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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>
 
|  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|Birth*]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
| 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#Vital_Records|Death*]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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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 ===
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
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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
 
*[https://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Interactive Map of Alabama County Formation History] (1799-1980) - animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes
*[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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*[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/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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'''State Census'''<br>
 
'''State Census'''<br>
  
*'''1866''' {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama State Census, 1866 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1855'''  {{RecordSearch|1915984|Alabama State Census, 1855}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1866''' {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama State Census, 1866 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927'''  {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{AL Church Intro|Franklin}}<br>
 
{{AL Church Intro|Franklin}}<br>
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*'''1831-1994'''  {{RecordSearch|2790182|Alabama, Church Records, 1831-1994}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392265&reqParentsLabel=Franklin%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
 
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392265&reqParentsLabel=Franklin%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Franklin}}
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*'''1865-1872'''  {{RecordSearch|2333770|Alabama, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; images only
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392265&reqParentsLabel=Franklin%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392265&reqParentsLabel=Franklin%2C%20Alabama%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/maps Alabama Maps and Blueprints Collection] at [https://archives.alabama.gov/searchcoll.html Alabama Department of Archives and History] – maps can be browsed by location or subject
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{AL Military Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Military Intro|Franklin}}
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'''''Multiple Wars'''''
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*'''ca.1918-ca.1962'''  {{RecordSearch|4113740|Alabama, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 - ca.1962}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Military Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
'''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index, images at partner site
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index, images at partner site
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*'''1861-1865''' [https://archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/search.cfmAlabama Civil War Service Database] at [https://archives.alabama.gov/ Alabama Department of Archives and History] - index <br>
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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 FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1880-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/cwnp Alabama Civil War and Reconstruction Newspapers] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History]
 
{{AL Civil War Regiments|Franklin}}<br>
 
{{AL Civil War Regiments|Franklin}}<br>
  
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:- [[27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|27th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, B and G
 
:- [[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
 
 
*'''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]]
 
*'''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]]
 
*'''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] $
 
*'''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]]
 
*'''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]]
 
  
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama, World War I Service cards, 1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, World War I Service cards, 1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1917-1918''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/p17217coll3 Alabama World War I Service Records] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/  Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/goldstar Alabama World War I Gold Star Files] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/  Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images <br>
  
 
'''''World War II'''''
 
'''''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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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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*'''1940-1966''' [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/p17217coll16 Alabama Active Military Service Reports] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/  Alabama Department of Archives and History] - alpha index by name and images <br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Franklin}}
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=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Franklin}}
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*[https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/cwnp Alabama Civil War and Reconstruction Newspapers] at [https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/ Alabama Department of Archives and History]
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
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{{AL Other Records Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Franklin}}
  
===== Voting Records =====
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'''''Voter Registration''''' 
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*'''1834-1981'''  {{RecordSearch|4016429|Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981}} at FamilySearch- [[Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and some images
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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].
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. Franklin County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/franklincounty.pdf book].
  
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{{AL Probate Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Franklin}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]- [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images 
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*'''1830-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1978117|Alabama Estate Files, 1830-1976}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Estate Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Franklin}}
==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]].
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===Social Security Records===
*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at FamilySearch - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
{{AL Tax Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Tax 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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:*'''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.
  
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
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{{AL Birth Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Franklin}}
  
:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
:*'''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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:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, County Birth Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index, and some images
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==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Franklin}}
  
:*'''1733-2013''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=alabama%2cal Alabama, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]
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:*'''1733-2013''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=alabama%2cal Alabama, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]
:*'''1800-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
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:*'''1800-1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at Ancestry $
:*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages Alabama marriages]
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:*'''1809-1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages Alabama marriages]
:*'''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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:*'''1809-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]index, and some images
:*'''1816-1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama 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]]; index
:*'''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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:*'''1818-1936'''  {{RecordSearch|2534485|Alabama County Marriages, 1818-1936}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama, County Marriages Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
:*'''1890-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"] at Ancestry $
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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 $
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry $
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{AL Death Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Death Intro|Franklin}}
:*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at Family Search. - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1881-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at Family Search - [[Alabama Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
:*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at Ancestry $
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:*'''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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:*'''1908-1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at Ancestry $
:*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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:*'''1908-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch - [[Alabama Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
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== Societies ==
 
== Societies ==
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Franklin}}
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Franklin}}
'''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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'''Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>P. O.  Box 1568 <br>Huntsville, Alabama 35807 <br>205-728-2788 <br>Email: [mailto:tvgsvalleyleaves@gmail.com tvgsvalleyleaves@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/TVGSAlabama/ Facebook]<br>
::Publication: Valley Leaves <br>
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Publication: Valley Leaves <br>
  
'''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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'''Natchez Trace Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 420 <br>Florence, AL 35360 <br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121918464550748/ Facebook]<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~alntgs/?fbclid=IwAR37ang5SWMtNFaEQFBxt0inpRd7uM2E-2GL7hoGP7CK1W02vm_ccDMhslk Website]<br>
::Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler <br>
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Publication: Natchez Trace Traveler <br>
  
 
'''Russellville Heritage Preservation Society''' <br>P. O. Box 1095 <br>Russellville, AL 35653 <br>
 
'''Russellville Heritage Preservation Society''' <br>P. O. Box 1095 <br>Russellville, AL 35653 <br>
  
'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 149 <br>Sheffield, AL 35660 <br>
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'''Tennessee Valley Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 149 <br>Sheffield, AL 35660 <br>[http://home.hiwaay.net/~mahan/tvhs.htm Website]<br>
::Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>
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Publication: Journal of Muscle Shoals History <br>
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==

Revision as of 16:49, 19 May 2021

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

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
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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]

Historical populations
Census 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%
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]

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]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars

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]

Voter Registration

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 Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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

  • 1865-1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry$ 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
Email: tvgsvalleyleaves@gmail.com
Facebook
Publication: Valley Leaves

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