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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Mobile County]]''  
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Guide to '''Mobile County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mobile County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1812
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| founded date = August 1
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| seat = Mobile
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| building address =  Mobile County Courthouse<br>109 Government Street<br>Mobile, Al 36602- 3108<br>Phone: 334-690-8700 [http://www.mobilecountyal.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Mobile County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mobile County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Mobile County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mobile County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mobile County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mobile County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mobile County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1920</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1813</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1813
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1876</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1814</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1813</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1812
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1813</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1814
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Mobile County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mobile County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mobile County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Mobile County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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|} {{ALinfobox|Mobile|1812|August 1|Mobile}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1813<br>Probate Records&nbsp; from 1812 and land records from 1813<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mobile County, Alabama p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:Mobile County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.mobilecountyal.gov/ Mobile County Courthouse]<br>109 Government Street<br>Mobile, Al 36602- 3108<br>Phone: 334-690-8700
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==== Description ====
  
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1813<br>Probate Records&nbsp; from 1812 and land records from 1813<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mobile County, Alabama p. 38. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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The County was named in honor of the indigenous Maubila tribe. The County has Mobile as it's seat and the County was created December 18, 1812. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/mobile/ 6/13/2017.</ref>The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mobile, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_County,_Alabama 6/013/2017.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
Mobile initially fell within the bounds of Mississippi Territory.  
 
Mobile initially fell within the bounds of Mississippi Territory.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1812'''--Mobile County was created 1 August 1812 from West Florida.<br>'''County seat:''' Mobile<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1812'''--Mobile County was created 1 August 1812 from West Florida.<br>'''County seat:''' Mobile<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  ====
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{{Fire}}Mobile County had destructive courthouse fires in '''1823, 1840''', and '''1872'''.<ref>[http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/Mobile.html Alabama Counties: Mobile County] in ''Alabama Department of Archives and History'' (accessed 16 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
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{{Fire+}}
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'''Mobile, Alabama Wind Storm'''  
 
'''Mobile, Alabama Wind Storm'''  
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July 5, 1916  
 
July 5, 1916  
  
1916-MOBILE IS SWEPT BY 85-MILE-AN-HOUR WIND . . The county courthouse was severely damaged, and faces of the clock on all four sides were blown off. . . The courthouse tower was wrecked and rain poured into the court rooms. . .<br>(source:[http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/al/storms/mobile-windstorm1916.htm ''GenDisasters''])  
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1916-MOBILE IS SWEPT BY 85-MILE-AN-HOUR WIND . . The county courthouse was severely damaged, and faces of the clock on all four sides were blown off. . . The courthouse tower was wrecked and rain poured into the court rooms. . .<br>(source:[http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/al/storms/mobile-windstorm1916.htm ''GenDisasters''])
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Baldwin County, Alabama|Baldwin]] | [[Clarke County, Alabama|Clarke]] | [[Washington County, Alabama|Washington]] | '''Mississippi''' counties: [[George County, Mississippi|George]] | [[Greene County, Mississippi|Greene&nbsp;]] | [[Jackson County, Mississippi|Jackson]]  
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[[Image:Almobile.jpg|right|300px|Almobile]] [[Baldwin County, Alabama Genealogy|Baldwin]] | [[Clarke County, Alabama Genealogy|Clarke]] | [[Washington County, Alabama Genealogy|Washington]] | '''Mississippi''' counties: [[George County, Mississippi Genealogy|George]] | [[Greene County, Mississippi Genealogy|Greene&nbsp;]] | [[Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jackson]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
 
:*'''1865-1930s''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Mobile County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books 1-39}} 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> (skips books 5 and 38)
 
:*'''1865-1930s''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Mobile County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books 1-39}} 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> (skips books 5 and 38)
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:*'''1865-1891''' - Mobile County Marriage Books 1-10 Index 1865-1891 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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:*''Africantown, U.S.A.&nbsp;: A Pictorial History of Plateau and Magazine Point (Mobile County) Alabama'' / [story narrative, John H. Smith]. - Mobile, Ala: American Ethnic Science Society, c. 1981&nbsp; 65 p.: ill.&nbsp; F334.M6 A6 1981
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
BillionGraves:  
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Mobile}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Mobile, Alabama''' online and in print</center>
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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=74&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.algw.org/mobile/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/mobile/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-mobile.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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>
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*{{FHL|475462|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=4718 Casher Cemetery, Mobile]  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mobile+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=4793 Cold Springs cemetery, Theodore]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=9073 Ebenezer Cemetery, Mobile]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8074 Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158825 New Hope Cemetery, Mobile]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148524 St. Rose of Lima, Mobile] off Hwy 193 on island near Mon Louis.
 
