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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Pickens County''  
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Guide to '''Pike County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pickens County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1820
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| founded date = December 19
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| seat = Carrollton
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| building image = Pickens County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Pickens County, Alabama<br>PO Box 460 <br>Carrollton, Al 35447 <br>Phone: 205-367-2020<br>[http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Pickens County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="77%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens County, Alabama. Page 37 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 33.</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1816
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| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.
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== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876 <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The County was named for the revolutionary war hero General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina. The County has Carrollton as its seat and the County was created December 20, 1820. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/pickens/ 6/26/2017.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820'''--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820&nbsp;from [[Tuscaloosa_County,_Alabama|Tuscaloosa County]]. '''County seat''': Carrollton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1820'''--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820&nbsp;from [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa County]].<br>'''County seat''': Carrollton <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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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{{Fire}}Pickens County had destructive courthouse fires in '''1864''', and '''1876'''. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide&nbsp;'' page 28 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 28. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref><br><br>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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==== Populated Places ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://alabama.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,107,c,pickens.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pickens County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_County,_Alabama, accessed 25 October 2018.</ref> 
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliceville,_Alabama Aliceville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrollton,_Alabama Carrollton] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform,_Alabama Reform]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethelsville,_Alabama Ethelsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordo,_Alabama Gordo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMullen,_Alabama McMullen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis,_Alabama Memphis]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickensville,_Alabama Pickensville]</div>
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* Archer
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* Beards Mill
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* Beaver Town
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevola,_Alabama Benevola]
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* Bethlehem
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* Bostic
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* Bridgeville
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* Carloss
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Fire,_Alabama Coal Fire]
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* Cochrane
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* Cunningham</div>
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* Dancy
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* Delma
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* Dillburg
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* Hickory
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* Kirk
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* Lathrop
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* Liberty
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* Lois Spring
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubbub,_Alabama Lubbub]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McShan,_Alabama McShan]
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* Melrose</div>
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* Noland
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olney,_Alabama Olney]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmetto,_Alabama Palmetto]
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* Palmetto
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* Pleasant Grove
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* Sapps
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* Shaw
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* Stafford
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* Stansel
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna,_Alabama Vienna]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion,_Alabama Zion]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia,_Alabama Macedonia]</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Image:Alpickens.jpg|right|220px|Alpickens.jpg]]
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*[[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]]
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*[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy|Greene]]
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*[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy|Lamar]]
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*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lowndes County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi Genealogy|Noxubee County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]
  
*[[Bibb_County,_Alabama|Bibb]]
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Chilton_County,_Alabama|Chilton]]
 
*[[Dallas_County,_Alabama|Dallas]]
 
*[[Hale_County,_Alabama|Hale]]
 
*[[Marengo_County,_Alabama|Marengo]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers are covered in:
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*McGuire, Mrs. C.P. ''Records of Pickens County, Alabama.'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|113186}} - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Pickens}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pickens, 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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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.algw.org/pickens/pcchurch.htm ALGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-pickens.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/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|345252|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pickens+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Pickens-County?id=county_79 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Pickens-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Alabama Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site has additional information on Pickens county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Pickens.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1830= 6622
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|1840= 17118
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|1850= 21512
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|1860= 22316
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|1870= 17690
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|1880= 21479
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|1890= 22470
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|1900= 24402
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|1910= 25055
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|1920= 25353
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|1930= 24902
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|1940= 27671
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|1950= 24349
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|1960= 21882
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|1970= 20326
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|1980= 21481
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|1990= 20699
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|2000= 20949
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|2010= 19746
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}} {{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
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
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:*Elliott, Carl. ''Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856).'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29440 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Pickens County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Pickens County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Pickens County.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Pickens County Guards"
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:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)
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:- [[24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Dixie Boys"
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and G
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:- [[41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C, D, I and K
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B 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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Pickens}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
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*''Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|559021}} - free.
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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}}
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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] ($). Pickens County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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  =====
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:*'''1874, 1891-1941''' - Pickens County Marriage Index 1874 and 1891-1941 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>
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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  =====
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:*'''1733-2013''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=alabama%2cal Alabama, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1822, 1867, 1876-1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1876-1895''' - Pickens County Marriage Books A-E Index 1876-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.
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:*'''1876-1900''' [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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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Marriages] at [http://www.algw.org/ 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  =====
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*'''1920-1942''' - Pickens County Death Index 1920-1942. Batch {{IGI|B593405}} at FamilySearch - free.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Deaths] at [http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb] - 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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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Pickens County Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 38 <br>Gordo, AL <br>35466 <br>205-364-7830
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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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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://www.faceinthewindow.net/index.htm '''Pickens County Cooperative Library''']<br>Old Courthouse Square<br>P.O. Box 489<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>Telephone: 205-367-8407<br>Includes the following libraries:
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:'''Aliceville Public Library'''<br>416 Third Avenue NE<br>Aliceville, Alabama 35442<br>Telephone: 205-373-6691
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:'''Carrollton Public Library'''<br>225 Commerce Avenue<br>P. O. Box 92<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>Telephone: 205-367-2142
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:'''Reform Public Library'''<br>302 1st Street South<br>P. O. Box 819<br>Reform, Alabama 35481<br>Telephone: 205-375-6240
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:'''Ruth Holliman Public Library'''<br>287 Main Street South<br>Gordo, Alabama<br>Telephone: 205-364-7148
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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Latest revision as of 01:26, 19 November 2018

