Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy

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

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Montgomery County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded December 6, 1816
County Seat Montgomery
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Address Montgomery County Courthouse
PO Box 1667
Montgomery, Alabama 36102
Phone 334-832-1210
County Website

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1928,
Probate Records from 1817
and land records from 1819
Alabama  Dept of Archives and History
has marriage records 1817-1928
Clerk of Board of revenue has divorce records from 1851
and court Records from 1817 [1]


Parent County

1816--Montgomery County was created 6 December 1816 from Monroe County.
County seat: Montgomery[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American



Some Montgomery County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 2011232,0323.8%
For tips on accessing Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Montgomery

Court Records


  • Montgomery County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  • 1878 - Beale, Jesse D. City Directory and History of Montgomery, Alabama: With a Summary of Events in that History, Calendarically Arranged, Besides Other Valuable and Useful Information. Montgomery, Ala.: T.C. Bingham & Co., Printers and Binders, 1878. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1880-1895 - Montgomery, Alabama Directories, 1880-95 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1881-1881, 1883-1884, 1887, 1891, 1893, and 1895 city directories.

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Robertson, W. G. Recollections of the Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.: Society of Pioneers of Montgomery, 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



Civil War

Civil War service men from Montgomery 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 Montgomery County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company A and E
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company B, G and K
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I, F and J
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Metropolitan Guards"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G" Montgomery Free Blues"
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D [subsequently, Company E]
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G [subsequently, Company H]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company B, C, F and K
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I(Mounted)
- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and K
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Montgomery Guards"
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 23rd Battalion, Alabama, Company G
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and H
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company H
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and F
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I


Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate Records


  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Montgomery County is in District 2.

Vital Records

  • 1878 - Montgomery County Birth Index 1878. Batch C593015 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1817-1861, 1869, 1925, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1818-1860 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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


Montgomery City-County Public Library
Main Branch:

Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
245 High Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Telephone: 334-240-4999

Family History Center

Montgomery County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Montgomery County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County p. 39. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at