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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Calhoun County was originally named Benton County in honor of Thomas Hart Benton. Name was changed to Calhoun, in honor of John C. Calhoun, in 1858. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Alabama 05/30/2017.</ref>
 
Calhoun County was originally named Benton County in honor of Thomas Hart Benton. Name was changed to Calhoun, in honor of John C. Calhoun, in 1858. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Alabama 05/30/2017.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{AL Courthouse Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Courthouse Intro|Calhoun}}
 
'''Calhoun County Courthouse'''<br>
 
'''Calhoun County Courthouse'''<br>
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Clerk Circuit<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336748921581_23"></span> Court has Court Records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
Clerk Circuit<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336748921581_23"></span> Court has Court Records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Calhoun County, Alabama Record Dates ===
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===Calhoun County, Alabama Record Dates===
 
{{AL Record Dates Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Record Dates Intro|Calhoun}}
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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Calhoun County had destructive courthouse fires in 1861, 1865, and 1932.<ref>[http://courthousehistory.com/gallery/states/alabama/counties/calhoun Images for Calhoun County, Alabama] in ''CourthouseHistory.com'' (accessed 5 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
 
Calhoun County had destructive courthouse fires in 1861, 1865, and 1932.<ref>[http://courthousehistory.com/gallery/states/alabama/counties/calhoun Images for Calhoun County, Alabama] in ''CourthouseHistory.com'' (accessed 5 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Calhoun}}
 
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*'''1832'''--Calhoun County (orginially named Benton County) was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
 
*'''1832'''--Calhoun County (orginially named Benton County) was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
 
*'''County seat:''' Anniston<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Anniston<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{AL Populated Places Intro|Calhoun}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Alabama, accessed 4 October 2018.</ref>  
 
{{AL Populated Places Intro|Calhoun}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Alabama, accessed 4 October 2018.</ref>  
  
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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{AL Resources Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Resources Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{AL Bible Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Bible Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{AL Biographies Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Biographies Intro|Calhoun}}
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*Biographies of many notable residents of Calhoun County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at {{FSbook|107673}}. Begins on page 584.
 
*Biographies of many notable residents of Calhoun County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at {{FSbook|107673}}. Begins on page 584.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. Calhoun County (Town of Oxford) begins on page 112.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. Calhoun County (Town of Oxford) begins on page 112.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project]
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{AL Business Records Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Business Records Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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*{{FHL|384717|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|384717|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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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/Calhoun-County?id=county_33 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Calhoun-County?id=county_33 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395484&reqParentsLabel=Calhoun%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395484&reqParentsLabel=Calhoun%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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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*There are approximately 150-200 cemeteries in Calhoun County. They range in size from single grave sites to over 3,000 burials. Research is currently ongoing to locate and pin-point cemetery locations with GPS. As of this time 130 have been located with GPS. Other cemeteries are known but are on private property. Over 90 cemeteries have yet to be located or eliminated as duplicates with different names in different listings.
 
*There are approximately 150-200 cemeteries in Calhoun County. They range in size from single grave sites to over 3,000 burials. Research is currently ongoing to locate and pin-point cemetery locations with GPS. As of this time 130 have been located with GPS. Other cemeteries are known but are on private property. Over 90 cemeteries have yet to be located or eliminated as duplicates with different names in different listings.
  
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama State Census, 1866 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama State Census, 1866 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{AL Church Intro|Calhoun}}<br>
 
{{AL Church Intro|Calhoun}}<br>
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395484&reqParentsLabel=Calhoun%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395484&reqParentsLabel=Calhoun%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{AL Court Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Court Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{AL Directories Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Directories Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*'''1931''' - ''Polk's Anniston City Directory, 1931'' at {{FSbook|73109}}
 
*'''1931''' - ''Polk's Anniston City Directory, 1931'' at {{FSbook|73109}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{AL Emigration Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Emigration Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*[[Alabama Minorities|Alabama Minorities]] has information specific to Alabama African Americans.
 
*[[Alabama Minorities|Alabama Minorities]] has information specific to Alabama African Americans.
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{AL Genealogies Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Genealogies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{AL Guardianship Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Guardianship Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{AL Land Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Land Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Calhoun County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. [https://arphax.com/collections/alabama/products/family-maps-of-calhoun-county-alabama Arphax Publishing] ($). Website includes surname index. {{FHL|1548050|item|disp=FHL Book 976.163 E7bg}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Calhoun County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. [https://arphax.com/collections/alabama/products/family-maps-of-calhoun-county-alabama Arphax Publishing] ($). Website includes surname index. {{FHL|1548050|item|disp=FHL Book 976.163 E7bg}}.
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{AL Histories Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Histories Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. Calhoun County begins on page 111.
 
