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Russell County Alabama History and Profile:

Russell County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel Gilbert C. Russell, who fought in the wars against the Creek Indians. As of 2000, the population was 49,756. Its county seat is Phenix City.

Russell County is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Russell County was established by an act of the state general assembly on December 18, 1832, from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians. The county seat has changed several times: Girard (1833-1839), Crawford originally Crockettsville (1839-1868), Seale (1868-1935) and Phenix City (1935-present). It was named for War of 1812, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 1782-1861, 3rd U.S. Infantry.

Source: WIkipedia.

Cities and Towns of Russell County, Alabama:

* Glenville (unincorporated)
* Hurtsboro
* Ladonia
* Phenix City (part of Phenix City is in Lee County)
* Seale

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Russell County Government

Russell County Alabama Government – Official Site

Phenix City-Russell Co Public Library
1501 17th Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867

Russell County Historic Places

Apalachicola Fort
Bass-Perry House
Brooks-Hughes House
Brownville-Summerville Historic District
Floyd-Newsome House
Fort Mitchell Site
Fort No. 5
Girard High School
Girard Historic District
Glenn-Thompson Plantation
Glennville Historic District
Joel Hurt House
Hurtsboro Historic District
Kid Alley Residential Historic District
Lower Twentieth Street Residential Historic District
Morgan-Curtis House
Samuel R. Pitts Plantation
Russell County Courthouse at Seale
Shapre-Monte House
Smith Residential Historic District
Snow Valley Residential Historic District
Uchee Methodist Church
Upper Twentieth Street Residential Historic District
Yuchi Town

Russell County Genealogy Resources

Russell County Alabama USGenWeb Site

Russell County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Russell 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

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Russell County

Russell 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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News Related to Russell County, AL

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Russell County judge prepared to issue same-sex marriage licenses but won’t … – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


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Unless there's a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court to stay Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, Russell County Probate Court judge said marriage licenses for same sex couples will be available next week but no more marriages will be performed for any …

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Russell, Lee probate offices turn away gay couples seeking marriage – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


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Russell, Lee probate offices turn away gay couples seeking marriage
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Citing an 11th-hour order from Alabama's chief justice to block same-sex weddings, Probate judges in Russell and Lee counties turned away gay couples seeking to marry Monday. Russell County Probate Judge Alford M. Harden turned away two gay …
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Georgia man killed when ejected from vehicle in Russell County traffic crash – AL.com


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Georgia man killed when ejected from vehicle in Russell County traffic crash
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A Columbus, Ga. man was killed in a traffic crash Sunday evening in Russell County. Michale Ramsey, 52, was killed when the 1997 Ford he was driving left Shady Grove Road and overturned, according to Alabama State Troopers. The single-vehicle crash …
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Homewood 77, Russell County 34: Patriots use 22-0 third-quarter advantage to … – AL.com

Homewood 77, Russell County 34: Patriots use 22-0 third-quarter advantage to
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Homewood (26-7) advances the regional semifinals against Bessemer City at Alabama State while Russell County finishes its season 13-13. Malik Cook scored 18 points and handed out eight assists to lead the Patriots. Austin Patterson chipped in 14 points.




Killer testifies to sordid details in Lisa Graham’s murder-for-hire trial in … – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


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Killer testifies to sordid details in Lisa Graham's murder-for-hire trial in
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ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com Lisa Graham is escorted into Russell County Circuit Court by Russell County Sheriffs deputies before her capital murder trial begins Wednesday. Graham is accused of hiring Kenneth … After stopping at a
Killer testifies Lisa Graham asked him to kill her daughterWLTZ 38 NBC
Star witness testifies in day 1 of Lisa Graham retrialWTVM
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Keep a wary eye on your information as number of ID thefts rise – Insurance News Net

Keep a wary eye on your information as number of ID thefts rise
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