Alabama State Archives and Libraries

Alabama state archives

Research resources for genealogists and family historians

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"Must Have" Alabama Genealogy Records:

Alabama Land Patents - The pre-1908 Alabama Land Records documents the transfer of land ownership from the federal government to individuals.

Alabama Revolutionary Soldiers - A List of Names, Compiled From Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution Who Resided in the State of Alabama, Owen

Alabama Genealogy - has online databases of military records, obituaries, cemeteries, school yearbooks, and more...

Alabama Genealogy Queries - free public exchange where you can find other genealogists researching the same family lines as yours.

Alabama Cemeteries - Look up burial records of veterans and families interred at national cemeteries across the country.

Alabama Public Records - Access to Alabama births, marriages, deaths and divorces.


Alabama Department of Archives and History

Provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Federal Census records, State Census records, Vital Records (birth, death, marriage, & divorce), County Records (deeds, wills, & other probate records), Land Records, Military Records, Military Discharge records (DD214s), Surname Files, City Directories, African-American records, Native American records, Immigration and Naturalization records, Historical & genealogical societies, Newspapers, and more.

Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100

Phone: (334) 242-4435

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Wallace State College Family and Regional History Program

This library has extensive resources for genealogists and family historians, including a large collection of Alabama census records, African American records, birth records, Confederate veterans records, Indian records, Civil war records, and much more. Many requests can be answered over the phone.

Wallace State College
P. O. Box 2000
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000

Phone: (256) 352-8265

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Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Alabama offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Anniston Alabama
1217 Lenlock Lane
Anniston, Alabama

(256) 820-5828

Birmingham Alabama
2780 Altadena Rd
Birmingham, Alabama

(205) 967-7279


Mobile Alabama
5520 Zeigler Blvd
Mobile, Alabama

(251) 344-9270

Dothan Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Circle NW
Dothan, Alabama

(334) 793-7425

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