A courthouse visit is essential for those doing research in Alabama as there is no
effective substitute for an on-site search of county courthouse records. County level records have not been centralized.
Court records are at the district court in Gadsden. Land and probate records are also there.
Don't waste your time or postage -- be sure to call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information to ensure none of the information has changed.
The office of the probate judge is the county office where the most significant genealogical records are created and maintained in Alabama. A variety of records are housed in this office including:
birth records from 1894 marriage Records from 1867 death records from 1898 probate, Indian and land records from 1867
This court clerk is located at:
800 Forrest Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Gadsden, AL 35902
Phone (256) 546-5342
County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from
1867 and is located at
P.O. Box 18
801 Forrest Avenue, Suite 202
Gadsden, AL 35901
Telephone: (256) 549-2150