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Franklin County Genealogy

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Franklin County Alabama History and Profile:

Franklin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. As of the 2006 census estimates, the population was 30,847. Its county seat is Russellville and it is a dry county.

Franklin County was established on February 6, 1818.

Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870.

Many musicians and songwriters are from Franklin County including Billy Sherrill,Tammy Wynette,Ricky Pierce,Eddie Martin,Kerry Gilbert,and many others.

Source: Wikipedia

Cities and Towns of Franklin County, Alabama:

* Belgreen
* Hodges
* Phil Campbell
* Red Bay
* Russellville
* Vina


Franklin County Government

Franklin County Alabama Government – Official Site

Haleyville Public Library
913 20th Street
Haleyville, AL 35565

Weatherford Public Library
307 4th Avenue S
Red Bay, AL 35582

Franklin County Historic Places

Alabama Iron Works
Overton Farm

Franklin County Genealogy Resources

Franklin County Alabama GenWeb Project Site

Franklin County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Franklin County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, AL 35807

Vital Records

Franklin County Clerk
P.O. Box 1028
Russellville, AL 35653-1028
Phone: (256) 332-8850
Fax: (256) 332-8855

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 Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Agricultural and Manufacturing Schedule

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Franklin County

Franklin 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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