Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950 is a free collection at FamilySearch with images of court records from Sumter County, Alabama. There is no searchable name index for these records.


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What Can I Learn from Court Records?


These records may contain: 

  • The names of interested parties
  • The date of the court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • The amount of monies exchanged or paid
  • The names of witnesses


How Can Court Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use a probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
  • Use a will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate
  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years
  • Use the information found in court files to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records


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