[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] County name changes

Gary Warner garyw555 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:03:34 PDT 2013


Here is an example of a USA county that no longer exists.   See 

There are lots of counties are "daughter" counties that were formed from 
parts of other counties, and a few, like the above, that dissolved and 
became part of another county.

Legacy (probably only the Deluxe version) has something called the USA 
County verifier.   It can be accessed through the Master Location list 
(the button with the icon of a ball).   It does not seem possible to 
print the entire list, but here are some examples of counties that no 
longer exist in _just the state of Alabama_. You could likely type in 
that county name in Wikipedia to find the history.

Baine County, Alabama  1866 to 1867
Baker County, Alabama  1868 to 1874
Benton County, Alabama 1832 to 1858
Blaine County, Alabama 1866 to 1868
Cahawba County, Alabama 1818 to 1820
Colbert Couunty, Alabama 1867 to 1867
Cotaco county, Alabama 1818 to 1821
Elk County, Alabama 1817 to 1818
Hancock County, Alabama 1850 to 1858
Jones County, Alabama 1867 to 1867
Sanford County, Alabama 1867 to 1877

Gary Warner
Gig Harbor, WA

On 9/11/2013 1:17 PM, Beth Burke wrote:
> My sister is a Government Information & Data Services Librarian at Western
> Illinois University, and she needs help with something that I have not come
> across in my genealogy research.  I'm hoping one of you have run across this
> situation because it could conceivably happen when we are doing research.
> Here's her dilemma:
> "I am writing a review of the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries web site
> and I need some ideas to evaluate it. For example, if someone wanted to know
> where a particular county was at a particular time period..Are there records
> for people who lived in a county that you cannot find because the county no
> longer exists? If so, can you please send me some names of those counties
> with their states?"
> As I said, I have not run across this in any of my genealogy research, but
> maybe some of you have.  Please drop me a line with the country name (that
> no longer exists), the country name that replaced it,  and the state where
> all of this occurred.
> As always thanks for any assistance you can provide.
> Beth Burke
> Verona, WI
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