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Geneva County Genealogy

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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.


1880 Federal Census Index

Tax Records


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.

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