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<ul><li><b><a href="Jefferson County, Alabama#Church_Records">Church</a> &#124; <a href="Jefferson County, Alabama#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> &#124; <a href="Jefferson County, Alabama#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a></b> <br>
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</li><li><b>Parent counties</b>&#160;
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<ul><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{PAGENAME}}</span> <b>residents</b> may also have records in<br><b>Neighboring Counties:</b>
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<td bgcolor="#cc9999" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center"> <b>Remember these collections</b>
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470">Births and Christenings 1881-1930</a>
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672">Marriages 1816-1957</a>
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674670">Death and Burials 1881-1952</a>
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888">Deaths &#160;1908-1974</a><br>
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159">County Probate Records</a><br>
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<p><br><span class="fck_mw_template">{{ALinfobox|Jefferson|1819|December 13|Birmingham}}</span>
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</p><p><i><a href="United States">United States&#160;</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" />&#160; <a href="Alabama">Alabama</a>&#160; <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" />&#160; <a href="{{PAGENAME}}">Jefferson County</a></i>
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<h2> County Courthouse  </h2>
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<p>Jefferson county has two official County seats - Birmingham and Bessemer.
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<h3> Birmingham  </h3>
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<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8e/Jefferson_County%2C_Alabama_Courthouse_Birmingham.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="150" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 150;" /> <a href="http://jeffconline.jccal.org/">Jefferson County Courthouse</a><br>716 Richard Arrington, Jr.<br>Blvd. N.,<br>Birmingham, AL 35203<br>Phone: (205) 325-5355 Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818<br>Probate Records from 1870 and land records for 1820 <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>
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<h3> Bessemer  </h3>
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<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/e/ea/Jefferson_County%2C_Alabama_Courthouse_Bessemer.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="150" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 150;" /> <a href="http://jeffconline.jccal.org/home/news/locations.html/629693185/Article.aspx">Bessemer County Courthouse</a><br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Bessemer, AL 35020<br>Phone: (205) 481-4110
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<h2> History  </h2>
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<h4> Parent County  </h4>
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<p><b>1819</b>--Jefferson County was&#160;created 13 December 1819&#160;from&#160;<a href="Blount County, Alabama">Blount</a> County.<br><b>County seat</b>: Birmingham <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</span>
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<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
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<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
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<p>1870 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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</p><p>For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following article on the <a href="Burned Counties Research">Burned Counties Research</a>
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</p><p>and also comparable article by Michael John Neill at the <a href="http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424">Ancestry.com blog site</a>.<br>
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<h2> Places/Localities  </h2>
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<h4> Populated Places  </h4>
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<h5> Cities  </h5>
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<p>Adamsville | Bessemer | <a href="Birmingham, Alabama">Birmingham</a> | Brighton | Center Point | Clay | Fairfield | Fultondale | Gardendale | Graysville | Helena | Homewood | Hoover | Hueytown | Irondale | Leeds | Lipscomb | Midfield | Mountain Brook | Pinson | Pleasant Grove | Sumiton | Tarrant | Trussville | Vestavia Hills | Warrior
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<h5> Towns  </h5>
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<p>Argo | Brookside | Cardiff | County Line | Kimberly | Maytown | <a href="McCalla, Alabama">McCalla</a> | Morris | Mulga | North Johns | Sylvan Springs | Trafford | West Jefferson
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<h5> Census Designations  </h5>
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<p>Chalkville | Concord | Edgewater | Forestdale | Grayson Valley | McDonald Chapel | Minor | Mount Olive | Rock Creek
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<h4> Neighboring Counties  </h4>
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<p><a href="Bibb County, Alabama">Bibb</a> | <a href="Blount County, Alabama">Blount</a> | <a href="Saint Clair County, Alabama">Saint Clair</a> | <a href="Shelby County, Alabama">Shelby</a> | <a href="Tuscaloosa County, Alabama">Tuscaloosa</a> | <a href="Walker County, Alabama">Walker</a>
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<h2> Resources  </h2>
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<h4> African American  </h4>
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<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1896-1935</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1743384|Jefferson County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books 118-131, 167-169, 172-203}}</span> in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at <a _fcknotitle="true" href="FamilySearch.org">FamilySearch.org</a> - free.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="cov">Coverage Table, &quot;Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records),&quot; ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</span>
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<h4> Biographies  </h4>
