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Montgomery Genealogical Society, Inc.

 A Genealogical Society of Montgomery, Alabama

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Montgomery County was established before Alabama became a state in 1819. Here one of the early public land offices continued until 1927, long after other state land offices had closed. Since this is the state capitol location, it is one of the most important areas of research for families of central and south Alabama. The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), the first state archives in the nation, was established here in 1901 and contains a wealth of genealogical records not found elsewhere.

Montgomery County is fortunate that its courthouse never burned. Probate office records are there from the state's creation in 1819. Many of the records overlap surrounding counties. There are references in these legal documents to family connections throughout Alabama and other states. The county lies in a central band of intact courthouses that stretch from Georgia to Mississippi, including the counties Autauga, Coosa, Elmore, Tallapoosa, Dallas, Lowndes, Clarke, Wilcox, Washington,Chambers, Lee, Russell, Barbour, Bullock and Macon. From the Federal Road through this part of the state, immigrants from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas and Georgia spread across Alabama and westward into Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.


The Montgomery Genealogical Society, Inc. (MGS) is a non-profit corporation located in Montgomery, Alabama.
Founded in 1978, MGS promotes research on families with Montgomery County connections.

The Montgomery Genealogical Society (MGS) is associated
with the following organizations:

The Montgomery County ALGenWeb
Montgomery County
Historical Society
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