*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. Calhoun County begins on page 111.
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{AL Maps Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Maps Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Calhoun County}}}}
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Calhoun County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Calhoun County] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Calhoun County] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/maps Alabama Maps and Blueprints Collection] at [https://archives.alabama.gov/searchcoll.html Alabama Department of Archives and History] – maps can be browsed by location or subject
 
*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/maps Alabama Maps and Blueprints Collection] at [https://archives.alabama.gov/searchcoll.html Alabama Department of Archives and History] – maps can be browsed by location or subject
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{AL Migration Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Migration Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{AL Military Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Military Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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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]- [[Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/cwnp Alabama Civil War and Reconstruction Newspapers] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History]
 
*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/cwnp Alabama Civil War and Reconstruction Newspapers] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History]
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{{AL Civil War Regiments|Calhoun}}<br>
 
{{AL Civil War Regiments|Calhoun}}<br>
  
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, World War I Service cards, 1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, World War I Service cards, 1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1917-1918''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/p17217coll3 Alabama World War I Service Records] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/p17217coll3 Alabama World War I Service Records] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images<br>
  
*'''1917-1918''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/goldstar Alabama World War I Gold Star Files] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images <br>
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*'''1917-1918''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/goldstar Alabama World War I Gold Star Files] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images <br>
  
  
 
'''''World War II'''''
 
'''''World War II'''''
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images- [[Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1940-1966''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/p17217coll16 Alabama Active Military Service Reports] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images <br>
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*'''1940-1966''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/p17217coll16 Alabama Active Military Service Reports] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images <br>
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
archived and digitized newspapers available online on both  and pay-to-access websites.
 
archived and digitized newspapers available online on both  and pay-to-access websites.
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*'''1837-1895''' [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1108956811027&s=32403&e=001333-uiEAcTedtnV1G2g49BUNmBv_JvOwDnKUQOth-MDgAN3PUg0NF-1gSwS19s08nCET-h1EtNanzDTbLFb2bPYOApOKHfks0pBOnJfDEUbwfDVNye7_6yRdWadfXsJcQowdSue5b04= ''Jacksonville Republican'']
 
*'''1837-1895''' [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1108956811027&s=32403&e=001333-uiEAcTedtnV1G2g49BUNmBv_JvOwDnKUQOth-MDgAN3PUg0NF-1gSwS19s08nCET-h1EtNanzDTbLFb2bPYOApOKHfks0pBOnJfDEUbwfDVNye7_6yRdWadfXsJcQowdSue5b04= ''Jacksonville Republican'']
 
*'''1929-1976''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51065 ''Anniston Star''] at Ancestry ($).
 
*'''1929-1976''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51065 ''Anniston Star''] at Ancestry ($).
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{AL Obituaries Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Obituaries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Calhoun}}
===== Voting Records =====
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=====Voting Records=====
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*'''1834-1981''': {{RecordSearch|4016429|Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]], index and images
 
*'''1834-1981''': {{RecordSearch|4016429|Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]], index and images
  
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. See Calhoun County at [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/calhouncounty.pdf Register].
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. See Calhoun County at [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/calhouncounty.pdf Register].
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{AL Periodicals Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Periodicals Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
 
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
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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] $
 
*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Calhoun}}
 
===Social Security Records===
 
===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
 
*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
 
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
 
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{AL Tax Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Tax Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Calhoun County is in District 3.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Calhoun County is in District 3.
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{AL Vital Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Vital Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
'''''Vital Record Substitutes'''''<br>
 
'''''Vital Record Substitutes'''''<br>
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*A  collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Calhoun County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:
 
*A  collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Calhoun County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:
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:[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/calhoun/webbbs_config.pl Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
 
:[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/calhoun/webbbs_config.pl Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images- [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images- [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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.
*'''1834-1927''' Calhoun County Marriage Books B2-N Index 1834-1927 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabama.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1834-1927''' Calhoun County Marriage Books B2-N Index 1834-1927 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabama.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.</ref>
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{AL Death Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Death Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index.  
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*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index.
 
