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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Cleburne County

Guide to Cleburne County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Cleburne County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded December 6, 1866
County Seat Heflin
Cleburne County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Cleburne County Courthouse
120 Vickery Street
Heflin, AL 36264
Phone:(205) 463-2651
County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has birth and death records 1911-1921 Marriage and probate records from 1867 and land recrods from 1884 [1]


Parent County

1866--Cleburne County was created 6 December 1866 from Calhoun, Randolph and Talladega Counties.
County seat: Heflin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Biographies of many notable residents of Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 651.



For tips on accessing Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Cleburne County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 8,017
1880 10,976 36.9%
1890 13,218 20.4%
1900 13,206 −0.1%
1910 13,385 1.4%
1920 13,360 −0.2%
1930 12,877 −3.6%
1940 13,629 5.8%
1950 11,904 −12.7%
1960 10,911 −8.3%
1970 10,996 0.8%
1980 12,595 14.5%
1990 12,730 1.1%
2000 14,254 12.0%
2010 14,972 5.0%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cleburne 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.




Probate Records

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


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.

  • 1911-1913 - Cleburne County Birth Index 1911-1913. Batch C593044 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1867-1881, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1867-1880 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1911-1913 - Cleburne County Death Index 1911-1913. Batch B593045 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); 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.  Cleburne County has one book.

Societies and Libraries


Public Library of Anniston - Calhoun County
108 E. 10th St.
Anniston, Alabama 36201
Telephone: 256-237-8501

Their Alabama Room collections include local history and genealogical records of Cleburne County.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cleburne County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.
  4. 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.