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Autauga County, Alabama genealogy and family tree research page. Discover links to record collections, history, and genealogy sources to assist you to you track your personal Autauga Co., ancestors. Get started by constructing a Free Family Tree.
Autauga County was established on Nov. 21, 1818 from Montgomery County; by Act of Dec. 13, 1820 the boundaries in the north and northwest were enlarged; on Jan. 12 1827 the line between Autauga County and Shelby County was more definitely fixed. In 1866 part of its territory was taken to establish Elmore County. In 1868 another portion of the county was taken to establish Baker County, later known as Chilton County. The county was named from the Indian village Atagi, located on the Alabama River at the mouth of Autauga Creek.
The first county seat was established at Washington in 1819. In 1830 the county seat was moved to Kingston. In 1868 the legislature removed the county seat to Prattville (named after Daniel Pratt). The county government website is http://www.autaugaco.org/.
Cities and towns located in the county include Autaugaville, Billingsley, Booth (unincorporated), Millbrook, Prattville, Marbury.
Autauga County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940. Mortality Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860 There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research. Two State censuses for confederate veterans exist for 1907 and 1921.
Autauga County Health Department has Births from Mar 1908-Feb 1916, delayed birth Cert. rec. 1871-1928; Death From Mar 1908-Feb 1916. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.
Autauga County Societies and Family History Resources - A list of Autauga County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Autauga County Courthouse and Government Records - Genealogist often overlook the significance of Autauga County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people. The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Autauga County court records. See Also Alabama Court Records for statewide information and links.
Even if your ancestor is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.
The first Autauga County Courthouse in Prattville, which also housed the jail, was built in 1870. It was sold in 1905 to fund construction of the current courthouse, completed in 1906. The Autauga County Courthouse rests on the corner of 4th Street and Court Street in Prattville, which is the largest city in the county.
The below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Autauga County. The years pointed out below could be the first widely known documents in this county.
Autauga County Genealogy Links - The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Autauga County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own favorite Autauga County genealogy or family history related sites.