Links of Interest

Information about Lauderdale County, Alabama can be found in more and more places as the world gets smaller and smaller via the internet.  Below are just a few links we have gathered to assist in further research.  If you discover other sites that would be helpful to your fellow Lauderdale County researchers, please email us!

COLLECTIONS OF LINKS

 

Alabama Department of Archives and History compilation of Lauderdale links and resourc

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Genealogy Resources on the Internet, a catalog of mailing lists collected by John Fuller

 

 

LIBRARIES/DIGITAL ARCHIVES

 

Alabama Mosaic digital archive hosted by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries

Collier Library Archives and Special Collections at the University of North Alabama in Florence

Florence/Lauderdale Public Library Local History site including Digital Archives

Killen Public Library, which offers public computers for accessing Ancestry.com

Library of Congress site including maps, manuscripts, historic newspapers, photographs and digital collections

National Archives and Records site including documents, photos, military records and resources for genealogists

Rogersville Public Library, which houses the Muriel Hurn Barnett Genealogy and Local History room

 

 

LOCAL LINKS

 

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism site

Florence Main Street organization dedicated to promoting Florence's historic downtown commercial district

Lauderdale County Online, the official website of Lauderdale County government

 

 

MAPS/GEOGRAPHIC RECORDS

 

Alabama Historical Map Archive collected and digitized by the University of Alabama Department of Geography

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

U.S. Geographic Names Information System hosted by the U.S. Department of Interior Geological Survey

 

 

NEWSPAPERS

 

Florence Herald digitized newspaper images from 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 and October 24, 1901 

TimesDaily local newspaper (please note that non-subscribers can view only 10 articles per month)

Google Newspaper Archive (this link takes you to searchable images of the Times Daily from the 1890s through 2007)

 

SEARCHABLE DATABASES AND MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
 

BillionGraves searchable cemetery and headstone records with GPS data

Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy site detailing the CCC's efforts to preserve America's resources

Ellis Island history and significance to genealogy and guidance for interpreting arrival records (contributed by Miss Amelia)

FamilySearch free records search by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

FindAGrave free cemetery records database

Genealogy Trails compilation of various Lauderdale County genealogical information

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy links and general information about starting your family tree (contributed by Miss Ava Williams) 

Native American Resources gathered by USGenWeb

USGenWeb Archives Project with various information about Lauderdale County

 

 

VETERANS INFORMATION

 

American Legion Post 11 in Florence

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration 

 

 

VITAL RECORDS

 

Alabama Department of Public Health vital records information