Welcome to

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.
Send your contributions to Veneta

 

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Data

Court Records

Deaths

Doctors and Lawyers

Histories

Marriages

Masonic Data

Military Data

Misc Data

News Articles

Pioneer Families

Post Office Data

Queries

  Schools

Slavery Data

 

Website Updates:

July 2014
World War I Draft Registration Cards: VAIL, VAILS, VANDIVER, VASSER, VAUGHN, VAUGHON, VENICE, VINDGANT, VINRANT
 
June 2014
World War I Draft Registration Cards: INGRAM, ISAAC, ISHAM, IVORY, IVERY, IVEY, IVIE, IVY
 
May 2014
World War I Draft Registration Cards: YERBY, YORK, YOUNG, YOUNGBLOOD, QUINN
 
April 2014
Misc: Water Mills of Pickens County in 1886
World War I Draft Registration Cards: BISHOP, BISSELL, BLACK, BLACKMON
 
March 2014
Died: PEEBLES
 
February 2014
Marriage News: ALTMAN, OWINGS
List of Known Pickens County Newspapers
 
January 2014
Bio: SMITH - Transcribed by FoFG mz
Married - WIMBERLY, ROBERTSON
 

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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