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Guide to '''Colbert County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Colbert County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Colbert County
 
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| state = Alabama
 
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| founded year = 1867
 
| founded date = February  6
 
| seat = Tuscumbia
 
| building image = Colbert County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
 
| building address =  Colbert County Courthouse<br>201 North Main Street<br>Tuscumbia, AL 35674<br>Phone:(205) 386-8512 [http://www.colbertcounty.org/ '''Colbert County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Colbert County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
 
  
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|organized= February  6, 1867
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|county seat= Tuscumbia
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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|parent county= [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]]<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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|county1= [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]]
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|county2= [[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy|Lauderdale]]
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|county3= [[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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== County Information ==
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/colbert/ 06/02/2017.</ref>The county is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colbert, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbert_County,_Alabama 06/02/2017.</ref>
  
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1877 land records from early 1800s<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colbert County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AL Courthouse Intro|Colbert}}
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'''Colbert County Courthouse'''<br>
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201 N Main St, Civil Office<br>
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Tuscumbia, AL 35674<br>
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Phone: 256-386-8511 <br>
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Fax: 256-386-8505<br>
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[http://www.colbertcounty.org/ Colbert County Website] <br><br>
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Probate Judge has marriage records from 1877 land records from about 1867<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court 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>
  
=== History ===
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=== Colbert County, Alabama Record Dates ===
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{{AL Record Dates Intro|Colbert}}
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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" | '''[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1861
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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.
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
Colbert County was created on 6 February 1867, out of part of Franklin County. It was abolished 29 November of 1867, re-established 24 January 1870.  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Colbert}}
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*'''1867'''--Colbert County was created 6 February 1867 from part of [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]] County.<br>''
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*'''County seat:''' Tuscumbia<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>
  
==== Parent County ====
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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]
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'''1867'''--Colbert County was&nbsp;created 6&nbsp;February 1867&nbsp;from part of [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Tuscumbia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AL Populated Places Intro|Colbert}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colbert County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbert_County,_Alabama, accessed 8 October 2018.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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].
  
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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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama Muscle Shoals]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield,_Alabama Sheffield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscumbia,_Alabama Tuscumbia] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee,_Alabama Cherokee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leighton,_Alabama Leighton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littleville,_Alabama Littleville]</div>
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* Alabama Shores
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allsboro,_Alabama Allsboro]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barton,_Alabama Barton]
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* Bear Creek
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* Bethel
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* Bingham
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* Bishop
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* Burnstown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzard_Roost,_Alabama Buzzard Roost]
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* Cave Spring
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* Cedar Hills Estates
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* Chisca
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* Colbert Heights
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* Cottontown
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* Crooked Oak
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* Emco-Listerhill Junction
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* Flatwoods
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_City,_Alabama Ford City]
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* Fosters Mill
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* Georgetown</div>
  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatton,_Colbert_County,_Alabama Hatton]
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* Hawk Pride
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* Hobgood
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* James
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* La Grange
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* Lane Springs
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* Ligon Springs
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* Lime Kiln
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* Lime Rock
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listerhill,_Alabama Listerhill]
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* Malone
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* Margerum
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud,_Colbert_County,_Alabama Maud]
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* Melrose
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* Mhoontown
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* Midway
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* Milk Springs
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Mills,_Alabama Mountain Mills]
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* Mount Hester
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* Mynot</div>
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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* New Bethel
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* Newsome Springs
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrate_City,_Alabama Nitrate City]
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* Norala Junction
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* Old Bethel
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* Paradise Points
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* Peytona Points
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride,_Alabama Pride]
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* Red Rock
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* Riverton
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* Rock Creek
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Valley,_Alabama Spring Valley]
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* Underwood Crossroads
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* Underwood Heights
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* Valdosta
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* Valley Grove
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_Number_1,_Alabama Village Number 1]
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* White House Springs
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* Whiteoak
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* Wilson Lake Shores</div>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Colbert}}
  
[[Image:Alcolbert.jpg|200px|right|Alcolbert.jpg]]
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== Resources ==
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{{AL Resources Intro|Colbert}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AL Bible Intro|Colbert}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AL Biographies Intro|Colbert}}
  
*[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]]  
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* Biographies of many notable residents of Colbert County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at [ https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/381418-memorial-record-of-alabama-a-concise-account-of-the-state-s-political-military-professional-and-industrial-progress-together-with-the-personal-memoirs-of-many-of-its-people-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], begins on page 686.
*[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy|Lauderdale]]  
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*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/114956-northern-alabama-historical-and-biographical?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]. Colbert County begins on page 103.
*[[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert/bios.htm Colbert County Biographies] at The USGenWeb Archives Project
*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo County, Mississippi]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
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{{AL Business Records Intro|Colbert}}
==== Biographies  ====
 
 
 
{{ALbio|686}}
 
 
 
:*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 103.
 