*'''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 and date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).
 
*'''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 and date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).
 
*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Divorce ====
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====Divorce====
 
{{AL Divorce Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Divorce Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Calhoun}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
  
 
*'''Alabama Department of Archives and History'''<br>P.O. Box 300100<br>624 Washington Ave.<br>Montgomery, AL 36130<br>(334) 242-4435<br>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160308120133/http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ website]
 
*'''Alabama Department of Archives and History'''<br>P.O. Box 300100<br>624 Washington Ave.<br>Montgomery, AL 36130<br>(334) 242-4435<br>[https://web.archive.org/web/20160308120133/http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ website]
  
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Anniston Alabama Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Anniston Alabama Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{AL Libraries Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Libraries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
 
*'''Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County'''<br>Alabama Room<br>108 E. 10th Street<br>Anniston, Alabama 36201<br>Phone: 256-237-8501<br>E-mail: [mailto:alroom@anniston.lib.al.us alroom@anniston.lib.al.us]<br>[https://publibann.weebly.com/alabama-room.html Website]
 
*'''Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County'''<br>Alabama Room<br>108 E. 10th Street<br>Anniston, Alabama 36201<br>Phone: 256-237-8501<br>E-mail: [mailto:alroom@anniston.lib.al.us alroom@anniston.lib.al.us]<br>[https://publibann.weebly.com/alabama-room.html Website]
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{AL Museums Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Museums Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*'''AlaBenton Genealogical Society'''<br>108 E. 10th Street<br>Anniston, AL 36202<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~alabgs/ Website]''<br>
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*'''AlaBenton Genealogical Society'''<br>108 E. 10th Street<br>Anniston, AL 36202<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~alabgs/ Website]''<br>''
  
 
*'''Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society'''<br>P O Box 8268<br>Gadsden, AL 35902<br>[http://neags.com/ Website]
 
*'''Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society'''<br>P O Box 8268<br>Gadsden, AL 35902<br>[http://neags.com/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{AL Websites Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Websites Intro|Calhoun}}
  
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*[http://www.algw.org/calhoun/ Calhoun County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.algw.org/calhoun/ Calhoun County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://cdm16070.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ Jackson State Univerisity Yearbook Digital Project]: The Library is currently digitizing the entire run of the Jacksonville State University yearbooks. The yearbooks began publication in 1926 under the name Teacola (some volumes spelled "Teacoala"), which they held until 1933, when the title changed to the Mimosa. The Mimosa was not published immediately preceding and during World War II, so there are no volumes for the years 1934-1947. Print copies of the yearbooks can be found in the Library's reference collection on the 5th floor, and also in closed stacks in the 10th floor Alabama Gallery.
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*[http://cdm16070.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ Jacksonville State University Yearbook Digital Project]: The Library is currently digitizing the entire run of the Jacksonville State University yearbooks. The yearbooks began publication in 1926 under the name Teacola (some volumes spelled "Teacoala"), which they held until 1933, when the title changed to the Mimosa. The Mimosa was not published immediately preceding and during World War II, so there are no volumes for the years 1934-1947. Print copies of the yearbooks can be found in the Library's reference collection on the 5th floor, and also in closed stacks in the 10th floor Alabama Gallery.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192446|Alabama|Calhoun}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192446|Alabama|Calhoun}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171108180009/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Web Sites at RootsWeb - Calhoun AL]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171108180009/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Web Sites at RootsWeb - Calhoun AL]
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{AL Research Guides Intro|Calhoun}}
 
{{AL Research Guides Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== References ==
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Revision as of 19:36, 15 April 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Anniston
Organized: December 18, 1832
Parent County(s): Creek Cession[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cherokee  • Cleburne  • Etowah  • St. Clair  • Talladega
See County Maps
Courthouse
Calhoun County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Calhoun County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Calhoun County was originally named Benton County in honor of Thomas Hart Benton. Name was changed to Calhoun, in honor of John C. Calhoun, in 1858. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Calhoun County Courthouse
25 W 11th St.
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 256-231-1750
Calhoun County Website

Probate Judge has marriage records 1834-1979.
Registrar in Chancery has divorce records.
Clerk Circuit Court has Court Records.[3]

Calhoun County, Alabama Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1834 1919 1835 1832 1891 1816
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Calhoun County had destructive courthouse fires in 1861, 1865, and 1932.[5]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1832--Calhoun County (orginially named Benton County) was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
  • County seat: Anniston[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in Calhoun County:[7]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator.

