Need help finding an ancestor from Alabama - gasp!
- I know Alabama records are notorious for being bad and/or
incomplete... but what can I do? My maternal grandfather was a Carr,
and we know at least two generations ago they lived in and around
Dothan, Alabama. Other nearby towns include Rehoboth, Cottondale and
Slocum. Besides Carr they might be under the name Spann or Herring.
Mostly I just need help finding which units came out of the Dothan
area. I can find the links from there and meet in the middle, but I
have no idea which units to look for names from.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- I can give you a place to start. http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/alregts.html
This address has many of the Alabama regiments.
- Dear Sir,
Prehaps you should check the county library. Prehaps there is a
book over your county's history, which may list the regiments that were
formed in your area.