United States
Alabama
Pickens County

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

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Pickens County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 19, 1820
County Seat Carrollton
Courthouse
Pickens County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Pickens County, Alabama
PO Box 460
Carrollton, Al 35447
Phone: 205-367-2020
County Website


County Information

Pickens County, Alabama Record Dates

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate Census
1903 1876 1903 1876 1876 1876 1816
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [2]

Description

The County was named for the revolutionary war hero General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina. The County has Carrollton as its seat and the County was created December 20, 1820. The County is located in the west central area of the state.[3]

History

Parent County

1820--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820 from Tuscaloosa County.
County seat: Carrollton [4]

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

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Pickens County had destructive courthouse fires in 1864, and 1876. See Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide  page 28 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.[5]

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Archer
  • Beards Mill
  • Beaver Town
  • Benevola
  • Bethlehem
  • Bostic
  • Bridgeville
  • Carloss
  • Coal Fire
  • Cochrane
  • Cunningham
  • Dancy
  • Delma
  • Dillburg
  • Hickory
  • Kirk
  • Lathrop
  • Liberty
  • Lois Spring
  • Lubbub
  • McShan
  • Melrose
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties

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Resources

Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers are covered in:

  • McGuire, Mrs. C.P. Records of Pickens County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Pickens, 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 Pickens county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18306,622
184017,118158.5%
185021,51225.7%
186022,3163.7%
187017,690−20.7%
188021,47921.4%
189022,4704.6%
190024,4028.6%
191025,0552.7%
192025,3531.2%
193024,902−1.8%
194027,67111.1%
195024,349−12.0%
196021,882−10.1%
197020,326−7.1%
198021,4815.7%
199020,699−3.6%
200020,9491.2%
201019,746−5.7%
For tips on accessing Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

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.

Court Records

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 Pickens 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.

  • Elliott, Carl. Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856). Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pickens 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 Pickens County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Pickens County Guards"
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Dixie Boys"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and G
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, C, D, I and K
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and D

Online Records

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

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

  • Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

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.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Pickens 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
Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1822, 1867, 1876-1901, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1876-1900 "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.
  • 1920-1942 - Pickens County Death Index 1920-1942. Batch B593405 at FamilySearch - free.

Societies and Libraries

Pickens County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 38
Gordo, AL
35466
205-364-7830

Libraries

Pickens County Cooperative Library
Old Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 489
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
Telephone: 205-367-8407
Includes the following libraries:

Aliceville Public Library
416 Third Avenue NE
Aliceville, Alabama 35442
Telephone: 205-373-6691
Carrollton Public Library
225 Commerce Avenue
P. O. Box 92
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
Telephone: 205-367-2142
Reform Public Library
302 1st Street South
P. O. Box 819
Reform, Alabama 35481
Telephone: 205-375-6240
Ruth Holliman Public Library
287 Main Street South
Gordo, Alabama
Telephone: 205-364-7148

Family History Centers

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.

Family History Centre Locator

Websites

Betty's World Genealogical information on Betty's Families of Abney, Boxley, Bradberry, Breazeale, Brown, Carter, Middleton, Norman, Pickens, Phillips, Stone, Summers, Tinsley, Wade, Wills/Wells, and General Andrew Pickens.



References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens County, Alabama. Page 37 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 33.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens County p. 39. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/pickens/ 6/26/2017.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 28. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Pickens County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_County,_Alabama, accessed 25 October 2018.
  7. 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.