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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Facts

When was Tuscaloosa County, AL Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Tuscaloosa County, AL?
The 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

What counties are adjacent to Tuscaloosa County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Walkery CountyJefferson CountyBibb CountyHale CountyGreene CountyPickens CountyFayette County.

Tuscaloosa County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Tuscaloosa County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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. 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.

Vital Records can also be found in the Tuscaloosa County Health Department has Birth Records from 1880 , Death records from 1880.

Tuscaloosa County, AL Census Records

What Tuscaloosa County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tuscaloosa County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 17901800180018101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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.

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

Tuscaloosa County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse

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

Tuscaloosa County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, 500 28th Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • Tuscaloosa Genealogical SocietyPO Box 020802, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0802
  • Tuscaloosa Public Library, 205-345-5820
  • ALTUSCAL. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, or any adjacent territory once a part of Tuscaloosa county. 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 Tuscaloosa County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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