We told the story about finding the land deed and plat map of land mortgaged and purchased by Columbus McClure and his wife in Birmingham, Alabama in Our Genealogy Journey to the Jefferson County, Alabama courthouse. We wanted to also share what we discovered about researching marriages in the Jefferson County Alabama courthouse.
We previously searched the collection at FamilySearch.org, Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957, which is an index:
Name: Columbus Mcclure
Birth Date: 1879
Spouse's Name: Coreene Jackson
Spouse's Birth Date: 1886
Spouse's Age: 18
Event Date: 25 Aug 1904
Event Place: Irondale, Jefferson, Alabama
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74609-1
System Origin: Alabama-EASy
GS Film number: 1065252
Reference ID: p 263
"Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQW5-RT5 : accessed 13 April 2016), Columbus Mcclure and Coreene Jackson, 25 Aug 1904; citing reference p 263; FHL microfilm 1,065,252.
Marriage records are indexed at the Jefferson County, Alabama courthouse. We learned that African American marriage records are in separate index books. There is a book for males and a book for females.