 
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert/bios.htm Colbert County Biographies] at The USGenWeb Archives Project - free.
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Colbert}}
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Colbert}}
  
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=42&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/colbert/cem.htm ALGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/colbert/cem.htm ALGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-colbert.htm Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-colbert.htm Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 Alabama Gravestones]
 
*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 Alabama Gravestones]
 
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
 
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*{{FHL|405444|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|405444|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Colbert+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Colbert+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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=42 Findagrave.com]
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Colbert&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Colbert-County?id=county_42 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Colbert-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Colbert-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392259&reqParentsLabel=Colbert%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Colbert.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Colbert.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
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*[http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/tn-0140w.html Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries] Douthat, James L.  Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press.
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*Additional Colbert County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/116855-alabama-cemetery-records-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol. 1 and [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/124662-alabama-cemetery-records-vol-4?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol. 4.
  
*[http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/tn-0140w.html Pickwick Landing Reservoir Cemeteries] Douthat, James L.  Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press.
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=== Census Records ===
 
 
*Additional Colbert County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} and {{FSbook|185663|disp=Vol. 4}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
 
 
 
==== Census ====
 
 
 
{{Census|Alabama}}
 
 
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
|title = Colbert County, Alabama
 
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
|footnote = Sources: {{cite web|url=http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml|publisher=[[United States Census Bureau]]|title=American FactFinder}} [http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/php/newlong.php?subject=1 through 1960]
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbert_County,_Alabama#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
 
|1870 | 12537
 
|1870 | 12537
 
|1880 | 16153
 
|1880 | 16153
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|2010 | 54428
 
|2010 | 54428
 
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'''State Census'''
 
  
*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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'''State Census'''<br>
  
==== Church Records ====
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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]]
  
{{AL Church Intro}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AL Church Intro|Colbert}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392259&reqParentsLabel=Colbert%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AL Court Intro|Colbert}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{AL Directories Intro|Colbert}}
  
{{AL Land Intro}}
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/colbert Colbert County, Alabama Online Historical Directories] - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both  and pay-to-access websites.
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AL Emigration Intro|Colbert}}
  
{{AL History Intro}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Colbert}}
  
*Clary, Martin. ''The Facts about Muscle Shoals.'' New York: Ocean Pub. Co., 1924. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22972 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Colbert}}
  
*Leftwich, Nina. ''Two Hundred Years at Muscle Shoals: Being an Authentic History of Colbert County, 1700-1900: With Special Emphasis on the Stirring Events of the Early Times.'' Tuscumbia, Ala., 1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23048 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AL Genealogies Intro|Colbert}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AL Guardianship Intro|Colbert}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AL Land Intro|Colbert}}
  
==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp;  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AL Histories Intro|Colbert}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*Clary, Martin. ''The Facts about Muscle Shoals.'' New York: Ocean Pub. Co., 1924. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22972 Ancestry] $
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*Leftwich, Nina. ''Two Hundred Years at Muscle Shoals: Being an Authentic History of Colbert County, 1700-1900: With Special Emphasis on the Stirring Events of the Early Times.'' Tuscumbia, Ala., 1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23048 Ancestry] $
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Colbert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Colbert County.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AL Maps Intro|Colbert}}
  
:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company C
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{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Colbert County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392259&reqParentsLabel=Colbert%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]]
  
'''''Online Records'''''
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=== Migration ===
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{AL Migration Intro|Colbert}}
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AL Military Intro|Colbert}}
  
{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Colbert}}  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 +
{{AL Civil War Regiments|Colbert}}<br>
  
[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company C
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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'''''Online Records'''''<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]]
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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]]
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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] $
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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] $
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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]]
 +
*'''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]]
  
*''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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'''''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] - [[Alabama, World War I Service cards, 1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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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 - [[Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Colbert}}
  
{{AL Probate Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Colbert}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both  and pay-to-access websites.
*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at Ancestry $
 
*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch
 
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AL Obituaries Intro|Colbert}}
  
*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Colbert County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1939. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23006 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AL Other Records Intro|Colbert}}
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'''''Voting Records'''''<br>
 +
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History].  Colbert County has two books listed, but only Book 1 is accessible at this time.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/colbertcountyvol1.pdf Book 1]
  
{{AL Tax Intro}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{AL Periodicals Intro|Colbert}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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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 Colbert County] (click "Search by County").
  
