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'''State Census'''<br>
 
'''State Census'''<br>
  
*'''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]]
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*'''1855'''  {{RecordSearch|1915984|Alabama State Census, 1855}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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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]]; index and images
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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, Census of Confederate Veterans - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{AL Church Intro|Lamar}}
 
{{AL Church Intro|Lamar}}
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*'''1831-1994'''  {{RecordSearch|2790182|Alabama, Church Records, 1831-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Lamar}}
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Lamar}}
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*'''1865-1872'''  {{RecordSearch|2333770|Alabama, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; images only
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393829&reqParentsLabel=Lamar%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393829&reqParentsLabel=Lamar%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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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
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{AL Military Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Military Intro|Jefferson}}
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'''''Mulatipal Wars'''''
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*'''ca.1918-ca.1962'''  {{RecordSearch|4113740|Alabama, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 - ca.1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
*'''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]]
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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]]; index, images at partner site
*'''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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*'''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]]; index, images at partner site
*'''1861-1865''' [https://archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/search.cfmAlabama Civil War Service Database] at [https://archives.alabama.gov/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - index <br>
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*'''1861-1865''' [https://archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/search.cfmAlabama Civil War Service Database] at [https://archives.alabama.gov/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - index <br>
*'''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] $
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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] $
*'''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] $
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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] $
*'''1871-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2180391|Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]  
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*'''1871-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2180391|Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1880-1930''' {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930s}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1880-1930'''   {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930s}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans - 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, Census of Confederate Veterans - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
 
*[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]
 
{{AL Civil War Regiments|Jefferson}}<br>
 
{{AL Civil War Regiments|Jefferson}}<br>
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
*'''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]]
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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]]; index and images
*'''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'''''<br>
 
'''''World War II'''''<br>
*'''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]]
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*'''1940-1945'''  {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''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 ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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=== Other Records ===
 
=== Other Records ===
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Jefferson}}
===== 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
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'''''Voter Registration'''''
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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 some 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].  Jefferson County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/jeffersoncounty.pdf book].
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History].  Jefferson County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/jeffersoncounty.pdf book].
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{{AL Probate Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Jefferson}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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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] $
*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
* '''1818-1840''' Images of Loose Wills (and index)  [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
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*'''1818-1840''' Images of Loose Wills (and index)  [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
* '''1856-1880''' Wills (with index) [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
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*'''1830-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1978117|Alabama Estate Files, 1830-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Estate Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1856-1880''' Wills (with index) [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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*Birmingham Southern College: [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Birmingham-Southern+College+-+Student+Yearbook%22 1914-2008] (via the Internet Archive)
 
*Birmingham Southern College: [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Birmingham-Southern+College+-+Student+Yearbook%22 1914-2008] (via the Internet Archive)
 
*Howard College Student Catalogs (currently Samford University): [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Samford+University+%E2%80%94+Catalogs%22 1847-1908] (via the Internet Archive)
 
*Howard College Student Catalogs (currently Samford University): [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Samford+University+%E2%80%94+Catalogs%22 1847-1908] (via the Internet Archive)
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===Social Security Records===
 
===Social Security Records===
*'''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]].
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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]].
*'''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 ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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[http://tc.jeffcointouch.com/taxcollection/HTML/intro_history.html Jefferson County Tax Payment Records] - County of Jefferson (searchable database)
 
[http://tc.jeffcointouch.com/taxcollection/HTML/intro_history.html Jefferson County Tax Payment Records] - County of Jefferson (searchable database)
  
:*'''1865-1866''' U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] $
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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] $
  
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
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{{AL Birth Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, County Birth Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, County Birth Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and some images
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1733-2013''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=alabama%2cal Alabama, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] $
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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] $
:*'''1800-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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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] $
:*'''1808, 1815, 1818-1879, 1885, 1898, 1923, 1930, 1936-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1808, 1815, 1818-1879, 1885, 1898, 1923, 1930, 1936-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
:*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages]
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*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages]
:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
:*'''1809-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1809-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and some images
:*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
:*'''1818-1928''' Jefferson County Marriage Books 1-28 Index 1818-1928 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:Igialabamadj.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1818-1928''' Jefferson County Marriage Books 1-28 Index 1818-1928 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabamadj.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf]].</ref>
:*'''1818-1845''' Grant, Orena V. ''Orena V. Grant Genealogical Collection (Marriages and Cemetery Records): From Southeastern, North and South Central States'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26523 Ancestry$]
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*'''1818-1936'''  {{RecordSearch|2534485|Alabama County Marriages, 1818-1936}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, County Marriages Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
:*'''1819-1875''' ''Jefferson County, Alabama Marriages 1819 to 1875'' at {{FSbook|591605}}
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*'''1818-1845''' Grant, Orena V. ''Orena V. Grant Genealogical Collection (Marriages and Cemetery Records): From Southeastern, North and South Central States'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26523 Ancestry$]
:*'''1819-1875''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1819-1875''' ''Jefferson County, Alabama Marriages 1819 to 1875'' at {{FSbook|591605}}
:*'''1928-1949''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Jefferson County, Alabama Marriage Books 110-215}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1819-1875''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1928-1949''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Jefferson County, Alabama Marriage Books 110-215}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and some images
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*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{AL Death Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Death Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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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] $
*'''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] $
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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] $
*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at[https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at[https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
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== Societies ==
 
