Alabama, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Alabama, Church Records, 1831-1994
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|Location of Alabama|
|Multiple churches, Alabama|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains church records for the years 1841 to 2007 for denominations in Alabama. Churches in this collection include:
- Trinity Episcopal Church (Mobile)
- Presbyterian Church (Gainesville)
- Government Street Presbyterian Church (Mobile)
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Alabama.
- Alabama Guided Research
- Alabama Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- United States Church Records
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Mobile. Trinity Episcopal Church. Church records, 1845-1994
- Mobile. Government Street Presbyterian Church. Church records, 1831-1982
- Nelle Morris Jenkins. Presbyterian Church. Marriage records, 1833-1839; poll lists; Presbyterian church Gainesville 1837-1860, and other records, Sumter county, Alabama; abstracts from Orphan's minute book no. 1, 1833-1839, Sumter County, Alabama; marriages 1839-1841, wills 1833-1841, minutes 1839-1841, polls 1834-1836, maps, tract book records, index
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