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Guide to '''Pike County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Pickens County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|county seat= Carrollton
| building address = Pickens County, Alabama<br>PO Box 460 <br>Carrollton, Al 35447 <br>Phone: 205-367-2020<br>[http://www.alabama.gov/ '''County Website'''] }}  
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|parent county= [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]<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>
=== County Information ===
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|county1= [[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]]
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|county2= [[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy|Greene]]
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|county3= [[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy|Lamar]]
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|county4= [[Lowndes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lowndes (MS)]]
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for the revolutionary war hero General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/pickens/ 6/26/2017.</ref> The County is located in the west-central area of the state.
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AL Courthouse Intro|Pickens}}
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'''Pickens County Courthouse'''<br>20 Phoenix Ave<br>PO Box 418 <br>Carrollton, Al 35447 <br>Phone: 205-367-2050<br>Fax:  205-367-2054<br>[http://pickens.alacourt.gov/Pages/def Pickens County Website]<br><br>
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Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876 <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Pickens County, Alabama Record Dates  ===
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{{AL Record Dates Intro|Pickens}}
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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), Pickens 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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| 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), Pickens 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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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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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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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Pickens County had destructive courthouse fires in '''1864''', and '''1876'''. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide '' page 28 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 28. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref>
  
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876 <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickens County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The County was named for the revolutionary war hero General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina. The County has Carrollton as its seat and the County was created December 20, 1820. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/pickens/ 6/26/2017.</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Pickens}}
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*'''1820'''--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820 from [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]].<br>''
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*'''County seat:''' Carrollton<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>
  
=== History ===
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*[https://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Interactive Map of Alabama County Formation History] (1799-1980) - animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes
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*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AL_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Alabama Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AL Populated Places Intro|Pickens}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pickens County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_County,_Alabama, accessed 25 October 2018.</ref>
  
'''1820'''--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820&nbsp;from [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa County]].<br>'''County seat''': Carrollton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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].
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
{{Fire}}Pickens County had destructive courthouse fires in '''1864''', and '''1876'''. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide&nbsp;'' page 28 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 28. {{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,107,c,pickens.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pickens County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_County,_Alabama, accessed 25 October 2018.</ref> 
 
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
[[Image:Alpickens.jpg|right|220px|Alpickens.jpg]]
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{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Pickens}}
*[[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]]
 
*[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy|Greene]]
 
*[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy|Lamar]]
 
*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lowndes County, Mississippi]]
 
*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi Genealogy|Noxubee County, Mississippi]]
 
*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]
 
  
=== Resources ===
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== Resources ==
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{{AL Resources Intro|Pickens}}
  
Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers are covered in:
 
  
*McGuire, Mrs. C.P. ''Records of Pickens County, Alabama.'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|113186}} - free.
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AL Bible Intro|Pickens}}
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AL Biographies Intro|Pickens}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AL Business Records Intro|Pickens}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Pickens}}
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Pickens}}
  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/pickens/pcchurch.htm ALGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/pickens/pcchurch.htm ALGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-pickens.htm Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-pickens.htm Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
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*{{FHL|345252|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|345252|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pickens+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pickens+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/Pickens-County?id=county_79 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Pickens-County?id=county_79 Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Pickens-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Pickens-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Pickens.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Pickens.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AL Census Intro|Pickens}}
  
 
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'''State Census'''
 
  
*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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'''State Census'''<br>
  
==== Church Records  ====
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*'''1866''' {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
{{AL Church Intro}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AL Church Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AL Court Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{AL Directories Intro|Pickens}}
  
{{AL Land Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AL Emigration Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Pickens}}
  
{{AL History Intro}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Pickens}}
  
:*Elliott, Carl. ''Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856).'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29440 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AL Genealogies Intro|Pickens}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AL Guardianship Intro|Pickens}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AL Land Intro|Pickens}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AL Histories Intro|Pickens}}
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:*McGuire, Mrs. C.P. ''Records of Pickens County, Alabama.'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|113186}}
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::Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers.
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:*Elliott, Carl. ''Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856).'' Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29440 Ancestry]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AL Maps Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Pickens County}}}}
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Pickens 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|Pickens}}
  
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AL Military Intro|Pickens}}
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Pickens County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Pickens County.
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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{{AL Civil War Regiments|Pickens}}<br>
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C  
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:- [[5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H  
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H
:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Pickens County Guards"  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Pickens County Guards"
:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)  
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:- [[19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)
:- [[24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Dixie Boys"  
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:- [[24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Dixie Boys"
:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E  
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and G  
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:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and G
:- [[41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C, D, I and K  
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:- [[41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B, C, D, I and K
 
:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and D
 
:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and D
  
'''''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]
*'''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|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate 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''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
*'''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=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.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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*'''1871-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2180391|Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''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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*'''1880-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} 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
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*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''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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'''''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 =====
 
  
 +
'''''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|Pickens}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AL Newspapers Intro|Pickens}}
  
{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Pickens}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AL Obituaries Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AL Other Records Intro|Pickens}}
  
{{AL Probate Intro}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AL Periodicals Intro|Pickens}}
  
*''Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|559021}} - free.
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AL Probate Intro|Pickens}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
 +
*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://search.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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*''Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|559021}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== School Records ===
*'''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 Schools Intro|Pickens}}
*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
 
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{{AL Tax Intro|Pickens}}
{{AL Tax Intro}}  
 
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Pickens County is in District 2.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Pickens County is in District 2.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AL Vital Intro|Pickens}}
  
{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
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==== Birth ====
 
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{{AL Birth Intro|Pickens}}
<br>
 
 
 
===== Birth =====
 
 
 
:*'''1874, 1891-1941''' - Pickens County Marriage Index 1874 and 1891-1941 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
 
 
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
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:*'''1874, 1891-1941''' - Pickens County Marriage Index 1874 and 1891-1941 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch
 +
:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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==== Marriage ====
:*'''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 $
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{{AL Marriage Intro|Pickens}}
 
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
 
 
 
:*'''1822, 1867, 1876-1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
 
 
 
:*'''1876-1895''' - Pickens County Marriage Books A-E Index 1876-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.
 
 
 
:*'''1876-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
 
 
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Marriages] at [http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb] - free.
 
 
 
:*1809 – 1950 {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
 
 
 
:*1816 – 1957 {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
 
 
:*1800 – 1969 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
 
 
:*1809 – 1920 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages,
 
 
 
:*1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
===== Death Records  =====
 
 
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. 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>
 
 
 
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
 
 
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
 
 
 
:*'''1920-1942''' - Pickens County Death Index 1920-1942. Batch {{IGI|B593405}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
 
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Deaths] at [http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb] - free.
 
 
 
:*1881 – 1952 {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
 
 
:*1908 – 1974 {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
 
 
:*1881 – 1974 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
  
:*1908 1959 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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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 [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] $
 +
:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 +
:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 +
:*'''1822, 1867, 1876-1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]– ($); . This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
 +
:*'''1876-1895''' Pickens County Marriage Books A-E Index 1876-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch
 +
:*'''1876-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]– ($); . 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>
 +
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Marriages] at [http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb]
 +
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://search.ancestry.com 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>
  
:*1908-59] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
+
==== Death ====
 +
{{AL Death Intro|Pickens}}
 +
:*'''1881–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
 +
:*'''1881-1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]– ($); . Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
 +
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); . The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
 +
:*'''1908-1974'''  {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 +
:*'''1920-1942'''  Pickens County Death Index 1920-1942. Batch {{IGI|B593405}} at FamilySearch
 +
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens/vitals.htm Pickens County Deaths] at [http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb]
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{AL Divorce Intro|Pickens}}
  
'''Pickens County Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 38 <br>Gordo, AL <br>35466 <br>205-364-7830
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Pickens}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{AL Archives Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Libraries  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
[http://www.faceinthewindow.net/index.htm '''Pickens County Cooperative Library''']<br>Old Courthouse Square<br>P.O. Box 489<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>Telephone: 205-367-8407<br>Includes the following libraries:
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{AL Libraries Intro|Pickens}}
  
:'''Aliceville Public Library'''<br>416 Third Avenue NE<br>Aliceville, Alabama 35442<br>Telephone: 205-373-6691
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'''Pickens County Cooperative Library'''<br>Old Courthouse Square<br>P.O. Box 489<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>205-367-8407<br>[http://www.faceinthewindow.net/index.htm/ Website]<br>
 +
Includes the following libraries:
  
:'''Carrollton Public Library'''<br>225 Commerce Avenue<br>P. O. Box 92<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br>Telephone: 205-367-2142
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:'''Aliceville Public Library'''<br>416 Third Avenue NE<br>Aliceville, Alabama 35442<br> 205-373-6691
 +
:'''Carrollton Public Library'''<br>225 Commerce Avenue<br>P. O. Box 92<br>Carrollton, Alabama 35447<br> 205-367-2142
 +
:'''Reform Public Library'''<br>302 1st Street South<br>P. O. Box 819<br>Reform, Alabama 35481<br>205-375-6240
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:'''Ruth Holliman Public Library'''<br>287 Main Street South<br>Gordo, Alabama<br> 205-364-7148
  
