Alabama Record Finder

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Record Finder Table for [STATE][edit | edit source]

The following Record Finder table assists researchers in determining record types that may list the information they are looking for.

Order of Records[edit | edit source]

The typically most reliable sources are listed at the top of the list. However, depending on the time period of the record and location, multiple records in the list may need to be searched to achieve the objective. Alternative records are listed as well in case traditional records do not provide the desired information.

List of Topics[edit | edit source]

This Record Finder table links to the [STATE] topic Wiki pages, containing databases and other information about accessing the records.

Vital Events[edit | edit source]

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Birth date and place
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
Marriage place and date
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Land and Property|Land and Property]]
Death date, place, and burial
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]

Maiden Names and Family Members[edit | edit source]

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Maiden name
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
Parents, children, spouses, and other family members
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
Living relatives
  • [[[STATE] Directories|Directories]]
  • [[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Societies|Societies]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]

Immigration and Country of Origin[edit | edit source]

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Immigration date
  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Societies|Societies]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
City or Country of foreign birth
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Societies|Societies]]

Residences and Locations[edit | edit source]

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Residence
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Land and Property|Land and Property]]
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Directories|Directories]]
  • [[[STATE] Taxation|Taxation]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Societies|Societies]]

Personal Details and Affiliations[edit | edit source]

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Nationality or Race
  • [[[STATE] Cultural Groups|Cultural Groups]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Societies|Societies]]
  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
  • [[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]
Occupation
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Directories|Directories]]
  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
Religion
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
Social activities
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  • [[[STATE] Societies|Societies]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Directories|Directories]]
Physical description
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]

Adoption[edit | edit source]

For information about adoptees and their biological families, please refer to: United States Adoption Research.