{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{AL Probate Intro|Colbert}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
 +
*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at Ancestry $
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*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{AL Schools Intro|Colbert}}
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===Social Security Records===
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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]].
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{AL Tax Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $.  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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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{AL Vital Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''1870-1872, 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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==== Birth ====
 +
{{AL Birth Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch
+
:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 +
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images - [[Alabama, County Birth Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{AL Marriage Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''1816 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch
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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, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1809-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1870-1872, 1936-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at Ancestry $
 +
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $
  
:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
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==== Death ====
 +
{{AL Death Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 +
:*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry $
 +
:*'''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 [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
<br>
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{AL Divorce Intro|Colbert}}
  
===== Death  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''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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=== Archives ===
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{{AL Archives Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''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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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{AL Libraries Intro|Colbert}}
  
:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch
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*In Colbert County there are five public libraries, bookmobiles, and library research services. These public libraries are located in Colbert County, Alabama. Choose a Colbert County County Library to see find the services provided, contact information as well as directions to the location.
  
:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch
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*'''Cherokee Public Library'''<br>118 Church Street<br>Cherokee, AL 35616<br>Phone:256-359-4384<br>[http://www.everylibrary.com/Cherokee-AL/Cherokee-Public-Library.html website]
  
:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry $
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*'''Colbert Florence/Lauderdale Public Library'''<br>350 N. Wood Ave<br> Florence, AL 35630<br>Phone: 256-764-6564<br>[http://www.flpl.org Website]
  
:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths, 1908-59] at Ancestry $
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*'''Leighton Public Library'''<br>8740 Main Street<br>Leighton, AL 35646 <br>Phone:256-446-5380<br>[http://www.everylibrary.com/Leighton-AL/Leighton-Public-Library.html website]
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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*'''Muscle Shoals Public Library'''<br>1918 East Avalon Avenue<br>Muscle Shoals, AL 35661<br>Phone: 256-386-9212<br>[http://www.everylibrary.com/MuscleShoals-AL/Muscle-Shoals-Public-Library.html website]
  
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;Colbert County has two books listed, but only Book 1 is accessible at this time.
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*'''Sheffield Public Library'''<br>316 North Montgomery Avenue<br>Sheffield, AL 35660<br>Phone: 256-386-5633<br>[http://www.everylibrary.com/Sheffield-AL/Sheffield-Public-Library.html website]
  
[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/colbertcountyvol1.pdf Book 1]  
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*'''Tuscumbia - Helen Keller Public Library'''<br>511 North Main Street<br>Tuscumbia, AL 35674<br>Phone: 256-383-7065<br>[http://www.everylibrary.com/Tuscumbia-AL/Tuscumbia--Helen-Keller-Public-Library.html website]
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{AL Museums Intro|Colbert}}
  
'''Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>
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== Societies ==
P. O.  Box 1568<br>  
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{{AL Societies Intro|Colbert}}
Huntsville, Alabama<br>  
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'''Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>
35807<br>  
+
P. O.  Box 1568<br>
Publication: Valley Leaves
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Huntsville, Alabama<br>
[http://www.tvgs.org/ Website]  
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35807<br>
 +
Publication: Valley Leaves<br>
 +
[http://www.tvgs.org/ Website]
  
'''Natchez Trace Genealogical Society'''<br>  
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'''Natchez Trace Genealogical Society'''<br>
P. O. Box 420<br>  
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P. O. Box 420<br>
 
Florence, AL <br>
 
Florence, AL <br>
35631<br>  
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35631<br>
Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler<br>  
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Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler<br>
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alntgs/ Website]
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[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~alntgs/index.html Website]
  
'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society'''<br>  
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'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society'''<br>
 
P. O.  Box 149 <br>
 
P. O.  Box 149 <br>
 
Sheffield, AL <br>
 
Sheffield, AL <br>
35660 <br>Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>[http://home.hiwaay.net/~mahan/tvhs.htm Website]  
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35660 <br>Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>[http://home.hiwaay.net/~mahan/tvhs.htm Website]
  
'''Colbert Florence/Lauderdale Public Library'''<br>
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== Websites ==
256-764-6564<br>
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{{AL Websites Intro|Colbert}}
[http://www.flpl.org Website]
 
 
 
'''Sheffield Public Library'''<br>
 
256-386-5633
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcolber/ COLBERT COUNTY ALABAMA]
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcolber/cem.htm CEMETERIES]
 
 
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AL/Colbert/ Colbert Co. AL]
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-1/usa/al.html United States Resources: Alabama]
 
  
 +
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
 +
*[http://www.algw.org/colbert/ Colbert County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 +
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Colbert/ Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192467|Alabama|Colbert}} – 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.
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*[http://www.colbertcounty.org/ COLBERT COUNTY ALABAMA]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20120919040609/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/AL/Colbert/ Colbert Co. AL]
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*[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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{AL Research Guides Intro|Colbert}}
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
 
 
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/colbert-county/ Colbert County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/colbert.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcolber/ Colbert County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Colbert|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Colbert/ Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
 
 
=== References  ===
 
 
 