  
Websites operated by the cemetery itself:  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=74 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=Mobile&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Mobile-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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The following web site has additional information on Mobile county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Mobile.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
 
*[http://magnoliacemetery.com/default.htm Magnolia Cemetery], Mobile, AL
 
*[http://magnoliacemetery.com/default.htm Magnolia Cemetery], Mobile, AL
  
Additional Mobile 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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*Additional Mobile County cemeteries may be 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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|estimate= 412577
 
|estyear= 2011
 
|estyear= 2011
}} {{Census|Alabama}}  
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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 (Rural)  ====
 
==== Church Records (Rural)  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
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'''Notre Dame du Fort Conde de la Mobile, Mobile'''
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:*'''1704-1764''' - Notre Dame du Fort Conde de la Mobile, Mobile Baptism Index 1704-1764. Batch {{IGI|C594181}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1704-1764''' - Notre Dame du Fort Conde de la Mobile, Mobile Marriage Index 1704-1764. Batch {{IGI|M594181}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
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:*[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/mobile Mobile County,&nbsp;Alabama Online Historical Directories]&nbsp;- identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
 
:*'''1890-1892''' - ''Mobile, Alabama City Directories, 1890-92'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4473 Ancestry] ($). Includes 1890, 1891, and 1892 directories.
 
:*'''1890-1892''' - ''Mobile, Alabama City Directories, 1890-92'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4473 Ancestry] ($). Includes 1890, 1891, and 1892 directories.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
:*''Bi-centennial Celebration, May 26-28, 1911, of the Founding of Mobile by Jean Baptiste de Bienville, 1711.'' Mobile: Commercial Print. Co., 1912. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22959 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*''Bi-centennial Celebration, May 26-28, 1911, of the Founding of Mobile by Jean Baptiste de Bienville, 1711.'' Mobile: Commercial Print. Co., 1912. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22959 Ancestry] ($).
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== &nbsp;Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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==== Military  ====
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company A  
 
:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company A  
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Red Eagles)
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Red Eagles)  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F, G, H and I  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F, G, H and I  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A "Mobile Cadets  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A "Mobile Cadets  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Gulf City Guards"  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Gulf City Guards"  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E "Washington Light Infantry"  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E "Washington Light Infantry"  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K "Mobile Rifles"
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K "Mobile Rifles"  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E, Mobile Humphries Dragoons [formerly Co. "D", Wirt Adams' Cavalry]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E, Mobile Humphries Dragoons [formerly Co. "D", Wirt Adams' Cavalry]  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Alex Stephens' Guards"  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Alex Stephens' Guards"  
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C, F, I and K  
 
:- [[32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C, F, I and K  
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E  
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E  
:- [[38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G and K
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:- [[38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G and K  
:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F, H, I and K
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:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F, H, I and K  
 
:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I  
 
:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I  
 
:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F  
 
:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F  
:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company K  
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:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company K
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
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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
  
 
====== Civil War Battle Fought in Mobile County  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle Fought in Mobile County  ======
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Mobile}}
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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.
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1814''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free. (browse under Hancock, Jackson, Mobile)
 
:*'''1814''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free. (browse under Hancock, Jackson, Mobile)
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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]
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===== Birth Records =====
  
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
===== Marriage  =====
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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] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
:*'''1813-1821, 1823-1825, 1827-1840, 1844, 1846-1849, 1851-1853, 1878, 1924, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1813-1821, 1823-1825, 1827-1840, 1844, 1846-1849, 1851-1853, 1878, 1924, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
 
:*'''1813-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Mobile County, Alabama Marriage Books 12-58, Licenses, Bonds}} 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>
 
:*'''1813-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Mobile County, Alabama Marriage Books 12-58, Licenses, Bonds}} 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>
  
:*'''1813-1855''' - King, Clinton P. and Merlem A. Barlow. ''Marriages of Mobile County Alabama, 1813-1855. ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985. [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; publisher's bookstore: [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Marriages_of_Mobile_County_Alabama_1813_1855/3175.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;; {{FHL| 320496 | item| disp=FHL Book 976.122 V2km }}.
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:*'''1813-1855''' - King, Clinton P. and Merlem A. Barlow. ''Marriages of Mobile County Alabama, 1813-1855. ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985. [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com|Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]]</ref>; publisher's bookstore: [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Marriages_of_Mobile_County_Alabama_1813_1855/3175.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;; {{FHL| 320496 | item| disp=FHL Book 976.122 V2km }}.
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1823-1891''' - Mobile County Marriage Books 1-28 Index 1823-1891 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
  
