Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy
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|Dallas County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1818|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 African American
- 4.2 Biography
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Church Records
- 4.6 Court Records
- 4.7 Land and Property
- 4.8 Local Histories
- 4.9 Maps
- 4.10 Military
- 4.11 Newspapers
- 4.12 Probate Records
- 4.13 Taxation
- 4.14 Vital Records
- 4.15 Voting Registers
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County CourthouseDallas County Courthouse
Selma, AL 36702,
Phone: (334) 874-2523
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818
Divorce Records from 1917
Probate Records from 1821 and land records from 1820<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallas County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>
- 1883-1893, 1925-1930 - Dallas County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books L-O, 2, UU-VV in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at FamilySearch.org - free.
Biographies of many notable residents of Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 844.
Additional Dallas County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
|Dallas County, Alabama|
- Jackson, Walter M. The First Hundred Years: A History of the Selma Baptist Church of Christ, Commonly Known as the First Baptist Church of Selma. Selma, Ala., 1942. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Fry, Anna M. Gayle. Memories of Old Cahaba. Nashville, Tenn.: Printed for the author by the Publishing House of the M.E. Church, 1908. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Land and Property
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Civil War Battle Fought in Dallas County
- 1865 - April 2 = Selma
Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.
Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama, by the Heritage Preservation Services.
- 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Dallas County is in District 2.
- 1881-1930 - Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1816-1957 - Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
- 1818-1929 - Dallas County, Alabama Marriage Books D, A, F-K, V, AA, FF, MM, QQ, TT, and Index (1821-1980) in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at FamilySearch.org - free.
- 1881-1952 - Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1908-1974 - Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Dallas County lists six books, but books 4 and 6 appear to be duplicates of Volume 5.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- USGenWeb Archives Project ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Dallas County ALGenWeb ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
- Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.