<references />
 
  
 +
*''Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Colbert County.'' Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1939. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23006 Ancestry] $
  
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== References ==
 +
<references />
  
[[Category:Colbert_County,_Alabama]]
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
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[[Category:Colbert County, Alabama]][[Category:Alabama Counties]]

Latest revision as of 10:57, 19 August 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Tuscumbia
Organized: February 6, 1867
Parent County(s): Franklin[1]
Neighboring Counties
Franklin  • Lauderdale  • Lawrence  • Tishomingo (MS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Colbert County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colbert County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs.[2]The county is located in the northwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Colbert County Courthouse
201 N Main St, Civil Office
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: 256-386-8511
Fax: 256-386-8505
Colbert County Website

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1877 land records from about 1867
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [4]

Colbert 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 1867 1881 1867 1867 1861 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]

  • 1867--Colbert County was created 6 February 1867 from part of Franklin County.
  • County seat: Tuscumbia[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Alabama Shores
  • Allsboro
  • Barton
  • Bear Creek
  • Bethel
  • Bingham
  • Bishop
  • Burnstown
  • Buzzard Roost
  • Cave Spring
  • Cedar Hills Estates
  • Chisca
  • Colbert Heights
  • Cottontown
  • Crooked Oak
  • Emco-Listerhill Junction
  • Flatwoods
  • Ford City
  • Fosters Mill
  • Georgetown
  • Hatton
  • Hawk Pride
  • Hobgood
  • James
  • La Grange
  • Lane Springs
  • Ligon Springs
  • Lime Kiln
  • Lime Rock
  • Listerhill
  • Malone
  • Margerum
  • Maud
  • Melrose
  • Mhoontown
  • Midway
  • Milk Springs
  • Mountain Mills
  • Mount Hester
  • Mynot
  • New Bethel
  • Newsome Springs
  • Nitrate City
  • Norala Junction
  • Old Bethel
  • Paradise Points
  • Peytona Points
  • Pride
  • Red Rock
  • Riverton
  • Rock Creek
  • Spring Valley
  • Underwood Crossroads
  • Underwood Heights
  • Valdosta
  • Valley Grove
  • Village Number 1
  • White House Springs
  • Whiteoak
  • Wilson Lake Shores


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 Colbert, 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 Colbert county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 12,537
1880 16,153 28.8%
1890 20,189 25.0%
1900 22,341 10.7%
1910 24,802 11.0%
1920 31,997 29.0%
1930 29,860 −6.7%
1940 34,093 14.2%
1950 39,561 16.0%
1960 46,506 17.6%
1970 49,632 6.7%
1980 54,519 9.8%
1990 51,666 −5.2%
2000 54,984 6.4%
2010 54,428 −1.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Colbert 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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Colbert 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.

  • Clary, Martin. The Facts about Muscle Shoals. New York: Ocean Pub. Co., 1924. Digital version at Ancestry $
  • Leftwich, Nina. Two Hundred Years at Muscle Shoals: Being an Authentic History of Colbert County, 1700-1900: With Special Emphasis on the Stirring Events of the Early Times. Tuscumbia, Ala., 1935. Digital version at Ancestry $

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Regiments. Men in Colbert 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 Colbert County:

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company C

Online Records

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both and pay-to-access websites.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Colbert County has two books listed, but only Book 1 is accessible at this time.

Book 1

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate 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.

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 Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

  • In Colbert County there are five public libraries, bookmobiles, and library research services. These public libraries are located in Colbert County, Alabama. Choose a Colbert County County Library to see find the services provided, contact information as well as directions to the location.
  • Cherokee Public Library
    118 Church Street
    Cherokee, AL 35616
    Phone:256-359-4384
    website
  • Colbert Florence/Lauderdale Public Library
    350 N. Wood Ave
    Florence, AL 35630
    Phone: 256-764-6564
    Website
  • Leighton Public Library
    8740 Main Street
    Leighton, AL 35646
    Phone:256-446-5380
    website
  • Muscle Shoals Public Library
    1918 East Avalon Avenue
    Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
    Phone: 256-386-9212
    website
  • Sheffield Public Library
    316 North Montgomery Avenue
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Phone: 256-386-5633
    website
  • Tuscumbia - Helen Keller Public Library
    511 North Main Street
    Tuscumbia, AL 35674
    Phone: 256-383-7065
    website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, Alabama
35807
Publication: Valley Leaves
Website

Natchez Trace Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 420
Florence, AL
35631
Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler
Website

Tennessee Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 149
Sheffield, AL
35660
Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Colbert County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1939. Digital version at Ancestry $

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, “Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/colbert/ 06/02/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Colbert, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbert_County,_Alabama 06/02/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Colbert County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbert_County,_Alabama, accessed 8 October 2018.