Geneva County, Alabama
Genealogy and Facts

Geneva County was created on Dec. 26, 1868 and was formed from Coffee County, Dale County and Henry County.. This particular county was named for Geneva, its principal town and county seat..

Currently the Geneva County Seat is located in Geneva, (it was named for Geneva, Switzerland, by Walter H. Youge, a native of Switzerland, who served as the town's first postmaster) and in addition the county government website is http://www.genevacounty.net/

Locations adjacent Geneva County happen to be Colbert County (north), Lawrence County (east), Winston County (southeast), Marion County (south), Itawamba County, Mississippi (southwest), Tishomingo County, Mississippi (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Geneva County consist of Belgreen, Hodges, Phil Campbell, Red Bay, Russellville, Vina.

Geneva County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Geneva County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Geneva County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Geneva Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Geneva Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Geneva Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. Two State censuses for confederate veterans exist for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Geneva County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Geneva County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Geneva County Courthouse and Government Records


Geneva County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Geneva 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 Geneva County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1898. The below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Geneva County. The years pointed out below could be the first widely known documents in this county.

Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
  • Geneva County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: P.O. Box 430, Geneva, AL 36340-0430
    • Phone: (334) 684-9300
    • Court Records: 1898
    • Divorce Records: are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Alabama Department of Public Health)
  • Geneva County Clerk of Probate Court maintains following records in the probate office: Plats, Maps, Judgments, Liens, Deeds, Mortgages, Corporations, Lis pendens, Marriage licenses, Military discharges. The Probate Judge presides over all probate court hearings for Probate of Wills, Administrations, Conservators, Guardianships, Adoptions, Legitimations, Name changes, Condemnations, Mental Commitment hearings, and performs marriage ceremonies.
    • Address: P.O. Box 430, Geneva, AL 36340-0430
    • Phone: (334) 684-2276
    • Marriage Records: 1898 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1898
    • Land Records: 1868
  • Geneva Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
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  • Geneva County Health Department has Birth Records from 1937 , Death records from 1937. 

Geneva County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Geneva 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 Geneva County genealogy or family history related sites.

Geneva Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Geneva Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Geneva Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Geneva Co. AL Census Records

Geneva Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Geneva Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Geneva Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Geneva Co. AL General and History Websites

Geneva Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Geneva Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Geneva Co. AL Military Records

Geneva Co. AL Schools & Directories

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