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Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981
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Alabama, 
United States
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Location of Alabama
Record Description
Record Type Voter Registration
Collection years 1834-1981
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Index and images of county voter registrations and poll tax cards from the state of Alabama, dating from 1834 through 1981.

Counties included in this collection:

  • Autauga
  • Barbour
  • Bibb
  • Blount
  • Bullock
  • Butler
  • Calhoun
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Coffee
  • Conecuh
  • Coosa
  • Covington
  • Crenshaw
  • Dale
  • Dekalb
  • Elmore
  • Etowah
  • Fayette
  • Jefferson
  • Lamar
  • Limestone
  • Lowndes
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Mobile
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Perry
  • Pickens
  • Pike
  • Randolph
  • Shelby
  • Sumter
  • Talladega
  • Tallapoosa

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Voter Registrations

  • Name
  • Age
  • Precinct or Ward
  • Post Office
  • Date of Birth
  • Registration number

Tax Poll Records

  • Name
  • Post Office
  • Registered
  • Age
  • First Poll Tax Due
  • Date of Birth
  • Resident of State
  • Beat No.
  • District No.

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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