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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Colbert County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Colbert County]]''  
  
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Colbert County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Colbert County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Colbert County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Colbert County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Colbert County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Colbert County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1881</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1881</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <br>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1861</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Colbert County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Colbert County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Colbert County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Colbert County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Colbert|1867|February 6|Tuscumbia}}
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Colbert County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Colbert County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.colbertcounty.org/ Colbert County Courthouse]<br>201 North Main Street,<br>Tuscumbia, AL 35674,<br>Phone:(205) 386-8512
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1877 land records from early 1800;s<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), Colbert County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Colbert County was created on 6 February 1867, out of part of Franklin County. It was abolished 29 November of 1867, re-established 24 January 1870.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1867'''--Colbert County was formed out of part of Franklin County, abolished 29 November of 1867, re-established 24 January 1870. County seat: Tuscumbia (1867 and March 1, 1870-present).<br>
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'''1867'''--Colbert County was&nbsp;created 6&nbsp;February 1867&nbsp;from part of [[Franklin County, Alabama|Franklin]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Tuscumbia <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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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Franklin County, Alabama|Franklin]]
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*[[Lauderdale County, Alabama|Lauderdale]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Alabama|Lawrence]]
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*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi|Tishomingo County, Mississippi]]
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<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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{{ALbio|686}}
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:*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 103.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert/bios.htm Colbert County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*Douthat, James L. ''Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/tn-0140w.html Mountain Press].
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Additional Colbert County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} and {{FSbook|185663|disp=Vol. 4}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Alabama}}
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{{Historical populations
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|title = Colbert County, Alabama
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Sources: {{cite web|url=http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml|publisher=[[United States Census Bureau]]|title=American FactFinder}} [http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/php/newlong.php?subject=1 through 1960]
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|1870 | 12537
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|1880 | 16153
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|1890 | 20189
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|1900 | 22341
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|1910 | 24802
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|1920 | 31997
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|1930 | 29860
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|1940 | 34093
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|1950 | 39561
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|1960 | 46506
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|1970 | 49632
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|1980 | 54519
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|1990 | 51666
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|2000 | 54984
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|2010 | 54428
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}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Clary, Martin. ''The Facts about Muscle Shoals.'' New York: Ocean Pub. Co., 1924. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22972 Ancestry] ($).
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*Leftwich, Nina. ''Two Hundred Years at Muscle Shoals: Being an Authentic History of Colbert County, 1700-1900: With Special Emphasis on the Stirring Events of the Early Times.'' Tuscumbia, Ala., 1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23048 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Colbert 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&nbsp;Colbert County.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company C
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<br> {{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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*''Valley Leaves''. 1966–. Published by the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1568, Huntsville, Alabama 35807. {{FHL|976.19 B2v|disp=FHL Book 976.19 B2v}}. Website identifies [http://www.tvgs.org/ articles relating to {{PAGENAME}}] (click "Search by County").
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Research Guides ====
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*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Colbert County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1939. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23006 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080  ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1870-1872,  1936–1969'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188  ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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==== 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]. &nbsp;Colbert County has two books listed, but only Book 1 is accessible at this time.
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[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/colbertcountyvol1.pdf Book 1]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[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.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192467&subject_disp=Alabama%2C+Colbert&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcolber/ Colbert County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Colbert|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Colbert/ Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
  
 
[[Category:Colbert_County,_Alabama]]
 
[[Category:Colbert_County,_Alabama]]

Revision as of 22:21, 29 August 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Colbert County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1867
1881

1867
1861
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Colbert County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Colbert County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1867
County Seat Tuscumbia
Courthouse



County Courthouse

Colbert County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Colbert County Courthouse
201 North Main Street,
Tuscumbia, AL 35674,
Phone:(205) 386-8512

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1877 land records from early 1800;s
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [1]

History

Colbert County was created on 6 February 1867, out of part of Franklin County. It was abolished 29 November of 1867, re-established 24 January 1870.

Parent County

1867--Colbert County was created 6 February 1867 from part of Franklin County.
County seat: Tuscumbia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 686.

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 103.

Cemeteries

  • Douthat, James L. Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.

Additional Colbert County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 4 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

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

Colbert County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 12,537
1880 16,153 28.8%
1890 20,189 25.0%
1900 22,341 10.7%
1910 24,802 11.0%
1920 31,997 29.0%
1930 29,860 −6.7%
1940 34,093 14.2%
1950 39,561 16.0%
1960 46,506 17.6%
1970 49,632 6.7%
1980 54,519 9.8%
1990 51,666 −5.2%
2000 54,984 6.4%
2010 54,428 −1.0%
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

  • Clary, Martin. The Facts about Muscle Shoals. New York: Ocean Pub. Co., 1924. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Leftwich, Nina. Two Hundred Years at Muscle Shoals: Being an Authentic History of Colbert County, 1700-1900: With Special Emphasis on the Stirring Events of the Early Times. Tuscumbia, Ala., 1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Colbert 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 Colbert County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company C



Newspapers

Periodicals

Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Colbert County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1939. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1870-1872, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
Death
  • 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.  Colbert County has two books listed, but only Book 1 is accessible at this time.

Book 1

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colbert 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).