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This plan of Fort Gaines shows the general shape and outline of the fort. You can also see the outline of the tip of the island where the fort is located as it was when the fort was constructed.

Construction of Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines, constructed in the 1850’s, was designed by Joseph G. Totten. Totten was, along with Simon Bernard, one of

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Schurter Family Bible

The Schurter Bible belonged to Alma Olean Dyer Schurter and her husband Henry Schurter. She was the second daughter of Alfred A. and Louisa Dyer. She was born in Yellow River, Gwinnett County, Georgia, and moved to Chilton County with her parents around 1884. Henry Schurter was born in Freienstein, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland in 1869. He was the son of Heinrich Schurter and his wife Wilhelmina Weber Schurter who came to the USA in 1884 and settled in Hasbersham County, Georgia.

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Dyer Family Bible

The Dyer Bible was originally owned by Alfred A. Dyer and his wife Louisa Nash Dyer. They lived in Gwinnett County, Georgia at the time of the Bible entries, but moved to Chilton County around 1884. Alfred A. Dyer was captain of Company K, 36th Georgia, Broyles, Infantry. He was a Representative to the Georgia Assembly from Gwinnett 1875-1876. He moved his family to Alabama and started several timber related businesses: a sawmill, millwork shop and furniture making business.


McDonald Family Bible

Contributed by Mary Ann Nichols Hanny McDonald married Joseph Parker and they lived in Dale Co., Alabama. She states on

Alabama Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. While the original thought was to provide this website as a resource for finding genealogy and historical data concerning Alabama on the web, we have begun adding specific data to this site for your personal use.

In an attempt to further expand our offerings and refine your search, we have begun the creation of county websites. Those county sites can be found in the list of links at the bottom of this page. While only a small portion of Alabama counties are presently listed, the amount of data for those counties is quite impressive.

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Bullock County

We have added some new cemetery transcriptions to Bullock County:

Crenshaw County

Hale County

Marshall County

Montgomery County


Alabama Cemeteries by Name

A list of all cemeteries in Alabama, first by name, county and location. A great tool to help with cemeteries that have the same name within the state.

Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy

Completely updated, you can now find most of the available online records and history for this county. We’ve added biographies, cemeteries, census, church, court, death, marriage, and will pages to this county section.

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama

Being A List of Names, Compiled From Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, Who Resided in the State of Alabama

History Timeline (In progress)

This is a large history project that will supplement the genealogy information supplied by this website, and help put your Alabama genealogy search into historic perspective.

Recently Added Articles:

  • Spanish Inroads
  • Indian Tribes of Alabama
  • French Colonization and War
  • British and Spanish Occupancy
  • First Territorial Organization
  • The Great Indian war

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