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Alabama Genealogy Resources

  • African-American Censuses Online.  Search African-American censuses in Alabama counties.

  • Alabama African American Cemeteries.
     
  • Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Alabama – 203,254 records after 6 May 2010.

  • Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Alabama. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M311. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in the First Regiment of Alabama Cavalry.The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers,prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M276. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama Civil War Roots. The purpose of this site is to be a 'SELF HELP' website to provide you with the information-tools to do your own in-depth research, concerning the Civil War service of your Alabama ancestors, both Union and Confederate.
     
  • Alabama Civil War Service Cards File. This database is being created from an 8 x 5 card file maintained by the Alabama Department of Archives and History from the early 1900s until 1982. As staff came across information related to Alabama individuals during the American Civil War a card was created. Information on individuals exempted from military service or who served in the militia or home guard is included. If new information was discovered from another source, another card was created. Multiple cards for an individual often exist. Sources include muster rolls, governors' correspondence, veterans' censuses, manuscript collections, newspapers and pension records. Names, places and events are often inconsistently spelled. This card file is in no way inclusive. Every card has empty fields. Because much of the documentation relating to the Army of Tennessee was lost, soldiers that served in that army tend to be poorly documented. The cards are arranged alphabetically by last name; however, they are closed and microfilm is available.

  • Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 - Name index and images of marriage records created by Alabama counties. Records are arranged by county, volume and date. Currently, the following counties are represented in this collection: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Cleburne, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, St. Clair, and portions of Jefferson. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama County Probate Records - Imaged documents - Collection of probate records, including case files and other documents created by the Probate Courts of various Alabama counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection covers probate records created 1800-1930, but the content and time period of the records will vary by county. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 -Name index to death certificates from the state of Alabama. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952- Name index to death and burial records from the state of Alabama. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History.
     
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History: Genealogists and Historians.
     
  • Alabama 1867 Voter Registration Records Database. This database is being created by staff members, as time permits, from the entries in the 131 volumes of the 1867 Voter Registration Records maintained by the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). The volumes are significant genealogical records as this is one of the first statewide government documents that record African-American males living in Alabama. Because no index existed for individual volumes or for the records as a whole, and because of the deteriorating condition of the records, in 2004 ADAH staff began scanning the documents and keying the data from each entry into a computer database. When a successful search retrieves a name from the database, an image of the page where the entry resides will also be available for your use. Currently all entries for Wilcox, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Tallapoosa, Talladega, Sumter, St. Clair, Shelby, Russell, Pike, Pickens and Macon Counties are available. The books for the following counties were severely damaged from mold: Dallas; Franklin; Lauderdale; Limestone; Lowndes; Monroe; Randolph; and Washington. Some information may be missing due to the extent of the mold damage.
     
  • Alabama Genealogy on the Internet. Alabama GenWeb.

  • Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916. These records from the Jefferson County Circuit Court are loose papers pertaining to disputed estates and property. They also include some divorce records. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950. This collection contains records of disputed estates and divorces included in the records of the Madison County Chancery Court and the Madison County Circuit Court. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama Marriages 1816-1957 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Alabama - 1,472,271 records as of 6 May, 2010.  FamilySearch.

  • Alabama Mosaic. AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.

  • Alabama, Probate Records, 1809-1985. This collection includes digital images of various probate records created in the county courts in Alabama. It includes wills, administrations, guardianships, estate inventories, bonds and other records. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama, State Census, 1855. Index to the census taken in Alabama in 1855. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama, State Census, 1866. Index of the 1866 census from Alabama.This census lists head of household and has statistical information about the makeup of the household. In some counties, the records indicate whether there were soldiers in the household who were killed, disabled, or died of sickness. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama, Sumter County Circuit Court Files, 1840-1950. Circuit court case files from the courthouse in Livingston. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • Alabama.gov Genealogy Resources.
     
  • Autauga County Marriages
     
  • Autauga County Cemetery Listings
     
  • Bibb County Cemeteries.

  • Birmingham Iron Age, 1874-1887. A valuable collection from the Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library, covering the very early days of Birmingham history.
     
  • Birmingham Public Library.
     
  • Blount County Obituaries Index 1915-1940
     
  • Jones, Kathleen Paul and Pauline Jones Gandrud, compilers. Alabama Records. Huntsville, Alabama: Huntsville Democrat, 1939-, 235 volumes. At least one volume for each Alabama county, this major compilation includes probate, vital records, cemetery, Bible, census lists, military, land, and court records. Also includes extracts from newspapers, family history information, and other misc. materials. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah (film #840512-844391)
     
  • Maps: Alabama Historical Map Index. This site is created and maintained by the Department of Geography, University of Alabama.
     
  • Mobile County Marriages
     
  • Mobile Genealogical Society.
     
  • 1907-1927 Alabama Confederate Soldiers. Includes information from the Alabama 1907 and 1921 and 1927 state censuses. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 10 reels, starting with #1533727.

  • Taylor, Frazine K. Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide. Montgomery, AL: New South Books, 2008. The first part of the book surveys some records useful in tracing African Americans in Alabama, and the second covers some county records for each Alabama county. In five appendixes the author provides information on state slave laws, Alabama military discharge papers, the African American Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Freedmen's Bureau in Alabama.
     
  • Tracking Your Alabama Roots.
     
  • War of 1812. Alabama Trails.