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Fayette County Genealogy

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Fayette County Alabama History and Profile:

Fayette County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (or de la Fayette), who aided General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. As of 2000 the population was 18,495. Its county seat is Fayette and it is a prohibition or dry county.

Fayette County was established on December 20, 1824 during Lafayette’s historic tour of the 24 United States

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Fayette County, Alabama:

* Bazemore
* Belk
* Berry
* Fayette
* Glen Allen (part – part of Glen Allen is in Marion County)
* Gu-Win (part – part of Gu-Win is in Marion County)
* Hubbertville
* Winfield (part – part of Winfield is in Marion County)


Fayette County Government

Fayette County Alabama Government – Official Site

Fayette County Memorial Library
326 Temple Avenue N
Fayette, AL 35555

Fayette County Historic Places

Fayette County Courthouse District
Edward Rose House

Fayette Genealogy Resources

Fayette County Alabama GenWeb Project Site

Fayette County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Fayette County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

Fayette County Clerk
103 1st Avenue, NW – Suite 2
County Courthouse Annex
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: (205) 932-4510
Fax: (205)932-4370

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.


1850 Federal Census – Includes Index, Images and Transcription

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census Images

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Fayette County

Fayette 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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