Alabama Genealogy

Alabama Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times in Alabama history.

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  • 1862 Alabama Salt List
    To understand the Alabama Salt Lists, one must first grasp the significance of Salt as a factor in the Civil War. To do this, the reader must transport himself back in time. Back to the period of the Civil War. Back to a time when life was much simpler and Salt was a definite necessity. To impoverished individuals and families, salt, a basic necessity of life, was extremely difficult to come by cheaply beginning in 1862. Alabama developed a system by which they purchased salt and distributed it to the poor directly, and others who could distribute it to the poor, in order that the people of Alabama would have sufficient salt for their usage. While doing this, Alabama developed lists of people who received the salt. This is such a list.
  • Distinguished Men, Women and Families of Franklin County, Alabama
  • 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.

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Old City Cemetery, Ozark, Alabama

Tombstone inscriptions from City Cemetery located behind Racetrack Road off College Street in downtown Ozark. One of the oldest cemeteries in Ozark. Census compiled from photographs of tombstone inscriptions courtesy of Mr. Wali Sharif. Recording of tombstone inscriptions is incomplete. Many gravesites were obscured by foliage, and by dirt and debris left from severe weather at time of census.
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Paint Rock, Jackson County, Alabama

“Early Settlement of Paint Rock” by Coy E. Michael, published in the Valley Leaves, chronicles the history of Paint Rock, a community in Jackson County. Settled after a Cherokee land cession in 1819, the town became a significant settlement with influential early settlers like the Kennamer and Keel families. It saw economic growth with key industries like mills and manufacturing until the Civil War brought devastation and battles, notably involving local leader Col. Lemuel G. Mead. The 1931 Scottsboro Boys incident and devastating tornadoes in 1932 further marked Paint Rock’s tumultuous history. The article highlights the enduring resilience of the…
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Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, Elamville, Alabama

Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, west of Elamville in southwestern Barbour County, mainly holds twentieth-century graves. Of the approximately 470 identified interments, nearly all date from 1900 onward. There are also numerous unmarked burials. Prominent surnames include Adamson, Andrews, Arrington, Baker, Barber, Barr, Black, and many others. The survey was completed in May 2000 by Richard and Karen Price, assisted by Gene L. Pugh.
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Sidney Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery

Located in T15N, R5E, Sec 24 off Hwy 28 in Consul. Visited in Oct 1998 with Elijah Shaw, Superintendent of Bethel AME Church in Boiling Spring, as guide. Mr. Shaw identified some of the unmarked graves. Surveyed completely in Oct 2000 by B. J. Smothers. Listed all the headstones and unmarked sites that were visible but there may be others that are buried or hidden in the woods.
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Good Hope Cemetery – Black Families

In 1997, there were at least 173 known black burials in Good Hope cemetery in Covington County Alabama. This represents 15% of the more than 1,200 burials at the cemetery. Joecephus Nix enumerated the cemetery in 1997 in an attempt to identify the black families buried there. Good Hope cemetery is located across the street from the church of the same name on County Hwy 63 and at the time in 1997 the cemetery was still active and cared for.
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