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Guide to '''Franklin County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Franklin County
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| seat = Russellville
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| building address =  Franklin County Courthouse<br>410 North Jackson Ave.<br>Russellville, AL 35653, (256) 332-8861 [http://www.franklincountyal.org/ '''Franklin County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Franklin County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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Guide to '''Franklin County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="77%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Alabama. Page 37 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 33.</ref></center>
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 6, 1818
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''  
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|county seat= Russellville
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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|parent county= Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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|county1= [[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy|Colbert]]
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|county2= [[Itawamba County, Mississippi Genealogy|Itawamba (MS)]]
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|county3= [[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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|county4= [[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]]
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|county5= [[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo (MS)]]
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|county6= [[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]]</br><center>[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/franklin/ 06/05/2017.</ref>The county is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Alabama 06/05/2017.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AL Courthouse Intro|Franklin}}
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'''Franklin County Courthouse'''<br>410 North Jackson Ave.<br>PO Box 160<br>Russellville, AL 35653<br>Phone: 256-332-8861 <br>[http://www.franklincountyal.org/ Franklin County Website] <br><br>
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Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1890;<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1923 and divorce records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Franklin County, Alabama Record Dates  ===
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{{AL Record Dates Intro|Franklin}}
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|  bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1916
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1890
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1890
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1923
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1923
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1890
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1890
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1816
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1816
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.
 
| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.
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=== Record Loss ===
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Franklin County had a destructive courthouse fire in 1890. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide '' page 27 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 27. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref><br><br>
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''1818'''--Franklin County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816.<br>''
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*'''County seat:''' Russellville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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[[Image:Franklin County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>Franklin County, Alabama Courthouse</center>]] [http://www.franklincountyal.org/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>410 North Jackson Ave.<br>Russellville, AL 35653, (256) 332-8861
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*[https://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Interactive Map of Alabama County Formation History] (1799-1980) - animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes
 
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*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AL_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Alabama Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
Records burned 1890<br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1890<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1923 and divorce records<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County p. 37. ; .</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The County was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. The County has Russellville as its seat and the County was created February 6, 1818. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/franklin/ 06/05/2017.</ref>The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Alabama 06/05/2017.</ref>
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=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1818'''--Franklin County was&nbsp;created 6 February 1818&nbsp;from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816.<br>'''County seat:''' Russellville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AL Populated Places Intro|Franklin}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Alabama, accessed 16 October 2018.</ref>
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://alabama.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,015,c,calhoun.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
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{{Fire}}Franklin County had a destructive courthouse fire in 1890. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide&nbsp;'' page 27 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 27. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref><br><br>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://alabama.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,059,c,franklin.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Alabama, accessed 16 October 2018.</ref>
      
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
[[Image:Alfranklin.jpg|220px|right|Alfranklin.jpg]]
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{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Franklin}}
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*[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy|Colbert]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Itawamba County, Mississippi Genealogy|Itawamba County, Mississippi]]
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{{AL Resources Intro|Franklin}}
*[[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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*[[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]]
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=== Resources  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AL Bible Intro|Franklin}}
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==== Biography ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AL Biographies Intro|Franklin}}
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* Biographies of many notable residents of Franklin County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at {{FSbook|107673}}. Begins on page 1027.
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AL Business Records Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Franklin}}
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/franklin/cemeteries.htm ALGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/franklin/cemeteries.htm ALGenWeb]
   
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/franklin/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/franklin/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
   
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-franklin.htm Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-franklin.htm Tombstone Project]
   
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|628256|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|628256|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
   
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Franklin+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Franklin+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Franklin-County?id=county_55 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Franklin-County?id=county_55 Findagrave.com]
   
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
   
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Franklin-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Franklin-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Franklin.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
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{{AL Census Intro|Franklin}}
    
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'''State Census'''
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'''State Census'''<br>
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*'''1866''' {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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{{AL Church Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{AL Genealogies Intro|Franklin}}
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{{AL Land Intro|Franklin}}
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*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 102.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AL Histories Intro|Franklin}}
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*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. Franklin County begins on page 102.
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{{AL Maps Intro|Franklin}}
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{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Franklin County}}}}
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Franklin County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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{{AL Military Intro|Franklin}}
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company F  
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:- [[1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery|1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery]], Company F
:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company E and L  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company E and L
:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E  
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E
:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E and H  
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:- [[16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E and H
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:- [[27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, B and G
 
:- [[35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and K
 
:- [[35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and K
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'''''Online Records'''''
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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] — index
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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]
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]
*'''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] — index (free)
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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] — index (free)
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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] — index and images
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*'''1871-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2180391|Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1880-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1880-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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]
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
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*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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'''''World War II'''''
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AL Naturalization Intro|Franklin}}
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==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
 
