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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|Limestone}}<br>
 
{{AL Church Intro|Limestone}}<br>
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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
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393833&reqParentsLabel=Limestone%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393833&reqParentsLabel=Limestone%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Limestone}}
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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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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Limestone County see:<br>
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Limestone County see:<br>
  
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Limestone 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. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes  surname index. {{FHL|1390178|item|disp=FHL Book 976.198 E7b}}.
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Limestone County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes  surname index. {{FHL|1390178|item|disp=FHL Book 976.198 E7b}}.
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Limestone County] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Limestone County] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393833&reqParentsLabel=Limestone%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=393833&reqParentsLabel=Limestone%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|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Military Intro|Limestone}}
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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]
  
 
'''''Civil War Battles Fought in Limestone County'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War Battles Fought in Limestone County'''''<br>
*1864 - January 26 in Athens
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*'''1864''' - January 26 in Athens
*1864 - October 26-29 in Decatur
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*'''1864''' - October 26-29 in Decatur
  
 
Battle information from [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#al Civil War Battle Summaries by State], by the Heritage Preservation Services.
 
Battle information from [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#al Civil War Battle Summaries by State], by the Heritage Preservation Services.
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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>
 
*'''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] — index and images - [[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|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Limestone}}
===== Voting Records =====
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'''''Voter Registration'''''
 
*'''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
  
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{{AL Probate Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Limestone}}
  
'''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] $
 
*'''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
 
*'''1826-1831''' [https://southeasterngenealogy.com/content/algenealogy.html Images of Wills 1826-1831] at [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
 
*'''1826-1831''' [https://southeasterngenealogy.com/content/algenealogy.html Images of Wills 1826-1831] at [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
 
*'''1885-1890''' [https://southeasterngenealogy.com/content/algenealogy.html Index to Will Book] at [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
 
*'''1885-1890''' [https://southeasterngenealogy.com/content/algenealogy.html Index to Will Book] at [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
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Limestone}}
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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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{{AL Birth Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Limestone}}
  
*'''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://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index, and some images - [[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://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, County Birth Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and some images
 
*'''1896-1898''' Limestone County Birth Index 1896-1898. Batch {{IGI|C593327}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1896-1898''' Limestone County Birth Index 1896-1898. Batch {{IGI|C593327}} at FamilySearch
  
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{{AL Marriage Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Limestone}}
  
*'''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 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1800-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 Ancestry ($)]
 
*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920 Ancestry ($)]
 
*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920 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 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - [[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
*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ 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
*'''1832-1928''' Limestone County Marriage Books A-G Index 1832-1928 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:Igialabamals.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1832-1928''' Limestone County Marriage Books A-G Index 1832-1928 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:Igialabamals.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{AL Death Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Death Intro|Limestone}}
  
*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 Ancestry ($)]
*'''1908-1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama, Death Index, 1908-1959 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1908-1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama, Death Index, 1908-1959 Ancestry ($)]
*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
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{{AL Societies Intro|Limestone}}
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Limestone}}
  
'''Limestone County Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 82 <br>Athens, AL 35611<br> [http://www.limestonecountyhistoricalsociety.org Website]
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'''Limestone County Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 82 <br>Athens, AL 35612<br>Email: [mailto:mail@limestonecountyhistoricalsociety.org mail@limestonecountyhistoricalsociety.org]<br>[http://www.limestonecountyhistoricalsociety.org Website]
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==

Latest revision as of 12:48, 17 April 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Athens
Organized: February 6, 1818
Parent County(s): Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816
Neighboring Counties
Giles (TN)  • Lauderdale  • Lawrence  • Lincoln (TN)  • Madison  • Morgan
See County Maps
Courthouse
Limestone County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Limestone County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Limestone Creek, a local stream.[1] The County is located in the north-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Limestone County Courthouse
200 West Washington Street
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-233-6406
Fax: 256-232-0764
Limestone County Website

County Archives has birth and death records 1881-1913, marriage records 1832-1900, divorce records 1896-1947, land and court records 1818-1900, tax records 1861-1900, newspapers 1868-1985.
Probate Judge has marriage, probate, and land records from after 1900.
Clerk Circuit Court has court records after 1900 and divorce records after 1947.[3]

Limestone 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
1881 1832 1881 1818 1818 1818 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]

Limestone County had a destructive courthouse fire in 1862.[5]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1818 Limestone County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee and Chicksaw Cession in 1816.
  • County seat: Athens[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
  • Big Creek
  • Georgia
  • Gilbertsboro
  • Gilbertons
  • Mooresville
  • Pettusville
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Quid Nune
  • Richland
  • Sand Springs
  • Shoalford
  • Slough
  • Wickham


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 Limestone, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Limestone county cemeteries.

  • Interment.net Alabama cemetery records by county.
  • Douthat, James L. Wheeler Reservoir Cemeteries Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.$$
  • Additional Limestone County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records FamilySearch Digital Library-Vol. 1

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 9,871
1830 14,807 50.0%
1840 14,374 −2.9%
1850 16,483 14.7%
1860 15,306 −7.1%
1870 15,017 −1.9%
1880 21,600 43.8%
1890 21,201 −1.8%
1900 22,387 5.6%
1910 26,880 20.1%
1920 31,341 16.6%
1930 36,629 16.9%
1940 35,642 −2.7%
1950 35,766 0.3%
1960 36,513 2.1%
1970 41,699 14.2%
1980 46,005 10.3%
1990 54,135 17.7%
2000 65,676 21.3%
2010 82,782 26.0%
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.

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Limestone 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. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes surname index. FHL Book 976.198 E7b.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Limestone 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]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Mulatipal Wars

Civil War

Civil War Battles Fought in Limestone County

  • 1864 - January 26 in Athens
  • 1864 - October 26-29 in Decatur

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

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama.

Regiments. Men in Limestone 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 Limestone County:

- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Limestone Troopers"
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Limestone Grays"
- 35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and G
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, formerly Company C, 2nd Battalion
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E, formerly Companies B/G, 2nd Battalion "Limestone Rebels"
- 54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B (formerly Co. "A", 40th TN Infantry)
- 54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (formerly Co. "I", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Abstracts of The Limestone County News (1859), The Union Banner (1860), and The Athens Post (1865-1870) were published in:

  • 1859-1870 Caver, Larry E. Abstracts from Alabama Newspapers, Volume II: Limestone County, Madison County, Marshall County, Jackson County Carrollton, Miss.: Pioneer Publishing Co., 2007. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • 1931, 1941, 1942, 1944-1949, 1968 The Alabama Courier (Athens, Ala.) at Ancestry $

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration

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 $. Limestone 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.

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]

Limestone County Archives
102 West Washington Street
Athens AL 35611
Phone: 256-233-6404
Website

Friends of the Limestone Archives
P. O. Box 658
Athens, AL 35612

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 Limestone County. For state-wide library facilities, see Alabama Archives and Libraries.

Athens-Limestone Public Library
603 South Jefferson Street
Athens, AL 35611
Phone:256-232-1233
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Limestone County Historical Society
P. O. Box 82
Athens, AL 35612
Email: mail@limestonecountyhistoricalsociety.org
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/limestone/ 6/08/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Limestone, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone_County,_Alabama 6/08/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: the 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. Limestone County Alabama in AllFreeRecords.com (accessed 16 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, "Limestone County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone_County,_Alabama, accessed 19 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/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.