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Dallas County, Alabama
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Dallas County, Alabama Facts

When was Dallas County, AL Created?
Dallas County was created on Feb. 9, 1818, from portions of the Creek cession of Aug. 9, 1814, Monroe County and Montgomery County.. This particular county was named in honor of Alexander James Dallas (1759–1817), U.S. Secretary of Treasury.

What is the County Seat of Dallas County, AL?
The County Seat was at Cahaba, which also served as the state capital for a brief period. In 1865, the county seat was transferred to Selma. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Dallas County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Chilton CountyAutauga CountyLowndes CountyWilcox CountyMarengo CountyPerry County.

Dallas County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Dallas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas County Health Department has Birth Records from delayed birth Cert. rec. 1880-1930 , Death records from 1882-1888.

Dallas County, AL Census Records

What Dallas County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dallas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Dallas Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Dallas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dallas Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dallas 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

Dallas County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Dallas County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Dallas County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Dallas 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 Dallas 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.

Dallas County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Dallas County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Dallas 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.

Dallas Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dallas Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Dallas Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dallas Co. AL General and History Websites

Dallas Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dallas Co. AL Military Records