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Bullock County Genealogy

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Bullock County Alabama History and Profile:

Bullock County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel Edward C. Bullock of Barbour County. Living descendants of Colonel Bullock include prominent American cinema film actress, Sandra Bullock. As of 2000 the population was 11,714. In 1867, Union Springs was chosen as the county seat. A National Center for Education Statistics report released in January 2009 showed that Bullock County had the highest illiteracy rate in Alabama at 34 percent.

Bullock County was established on December 5, 1866. The boundaries were changed in February 1867.

Bullock County is home to several historic homes including the McCaslan-Garner House and Bonus-Foster-Chapman House.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Bullock County, Alabama:

* Midway
* Union Springs

Unincorporated Communities:

* Fitzpatrick
* Inverness
* Perote
* Smut Eye (sometimes Smuteye)
* Thompson


Union Springs Alabama – Official Site

Bullock County Alabama Vital Records
Bullock County Clerk
P.O. Box 71
Union Springs, AL 36089
Phone: (334) 738-2250

Historic Places

Bullock County Courthouse Historic District
Foster House
Merritt School
Sardis Baptist Church

Bullock County Genealogy Resources

Bullock County, Alabama GenWeb Site

Bullock County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society
Covering the Counties of Alabama’s Black Belt Region–Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger however. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.


Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Bullock County

Bullock County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

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