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Macon County Genealogy

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Macon County Alabama History and Profile:

Macon County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a member of the United States Senate from North Carolina. As of 2000 the population was 24,105. Its county seat is Tuskegee. It was the setting of the 1974 movie, Macon County Line. Heavily African American and with high rates of poverty, it was the third strongest county for Senator John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election.

Macon County was established on December 18, 1832, from land ceded by the Creek Indians.

Macon County is home to the Tuskegee National Forest, Tuskegee Lake, Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Museum, and Moton Field.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Macon County, Alabama:

* Franklin
* Creek Stand
* Notasulga (part – part of Notasulga is in Lee County)
* Shorter
* Tuskegee


Macon County Government

Macon County-Tuskegee Public Library
302 South Main Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Macon County Historic Places

Archeological Site No. 1MC110
Butler Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Grey Columns
Macon County Courthouse
Main Street Historic District
North Main Street Historic District
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Macon County Genealogy Resources

Doll’s Genealogy Site – Website established in 1999 for those researching Macon County, Alabama that includes death records, wills, slave data and other transcriptions.

Macon County Alabama USGenWeb Project Site

Macon County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Macon County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

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

The Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Inc.
P.O. Box 2892
Opelika, AL 36803

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 howeer. 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 and Transcription (Partial)

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Macon County

Macon 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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