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<ul><li><i>The Book of Birmingham and Alabama.</i> Birmingham, Ala.: The Birmingham Ledger Publishers, 1914. Digital version at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|185752}}</span> - free. Includes bios and photographs.
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</li><li>DuBose, John Witherspoon. <i>Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical.</i> Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|62952}}</span> - free.
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<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
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<ul><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,143954,n,adams%20cemetery.cfm">Adams Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Kent&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=21198&amp;">Adger Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113275,n,atwood%20cemetery.cfm">Atwood Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,143981,n,bagley%20bend%20cemetery.cfm">Bagley Bend Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/bass/index.htm">Bass Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Bass&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=21426&amp;">Bass Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113981,n,beth-el%20cemetery.cfm">Beth-El Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144006,n,bibb%20cemetery.cfm">Bibb Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/bivens_chapel.htm">Bivens Chapel Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,114865,n,brewer%20cemetery.cfm">Brewer Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=STRETCH&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GSst=3&amp;">Brighton Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Bush&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=21896&amp;">Bush Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1805725,n,cahaba%20heights%20cemetery.cfm">Cahaba Heights Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144051,n,cain%20creek%20cemetery.cfm">Cain Creek Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144064,n,cardiff%20cemetery.cfm">Cardiff Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144067,n,castle%20heights%20memorial%20gardens.cfm">Castle Heights Memorial Gardens</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,115799,n,cedar%20hill%20cemetery.cfm">Cedar Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144118,n,creel%20cemetery.cfm">Creel Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GScid=22350">Crooked Creek Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151437,n,crumley%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm">Crumley Chapel Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144140,n,dug%20hill%20cemetery.cfm">Dug Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144144,n,earltown%20cemetery.cfm">Earltown Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=22602">East Lake Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,117875,n,edward%20cemetery.cfm">Edward Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?FScemeteryid=22674&amp;page=cem">Elmwood Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,117972,n,emanuel%20cemetery.cfm">Emanuel Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118122,n,fairington%20cemetery.cfm">Fairington Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Barnes&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=22834&amp;">Forest Crest Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Cobb&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=22835&amp;">Forest Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118608,n,fraternal%20cemetery.cfm">Fraternal Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144225,n,george%20cemetery.cfm">George Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118904,n,george%20washington%20memorial%20gardens%20cemetery.cfm">George Washington Memorial Gardens Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,119020,n,glasgow%20hill%20cemetery.cfm">Glasgow Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,119202,n,grace%20hill%20cemetery.cfm">Grace Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?FScemeteryid=23140&amp;page=cem">Greenwood Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120052,n,higgins%20cemetery.cfm">Higgins Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?FScemeteryid=23414&amp;page=cem">Highland Memorial Gardens</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144274,n,hodges%20cemetery.cfm">Hodges Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120532,n,hughes%20cemetery.cfm">Hughes Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=23626">Inglenook Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120830,n,jefferson%20garden%20of%20memories.cfm">Jefferson Garden of Memories</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120832,n,jefferson%20memorial%20gardens.cfm">Jefferson Memorial Gardens</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120973,n,joley%20cemetery.cfm">Joley Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121268,n,knesses%20israel%20cemetery.cfm">Knesses Israel Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121334,n,lakeview%20cemetery.cfm">Lakeview Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144337,n,lawler%20cemetery.cfm">Lawler Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121653,n,lincoln%20cemetery.cfm">Lincoln Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121676,n,linn%20cemetery.cfm">Linn Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=24029">Linns Crossing Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144358,n,maben%20cemetery.cfm">Maben Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144364,n,martin%20luther%20king%20junior%20memorial%20cemetery.cfm">Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,122361,n,mason%20cemetery.cfm">Mason Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144365,n,massey%20cemetery.cfm">Massey Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/massey/index.htm">Massey Pioneer Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,122489,n,mccombs%20cemetery.cfm">McCombs Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/mcelwain/index.htm">McElwain Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151433,n,midway%20cemetery.cfm">Midway Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Bates&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=24483&amp;">Moncrief Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123074,n,morris%20cemetery.cfm">Morris Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Clayton&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=24597&amp;">Mount Calvary Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=McLaughlin&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=24633&amp;">Mount Hebron Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Armstrong&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=24633&amp;">Mount