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Geneva County Alabama History and Profile:

Geneva County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 25,764. Its county seat is Geneva. Geneva County is a prohibition or dry county.

The county was named after its county seat, which in turn was named after Geneva, New York which was named after Geneva, Switzerland, by Walter H. Yonge, an early town resident and Swiss native.

Geneva County is part of the Dothan, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

* Geneva County was established on December 26, 1868.
* The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic.
* On March 10, 2009, a gunman named Michael McLendon went on a mass shooting spree at 9 locations in Geneva County from the town of Samson to the city of Geneva killing 11 people and wounding over 15. McLendon entered his former place of employment, Reliable Metal Products on the northeastern side of Geneva, where he took his own life.

Source: WIkipedia

Cities and Towns of Geneva County, Alabama:

* Geneva
* Hartford
* Malvern
* Samson
* Slocomb
* Taylor

Unincorporated Communities:

* Bailey Crossroads
* Bald Hill
* Bellwood
* Chancellor
* Dundee
* Earlytown
* Eunola
* Fadette
* Hacoda
* High Bluff
* Highfalls
* Highnote
* Kellys Crossroads

Geneva County Government

Geneva County Alabama Government – Official Site

Emma Knox Kenan Public Library
312 South Commerce Street
Geneva, AL 36340

Hartford Public Library
203 West Main Street
Hartford, AL 36344

Samson Public Library
200 North Johnson Street
Samson, AL 36477

Slocomb Public Library
132North Washington Street
Slocomb, AL 36375

Geneva County Historic Places

None List

Geneva County Genealogy Resources

Geneva County Alabama GenWeb Project SIte

Geneva County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Geneva County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

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.

Census

1880 Federal Census Index

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Geneva County

Geneva 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.

Geneva County, AL at
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News Related to Geneva County, AL

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Geneva County will play for an Alabama High School Athletic Association state basketball championship for the first time in program history. Lacy Stafford led the way there. That just makes sense. The program mainstay scored a game-high 22 points in a …




Geneva County 62, Samson 37: Lacy Stafford leads No. 8 Bulldogs past No. 1 … – AL.com


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Geneva County 62, Samson 37: Lacy Stafford leads No. 8 Bulldogs past No. 1
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The fourth time was the charm for Geneva County, and it was so much more than that. After losing to No. 1 Samson in its first three meetings this season – two area games and the area championship – No. 8 Geneva County got its big revenge with a 62-37

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4 Alabama judges refuse to perform same-sex weddings citing religious beliefs – AL.com


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4 Alabama judges refuse to perform same-sex weddings citing religious beliefs
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In Geneva County, probate judge Fred Hamic told Associated Press he would follow the law and issue licenses for same-sex weddings, but he couldn't perform a same-sex ceremony because of his Christian beliefs. So, partly to avoid potential legal
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Geneva County 64, Flomaton 52: Lacy Stafford leads Bulldogs to 2A victory at … – AL.com


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Geneva County 64, Flomaton 52: Lacy Stafford leads Bulldogs to 2A victory at
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Lacy Stafford scored 23 points points, as the Bulldogs led by as many as 16 points en route to a 64-52 victory over No. 2-ranked Flomaton in a girls Class 2A South Regional semifinal at Dothan Civic Center. Geneva County plays No. 1-ranked Samson next.




Malvern man found guilty of molesting 6-year-old girl – Dothan Eagle


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Malvern man found guilty of molesting 6-year-old girl
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Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams said a jury found Justin David Lee guilty late Wednesday of all six of the felony charges filed against him. Adams said the jury returned the guilty verdicts against Lee on the victim's ninth birthday, late

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Times of Geneva County, Elba state basketball title games on Friday have … – Dothan Eagle

Times of Geneva County, Elba state basketball title games on Friday have
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The state championship games for the Geneva County girls and Elba boys basketball teams on Friday have been moved back a couple hours after the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday that it has postponed Wednesday's …


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