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Guide to '''Jefferson County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{ALinfobox|Jefferson|1819|December 13|Birmingham}}
  
Guide to '''Jefferson County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
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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]]'''
 
| 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]]'''
 
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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  ==
 
 
 
Jefferson county has two official County seats - Birmingham and Bessemer.  
 
Jefferson county has two official County seats - Birmingham and Bessemer.  
  
 
=== Birmingham  ===
 
=== 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>  
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[[Image:Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse Birmingham.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse</center>]] [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]]<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|250px|<center>Bessemer Alabama Courthouse</center>]]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Bessemer, AL 35020<br>Phone: (205) 481-4110
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==== Description ====
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The County was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The County has Carrollsville as it's seat and the County was created December 13, 1819. The County is located in the north-central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/jefferson/index.html 6/07/2017.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== 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>  
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'''1819'''--Jefferson County was&nbsp;created 13 December 1819&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy|Blount]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Birmingham <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
1870 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1870''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<ref>[http://www.allfreerecords.com/Alabama/Jefferson-public-records.htm Jefferson County Alabama] in ''AllFreeRecords.com'' (accessed 16 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
 
 
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>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[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]]  
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[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]] | [[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy|Blount]] | [[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy|Saint Clair]] | [[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby]] | [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]] | [[Walker County, Alabama Genealogy|Walker]]
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[[Image:Aljefferson.jpg|300px]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[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.  
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Jefferson}}
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=62&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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*[http://www.algw.org/jefferson/cemetery.html ALGenWeb]
  
[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.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jefferson/cemetery.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Jefferson County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-jefferson.htm Tombstone Project]
  
BillionGraves:  
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*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=37 Alabama Gravestones]
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=5451 Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville] <br>  
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158443 New Hope Cemetery, Irondale]  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=6244 Reed Cemetery, Birmingham]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
*[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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*{{FHL|540218|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*''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.
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jefferson+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=62 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Jefferson&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Jefferson-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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The following web site has additional information on Jefferson county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Jefferson.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
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*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  ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
===== Baptists  =====
 
===== Baptists  =====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
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}}.
 
*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}}.
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You can research land records in the Probate office of the Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse. To learn more about accessing land records held in the Jefferson County Courthouse, see:  [http://robinsavingstories.blogspot.com/2016/04/our-genealogy-to-jefferson-county.html Our genealogy journey to the Jefferson County, Alabama courthouse].
  
 
==== 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  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[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.
  
[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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==== Military  ====
 
 
[http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/01/01073.html Jefferson County MapStats] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Alabama Dept. Archives and History.
 
 
 
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
 
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and D
 
:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and D
  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Mortuaries  ====
 
==== Mortuaries  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
  
 
*[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://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.  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
[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.
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
[http://tc.jeffcointouch.com/taxcollection/HTML/intro_history.html Jefferson County Tax Payment Records] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;County of Jefferson (searchable database)  
 
[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.
 
:*'''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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Birth Records =====
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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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>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabamadj.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
:*'''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.
 
:*'''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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:*'''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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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages]
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:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths]
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Voting Registers  ====
 
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*Birmingham Southern College: [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Birmingham-Southern+College+-+Student+Yearbook%22 1914-2008]&nbsp;(via the Internet Archive)  
 
*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)
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*Howard College Student Catalogs (currently Samford University): [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>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
  
[http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/ Birmingham Genealogical Society]
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'''Birmingham Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 2432 <br>Birmingham, AL <br>35201 <br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamGenealogicalSociety Birmingham Genealogical Society] <br>
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Publication:  [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/94456?availability=Ogden%20Utah%20FamilySearch%20Library Pioneer Trails]
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'''Archives & Manuscripts Dept.''' <br>205-226-3631 <br>[http://www.bplonline.org/Archives/ Website]
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'''Birmingham Historical Society''' <br>1 Sloss Quarters Birmingham, AL <br>35222 <br>205-251-1880 <br>Publication: Birmingham Historical Society Journal <br>[http://www.bhistorical.org Website]
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'''Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society''' <br>PO Box 130285 <br>Birmingham, AL  <br>35213-0285 <br>205-871-6213 <br>
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'''Hueytown Historical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 3313 <br>Hueytown, AL  <br> 35053<br> [http://www.hueytown.org/historical Website]
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'''West Jefferson County Historical Society''' <br>P. O.  Box 184 <br>Bessemer, AL  <br> 35021-0184 <br>205-426-1633
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'''Birmingham African-American Society Group''' <br>205-901-6387
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'''Southeast Alabama Genealogical and Historical Society'''  <br>P. O. Box 246 <br>Dothan, AL <br>36302-0246 <br>334-794-8378 <br>Publications: Wiregrass Roots SEAGHS Magazine
  