Hebron Cemetery (starting with Armstrong)</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/mtnebo/index.htm">Mount Nebo Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/mtolive/index.htm">Mount Olive Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123428,n,mount%20zion%20cemetery.cfm">Mount Zion Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123640,n,narl%20cemetery.cfm">Narl Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1700576,n,new%20horizon%20memorial%20gardens.cfm">New Horizon Memorial Gardens</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Smith&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=25067&amp;">Oak Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124143,n,oakdale%20cemetery.cfm">Oakdale Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124150,n,oakland%20cemetery.cfm">Oakland Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124809,n,pine%20hill%20cemetery.cfm">Pine Hill Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/bigmap,n,pinson%20cemetery,fid,151296.cfm">Pinson Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,125248,n,prescott%20cemetery.cfm">Prescott Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144487,n,providence%20cemetery.cfm">Providence Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,125511,n,reed%20cemetery.cfm">Reed Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,125697,n,roberts%20cemetery.cfm">Roberts Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Bell&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=25950&amp;">Sadlers Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=25987">Saint Michaels Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Parsons&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26035&amp;">Salter Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Salter&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26035&amp;">Salter Cemetery (starts w/Cirillo)</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GScid=26156">Shadowlawn Memorial Park</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Black&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26170&amp;">Shady Grove Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AL/Jefferson_County/Sheritt_Cemetery">Sheritt Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Bailey&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26245&amp;">Shiloh Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140305,n,smithson%20cemetery.cfm">Smithson Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151294,n,taylors%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm">Taylors Chapel Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=26703">Toadvine Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Praytor&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26737&amp;">Trussville Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=15671770520370829478">Union Cemetery (A)</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=13923070614830376979">Union Cemetery (B)</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=13436868160664381857">Union Cemetery (C)</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=17149239070720083537">Union Cemetery (D)</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=1183974927650160866">Union Cemetery (E Christian Union)&#160;</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=17450157739247973106">Union Cemetery (F)</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&amp;oe=UTF-8&amp;startIndex=&amp;startPage=1&amp;rlz=1I7GPEA_en&amp;safe=active&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Union+Cemetery&amp;hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&amp;cid=15857948237588457647">Union Cemetery (G)</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140357,n,union%20grove%20cemetery.cfm">Union Grove Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Black&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26809&amp;">Union Grove Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128332,n,union%20hill%20cemetery.cfm">Union Hill Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26294">Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=26853">Valhalla Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Roper&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26858&amp;">Valley Creek Cemetery (starting w/B)</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSln=Donaldson&amp;GSiman=1&amp;GScid=26858&amp;">Valley Creek Cemetery (starting w/D)</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128450,n,village%20falls%20cemetery.cfm">Village Falls Cemetery</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140376,n,virginia%20mines%20cemetery.cfm">Virginia Mines Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=1446089">Walkers Chapel Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140385,n,weaver%20cemetery.cfm">Weaver Cemetery</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.placenames.com/us/p129131/">Wise Cemetery</a>
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</li></ul>
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<p><br>
 +
</p><p>BillionGraves:
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</p>
 +
<ul><li><a href="http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=5451">Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville</a> <br>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158443">New Hope Cemetery, Irondale</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=6244">Reed Cemetery, Birmingham</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8820">Taylors Chapel Cemtery, Clay</a>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<p>Additional Jefferson County cemeteries are included in <i>Alabama Cemetery Records</i> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}}</span> and <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|185678|disp=Vol. 5}}</span> at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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</p>
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<h4> Census  </h4>
 +
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Census|Alabama}}</span> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{US Census populationfckLR|1830= 6855fckLR|1840= 7131fckLR|1850= 8989fckLR|1860= 11746fckLR|1870= 12345fckLR|1880= 23272fckLR|1890= 88501fckLR|1900= 140420fckLR|1910= 226476fckLR|1920= 310054fckLR|1930= 431493fckLR|1940= 459930fckLR|1950= 558928fckLR|1960= 634864fckLR|1970= 644991fckLR|1980= 671371fckLR|1990= 651525fckLR|2000= 662047fckLR|2010= 658466fckLR|estimate= 658931fckLR|estyear= 2011fckLR}}</span>
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</p>
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<h4>  </h4>
 +
<h4> Church Records  </h4>
 +
<h5> Baptists  </h5>
 +