:*'''1878''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1878''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
 
:*'''Before 1821''' [http://www.censusdiggins.com/alabama_marriages.html Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*'''Before 1821''' [http://www.censusdiggins.com/alabama_marriages.html Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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:*[http://www.algw.org/mobile/mbmrsb1.html Mobile County Marriages by Bride] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/mobile/mbmrsb1.html Mobile County Marriages by Bride] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
  
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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 $
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
  
:*'''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] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Mobile Genealogical Society, Inc''' <br>P. O. Box 6224 <br>Mobile, AL <br>36660-6224 <br>251- 432-MGS-4 <br>Publications: Deep South Genealogical Quarterly MGS Newsletter<br> [http://www.mobileroots.org Link]
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'''Mobile Municipal Archives''' <br>457 Church St. <br>P. O.  Box 1827 <br>Mobile, AL  <br> 36633 <br>251-208-7736 <br>[http://www.cityofmobile.org/archives Link]
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'''Historic Mobile Preservation Society''' <br>300 Oakley Place <br>Mobile, AL <br>36604<br> 251-432-6161 <br>[http://www.historicmobile.org Link]
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'''Mobile County Probate Court Archives''' <br>P. O. Box 7 <br>Mobile, AL <br>36601 <br>251-574-4941 <br>[http://www.probate.mobilecountyal.gov Link]
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'''The Museum of Mobile''' <br>111 South Royal St. <br>Mobile, AL <br>36602 <br>251-434-7569 <br>[http://www.museumofmobile.com Link]
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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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Mobile Alabama Family History Center|Mobile Alabama]]  
 
*[[Mobile Alabama Family History Center|Mobile Alabama]]  
**5520 Ziegler Blvd<br>Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 251-344-9270 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;M - F: 10 am - 12 pm;<br>Th: 6 pm - 8 pm.<br>Closures: May 30;<br>Jul 4;<br>Sep 5;<br>Nov 21 - 25;<br>Dec 23 - Jan 6<br>
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**5520 Ziegler Blvd<br>Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 251-344-9270 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;M - F: 10 am - 12 pm;<br>Th: 6 pm - 8 pm.<br>Closures: May 30;<br>Jul 4;<br>Sep 5;<br>Nov 21 - 25;<br>Dec 23 - Jan 6<br>[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Center Locator]
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Mobile County Alabama Genealogy Websites ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/mobile-county/ Mobile County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Mobile|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Mobile|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/mobile.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/mobile.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
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*[http://www.algw.org/mobile/ Mobile County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/mobile/ Mobile County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Mobile/ Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Mobile/ Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Mobile/ Mobile Co. AL]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
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Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Alabama
MobileCounty

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

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Mobile County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 1, 1812
County Seat Mobile
Courthouse
Mobile County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Mobile County Courthouse
109 Government Street
Mobile, Al 36602- 3108
Phone: 334-690-8700 County Website


County Information

Mobile County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1813 1820 1830 1812 1814

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1813
Probate Records  from 1812 and land records from 1813[2]

Description

The County was named in honor of the indigenous Maubila tribe. The County has Mobile as it's seat and the County was created December 18, 1812. [3]The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[4]

History

Mobile initially fell within the bounds of Mississippi Territory.

Parent County

1812--Mobile County was created 1 August 1812 from West Florida.
County seat: Mobile[5]

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
Mobile County had destructive courthouse fires in 1823, 1840, and 1872.[6]

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


Mobile, Alabama Wind Storm

July 5, 1916

1916-MOBILE IS SWEPT BY 85-MILE-AN-HOUR WIND . . The county courthouse was severely damaged, and faces of the clock on all four sides were blown off. . . The courthouse tower was wrecked and rain poured into the court rooms. . .
(source:GenDisasters)

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bayou La Batre | Chickasaw | Citronelle | Creola | Mobile | Prichard | Saraland | Satsuma

Towns

Dauphin Island | Mount Vernon

Census Designation Places

Grand Bay | Theodore | Tillmans Corner

Unincorporated communities

Bucks | Eight Mile | Kushla | Mauvilla | St. Elmo | Semmes | Whistler

Ghost town

Beaver Mills

Neighboring Counties

Almobile
Baldwin | Clarke | Washington | Mississippi counties: George | Greene  | Jackson

Resources

African American

  • 1865-1891 - Mobile County Marriage Books 1-10 Index 1865-1891 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • Africantown, U.S.A. : A Pictorial History of Plateau and Magazine Point (Mobile County) Alabama / [story narrative, John H. Smith]. - Mobile, Ala: American Ethnic Science Society, c. 1981  65 p.: ill.  F334.M6 A6 1981

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Mobile, 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 Mobile county cemeteries.

