Choctaw County, Alabama
Some Sources For Research

compiled by Ann Harwell Gay     2007

Records before December 29, 1847 must be searched in Washington and Sumter Counties. Choctaw’s first federal census was 1850.

Courthouse - located at intersection of Highways 10 and 17, Butler, Alabama
Open Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Probate office burned in 1859 and again in 1871 destroying many but not all land, marriage, and other records

Library: Choctaw County Public Library
124 North Academy Avenue (one block E. of courthouse N. of Hwy 10)
Butler, Alabama; open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 7 pm

  The Alabama Room in the library contains records on County people and places.

    Choctaw County Genealogical Society http:/

LDS Branch church, Highway 17, Toxey, AL; Library has extensive records from
    The Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Call J. D. Tindle in advance for appointment: 205-673-2217

Cemetery Records by Sarah Wilcox Mozingo can be found on both internet sites, as well
    as in printed form in the Choctaw County Public Library and AL Department of
    Archives and History. These are white cemeteries only. It is time consuming to
    search records on www because family names are not indexed, and if cemetery is
    unknown, one has to go from one to the next hunting names.

Tombstone Inscriptions of Choctaw County, AL compiled by Mary Ellen Tindle is a very
    valuable source, although her work stopped in the mid 1960’s. This book is sold
    by The Mobile Genealogical Society.
African American cemeteries & their history of Choctaw County, Alabama, Vol.1
    compiled by Nova Law contains 18 cemeteries in the North part of the county
    Order information can be found on the internet


Ann H. Gay    e-mail      Fee in 2007:  $20.00 per hour, payable in
                  Telephone: 205-459-2828                            advance

David Snow  e-mail
                  Telephone: 205-459-3959

J. D. Tindle   Telephone 205-673-2217

                        The Choctaw County Genealogical Society
                        4244 County Road 43  Butler, AL  36904

                Officers                                Trustees
        President       David Snow                        James Dansby Evans
        Vice President  Shirley McNeeley                 R.M. “Pete” Allen
        Secretary     Frances Bush Houlditch                William L. Utsey
        Treasurer     Charles Houlditch
        Webmaster   Randall Mason

Meetings  Third Saturday each month, 10:00 AM        Visitors are welcome!
             Choctaw County Public Library
             124 N. Academy Avenue
             Butler, AL  36904

Membership dues:  $15.00 per year

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