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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Jefferson County]]''
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Guide to '''Jefferson County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1823</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1881</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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*'''[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
 
 
*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
 
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Jefferson County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674670 Death and Burials 1881-1952]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
 
 
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
 
 
 
 
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<br>{{ALinfobox|Jefferson|1819|December 13|Birmingham}}  
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{{ALDC}}  
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Jefferson County]]''
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{{ALinfobox|Jefferson|1819|December 13|Birmingham}} [[Image:Old Mill in Mountain Brook, Alabama.jpg|border|right|250px|Old Mill in Mountain Brook, Alabama.jpg]]  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Birmingham  ===
 
=== Birmingham  ===
  
[[Image:Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg]] [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>  
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[[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  ===
 
=== Bessemer  ===
  
[http://jeffconline.jccal.org/home/news/locations.html/629693185/Article.aspx Bessemer County Courthouse][[Image:Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg]]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Bessemer, AL 35020<br>Phone: (205) 481-4110  
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[http://jeffconline.jccal.org/home/news/locations.html/629693185/Article.aspx Bessemer County Courthouse][[Image:Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg|thumb|right|150px]]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Bessemer, AL 35020<br>Phone: (205) 481-4110  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== 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]]  
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[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]] | [[Blount County, Alabama|Blount]] | [[St. Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]] | [[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby]] | [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]] | [[Walker County, Alabama|Walker]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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:*'''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>
 
:*'''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 ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
:*''The Book of Birmingham and Alabama.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Birmingham Ledger Publishers, 1914. Digital version at {{FSbook|185752}} - free. Includes bios and photographs.
 
:*''The Book of Birmingham and Alabama.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Birmingham Ledger Publishers, 1914. Digital version at {{FSbook|185752}} - free. Includes bios and photographs.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,143954,n,adams%20cemetery.cfm Adams Cemetery]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=62 FindAGrave] - Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for 307 Jefferson County cemeteries.  
*[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]
 
  
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[http://interment.net/us/al/jefferson.htm Interment.net] - Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Jefferson County cemeteries.
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jefferson/cemetery.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Jefferson County cemeteries.
  
 
BillionGraves:  
 
BillionGraves:  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=6244 Reed Cemetery, Birmingham]  
 
*[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]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8820 Taylors Chapel Cemtery, Clay]
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*''Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26353 Ancestry] ($). Includes Bluff Ridge Cemetery, East Lake Cemetery, Old Elyton Cemetery, McCalla Cemetery, Massey Cemetery, and Smithson Cemetery.
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*''Cemeteries of Birmingham, Alabama'' at [http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/research/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Birmingham Genealogical Society website] - free. Includes Adger, Arnolds, B'ville, Bethlehem, Blue Creek, Brighton, Canaan, Dogwood, Farrington, Generys, George, Gwin, Kimbrell, Mars Hill, Massey, Moore, Mud Creek, Parkwood, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Valley, Providence, Prude Creek, Sadlers, Smithson, Union, Valley Cr, and Walnut Grove cemeteries.
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
  
 
===== Baptists  =====
 
===== Baptists  =====
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*McDavid, Mittie Owen. ''Church of the Advent: Its History and Traditions.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Press of Birmingham Pub. Co., 1943. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22964 Ancestry] ($).
 
*McDavid, Mittie Owen. ''Church of the Advent: Its History and Traditions.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Press of Birmingham Pub. Co., 1943. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22964 Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Court Records ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1548510 Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Directories ====
  
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:*[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/jefferson Jefferson County, Alabama Online Historical Directories]&nbsp;-&nbsp;identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
 
:*'''1888-1890''' - ''Birmingham, Alabama Directories, 1888-90'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4667 Ancestry] ($). Includes 1888, 1889, 1890, and 1890 (2) directories.
 
:*'''1888-1890''' - ''Birmingham, Alabama Directories, 1888-90'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4667 Ancestry] ($). Includes 1888, 1889, 1890, and 1890 (2) directories.
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
*DuBose, John Witherspoon. ''Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at {{FSbook|62952}} - free.
 
*DuBose, John Witherspoon. ''Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at {{FSbook|62952}} - free.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/counties/jefferson/jefferson.html Jefferson County Historical Maps] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;can be viewed online as well as purchased.
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[http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/01/01073.html Jefferson County MapStats] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Alabama Dept. Archives and History.
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==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Jefferson 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;Jefferson County.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Jefferson Volunteers"
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:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers)
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:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers])
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:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C (Jefferson Warriors)
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:- [[20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and G
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:- [[28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D, G and H
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:- [[30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and D
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
  
{{Alabama Conf}}
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==== Mortuaries  ====
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:*'''1906-1975''' - Ward, Fred and Christine Shaw Ward. ''Angwin Mortuary Center of Ensley, Birmingham, Alabama 1906-1975.'' Digital version at [http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/research/Angwin/Angwin.htm Birmingham Genealogical Society website] - free.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
 
*[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://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
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=83hVMSBzrWwC Alabama Citizen] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1913-1918
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jefferson/obits.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - transcribed obituaries for Jefferson County.
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==== Probate Records ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1978117 Alabama County Probate Records 1830-1976 ]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://tc.jeffcointouch.com/taxcollection/HTML/intro_history.html Jefferson County Tax Payment Records] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;County of Jefferson (searchable database)
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Jefferson County is in District 3.
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<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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===== Marriage  =====
  
===== Marriage =====
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1808, 1815, 1818–1879, 1885, 1898, 1923, 1930, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1818-1928''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books 1-28 Index 1818-1928 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.</ref>[[Category:IGIcheck]]
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:*'''1818-1845''' - Grant, Orena V. ''Orena V. Grant Genealogical Collection (Marriages and Cemetery Records): From Southeastern, North and South Central States.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1964. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26523 Ancestry] ($). Includes Jefferson County marriages 1818 to 1845.
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:*'''1819-1875''' - ''Jefferson County, Alabama Marriages 1819 to 1875'' at {{FSbook|591605}} - free.
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''1819–1875''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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>
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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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}} at 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;Jefferson County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/jeffersoncounty.pdf book].
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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[http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/ Birmingham Genealogical Society]
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[http://algensoc.org/ Alabama Genealogical Society]
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[http://www.jeffersonhistorical.org/ Jefferson County Historical Commission]
  
 
[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>  
 
[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>  
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::'''Hours''':&nbsp;T,Th 7pm-9pm by appt.<br>Closures: Closed Thanksgiving week and last 2 weeks of Dec.
 
::'''Hours''':&nbsp;T,Th 7pm-9pm by appt.<br>Closures: Closed Thanksgiving week and last 2 weeks of Dec.
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org 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://www.algw.org/jefferson/ Jefferson County, ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[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}}  
 
*{{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)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://alabama-genealogy.com/Jefferson-County-Genealogy.htm Jefferson County Genealogy] (Alabama Genealogy)<br>
  
== References  ==
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== Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Revision as of 02:13, 3 July 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Jefferson County

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

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1823
1881
1865
1819
1819
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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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


Old Mill in Mountain Brook, Alabama.jpg

County Courthouse

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

Birmingham

Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg
Jefferson County Courthouse
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 [1]

Bessemer

Bessemer County Courthouse
Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Bessemer.jpg

1801 3rd Avenue
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: (205) 481-4110

History

Parent County

1819--Jefferson County was created 13 December 1819 from Blount County.
County seat: Birmingham [2]

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

and also comparable article by Michael John Neill at the Ancestry.com blog site.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Adamsville | Bessemer | 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 | 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 | Blount | Saint Clair | Shelby | Tuscaloosa | Walker

Resources

African American

Biography

  • 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

FindAGrave - Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for 307 Jefferson County cemeteries.