  • Additional Mobile County cemeteries may be included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 5 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18202,672
18306,267134.5%
184018,741199.0%
185027,60047.3%
186041,13149.0%
187049,31119.9%
188048,653−1.3%
189051,5876.0%
190062,74021.6%
191080,85428.9%
1920100,11723.8%
1930118,36318.2%
1940141,97419.9%
1950231,10562.8%
1960314,30136.0%
1970317,3081.0%
1980364,98015.0%
1990378,6433.7%
2000399,8435.6%
2010412,9923.3%
Est. 2011412,5773.2%
For tips on accessing Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

State Census

Church Records (Rural)

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.

Notre Dame du Fort Conde de la Mobile, Mobile

  • 1704-1764 - Notre Dame du Fort Conde de la Mobile, Mobile Baptism Index 1704-1764. Batch C594181 at FamilySearch - free.[8]
  • 1704-1764 - Notre Dame du Fort Conde de la Mobile, Mobile Marriage Index 1704-1764. Batch M594181 at FamilySearch - free.

Court

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Mobile 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.

  • Bi-centennial Celebration, May 26-28, 1911, of the Founding of Mobile by Jean Baptiste de Bienville, 1711. Mobile: Commercial Print. Co., 1912. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Craighead, Erwin. Mobile: Fact and Tradition, Noteworthy People and Events. Mobile, Ala.: Powers Print. Co., 1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Delaney, Caldwell. Remember Mobile. Mobile, Ala., 1948. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hamilton, Peter J. Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study, Largely from Original Sources, of the Alabama-Tombigbee Basin and the old South West from the Discovery of the Spiritu Santo in 1519 Until the Demolition of Fort Charlotte in 1821. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hamilton, Peter J. Mobile of the Five Flags: The Story of the River Basin and Coast about Mobile from the Earliest Times to the Present. Mobile: Gill Print. Co., 1913. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Mobile 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 Mobile County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company A
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D (Red Eagles)
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F, G, H and I
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Mobile Cadets
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Gulf City Guards"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Washington Light Infantry"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Mobile Rifles"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E, Mobile Humphries Dragoons [formerly Co. "D", Wirt Adams' Cavalry]
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Alex Stephens' Guards"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Hamp Smith Rifles"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G "German Fusileers
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Mobile Independent Scouts"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Emerald Guards"
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Beauregard Rifles"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Lafayette Guards"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Independent Rifles
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Southern Foresters"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Washington Light Infantry"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Mobile Battle Guards:
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Chamberlain Rifles or Woodruff Rifles"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Swanson Guards or French Guards"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Independence Rifles or United Rangers"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Mobile Cadets"
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Sam Cooper Rifles"
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Washington Guards"
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Emmett Guards"
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Beulah Guards"
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Alabama Guards"
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Confederate Guards"
- 32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, C, F, I and K
- 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G and K
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F, H, I and K
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company K

Online Records

Civil War Battle Fought in Mobile County
  • Mobile Bay, also known as Passing of Forts Morgan and Gaines, August 2-23, 1864 (partly fought in Baldwin County)

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mobile 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.

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Mobile 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.

  • 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Mobile County.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Autauga County is in District 2.

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 – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1813-1821, 1823-1825, 1827-1840, 1844, 1846-1849, 1851-1853, 1878, 1924, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1878 "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 Records
  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Mobile Genealogical Society, Inc
P. O. Box 6224
Mobile, AL
36660-6224
251- 432-MGS-4
Publications: Deep South Genealogical Quarterly MGS Newsletter
Link

Mobile Municipal Archives
457 Church St.
P. O. Box 1827
Mobile, AL
36633
251-208-7736
Link

Historic Mobile Preservation Society
300 Oakley Place
Mobile, AL
36604
251-432-6161
Link

Mobile County Probate Court Archives
P. O. Box 7
Mobile, AL
36601
251-574-4941
Link

The Museum of Mobile
111 South Royal St.
Mobile, AL
36602
251-434-7569
Link

Library

Mobile Public Library
Local History Dept.
704 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602-149
Telephone: 334-208-7093

Collections include local histories, newspaper clippings, city directories, censuses, probate index, military records, and more.

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.

Mobile County Alabama Genealogy Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

Mobile County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mobile County, Alabama p. 38. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/mobile/ 6/13/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Mobile, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_County,_Alabama 6/013/2017.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Alabama Counties: Mobile County in Alabama Department of Archives and History (accessed 16 March 2014).
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