<ul><li>Hageness, MariLee Beatty. <i>Mount Hebron Church Minutes 1819-1857. Leeds, Jefferson County, Alabama.</i> Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 1998. Digital version at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|75997}}</span> - free.
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</li></ul>
 +
<h5> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  </h5>
 +
<p>LDS Ward and Branch Records
 +
</p>
 +
<ul><li>Birmingham
 +
</li><li>McCalla
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<h4> Court  </h4>
 +
<h4> Land and Property  </h4>
 +
<p>To place a grant or deed on a map within context of <span class="fck_mw_template">{{PAGENAME}}</span> see:<br>
 +
</p>
 +
<ul><li>Boyd, Gregory A. <i>Family Maps of Jefferson County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More</i>. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at <a href="http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL">HistoryGeo.com</a> ($). Website includes free surname index. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1454528|item|disp=FHL Book 976.178 E7bg}}</span>.
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</li></ul>
 +
<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
 +
<ul><li>DuBose, John Witherspoon. <i>Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical.</i> Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|62952}}</span> - free.
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</li></ul>
 +
<h4> Maps  </h4>
 +
<h4> Military  </h4>
 +
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Alabama Conf}}</span>
 +
</p>
 +
<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
 +
<ul><li><a href="http://bpldb.bplonline.org/db/obituaries">Obituary Index&#160;: Birmingham Area Newspapers</a>&#160; (Birmingham News, May 1929 - January 1980;&#160; Birminham World, September 1940 - December 1996; Methodist Christian Advocate / Alabama Christian Advocate, January 1929 - December 1979; Shelby County Reporter, January 1932 - December 1979)<br>
 +
</li><li><a href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=83hVMSBzrWwC">Alabama Citizen</a> - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1913-1918
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<h4> Probate  </h4>
 +
<h4> Taxation  </h4>
 +
<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
 +
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Alabama vitals}}</span>
 +
</p>
 +
<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1928-1949</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1743384|Jefferson County, Alabama Marriage Books 110-215}}</span> in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at <a _fcknotitle="true" href="FamilySearch.org">FamilySearch.org</a> - free.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="cov">Coverage Table, &quot;Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records),&quot; ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</span>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
</dd></dl>
 +
<h4> Yearbooks  </h4>
 +
<ul><li>Birmingham Southern College: <a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Birmingham-Southern+College+-+Student+Yearbook%22">1914-2008</a>&#160;(via the Internet Archive)
 +
</li><li>Howard College Student Catalogs (formerly Samford College): <a href="http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Samford+University+%E2%80%94+Catalogs%22">1847-1908</a>&#160;(via the Internet Archive)
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<h2> Societies and Libraries<br> </h2>
 +
<p><a href="http://www.bham.lib.al.us/resources/genealogy/">Genealogy</a><br>Southern History Department<br>Birmingham Public Library<br>2100 Park Place<br>Birmingham, AL 35203<br>
 +
</p>
 +
<h4> Family History Center<br> </h4>
 +
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
 +
</li><li><a href="Bessemer Alabama Family History Center">Bessemer Alabama Family History Center</a>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<dl><dd><ul><li>831 Briarwood Dr<br>Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States<br><b>Phone</b>: 205-425-7928 <br><b>Hours</b>:&#160;Wed 5pm-9pm other hours by appointment 919-1939
 +
</li></ul>
 +
</dd></dl>
 +
<ul><li><a href="Birmingham Alabama Family History Center">Birmingham Alabama Family History Center</a>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<dl><dd><ul><li>2780 Altadena Rd<br>Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States<br><b>Phone</b>: 205-967-7279 <br><b>Hours</b>:&#160;Tues 10am-4pm;<br>Wed 10am-8pm;<br>Sat 10am-2pm.<br>Closures: All holidays and first and fifth Sat of every month
 +
</li></ul>
 +
</dd></dl>
 +
<ul><li><a href="Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center">Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center</a>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<dl><dd><ul><li>1337 Old Springville Rd, Birmingham,&#160;Alabama 35235<br><b>Phone</b>: 205-854-0300<br><b>Hours</b>:&#160;W 5pm-9pm by appointment only;<br>F 9am-1pm by appt only
 +
</li></ul>
 +
</dd></dl>
 +
<ul><li><a href="Leeds Alabama Family History Center">Leeds Alabama</a>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<dl><dd><ul><li>1101 Rockhampton St NE<br>Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States<br><b>Hours</b>: Wed. 6:00-9:00 p Sat. by Appt.<br>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
</dd></dl>
 +
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Gardendale Alabama Family History Center">Gardendale Alabama Family History Center</a>
 +
</li></ul>
 +
<dl><dd><ul><li>1925 Mt Olive Blvd<br>Gardendale, Alabama 35071<br><b>Phone</b>: 205-631-6765:
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</li></ul>
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<dl><dd><b>Hours</b>:&#160;T,Th 7pm-9pm by appt.<br>Closures: Closed Thanksgiving week and last 2 weeks of Dec.
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</dd></dl>
 +
</dd></dl>
 +
<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
 +
<ul><li><a href="http://usgenweb.org">USGenWeb project</a> may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jefferson.htm">USGenWeb Archives Project </a>~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
 +
</li><li><a href="http://www.algw.org/jefferson/">Jefferson County, ALGenWeb</a> ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jefferson/">Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History</a> (Linkpendium)
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</li></ul>
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<h2> References  </h2>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_references" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="references" />
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</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Alabama|Alabama}}</span>
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</p>
  