:'''Reform Public Library'''<br>302 1st Street South<br>P. O. Box 819<br>Reform, Alabama 35481<br>Telephone: 205-375-6240
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{AL Museums Intro|Pickens}}
  
:'''Ruth Holliman Public Library'''<br>287 Main Street South<br>Gordo, Alabama<br>Telephone: 205-364-7148
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== Societies ==
 +
{{AL Societies Intro|Pickens}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Pickens County Genealogical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 38 <br>Gordo, AL 35466 <br>205-364-7830<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Pickens-County-Genealogical-Society-106150956085152/ Facebook]
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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== Websites ==
 +
{{AL Websites Intro|Pickens}}
  
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
 
[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centre Locator] <br><br>
 
 
=== Websites  ===
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/pickens-county/ Pickens County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
 
[http://www.bettyphillips.net/ Betty's World] Genealogical information on Betty's Families of Abney, Boxley, Bradberry, Breazeale, Brown, Carter, Middleton, Norman, Pickens, Phillips, Stone, Summers, Tinsley, Wade, Wills/Wells, and General Andrew Pickens.
 
 
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<br>
 
  
 
*[http://www.algw.org/pickens/  Pickens County ALGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/pickens/  Pickens County ALGenWeb]
*[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://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/pickens.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/ Pickens County AL GenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
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*[http://www.genrecords.net/alpike/ Pickens County AL GenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Pickens|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Pickens/ Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Pickens/ Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192645|Alabama|Pickens}} – 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.
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{AL Research Guides Intro|Pickens}}
<references />
 
 
 
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Pickens_County,_Alabama]]
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
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Revision as of 08:39, 30 December 2019

Guide to Pickens 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: Carrollton
Organized: December 19, 1820
Parent County(s): Tuscaloosa[1]
Neighboring Counties
Fayette  • Greene  • Lamar  • Lowndes (MS)  • Noxubee (MS)  • Tuscaloosa
See County Maps
Courthouse
Pickens County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Pickens County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the revolutionary war hero General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina.[2] The County is located in the west-central area of the state.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pickens County Courthouse
20 Phoenix Ave
PO Box 418
Carrollton, Al 35447
Phone: 205-367-2050
Fax: 205-367-2054
Pickens County Website

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [3]

Pickens 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
1903 1876 1903 1876 1876 1876 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]

Pickens County had destructive courthouse fires in 1864, and 1876. See Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide page 28 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]

  • 1820--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820 from Tuscaloosa.
  • County seat: Carrollton[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Archer
  • Beards Mill
  • Beaver Town
  • Benevola
  • Bethlehem
  • Bostic
  • Bridgeville
  • Carloss
  • Coal Fire
  • Cochrane
  • Cunningham
  • Dancy
  • Delma
  • Dillburg
  • Hickory
  • Kirk
  • Lathrop
  • Liberty
  • Lois Spring
  • Lubbub
  • McShan
  • Melrose
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Pickens, 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 Pickens county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18306,622
184017,118158.5%
185021,51225.7%
186022,3163.7%
187017,690−20.7%
188021,47921.4%
189022,4704.6%
190024,4028.6%
191025,0552.7%
192025,3531.2%
193024,902−1.8%
194027,67111.1%
195024,349−12.0%
196021,882−10.1%
197020,326−7.1%
198021,4815.7%
199020,699−3.6%
200020,9491.2%
201019,746−5.7%

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 Pickens 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.

  • McGuire, Mrs. C.P. Records of Pickens County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers.
  • Elliott, Carl. Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856). Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at Ancestry

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

LamarFayetteTuscaloosaGreeneSumterNoxubee County, MSLowndes County, MSAL PICKENS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Regiments. Men in Pickens 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 Pickens County:

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Pickens County Guards"
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A (Pickens Rough and Readys)
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Dixie Boys"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and G
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, C, D, I and K
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and D

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]

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 ($). Pickens County is in District 2.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Pickens County Cooperative Library
Old Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 489
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
205-367-8407
Website
Includes the following libraries:

Aliceville Public Library
416 Third Avenue NE
Aliceville, Alabama 35442
205-373-6691
Carrollton Public Library
225 Commerce Avenue
P. O. Box 92
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
205-367-2142
Reform Public Library
302 1st Street South
P. O. Box 819
Reform, Alabama 35481
205-375-6240
Ruth Holliman Public Library
287 Main Street South
Gordo, Alabama
205-364-7148

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Pickens County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 38
Gordo, AL 35466
205-364-7830
Facebook

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/pickens/ 6/26/2017.
  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), Pickens County, Alabama. Page 37 At various libraries (WorldCat); 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.
  5. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 28. 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, "Pickens County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens_County,_Alabama, accessed 25 October 2018.