Settlers
Website Shelby

St. Clair Historical Society
P. O. Box 1570
Ashville, Alabama
35953
Publications: Cherish: The Quarterly Journal of the St. Clair County Historical Society

Ashville Museum & Archives St. Clair County Courthouse
P. O. Box 1570
Ashville, AL
35953
205-594-2128
Website

Libraries

Trussville Public Library
201 Parkway Dr.
Trussville, Alabama 35173
Telephone: 205-655-2022

Pell City Library
1923 1st Avenue North
Pell City, Alabama 35125
Telephone: 205-884-1015

St. Clair County Public Library
205-594-3954

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

St. Clair County Alabama Genealogy Websites

St. Clair 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), Saint Clair 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 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.