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Allsop
  • Angel
  • Asberry
  • Bethel
  • Betta-Life
  • Blue Mountain
  • Blue Pond
  • Boiling Spring
  • Boiling Springs
  • Bonny Brook
  • Booker T City
  • Brutonville
  • Burns
  • Burns Crossroad
  • Cedar Springs
  • Chosea Springs
  • Colvins Gap
  • Colwell
  • Couch
  • Crystal Springs
  • De Soto Manor
  • DeArmanville
  • Duke
  • Eastaboga
  • Eulaton
  • Four Mile
  • Francis
  • Grayton
  • Greenwood
  • Hallingworth
  • Halls Chapel
  • Harmony
  • Hicks
  • Holley Crossroads
  • Hollingsworth
  • Holly Springs
  • Ingram Wells
  • Iron City
  • Joseph Springs
  • Knightens Crossroads
  • Knoxville
  • Ladiga
  • Laney
  • Leatherwood
  • Leydens Mill
  • Lowrimores Crossroads
  • Macon
  • Maxwellborn
  • Merrellton
  • Middleton
  • Mitchellville
  • Morrisville
  • Mount Olive
  • Mount Polk
  • New Liberty
  • Oak Level
  • Old Davisville
  • Peaceburg
  • Philadelphia
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Possum Trot
  • Post Oak
  • Prices
  • Prickettville
  • Rabbittown
  • Ragan Chapel
  • Reads Mill
  • Roy Webb
  • Sulphur Springs
  • Tarsus
  • Tredegar
  • Trinity
  • Union
  • Vigo
  • Vinnette
  • Webster Chapel
  • Wellington
  • West Point
  • West Wellington
  • Whitesides Mill
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Calhoun, 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 sites have additional information on Calhoun county cemeteries.

  • Interment.net Alabama cemetery records by county.
  • Alabama Cemetery Records Additional Calhoun County cemeteries are included in volumes 1,3 and 6.
  • There are approximately 150-200 cemeteries in Calhoun County. They range in size from single grave sites to over 3,000 burials. Research is currently ongoing to locate and pin-point cemetery locations with GPS. As of this time 130 have been located with GPS. Other cemeteries are known but are on private property. Over 90 cemeteries have yet to be located or eliminated as duplicates with different names in different listings.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 14,260
1850 17,163 20.4%
1860 21,539 25.5%
1870 13,980 −35.1%
1880 19,591 40.1%
1890 33,835 72.7%
1900 34,874 3.1%
1910 39,115 12.2%
1920 47,822 22.3%
1930 55,611 16.3%
1940 63,319 13.9%
1950 79,539 25.6%
1960 95,878 20.5%
1970 103,092 7.5%
1980 119,761 16.2%
1990 116,034 −3.1%
2000 112,249 −3.3%
2010 118,572 5.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Calhoun County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both and pay-to-access websites.

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.Both should be used:

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Calhoun County see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Calhoun County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Arphax Publishing ($). Website includes surname index. FHL Book 976.163 E7bg.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Calhoun County. The 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.

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library. Calhoun County begins on page 111.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

EtowahCherokeeCleburneTalladegaSt. ClairAL CALHOUN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Calhoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Calhoun County:

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and I
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company G, Floyd Bush Rangers
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Alexandria Rifle Company"
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G "Pope Walker Guards"
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Choccolocco Rifles"
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and E
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I and K
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, formerly Company A, 2nd Battalion
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company A and D
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F


World War I


World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

archived and digitized newspapers available online on both and pay-to-access websites.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. See Calhoun County at Register.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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 ($). Calhoun County is in District 3.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Vital Record Substitutes

  • A collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Calhoun County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:
Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History
    P.O. Box 300100
    624 Washington Ave.
    Montgomery, AL 36130
    (334) 242-4435
    website


Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Calhoun County. For state-wide library facilities, see Alabama Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • AlaBenton Genealogical Society
    108 E. 10th Street
    Anniston, AL 36202
    Website
  • Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
    P O Box 8268
    Gadsden, AL 35902
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Alabama 05/30/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Images for Calhoun County, Alabama in CourthouseHistory.com (accessed 5 March 2014).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Alabama, accessed 4 October 2018.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.