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From: Erin Bradford <>
Subject: Re: [APG] how to indicate marriage license contains error
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 07:28:57 -0500
That was my first thought Julia, especially not knowing AL, but I did a
little digging and Jefferson Co. is in a completely different part of
the state of AL from where it is now. Jefferson Co. is more in the
north/central part of the state when Chambers Co., where it is now, is
more of the central/far east part of the state. I'm thinking that,
depending on the date of the marriage certificate, that there USED to be
a Fairfax in Jefferson Co., but it's no longer there or the name
changed. I'm originally from Montana and I know that we had towns like
that even as late as the 1990s, maybe even today.
Fred, if I were you, I'd do some digging into the Jefferson Co. history,
maybe even contact the Jefferson Co. Historical Society, assuming there
is one. You may have to pay a small fee for a query there if you're not
(Sankofa: andinkra symbol from Ghana meaning to know where you come
from or know your history)
>Is the problem you have that the town of Fairfax historically was in
>Jefferson County, but was moved to another county during some state reorganization.
>I have an ancestor that is in 3 differnet counties during his life time and
>he never moved off the farm he was born on. I use an insert to show that
>while the records is in one county the town is now in another county.
>So something like Fairfax, Jefferson County [now Jackson County].
> or depending on context "married in 1933 in Fairfax, Jefferson County,
>Alamana. In an county reorganization in 1945, Fairfax became part of Jackson
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