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'''Alabama Genealogical Society Samford University''' <br>P. O. Box 2296 <br>Birmingham, AL <br>35229<br>
 
[http://algensoc.org/ Alabama Genealogical Society]  
 
[http://algensoc.org/ Alabama Genealogical Society]  
  
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'''Jefferson County Historical Commission''' <br>571 Landmark Center <br>2100 First Ave. North <br>Birmingham AL  <br>35203 <br>205-324-0988 <br>
 
[http://www.jeffersonhistorical.org/ Jefferson County Historical Commission]  
 
[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>  
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[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/resources/genealogy/ Birmingham Public Library]<br>Southern History Department<br>2100 Park Place<br>Birmingham, AL 35203<br>'''Phone''': 205-226-3665<br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;M, Tu 9am-8pm<br>W, Th, F, Sat 9am-6pm<br>Sun 2pm-6pm<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/jefferson-county/ Jefferson County, Alabama]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
  
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Bessemer Alabama Family History Center|Bessemer Alabama Family History Center]]
 
*[[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
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:*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 <br>
  
 
*[[Birmingham Alabama Family History Center|Birmingham Alabama Family History Center]]
 
*[[Birmingham Alabama Family History Center|Birmingham Alabama Family History Center]]
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:*1925 Mt Olive Blvd<br>Gardendale, Alabama 35071<br>'''Phone''': 205-631-6765:  
 
:*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.
 
::'''Hours''':&nbsp;T,Th 7pm-9pm by appt.<br>Closures: Closed Thanksgiving week and last 2 weeks of Dec.
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
  
 
== Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/jefferson-county/ Jefferson County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jefferson.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://alabama-genealogy.com/Jefferson-County-Genealogy.htm Jefferson County Genealogy] (Alabama Genealogy)<br>
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/AL/Jefferson-County.htm Jefferson County AL Genealogy] (Alabama Genealogy)<br>
  
 
== Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Alabama
Jefferson County

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

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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

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

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

Birmingham

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse
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
Bessemer Alabama Courthouse

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

Description

The County was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The County has Carrollsville as it's seat and the County was created December 13, 1819. The County is located in the north-central area of the state.[2]

History

Parent County

1819--Jefferson County was created 13 December 1819 from Blount County.
County seat: Birmingham [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Fire.png
1870 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

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

Aljefferson.jpg

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

Cemeteries of Jefferson, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Jefferson county 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%

State Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

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

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

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.

You can research land records in the Probate office of the Jefferson County, Alabama Courthouse. To learn more about accessing land records held in the Jefferson County Courthouse, see: Our genealogy journey to the Jefferson County, Alabama courthouse.

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

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

Online Records

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

Probate records are held by the Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama 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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth Records
Marriage Records
  • 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 (currently Samford University): 1847-1908 (via the Internet Archive)

Societies and Libraries

Birmingham Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2432
Birmingham, AL
35201
Birmingham Genealogical Society
Publication: Pioneer Trails

Archives & Manuscripts Dept.
205-226-3631
Website

Birmingham Historical Society
1 Sloss Quarters Birmingham, AL
35222
205-251-1880
Publication: Birmingham Historical Society Journal
Website

Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society
PO Box 130285
Birmingham, AL
35213-0285
205-871-6213

Hueytown Historical Society
P. O. Box 3313
Hueytown, AL
35053
Website

West Jefferson County Historical Society
P. O. Box 184
Bessemer, AL
35021-0184
205-426-1633

Birmingham African-American Society Group
205-901-6387

Southeast Alabama Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 246
Dothan, AL
36302-0246
334-794-8378
Publications: Wiregrass Roots SEAGHS Magazine

Alabama Genealogical Society Samford University
P. O. Box 2296
Birmingham, AL
35229
Alabama Genealogical Society

Jefferson County Historical Commission
571 Landmark Center
2100 First Ave. North
Birmingham AL
35203
205-324-0988
Jefferson County Historical Commission

Birmingham Public Library
Southern History Department
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-226-3665
Hours: M, Tu 9am-8pm
W, Th, F, Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 2pm-6pm

Family History Center

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby 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.

Family History Centre Locator

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. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/jefferson/index.html 6/07/2017.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Jefferson County Alabama in AllFreeRecords.com (accessed 16 March 2014).
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.
  6. 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.