Find your ancestors in Alabama State Census 1866

Uncover new information about your family members who lived in Alabama, in the southeastern United States, at the close of the American Civil War. Find out where your ancestors lived in the state and discover the names of their neighbors.

What can these records tell me?

There are more than 240,000 records in this state census, and each entry represents an adult resident of the state. While the information for each person varies, Alabama state census 1866 typically includes:

  • First and last name
  • County
  • Page number
  • Certificate number
  • Discover more about Alabama state census 1866

    A year after the American Civil War ended in 1865, Alabama conducted this state census to count the population. While state censuses were usually necessary to calculate representation in the state legislature, the state was placed under a military government after the war which lasted until 1868. However, the state government was then returned to local control.

    This state census is a valuable tool for locating those people who lived in Alabama at a particularly difficult time. Use the information you discover to place them in the state at this specific moment, an important step for continuing your family history research. The facts you learn about your family’s background will help you to uncover additional details in our other collections.

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