I want to thank the members of the Morgan County Archives and Morgan County Genealogical Society, Inc. for their help. They have been very good to support of this project by sending me valuable information on Morgan County.Thank you very much!! If you know of any information that needs to be added please email me HudsonK@hughes.net. Please be sure to list the subject area "Morgan County" so I will not overlook it by mistake. Thank you.
Morgan County Archives may be reached via snail mail: 624 Bank St., Decatur, 35601 Phone: 256-351-4726 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morgan County Archives was established by legislation passed in the State Legislature in 1995. The Legislature Charter designates the Archives as the official repository for non-current records of Morgan county and names the Archives as the official records management agency for the county. In addition the Archives may collect information, photographs and memorabilia from the private sector to document the history of Morgan County and its residents.
The Archives is housed in a classic 1927 bank building in the historical district, about 6 blocks from the courthouse. The building has 3 vaults, approximately 3500 square feet of record storage space on the first and second floors. Half of that space is dedicated to the reading room space. The building is still being renovated and all spaces are not available for use at this time.
The Archives operates 8:30 to 4:30 Monday - Friday. To assist you in your search are five part time senior aides and an Archivist, Susan Rosenblum Bzdell.
Current projects they are working on are:
Morgan County Genealogical Society may be contacted via snail mail: 624 Bank St. NE, Decatur, 35601 Or email: MCGS@isp.com.
Morgan County Genealogical Society makes its home at the Archives. The Society maintains family files on local families and historical files on the people, places and events important in the County's history.
As the main support group for the archives, the Genealogical Society has donated many of the reference materials available for use in the reading room and provides funding for such activities as the Internet link and the computer software for genealogical purposes.
The Society has a work day each Wednesday and holds the monthly meeting at the Archives on the first Sunday of each month.
Thanks to the Archives and the Genealogical Society, they have provided a list of available records.
|Administrations &/or Inventories of Estates||1818 to date, general index|
|Brand Marks||Some in old Orphan Court Records Book #2|
|Census||Microfilm of the 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 at Archives & Library, 1830-1870 have been printed & available at Archives|
|Deaths||1893-1912, not indexed. Books A & B have been published by Tn. Valley Genealogical Society, Huntsville, Al.|
|Discharge Records||Vol. I-XV; WWI & II if the veteran brought in his discharge|
|Marriages||1818 to date, some are in the Orphans Court Records
||Have been published by the Archives *see Welcome Page "Published Books"
||1907 census of Confederate Soldiers living in county, Misc. Records Vol 263, 305, 355, WWI & II if veteran brought in his discharge, Discharge Record Vol. I-XV
||Hartselle Enquirer from 1925 to present & Decatur Daily from 1935 to present at Archives. Microfilm of Decatur Daily from 1912 at Library. Tidbits Vols 1 & 2 contain abstracts from early newpapers, See Welcome page "Published Books"
||Orphans Court Records
||From 1818, general index. This is called Orphans Court Register-Cotaco County
||From 1935 to date, in Tax Collectors Office. Some earlier tax books in the Court House Annex, not indexed
|| Tract Book
||1818, indexed. Tract Book has been published and available at Archives.
||1818 to date, general index. some are listed in in the Orphans Court Records (originals up to 1930 are located at the Archives)
Kathy Hudson/Seminole, Ok.