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{{AL Newspapers Intro|Franklin}}
{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Franklin}}  
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==== Periodicals  ====
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*''Valley Leaves''. 1966–. Published by the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1568, Huntsville, Alabama 35807. {{FHL|976.19 B2v|disp=FHL Book 976.19 B2v}}. Website identifies [http://www.tvgs.org/ articles relating to {{PAGENAME}}] (click "Search by County").
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AL Obituaries Intro|Franklin}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AL Other Records Intro|Franklin}}
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
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===== Voting Records =====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. Franklin County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/franklincounty.pdf book].
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Periodicals ===
*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{AL Periodicals Intro|Franklin}}
*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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==== Taxation  ====
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*''Valley Leaves''. 1966–. Published by the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1568, Huntsville, Alabama 35807. {{FHL|976.19 B2v|disp=FHL Book 976.19 B2v}}. Website identifies [http://www.tvgs.org/ articles relating to Franklin County] (click "Search by County").
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{{AL Tax Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AL Probate Intro|Franklin}}
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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] ($). Franklin County is in District 3.
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'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
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*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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=== School Records ===
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{{AL Schools Intro|Franklin}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AL Tax Intro|Franklin}}
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]  
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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]$  Franklin County is in District 3.
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AL Vital Intro|Franklin}}
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===== Birth =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AL Birth Intro|Franklin}}
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch
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:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AL Marriage Intro|Franklin}}
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===== Marriage =====
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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]
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:*'''1800-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages Alabama marriages]
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:*'''1809-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch
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:*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch
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:*'''1823-1825, 1875, 1890-1902, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1890-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"] at Ancestry $
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $
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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] — index $<br>
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==== Death ====
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $. 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. <br>
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{{AL Death Intro|Franklin}}
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:*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at Family Search.
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:*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at 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 Ancestry $
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:*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1823–1825, 1875, 1890–1902, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at Ancestry $. 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. <br>
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AL Divorce Intro|Franklin}}
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:*'''1890–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at Ancestry $. 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. <br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Franklin}}
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:*[http://www.algw.org/franklin/marriages.htm Marriages] at ALGenWeb
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=== Archives ===
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{{AL Archives Intro|Franklin}}
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'''Franklin County Archives''' <br>300 East Limestone St. <br>Russellville, AL 35653 <br>Phone: 256-332-8827
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch
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=== Family History Centers ===
:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AL Libraries Intro|Franklin}}
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages Alabama marriages]
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'''Russellville Public Library'''<br>110 East Lawrence St.<br>Russellville, Alabama 35653<br> 256-332-1535<br>[https://www.russellvilleal.org/library- Website]
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===== Death  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{AL Museums Intro|Franklin}}
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at Ancestry $. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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== Societies ==
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{{AL Societies Intro|Franklin}}
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'''Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O.  Box 1568 <br>Huntsville, Alabama 35807 <br>205-728-2788 <br>[http://www.tvgs.org Website]<br>
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::Publication: Valley Leaves <br>
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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 Ancestry $. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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'''Natchez Trace Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 420 <br>Florence, AL 35360 <br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121918464550748/ Facebook]<br>
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::Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler <br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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'''Russellville Heritage Preservation Society''' <br>P. O. Box 1095 <br>Russellville, AL 35653 <br>
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at Family Search.
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'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 149 <br>Sheffield, AL 35660 <br>
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::Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch
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== Websites ==
 
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{{AL Websites Intro|Franklin}}
:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths Alabama Deaths] At Ancestry $
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp; Franklin County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/franklincounty.pdf book].
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O.  Box 1568 <br>Huntsville, Alabama <br>35807 <br>205-728-2788 <br>Publication: Valley Leaves <br>[http://www.tvgs.org Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society]
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'''Natchez Trace Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 420 <br>Florence, AL <br>35360 <br>Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler <br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121918464550748/ Natchez Trace Genealogical Society]
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'''Russellville Heritage Preservation Society''' <br>P. O. Box 1095 <br>Russellville, AL <br>35653
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'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 149 <br>Sheffield, AL <br>35660 <br>Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>
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[http://home.hiwaay.net/~mahan/tvhs.htm TENNESSEE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY] 
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'''Franklin County Archives''' <br>300 East Limestone St. <br>Russellville, AL<br>35653 <br>256-332-8827
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'''Franklin Russellville Public Library''' <br>256-332-1536
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/franklin-county/ Franklin County, Alabama]
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project. ]May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/franklin.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.algw.org/franklin/ Franklin County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Franklin/ Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192517|Alabama|Franklin}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20151203091830/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Franklin/ Franklin Co. AL]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20151203091830/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Franklin/ Franklin Co. AL]
   
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20140627103527/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/roots-1/USA/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20140627103527/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/roots-1/USA/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
   
*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
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==== Libraries  ====
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{AL Research Guides Intro|Franklin}}
'''Russellville Public Library'''<br>110 East Lawrence St.<br>Russellville, Alabama 35653<br>Telephone: 256-332-1535
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
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=== Helpful Websites  ===
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=== Franklin County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/franklin-county/ Franklin County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project. ]May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/franklin.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.algw.org/franklin/ Franklin County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Franklin/ Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Franklin County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
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== References ==
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<references />
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Franklin_County,_Alabama]]
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
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[[Category:Franklin County, Alabama]][[Category:Alabama Counties]]
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