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<a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Jefferson_County,_Alabama">Jefferson_County,_Alabama</a>
 
 
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<br>{{ALinfobox|Jefferson|1819|December 13|Birmingham}}
 
 
 
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Jefferson County]]''
 
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
 
 
Jefferson county has two official County seats - Birmingham and Bessemer.
 
 
 
=== Birmingham  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg|thumb|right|150px]] [http://jeffconline.jccal.org/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br>716 Richard Arrington, Jr.<br>Blvd. N.,<br>Birmingham, AL 35203<br>Phone: (205) 325-5355 Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818<br>Probate Records from 1870 and land records for 1820 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
=== Bessemer  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer]] [http://jeffconline.jccal.org/home/news/locations.html/629693185/Article.aspx Bessemer County Courthouse]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Bessemer, AL 35020<br>Phone: (205) 481-4110
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1819'''--Jefferson County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1819&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Blount County, Alabama|Blount]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Birmingham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
1870 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
 
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following article on the [[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research]]
 
 
 
and also comparable article by Michael John Neill at the [http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Ancestry.com blog site].<br>
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
===== Cities  =====
 
 
 
Adamsville | Bessemer | [[Birmingham, Alabama|Birmingham]] | Brighton | Center Point | Clay | Fairfield | Fultondale | Gardendale | Graysville | Helena | Homewood | Hoover | Hueytown | Irondale | Leeds | Lipscomb | Midfield | Mountain Brook | Pinson | Pleasant Grove | Sumiton | Tarrant | Trussville | Vestavia Hills | Warrior
 
 
 
===== Towns  =====
 
 
 
Argo | Brookside | Cardiff | County Line | Kimberly | Maytown | [[McCalla, Alabama|McCalla]] | Morris | Mulga | North Johns | Sylvan Springs | Trafford | West Jefferson
 
 
 
===== Census Designations  =====
 
 
 
Chalkville | Concord | Edgewater | Forestdale | Grayson Valley | McDonald Chapel | Minor | Mount Olive | Rock Creek
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]] | [[Blount County, Alabama|Blount]] | [[Saint Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]] | [[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby]] | [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]] | [[Walker County, Alabama|Walker]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== African American  ====
 
 
 
:*'''1896-1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Jefferson County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books 118-131, 167-169, 172-203}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
 
 
*''The Book of Birmingham and Alabama.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Birmingham Ledger Publishers, 1914. Digital version at {{FSbook|185752}} - free. Includes bios and photographs.
 
