Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Prattville
Organized: November 21, 1818
Parent County(s): Montgomery[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chilton  • Dallas  • Elmore  • Lowndes  • Montgomery
Courthouse
Autauga County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Autauga (aka, Tawasa) Indians that lived there, primarily in a village named Atagi (meaning "pure water") situated on the banks of a creek by the same name (called "Pearl Water Creek" by settlers). Autaugas were members of the Alibamu tribe. The County is located in the south-central area of the state. The County is located in the center area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Autauga County Courthouse
134 N Court Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Phone: (334) 358-6700
Autauga County Website

Judge of Probate has probate, land and military record
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Record Record Office has marriage from early 1800's
Health Department has birth and Death Records [3]

Autauga 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
1908 1839 1908 1831 1819 1824 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]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
  • Bethel Grove
  • Bonita
  • Booth
  • Browntown
  • Dosterville
  • Evergreen
  • Forester
  • Fremont
  • Haynes
  • Hunting Ridge
  • Independence
  • Joffre
  • Jones
  • Langford MH Park
  • Live Oaks
  • Melmar
  • Milton
  • Mount Sinai
  • Mulberry
  • New Prospect
  • Oak Grove
  • Kingston
  • Peace
  • Poseys Crossroads
  • Pyron
  • Statesville
  • Stoney Point
  • Vida
  • Vida Junction
  • Vine Hill
  • Wadsworth
  • Washington Hill
  • Whispering Pines
  • White City
  • White Water
  • Winslow
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 Autauga, 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 Autauga county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 3,853
1830 11,874 208.2%
1840 14,342 20.8%
1850 15,023 4.7%
1860 16,739 11.4%
1870 11,623 −30.6%
1880 13,108 12.8%
1890 13,330 1.7%
1900 17,915 34.4%
1910 20,038 11.9%
1920 18,908 −5.6%
1930 19,694 4.2%
1940 20,977 6.5%
1950 18,186 −13.3%
1960 18,739 3.0%
1970 24,460 30.5%
1980 32,259 31.9%
1990 34,222 6.1%
2000 43,671 27.6%
2010 54,571 25.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal Census

Searchable 1830 Census Index

Searchable 1840 Census Index

Searchable 1850 Census index by beats. Link to Beat Map.

Black, James M. Autauga County, Alabama 1850 Census Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library

Searchable 1860 Cenus index by beats

Link to Partial 1910 Census Index, ED 1

Link to Partial 1910 Census Index, ED 2

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]

Searchable (1823-1849) index of Orphans Court Records

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Autauga 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]

ChiltonElmoreMontgomeryLowndesDallasAL AUTAUGA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

www.migrations.org/county.php3

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Regiments. Men in Autauga 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 Autauga County:

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A, B and G
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company D "Pearsons Dragoons"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H [formerly Independent Co.]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Wetumpka Light Guards"
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company L "Autauga Rifles" [subsequently, Company A]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I (Mounted)
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Autauga Guards"
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B

Online Records

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]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Autauga County has two books listed.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Links

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 ($). Autauga County is in District 2.

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]

  • 1733-2013 Alabama, United States Marriages at FindMyPast ($)
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1830-1868; 1877; 1936-1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1839-1844 Autauga County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1839-1844. Batch M541601 at FamilySearch
  • 1834-1865 Autauga County Marriage Books 2 thru 4 Index 1834-1865. Batch M541602 at FamilySearch
  • 1839-1867 Alabama Marriages
  • 1809-1920 at Ancestry($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1865-1873 Autauga County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1865-1873. Batch M541603 at FamilySearch
  • 1874-1889 Autauga County Marriage Books 7 and 8 Index 1874-1889. Batch M541604 at FamilySearch
  • 1889-1908 Autauga County Marriage Books 9 thru 11 Index 1889-1908. Batch M541605 at FamilySearch
  • 1898-1912 Autauga County Marriage Books 12 and 13 Index 1898-1912. Batch M735415 at FamilySearch
  • 1912-1922 Autauga County Marriage Books 14 and 15 Index 1912-1922. Batch M735374 at FamilySearch
  • 1922-1932 Autauga County Marriage Books 16 and 17 Index 1922-1932. Batch M735349 at FamilySearch
  • 1925-1928 Autauga County Marriage Index 1925-1928. Batch M735334 at FamilySearch
  • 1809-1950 Alabama, County Marriages at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection
  • 1800-1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection at Ancestry $
  • 1809-1920 Alabama Marriages
  • 1809-1920 (Selected Counties) at Ancestry $
  • Autauga County Marriage Index (1829-1898) Marriage Lookup
  • Auauga County Marriages Search at ALGenWeb

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

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

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Autauga-Prattville Public Library
    254 Doster Street
    Prattville, AL 36067
    334-365-3396
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Autauga, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autauga_County,_Alabama 07/22/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. Draper, Utah: Everton Pub.
  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, "Autauga County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autauga_County,_Alabama, accessed 23 September 2018.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.