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Pickens County Alabama

Genealogy and History

 
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

My name is Veneta McKinney and I will be your Pickens County host. Unfortunately I am not from Pickens County - I am from the Marion/ Lamar area. If you have a love of Pickens County history and would like to host this site, please let me know and I can turn it over to you.
 

I hope to transcribe as much data and get it online as quickly as I can. If you have anything you wish to share, please don't hesitate to send it in. Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.
 
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails, view our Volunteer Page for further information.  (Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data is required)
 
As you are doing your research, don't forget to check out our national items on the front page of the Genealogy Trails website. Very interesting reading!
 
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We are sorry that we don't have time to perform personal research.

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County Information
Pickens County was established on December 20, 1820, and named for revolutionary war hero General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina. The county seat was relocated from Pickensville to Carrollton in 1830.

The first courthouse in Carrollton was burned on April 5, 1865 by troops of Union General John T. Croxton. A second courthouse was also destroyed by fire on November 16, 1876.
[Source: wikipedia.org]


Pickens County Courthouse
Pickens County Courthouse


 

Cities and Towns

Aliceville
Carrollton
Ethelsville
Gordo

Macedonia
McMullen
Memphis
Pickensville
Reform




Online Data
(We need data!!!)
We hope you will consider contributing your Census Data, Marriage/Birth/Death Records, Obituaries, Biographies and Pioneer Family History.
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Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census Records

Church Data

Court Records

Death Records

Doctors and Lawyers

Histories

Marriages

Masonic Data

Military Data

Misc Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Pioneer Families

Post Office Data

Queries

  Schools

Slavery Data

 

Website Updates:

December 2014
Death News: BALL
Crime News: BALL killed by DOSS
 
October 2014
1925 Confederate Pensioners
Marriage News: EZELLE, MORTON
July - September 2014
Obit: PEARSON
Crime News: WIMBERLEY
Query about Mt. Pleasant Church - Submitted by Dianne Erwin
Sports News: 1896 Carrollton vs Vernon Baseball game
World War I Draft Registration Cards: OAKLEY, OBRYANT, ODELL, ODOM, OGLESBY, OLIVER, VAIL, VAILS, VANDIVER, VASSER, VAUGHN, VAUGHON, VENICE, VINDGANT, VINRANT, OLIVER, ORMOND, OWENGS, ORR, OSBURN, OWENS, OWINGS
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April - June 2014
Misc: Water Mills of Pickens County in 1886
World War I Draft Registration Cards: BISHOP, BISSELL, BLACK, BLACKMON, YERBY, YORK, YOUNG, YOUNGBLOOD, QUINN, INGRAM, ISAAC, ISHAM, IVORY, IVERY, IVEY, IVIE, IVY
 
January  - March 2014
Died: PEEBLES
Bio: SMITH - Transcribed by FoFG mz
List of Known Pickens County Newspapers
Married - WIMBERLY, ROBERTSON, ALTMAN, OWINGS
 

THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

RENEE DEY

LLOYD ADAMS

Helpful Addresses

Pickens County Gen. Society
P O Box 793
Gordo, Al 35466

Pickens County Clerk
P.O. Box 370 Carrollton, AL 35447
Telephone: (205) 367-2010


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