*DuBose, John Witherspoon. ''Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at {{FSbook|62952}} - free.
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,143954,n,adams%20cemetery.cfm Adams Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Kent&GSiman=1&GScid=21198& Adger Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113275,n,atwood%20cemetery.cfm Atwood Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,143981,n,bagley%20bend%20cemetery.cfm Bagley Bend Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/bass/index.htm Bass Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bass&GSiman=1&GScid=21426& Bass Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,113981,n,beth-el%20cemetery.cfm Beth-El Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144006,n,bibb%20cemetery.cfm Bibb Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/bivens_chapel.htm Bivens Chapel Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,114865,n,brewer%20cemetery.cfm Brewer Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=STRETCH&GSiman=1&GSst=3& Brighton Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bush&GSiman=1&GScid=21896& Bush Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1805725,n,cahaba%20heights%20cemetery.cfm Cahaba Heights Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144051,n,cain%20creek%20cemetery.cfm Cain Creek Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144064,n,cardiff%20cemetery.cfm Cardiff Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144067,n,castle%20heights%20memorial%20gardens.cfm Castle Heights Memorial Gardens]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,115799,n,cedar%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Cedar Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144118,n,creel%20cemetery.cfm Creel Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=22350 Crooked Creek Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151437,n,crumley%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Crumley Chapel Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144140,n,dug%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Dug Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144144,n,earltown%20cemetery.cfm Earltown Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=22602 East Lake Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,117875,n,edward%20cemetery.cfm Edward Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?FScemeteryid=22674&page=cem Elmwood Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,117972,n,emanuel%20cemetery.cfm Emanuel Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118122,n,fairington%20cemetery.cfm Fairington Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Barnes&GSiman=1&GScid=22834& Forest Crest Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Cobb&GSiman=1&GScid=22835& Forest Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118608,n,fraternal%20cemetery.cfm Fraternal Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144225,n,george%20cemetery.cfm George Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,118904,n,george%20washington%20memorial%20gardens%20cemetery.cfm George Washington Memorial Gardens Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,119020,n,glasgow%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Glasgow Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,119202,n,grace%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Grace Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?FScemeteryid=23140&page=cem Greenwood Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120052,n,higgins%20cemetery.cfm Higgins Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?FScemeteryid=23414&page=cem Highland Memorial Gardens]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144274,n,hodges%20cemetery.cfm Hodges Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120532,n,hughes%20cemetery.cfm Hughes Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=23626 Inglenook Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120830,n,jefferson%20garden%20of%20memories.cfm Jefferson Garden of Memories]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120832,n,jefferson%20memorial%20gardens.cfm Jefferson Memorial Gardens]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,120973,n,joley%20cemetery.cfm Joley Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121268,n,knesses%20israel%20cemetery.cfm Knesses Israel Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121334,n,lakeview%20cemetery.cfm Lakeview Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144337,n,lawler%20cemetery.cfm Lawler Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121653,n,lincoln%20cemetery.cfm Lincoln Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,121676,n,linn%20cemetery.cfm Linn Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=24029 Linns Crossing Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144358,n,maben%20cemetery.cfm Maben Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144364,n,martin%20luther%20king%20junior%20memorial%20cemetery.cfm Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,122361,n,mason%20cemetery.cfm Mason Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144365,n,massey%20cemetery.cfm Massey Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/massey/index.htm Massey Pioneer Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,122489,n,mccombs%20cemetery.cfm McCombs Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/mcelwain/index.htm McElwain Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151433,n,midway%20cemetery.cfm Midway Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bates&GSiman=1&GScid=24483& Moncrief Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123074,n,morris%20cemetery.cfm Morris Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Clayton&GSiman=1&GScid=24597& Mount Calvary Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=McLaughlin&GSiman=1&GScid=24633& Mount Hebron Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Armstrong&GSiman=1&GScid=24633& Mount Hebron Cemetery (starting with Armstrong)]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/mtnebo/index.htm Mount Nebo Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/mtolive/index.htm Mount Olive Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123428,n,mount%20zion%20cemetery.cfm Mount Zion Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,123640,n,narl%20cemetery.cfm Narl Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1700576,n,new%20horizon%20memorial%20gardens.cfm New Horizon Memorial Gardens]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Smith&GSiman=1&GScid=25067& Oak Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124143,n,oakdale%20cemetery.cfm Oakdale Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124150,n,oakland%20cemetery.cfm Oakland Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,124809,n,pine%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Pine Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/bigmap,n,pinson%20cemetery,fid,151296.cfm Pinson Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,125248,n,prescott%20cemetery.cfm Prescott Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,144487,n,providence%20cemetery.cfm Providence Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,125511,n,reed%20cemetery.cfm Reed Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,125697,n,roberts%20cemetery.cfm Roberts Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bell&GSiman=1&GScid=25950& Sadlers Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=25987 Saint Michaels Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Parsons&GSiman=1&GScid=26035& Salter Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Salter&GSiman=1&GScid=26035& Salter Cemetery (starts w/Cirillo)]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=26156 Shadowlawn Memorial Park]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Black&GSiman=1&GScid=26170& Shady Grove Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/AL/Jefferson_County/Sheritt_Cemetery Sheritt Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Bailey&GSiman=1&GScid=26245& Shiloh Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140305,n,smithson%20cemetery.cfm Smithson Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151294,n,taylors%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Taylors Chapel Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26703 Toadvine Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Praytor&GSiman=1&GScid=26737& Trussville Cemetery]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=15671770520370829478 Union Cemetery (A)]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=13923070614830376979 Union Cemetery (B)]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=13436868160664381857 Union Cemetery (C)]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=17149239070720083537 Union Cemetery (D)]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=1183974927650160866 Union Cemetery (E Christian Union)&nbsp;]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=17450157739247973106 Union Cemetery (F)]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Union+Cemetery+Jefferson+County+Alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Union+Cemetery&hnear=0x8888de0150477323:0x98d56e0a4b32468c,Jefferson,+AL&cid=15857948237588457647 Union Cemetery (G)]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140357,n,union%20grove%20cemetery.cfm Union Grove Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Black&GSiman=1&GScid=26809& Union Grove Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128332,n,union%20hill%20cemetery.cfm Union Hill Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26294 Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26853 Valhalla Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Roper&GSiman=1&GScid=26858& Valley Creek Cemetery (starting w/B)]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Donaldson&GSiman=1&GScid=26858& Valley Creek Cemetery (starting w/D)]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,128450,n,village%20falls%20cemetery.cfm Village Falls Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140376,n,virginia%20mines%20cemetery.cfm Virginia Mines Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1446089 Walkers Chapel Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140385,n,weaver%20cemetery.cfm Weaver Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.placenames.com/us/p129131/ Wise Cemetery]
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
BillionGraves:
 
 
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=5451 Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville] <br>
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158443 New Hope Cemetery, Irondale]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=6244 Reed Cemetery, Birmingham]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8820 Taylors Chapel Cemtery, Clay]
 
 
 
Additional Jefferson County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} and {{FSbook|185678|disp=Vol. 5}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
 