Interment.net - Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Jefferson County cemeteries.

USGenWeb Archives Project - transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Jefferson County cemeteries.

BillionGraves:

  • Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes Bluff Ridge Cemetery, East Lake Cemetery, Old Elyton Cemetery, McCalla Cemetery, Massey Cemetery, and Smithson Cemetery.
  • Cemeteries of Birmingham, Alabama at Birmingham Genealogical Society website - free. Includes Adger, Arnolds, B'ville, Bethlehem, Blue Creek, Brighton, Canaan, Dogwood, Farrington, Generys, George, Gwin, Kimbrell, Mars Hill, Massey, Moore, Mud Creek, Parkwood, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Valley, Providence, Prude Creek, Sadlers, Smithson, Union, Valley Cr, and Walnut Grove cemeteries.

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.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18306,855
18407,1314.0%
18508,98926.1%
186011,74630.7%
187012,3455.1%
188023,27288.5%
189088,501280.3%
1900140,42058.7%
1910226,47661.3%
1920310,05436.9%
1930431,49339.2%
1940459,9306.6%
1950558,92821.5%
1960634,86413.6%
1970644,9911.6%
1980671,3714.1%
1990651,525−3.0%
2000662,0471.6%
2010658,466−0.5%
Est. 2011658,931−0.5%

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.
  • Huey, Thomas E. Ruhama: The Story of a Church, 1819-1945. Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Print. Co., c1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Birmingham
  • McCalla
Episcopalians
  • McDavid, Mittie Owen. Church of the Advent: Its History and Traditions. Birmingham, Ala.: Press of Birmingham Pub. Co., 1943. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Court Records

Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916  ~  FamilySearch records collection

Directories

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 HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.178 E7bg.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

  • DuBose, John Witherspoon. Jefferson County and Birmingham Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Teeple and Smith, 1887. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Early Days in Birmingham: A Printing of the Original Papers of the Pioneers Club, Whose Members were Eye-witnesses to the Events of the Founding of the City. Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Pub. Co., 1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Jefferson County Historical Maps  ~  can be viewed online as well as purchased.

Jefferson County MapStats  ~  Alabama Dept. Archives and History.

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.

- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Jefferson Volunteers"
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers)
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers])
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (Jefferson Warriors)
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and G
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D, G and H
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and D



Mortuaries

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  • Obituary Index : Birmingham Area Newspapers  (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)
  • Alabama Citizen - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1913-1918

Obituaries

USGenWeb Archives Project - transcribed obituaries for Jefferson County.

Probate Records

Alabama County Probate Records 1830-1976   ~  FamilySearch records collection.

Taxation

Jefferson County Tax Payment Records  ~  County of Jefferson (searchable database)

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Jefferson County is in District 3.


Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1808, 1815, 1818–1879, 1885, 1898, 1923, 1930, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1818-1845 - Grant, Orena V. Orena V. Grant Genealogical Collection (Marriages and Cemetery Records): From Southeastern, North and South Central States. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1964. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes Jefferson County marriages 1818 to 1845.
  • 1819–1875 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
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.  Jefferson County has one book.

Yearbooks

  • Birmingham Southern College: 1914-2008 (via the Internet Archive)
  • Howard College Student Catalogs (formerly Samford College): 1847-1908 (via the Internet Archive)

Societies and Libraries

Birmingham Genealogical Society

Alabama Genealogical Society

Jefferson County Historical Commission

Genealogy
Southern History Department
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203

Family History Center

  • 831 Briarwood Dr
    Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
    Phone: 205-425-7928
    Hours: Wed 5pm-9pm other hours by appointment 919-1939
  • 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
  • 1337 Old Springville Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35235
    Phone: 205-854-0300
    Hours: W 5pm-9pm by appointment only;
    F 9am-1pm by appt only
  • 1101 Rockhampton St NE
    Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
    Hours: Wed. 6:00-9:00 p Sat. by Appt.
  • 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.

Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.