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Tuscaloosa County was created on Feb. 6, 1818 from the Cherokee and Choctaw Cession of 1816, though its present boundaries were not established until 1820. This particular county was named for the Choctaw Indian word for the Black Warrior River, which flows through the area.
Currently the Tuscaloosa County Seat is located in Tuscaloosa (first established in Tuscaloosa in 1819, moved to Newton in 1822, and then back to Tuscaloosa shortly thereafter. The town of Tuscaloosa was designated the state capitol from 1826-45) and in addition the county government website is http://www.tuscco.com
Locations adjacent Tuscaloosa County happen to be Walkery County (northeast), Jefferson County (east), Bibb County (southeast), Hale County (south), Greene County (southwest), Pickens County (west), Fayette County (northwest).
Cities and towns found in Tuscaloosa County consist of Brookwood, Coaling, Coker, Holt, Lake View, Moundville, North Bibb, Northport, Tuscaloosa, Vance.
Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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.
Tuscaloosa County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1790, 1800, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Tuscaloosa Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Tuscaloosa Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tuscaloosa Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tuscaloosa 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.
A list of Tuscaloosa County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Genealogist often overlook the significance of Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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.
The below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Tuscaloosa County. The years pointed out below could be the first widely known documents in this county.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County genealogy or family history related sites.