{{Census|Alabama}} {{US Census population
 
|1830= 6855
 
|1840= 7131
 
|1850= 8989
 
|1860= 11746
 
|1870= 12345
 
|1880= 23272
 
|1890= 88501
 
|1900= 140420
 
|1910= 226476
 
|1920= 310054
 
|1930= 431493
 
|1940= 459930
 
|1950= 558928
 
|1960= 634864
 
|1970= 644991
 
|1980= 671371
 
|1990= 651525
 
|2000= 662047
 
|2010= 658466
 
|estimate= 658931
 
|estyear= 2011
 
}}
 
 
 
====  ====
 
 
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
 
 
===== Baptists  =====
 
 
 
*Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Mount Hebron Church Minutes 1819-1857. Leeds, Jefferson County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 1998. Digital version at {{FSbook|75997}} - free.
 
 
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
 
 
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records
 
 
 
*Birmingham
 
*McCalla
 
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
 
 
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Jefferson County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1454528|item|disp=FHL Book 976.178 E7bg}}.
 
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
*DuBose, John Witherspoon. ''Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at {{FSbook|62952}} - free.
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
 
{{Alabama Conf}}
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
*[http://bpldb.bplonline.org/db/obituaries Obituary Index&nbsp;: Birmingham Area Newspapers]&nbsp; (Birmingham News, May 1929 - January 1980;&nbsp; Birminham World, September 1940 - December 1996; Methodist Christian Advocate / Alabama Christian Advocate, January 1929 - December 1979; Shelby County Reporter, January 1932 - December 1979)<br>
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=83hVMSBzrWwC Alabama Citizen] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1913-1918
 
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
{{Alabama vitals}}
 
 
 
:*'''1928-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Jefferson County, Alabama Marriage Books 110-215}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
 
 
*Birmingham Southern College: [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Birmingham-Southern+College+-+Student+Yearbook%22 1914-2008]&nbsp;(via the Internet Archive)
 
*Howard College Student Catalogs (formerly Samford College): [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Samford+University+%E2%80%94+Catalogs%22 1847-1908]&nbsp;(via the Internet Archive)
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
 
 
 
[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/resources/genealogy/ Genealogy]<br>Southern History Department<br>Birmingham Public Library<br>2100 Park Place<br>Birmingham, AL 35203<br>
 
 
 
==== Family History Center<br> ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Bessemer Alabama Family History Center|Bessemer Alabama Family History Center]]
 
 
 
:*831 Briarwood Dr<br>Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 205-425-7928 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Wed 5pm-9pm other hours by appointment 919-1939
 
 
 
*[[Birmingham Alabama Family History Center|Birmingham Alabama Family History Center]]
 
 
 
:*2780 Altadena Rd<br>Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 205-967-7279 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Tues 10am-4pm;<br>Wed 10am-8pm;<br>Sat 10am-2pm.<br>Closures: All holidays and first and fifth Sat of every month
 
 
 
*[[Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center|Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center]]
 
 
 
:*1337 Old Springville Rd, Birmingham,&nbsp;Alabama 35235<br>'''Phone''': 205-854-0300<br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;W 5pm-9pm by appointment only;<br>F 9am-1pm by appt only
 
 
 
*[[Leeds Alabama Family History Center|Leeds Alabama]]
 
 
 
:*1101 Rockhampton St NE<br>Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States<br>'''Hours''': Wed. 6:00-9:00 p Sat. by Appt.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Gardendale Alabama Family History Center]]
 
 
 
:*1925 Mt Olive Blvd<br>Gardendale, Alabama 35071<br>'''Phone''': 205-631-6765:
 
::'''Hours''':&nbsp;T,Th 7pm-9pm by appt.<br>Closures: Closed Thanksgiving week and last 2 weeks of Dec.
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*[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.usgwarchives.net/al/jefferson.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
 
*[http://www.algw.org/jefferson/ Jefferson County, ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
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<a href="Jefferson County, Alabama#Census">Tax</a>
<a href="Jefferson County, Alabama#Land_and_Property">Land</a>
<a href="Jefferson County, Alabama#Probate_Records">Probate</a>






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Jefferson County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Birmingham
Courthouse


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County Courthouse

Jefferson county has two official County seats - Birmingham and Bessemer.

