Alabama Genealogy Newsletter



Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion

Russell County Genealogy




Sign up for the Alabama Genealogy Newsletter:

Popularity: 24% [?]

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

300x250

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.

Russell County, AL at
genforum

News Related to Russell County, AL

“Russell County” al – Google News

Convicted Russell County murderer dies in Montgomery prison Tuesday – AL.com

Convicted Russell County murderer dies in Montgomery prison Tuesday
AL.com
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Convicted murderer James Allen Harrison Jr. died Tuesday in the health care unit of Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, the Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed. Harrison, who died at 9:05 a.m., was originally …

and more »




Russell County murderer who escaped death penalty dies in prison – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Russell County murderer who escaped death penalty dies in prison
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
A twice-convicted Russell County murderer died in prison today, just a month after his retrial resulted in his getting a life sentence instead of the death penalty. James Allen Harrison Jr. died at 9:05 a.m. CDT at the Kilby Infirmary in Montgomery




Investigators: Eufaula man confesses to soldier’s murder – WSFA

Investigators: Eufaula man confesses to soldier's murder
WSFA
The Alabama National Guardsman has just returned from Korea and was getting ready to start college. "He wanted to serve his country and do something positive with his life and he wanted to take care of his family, really," his … Barbour County
Eufaula man charged in fatal Barbour County shootingDothan Eagle

all 4 news articles »




Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 26 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 26
Alabama’s News Leader
Smiths Station 42, Russell County 13. South Choctaw Academy 53, Lowndes Academy 12. South Lamar 47, Holy Spirit 6. Southeastern 33, Appalachian 20. Southside-Gadsden 49, St. Clair County 14. Southside-Selma 26, Wilcox Central 14. Springwood …
Friday's ScoresSFGate

all 16 news articles »




Police: Three burglary suspects arrested fleeing into the river – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Police: Three burglary suspects arrested fleeing into the river
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Three Columbus men are in custody, and a fourth suspect is still at large, after fleeing the scene of a 31st Street armed burglary in Phenix City Tuesday morning, police said. DeAngelo Walker and Homer Upshaw, both 20 years old, and Josey William
3 arrested in Phenix City home burglary investigationWTVM

all 5 news articles »




Miller: Appreciating Alabama’s native wildlife – Opelika Auburn News

Miller: Appreciating Alabama's native wildlife
Opelika Auburn News
While your favorite birds might be named “Spirit” or “Nova” because their weekly flights get you excited about football, there are many other birds that take their flight in the fall. On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Friends of the Opelika Wood Duck Heritage

and more »


Popularity: 24% [?]

Sign up for the Alabama Genealogy Newsletter:

Popularity: 24% [?]

Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion