DeKalb County, Alabama
Genealogy, History & Facts
DeKalb County, Alabama Facts
When was DeKalb County, AL Created?
DeKalb County was created on Jan. 9, 1836, from land ceded to the Federal government by the Cherokee Nation.
What counties are adjacent to DeKalb County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Jackson County, Dade County, Georgia, Walker County, Georgia, Chattooga County, Georgia, Cherokee County, Etowah County, Marshall County.
DeKalb County, AL Vital Records
Where can find DeKalb County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County Health Department has Birth and Death Records from 1885.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Alabama, Birth Records and Christenings, 1881-1930
- USGenweb Archives Alabama Marriage Project
- Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1809-1950
- Alabama, Death Records and Burials, 1881-1952
- Alabama, Death Records, 1908-1974
- Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957
- Alabama Marriage Records, 1800-1969 Database
- Alabama Marriage Records to 1825
- Alabama Death Records, 1908-59
DeKalb County, AL Census Records
What DeKalb County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for DeKalb County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
DeKalb Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. DeKalb Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DeKalb Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DeKalb 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
DeKalb County, AL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the DeKalb County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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.
- DeKalb County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: 300 Grand Ave. SW, Suite 100 , Fort Payne, AL 35967-1863
- Phone: (256) 845-8510
- Court Records: 1836
- Divorce Records:
- DeKalb County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 111 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Fort Payne, AL 35967
- Phone: (256) 845-8525
- Marriage Records: 1836 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
- Probate Records: 1836
- Land Records: 1836
- Alabama, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908
- Index to Alabama Wills, 1808-1870
- Alabama, Convict Records, 1886-1952
- Alabama, Voter Registration Records, 1867
- DeKalb County USGenWeb Archives Project
- BLM Land Records
DeKalb County, AL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for DeKalb County, AL?
A list of DeKalb County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- DEKALB COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC., P. O. Box 681087, Fort Payne, AL 35968-1612, or 2364 County Road 502, Fort Payne, AL 35968
- DeKalb County Library, 504 Grand Avenue, North, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967, Phone: 256-845-2671. Hours: Monday–10-8, Tuesday-Friday–10-6, Saturday–10-3, closed for all holidays
- ALDEKALB. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in DeKalb County, Alabama.To subscribe send “subscribe” to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail mode) or email@example.com (digest mode).
- ALDekalb-Rooters. A mailing list for anyone with a historic or genealogical interest in Dekalb County, Alabama. Surname queries are welcome. To subscribe send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: subscribe
- 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 DeKalb County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Alabama Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Alabama State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- DeKalb County, Alabama Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in DeKalb County
- DeKalb County, Alabama Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in DeKalb County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to DeKalb 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.