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Cleburne County, Alabama
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Cleburne County, Alabama Facts

When was Cleburne County, AL Created?
Cleburne County was created on Dec. 6, 1866, from territory formerly contained in Calhoun CountyRandolph County and Talladega County.

What is the County Seat of Cleburne County, AL?
The Cleburne County Seat was established at Edwardsville in 1867, and moved to Heflin in 1906. In addition the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Cleburne County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Cherokee CountyPolk County, Georgia, Haralson County, Georgia, Carroll County, Georgia, Randolph CountyClay CountyTalladega CountyCalhoun County

Cleburne County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Cleburne County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cleburne 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. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Cleburne 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.

Vital Records can also be found in the Cleburne County Health Department has Birth and Death Records from 1908.

Cleburne County, AL Census Records

What Cleburne County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cleburne County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Cleburne Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Cleburne Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Cleburne Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Cleburne County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Cleburne County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cleburne County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Cleburne County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Cleburne County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Cleburne County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cleburne County, AL?
A list of Cleburne County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Cleburne County Historical Society, 120 Vickery St., Room 105, Heflin, AL 36264
  • Cleburne Co. Public Library, Phone 256-463-2259
  • ALCLEBUR. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Cleburne County, Alabama To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

Where can I connect with other Cleburne County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Cleburne County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cleburne County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Cleburne Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Cleburne Co. AL Military Records