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State Resources — Alabama

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

Alabama currently has birth and death records since 1908, marriage records since August 1936, and divorce records since January 1950.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, & Death Records

Call (334) 206-5418 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Center for Health Statistics
State Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

For county marriage records, contact the Probate Judge in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the license was issued.

book State Archives and Libraries

The State Archives currently has Alabama county probate records including birth certificates, deeds, death certificates, estates, marriage certificates, and wills, Alabama state records including Confederate veterans' records, militia records (includes Indian wars, War of 1812, Mexican War, and other pre-Civil War service), Revolutionary War records, Spanish-American War records, World War I records, federal land record indexes, state census records, other Alabama records, surname files or genealogical folders, maps, private manuscripts, newspapers on microfilm, family histories, federal records of Alabama residents, and confederate compiled service records index cards censuses from 1820 through 1920.

Call (334) 242-4435. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 9:00-5:00, closed Sunday, Monday and all state holidays.

Write to:
State Archives and Library
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

 Local Genealogical Societies

Call (205) 414-4103. Hours: Monday 8:00-9:00, Tuesday-Friday 8:00-4:30, closed Saturday and Sunday
Write to:
Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc. (AGS)
Samford University Library
American Genealogical Society Depository and Headquarters
Harwell Goodwin Davis Library
Special Collection Department
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Publications: Alabama Genealogical Society Newsletter, Alabama Genealogical Society Magazine

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