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Marshall County Genealogy

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Marshall County Alabama History and Profile:

Marshall County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Its name is in honor of John Marshall, famous Chief Justice of the United States. As of 2000 the population was 82,231. Its county seat is Guntersville.

Marshall County is a dry county, with the exception of three cities within the county, Albertville, Arab, and Guntersville.

Marshall County was established on January 9, 1836.

Marshall County is home to numerous outdoor recreation areas including Lake Guntersville State Park, Cathedral Caverns State Park, and Buck’s Pocket State Park.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Marshall County, Alabama:

* Albertville
* Arab (part – part of Arab is in Cullman County)
* Boaz (part – part of Boaz is in Etowah County)
* Douglas
* Grant
* Horton
* Guntersville
* Union Grove


Marshall County Government

Marshall County Government – Official Site

Albertville Public Library
200 Jackson Street
Albertville, AL 35950

Boaz Public Library
205 South Main Street
Boaz, AL 35957

Grant Public Library
5379 Main Street
Grant, AL 35747

Guntersville Public Library
1240 O’Brig Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Marshall County Cooperative Library
275 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

Marshall County Historic Places

Albertville Depot
Company E of the 167th Infantry of the Alabama National Guard Armory
Guntersville City School
Albert G. Henry, Jr., House
Henry-Jordan House
Julia Street Memorial United Methodist Church
Kate Duncan Smith Daughters of the American Revolution School
Saratoga Victory Mill
Snead Junior College Historic District
Thomas A. Snellgrove Homestead
U.S. Post Office
Edward Fenns Whitman House

Marshall County Genealogy Resources

Marshall County Alabama USGenWeb Project Site

Marshall County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Marshall County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

A Brief History Of Marshall County.

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.


1850 Federal Census Index

1900 Federal Census Index

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Marshall County

Marshall 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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