== Societies ==
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Jefferson}}
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Jefferson}}
'''Birmingham Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 2432 <br>Birmingham, AL 35201<br> [http://bgsal.org/ Website] [https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamGenealogicalSociety Facebook]<br>
 
 
'''Birmingham Historical Society'''<br>1 Sloss Quarters<br>Birmingham, AL 35222 <br>Phone: 205-251-1880 <br>[https://birminghamhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
 
 
'''The Jefferson County Historical Association'''<br>PO Box 130285 <br>Birmingham, AL 35213-0285 <br>205-871-6213<br>[http://www.jeffcohistory.com/ Website]<br>
 
 
'''Hueytown Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 3313 <br>Hueytown, AL 35053<br>[http://www.hueytown.org/historical/ Website]
 
 
'''West Jefferson County Historical Society'''<br>310 18th St N. #303<br>Birmingham AL 35203<br>Phone: 205-458-1393<br>[https://www.birmingham365.org/organization/west-jefferson-county-historical-society/ Website]<br>
 
 
'''Birmingham African-American Society Group'''<br>P.O. Box 12011<br>Birmingham, AL 35202<br>Phone: 205-901-6387<br>[http://www.baagginc.org/ Website] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/112773048747207/ Facebook]<br>
 
 
'''Alabama Genealogical Society Samford University'''<br>PO Box 293921<br>Samford University<br>800 Lakeshore Drive<br>Birmingham, AL 35229<br>[http://algensoc.org/ Website]<br>
 
  
'''Jefferson County Historical Commission''' <br>4700 7th Ct South <br>Birmingham, AL 35222<br>Phone: 205-592-6610<br>[http://www.jeffersonhistorical.org/ Website]
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'''Lamar County, Alabama Genealogical & Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 357<br>Vernon, Alabama 35592-0357<br>[https://www.fayette.net/Carruth/genealogysociety.htm Website] [https://www.facebook.com/lamarcountygenealogy/about/?ref=page_internal Facebook]<br>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:59, 3 April 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Vernon
Organized: February 4, 1867
Parent County(s): Marion, Fayette[1]
Neighboring Counties
Fayette  • Lowndes (MS)  • Marion  • Monroe (MS)  • Pickens
See County Maps
Courthouse
Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Lamar County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named in honor of Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi.[2] The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lamar County Courthouse
330 First St. NE.
PO Box 434
Vernon, AL 35592
Phone: 205-695-7193
Fax: 205-695-0046
Lamar County Website

Probate Office has marriage records 1867-1997, probate and land records;
Circuit Clerk Office has divorce and Court Records [4]

Lamar 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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1867 1919 1867 1867 1867 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]

1866 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1867-- Lamar County was created 4 February 1867 from Marion and Fayette Counties.
  • County seat: Vernon[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Molloy
  • Moscow
  • Pine Springs
  • Star


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 Lamar, 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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 8,893
1880 12,142 36.5%
1890 14,187 16.8%
1900 16,084 13.4%
1910 17,487 8.7%
1920 18,149 3.8%
1930 18,001 −0.8%
1940 19,708 9.5%
1950 16,441 −16.6%
1960 14,271 −13.2%
1970 14,335 0.4%
1980 16,453 14.8%
1990 15,715 −4.5%
2000 15,904 1.2%
2010 14,564 −8.4%
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]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Lamar 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

MarionFayettePickensLowndes County, MSMonroe County, MSAL LAMAR.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Mulatipal Wars

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County:

- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Jefferson Volunteers"
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers)
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers])
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (Jefferson Warriors)
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and G
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D, G and H
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and D

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

USGenWeb Archives Project - transcribed obituaries for Jefferson County.

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Jefferson County has one book.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

  • Birmingham Southern College: 1914-2008 (via the Internet Archive)
  • Howard College Student Catalogs (currently Samford University): 1847-1908 (via the Internet Archive)

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.

Jefferson County Tax Payment Records - County of Jefferson (searchable database)

  • 1865-1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry $

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.

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]

Birmingham Public Library, Archives & Manuscripts Dept
2100 Park Place
Birmingham AL 35203
Phone: 205-226-3631
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


Bessemer Alabama Family History Center
831 Briarwood Dr
Bessemer, Alabama, 35022-4577
205-425-7928
Website


Birmingham Alabama Family History Center
2780 Altadena Rd
Birmingham, Alabama, 35243
Website

Birmingham 2nd Alabama Family History Center
1337 Old Springville Rd
Birmingham, Alabama 35235
205-854-0300
Website

Leeds AlabamaFamily History Center
1101 Rockhampton St NE
Leeds, Alabama, 35904-1326
Website

Gardendale Alabama Family History Center
1925 Mt Olive Blvd
Gardendale, Alabama 35071
205-631-6765
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Birmingham Public Library
Southern History Department
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-226-3665

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Lamar County, Alabama Genealogical & Historical Society
P. O. Box 357
Vernon, Alabama 35592-0357
Website Facebook

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. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/lamar/ 6/07/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Lamar, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_County,_Alabama 6/07/2017.
  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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, "Lamar County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamar_County,_Alabama, accessed 18 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/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.