Birmingham

<img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8e/Jefferson_County%2C_Alabama_Courthouse_Birmingham.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="150" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 150;" /> <a href="http://jeffconline.jccal.org/">Jefferson County Courthouse</a>
716 Richard Arrington, Jr.
Blvd. N.,
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5355 Probate Judge has marriage records from 1818
Probate Records from 1870 and land records for 1820 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County p. 38. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

Bessemer

<img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/e/ea/Jefferson_County%2C_Alabama_Courthouse_Bessemer.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="150" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 150;" /> <a href="http://jeffconline.jccal.org/home/news/locations.html/629693185/Article.aspx">Bessemer County Courthouse</a>
1801 3rd Avenue
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: (205) 481-4110

History

Parent County

1819--Jefferson County was created 13 December 1819 from <a href="Blount County, Alabama">Blount</a> County.
County seat: Birmingham The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1870 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following article on the <a href="Burned Counties Research">Burned Counties Research</a>

and also comparable article by Michael John Neill at the <a href="http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424">Ancestry.com blog site</a>.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Adamsville | Bessemer | <a href="Birmingham, Alabama">Birmingham</a> | Brighton | Center Point | Clay | Fairfield | Fultondale | Gardendale | Graysville | Helena | Homewood | Hoover | Hueytown | Irondale | Leeds | Lipscomb | Midfield | Mountain Brook | Pinson | Pleasant Grove | Sumiton | Tarrant | Trussville | Vestavia Hills | Warrior

Towns

Argo | Brookside | Cardiff | County Line | Kimberly | Maytown | <a href="McCalla, Alabama">McCalla</a> | Morris | Mulga | North Johns | Sylvan Springs | Trafford | West Jefferson

Census Designations

Chalkville | Concord | Edgewater | Forestdale | Grayson Valley | McDonald Chapel | Minor | Mount Olive | Rock Creek

Neighboring Counties

<a href="Bibb County, Alabama">Bibb</a> | <a href="Blount County, Alabama">Blount</a> | <a href="Saint Clair County, Alabama">Saint Clair</a> | <a href="Shelby County, Alabama">Shelby</a> | <a href="Tuscaloosa County, Alabama">Tuscaloosa</a> | <a href="Walker County, Alabama">Walker</a>

Resources

African American

Biographies

  • The Book of Birmingham and Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.: The Birmingham Ledger Publishers, 1914. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes bios and photographs.
  • DuBose, John Witherspoon. Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Cemeteries


BillionGraves:

Additional Jefferson County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 5 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

For tips on accessing Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census. Template:US Census populationfckLR

Church Records

Baptists
  • Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Mount Hebron Church Minutes 1819-1857. Leeds, Jefferson County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 1998. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Birmingham
  • McCalla

Court

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Jefferson County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at <a href="http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL">HistoryGeo.com</a> ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.178 E7bg.

Local Histories

  • DuBose, John Witherspoon. Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • <a href="http://bpldb.bplonline.org/db/obituaries">Obituary Index : Birmingham Area Newspapers</a>  (Birmingham News, May 1929 - January 1980;  Birminham World, September 1940 - December 1996; Methodist Christian Advocate / Alabama Christian Advocate, January 1929 - December 1979; Shelby County Reporter, January 1932 - December 1979)
  • <a href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=83hVMSBzrWwC">Alabama Citizen</a> - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1913-1918

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

===== Birth =====

Marriage
Death

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

<a href="http://www.bham.lib.al.us/resources/genealogy/">Genealogy</a>
Southern History Department
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203

Family History Center

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a href="Bessemer Alabama Family History Center">Bessemer Alabama Family History Center</a>
  • 831 Briarwood Dr
    Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
    Phone: 205-425-7928
    Hours: Wed 5pm-9pm other hours by appointment 919-1939
  • <a href="Birmingham Alabama Family History Center">Birmingham Alabama Family History Center</a>
  • 2780 Altadena Rd
    Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
    Phone: 205-967-7279
    Hours: Tues 10am-4pm;
    Wed 10am-8pm;
    Sat 10am-2pm.
    Closures: All holidays and first and fifth Sat of every month
  • <a href="Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center">Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center</a>
  • 1337 Old Springville Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35235
    Phone: 205-854-0300
    Hours: W 5pm-9pm by appointment only;
    F 9am-1pm by appt only
  • <a href="Leeds Alabama Family History Center">Leeds Alabama</a>
  • 1101 Rockhampton St NE
    Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
    Hours: Wed. 6:00-9:00 p Sat. by Appt.
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Gardendale Alabama Family History Center">Gardendale Alabama Family History Center</a>
  • 1925 Mt Olive Blvd
    Gardendale, Alabama 35071
    Phone: 205-631-6765:
Hours: T,Th 7pm-9pm by appt.
Closures: Closed Thanksgiving week and last 2 weeks of Dec.

Web Sites

References

<a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Jefferson_County,_Alabama">Jefferson_County,_Alabama</a>