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'''State Census'''<br>
 
'''State Census'''<br>
 
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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
*'''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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*'''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|Marengo}}<br>
 
{{AL Church Intro|Marengo}}<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=395495&reqParentsLabel=Marengo%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395495&reqParentsLabel=Marengo%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|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Marengo}}
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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.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Marengo County] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Marengo County] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395495&reqParentsLabel=Marengo%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=395495&reqParentsLabel=Marengo%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|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Military Intro|Marengo}}
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'''''Multiple 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, 1861-1865'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''<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]]; index, images at partner site
*'''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|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''' {{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''' [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''' [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''' [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=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=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.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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*'''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
*'''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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*'''1880-1930'''  {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1880-1930'''  {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} 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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*'''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
*'''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]]
 
 
*[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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'''''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>
 
*'''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] - [[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>
 
*'''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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{{AL Other Records Intro|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Marengo}}
  
===== Voting Records =====
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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].  Marengo County has three books, with working links to two:
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History].  Marengo County has three books, with working links to two:
 
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/marengocountyvol2.pdf Marengo County Voting Registration Book 2]
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/marengocountyvol2.pdf Marengo County Voting Registration Book 2]
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/marengocountyvol3.pdf Marengo County Voting Registration Book 3]
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/marengocountyvol3.pdf Marengo County Voting Registration Book 3]
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=== Probate Records ===
 
=== Probate Records ===
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Marengo}}
'''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
 
*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Marengo County'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22998 Ancestry] $
 
*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Marengo County'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1940. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22998 Ancestry] $
*'''1819-1865; 1841-1898''' [https://southeasterngenealogy.com/content/algenealogy.html Wills, Estates, Petitions 1819-1865; 1841-1898] at [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
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*'''1819-1865; 1841-1898''' [https://southeasterngenealogy.com/content/algenealogy.html Wills, Estates, Petitions 1819-1865; 1841-1898] at [https://southeasterngenealogy.com Southeastern Genealogy] ($)
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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|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Marengo}}
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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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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Marengo}}
*1881 – 1930 {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - 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] — index, and some images - [[Alabama, County Birth Registers - 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.org] - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
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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
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==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Marengo}}
  
*'''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 ($)]
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*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920 Ancestry ($)]
*'''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 [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
*'''1818-1936''' [http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/tablem.html White Marengo County Marriages]
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*'''1818-1851, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1936-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 Ancestry ($)]
*'''1818-1851, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1936-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1818-1895''' Marengo County Marriage Index 1818-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch
*'''1818-1895''' Marengo County Marriage Index 1818-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch
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*'''1818-1936'''  [http://www.angelfire.com/indie/marengo/tablem.html White Marengo County Marriages]
*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 Index to Marriages Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1818-1936''' {{RecordSearch|2534485|Alabama County Marriages, 1818-1936}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama, County Marriages Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
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*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 Index to Marriages Ancestry ($)]
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{AL Death Intro|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Death Intro|Marengo}}
  
*'''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 ($)]
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*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 Ancestry ($)]
*'''1906-1913''' Marengo County Death Index 1906-1913 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 https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1906-1913''' Marengo County Death Index 1906-1913 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 https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
*'''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|Marengo}}
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Marengo}}
  
'''Marengo County Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 159 <br>Demopolis, AL 36732<br>
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'''Marengo County Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 159 <br>407 N Commissioners Ave<br>Demopolis, AL 36732<br>
[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~almareng/ Website]
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(334) 289-9644<br>Email: [mailto:marengohistory@bellsouth.net marengohistory@bellsouth.net]<br>[https://www.marengocountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/marengo.historical/ Facebook] <br>
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192592|Alabama|Marengo}} – 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|192592|Alabama|Marengo}} – 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.
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~almareng/ Marion County ALGenWeb]
  
 
== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==

Latest revision as of 12:53, 17 April 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Linden
Organized: February 6, 1818
Parent County(s): Choctaw Cession[1]
Neighboring Counties
Choctaw  • Clarke  • Dallas  • Greene  • Hale  • Perry  • Sumter  • Wilcox
See County Maps
Courthouse
Marengo County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Marengo County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named in honor of a battlefield near Turin, Italy, where the French defeated the Austrians on June 14, 1800.[2]The County is located in the west-central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Marengo County Courthouse
101 East Coats Avenue #104
PO Box 480566
Linden, AL 36748
Phone: 334-295-2224
Fax: 334-295-2092
Marengo County Website

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records. Registrar in Chancery has divorce records.
Clerk circuit Court has court records.[4]

Marengo 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
1881 1819 1906 1917 1820 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]

Marengo County had destructive courthouse fires in 1848 and 1965.[6]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1818 Marengo County was created 6 February 1818 from the Choctaw Cession of 1816.
  • County seat: Linden[7]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in Marengo County:[8]

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
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 Marengo, 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 Marengo county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 2,933
1830 7,700 162.5%
1840 17,264 124.2%
1850 27,831 61.2%
1860 31,171 12.0%
1870 26,151 −16.1%
1880 30,890 18.1%
1890 33,095 7.1%
1900 38,315 15.8%
1910 39,923 4.2%
1920 36,065 −9.7%
1930 36,426 1.0%
1940 35,736 −1.9%
1950 29,494 −17.5%
1960 27,098 −8.1%
1970 23,819 −12.1%
1980 25,047 5.2%
1990 23,084 −7.8%
2000 22,539 −2.4%
2010 21,027 −6.7%
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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward and Branch Records

  • Magnolia

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Marengo 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]

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 Marengo County see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Marengo County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. 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 976.1392 E7b.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Marengo 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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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars

Civil War, 1861-1865

Regiments. Men in Marengo 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 Marengo County:

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company F
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Canebrake Legion"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Washington Light Infantry"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Marengo Rifles"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Chamberlain Rifles or Woodruff Rifles"
- 21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, B and E

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Marengo County has three books, with working links to two:

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 $

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]

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

Demopolis Public Library
211 East Washington Street
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
Phone: 334-289-1595
Website

Their genealogy collection is found in theGwyndolyn Collins Turner Reading Room. This includes local and state histories, newspapers, family files, census records, and more.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Marengo County Historical Society
P. O. Box 159
407 N Commissioners Ave
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-9644
Email: marengohistory@bellsouth.net
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, "Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/marengo/ 6/08/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Marengo, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marengo_County,_Alabama 6/08/2017.
  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. Alabama Counties: Marengo County in Alabama Department of Archives and History (accessed 16 March 2014).
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Marengo County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marengo_County,_Alabama, accessed 22 October 2018.
  9. 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.