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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.
 
{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}}
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Franklin County
 
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| state = Alabama
 
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| founded year = 1818
 
| founded date = February 6
 
| 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'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== 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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|organized= February 6, 1818
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|county seat= Russellville
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|parent county= Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession
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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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== 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
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| width="14.2%" 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
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1890
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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>
  
[[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 ====
 
 
 
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>
 
 
 
=== History  ===
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''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>
 
  
==== 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>
  
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].
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
{{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  ===
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
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].
 
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}}
  
*[[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]]
 
*[[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]]
 
*[[Tishomingo County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tishomingo County, Mississippi]]
 
*[[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AL Bible Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AL Biographies Intro|Franklin}}
  
{{ALbio|1027}}  
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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.
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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*[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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*{{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.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Franklin.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AL Census Intro|Franklin}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
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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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=== Church Records ===
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{{AL Church Intro|Franklin}}
  
*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AL Court Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{AL Directories Intro|Franklin}}
  
{{AL Church Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AL Emigration Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Franklin}}
  
{{AL Land Intro}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AL Genealogies Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AL Guardianship Intro|Franklin}}
  
{{AL History Intro}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AL Land Intro|Franklin}}
  
*''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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AL Maps Intro|Franklin}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
 
{{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)]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AL Migration Intro|Franklin}}
  
===== Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AL Military Intro|Franklin}}
  
Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County.
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'''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''<br>
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{{AL Civil War Regiments|Franklin}}<br>
  
:- [[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
:- [[27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, B and G  
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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
  
'''''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]
  
===== World War I =====
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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
 
 
 
===== World War II =====
 
  
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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}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
 
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{{AL Newspapers Intro|Franklin}}
{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Franklin}}  
 
 
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
  
*''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}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AL Other Records Intro|Franklin}}
  
{{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].
  
'''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
 
  
==== 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").
  
{{AL Tax Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AL Probate Intro|Franklin}}
  
:*'''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}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AL Tax Intro|Franklin}}
  
{{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.
  
<br>
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AL Vital Intro|Franklin}}
  
===== Birth =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AL Birth Intro|Franklin}}
  
:*'''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}}
  
===== 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 $
  
:*'''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
  
:*'''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}}
  
:*'''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}}
  
:*[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
  
:*'''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}}
  
:*'''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}}
  
:*'''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]
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{AL Museums Intro|Franklin}}
  
:*'''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>
  
:*'''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>
  
:*'''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>
  
:*'''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>
  
:*'''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 $
 
 
 
:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths Alabama Deaths] At Ancestry $
 
 
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
 
 
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].
 
 
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
 
 
'''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]
 
 
 
'''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]
 
 
 
'''Russellville Heritage Preservation Society''' <br>P. O. Box 1095 <br>Russellville, AL <br>35653
 
 
 
'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 149 <br>Sheffield, AL <br>35660 <br>Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>
 
[http://home.hiwaay.net/~mahan/tvhs.htm TENNESSEE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY] 
 
 
 
'''Franklin County Archives''' <br>300 East Limestone St. <br>Russellville, AL<br>35653 <br>256-332-8827
 
 
 
'''Franklin Russellville Public Library''' <br>256-332-1536
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
 
 
*[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]
  
==== 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
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
 
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
 
 
 
=== Helpful Websites  ===
 
 
 
=== Franklin County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/franklin-county/ Franklin 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.
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/franklin.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
 
*[http://www.algw.org/franklin/ Franklin County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Franklin/ Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
 
 
=== Franklin County Alabama Genealogy References  ===
 
 
 
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Revision as of 12:15, 17 December 2019

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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County Facts
County seat: Russellville
Organized: February 6, 1818
Parent County(s): Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession
Neighboring Counties
Colbert  • Itawamba (MS)  • Lawrence  • Marion  • Tishomingo (MS)  • Winston
See County Maps
Courthouse
Franklin County, Alabama Courthouse
Location Map
Franklin County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. [1]The county is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Franklin County Courthouse
410 North Jackson Ave.
PO Box 160
Russellville, AL 35653
Phone: 256-332-8861
Franklin County Website

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1890;
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1923 and divorce records[3]

Franklin County, Alabama Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate Census
1916 1890 1890 1923 1890 1890 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]

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.[5]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1818--Franklin County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816.
  • County seat: Russellville[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
  • Hills
  • Jonesboro
  • Newburg


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • Biographies of many notable residents of Franklin County were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library. Begins on page 1027.

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Franklin, 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 Franklin county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Franklin County census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Franklin County, Alabama
Year Pop.
1820 4,988
1830 11,078 122.1%
1840 14,270 28.8%
1850 19,610 37.4%
1860 18,627 −5.0%
1870 8,006 −57.0%
1880 9,155 14.4%
1890 10,681 16.7%
1900 16,511 54.6%
1910 19,369 17.3%
1920 22,011 13.6%
1930 25,372 15.3%
1940 27,552 8.6%
1950 25,705 −6.7%
1960 21,988 −14.5%
1970 23,933 8.8%
1980 28,350 18.5%
1990 27,814 −1.9%
2000 31,223 12.3%
2010 31,704 1.5%

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.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Franklin 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.

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library. Franklin County begins on page 102.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

ColbertLawrewnceWinstonMarionItawamba County, MSTishomingo County, MSAL FRANKLIN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War, 1861-1865
Regiments. Men in Franklin 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 Franklin County:

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company F
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company E and L
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E
- 16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E and H
- 27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, B and G
- 35th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and K


World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Franklin County has one book.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry$ Franklin County is in District 3.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online $.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Franklin County Archives
300 East Limestone St.
Russellville, AL 35653
Phone: 256-332-8827

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

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

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Russellville Public Library
110 East Lawrence St.
Russellville, Alabama 35653
256-332-1535
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, Alabama 35807
205-728-2788
Website

Publication: Valley Leaves

Natchez Trace Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 420
Florence, AL 35360
Facebook

Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler

Russellville Heritage Preservation Society
P. O. Box 1095
Russellville, AL 35653

Tennessee Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 149
Sheffield, AL 35660

Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/franklin/ 06/05/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Alabama 06/05/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 27. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998.
  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, "Franklin County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Alabama, accessed 16 October 2018.