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Guide to '''Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
:''This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Alabama (disambiguation)]].''
 
==Alabama Information==
 
Alabama became the twenty-second state to be admitted to the United States on December 14, 1819. Before it came into the Union it was in the Alabama Territory. Alabama is located in the southeast region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Alabama" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama (accessed 9 March 2016).</ref>  Alabama is divided into 67 counties.  The state capital is Montgomery.
 
==Getting Started ==
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Alabama Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with Alabama research.
 
*[[GuidedResearch:Alabama|Guided Research]]
 
*[[Step-by-Step Alabama Research, 1880-Present]]
 
*[[How to Find Alabama Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
 
*[[How to Find Alabama Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
 
*[[How to Find Alabama Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
 
*[[Alabama Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
  
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<h3>Alabama Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Alabama research.
 
*[[Alabama Record Finder|Alabama Record Finder]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Boundary Changes for Alabama Counties]
 
*[[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb]
 
*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Alabama.
 
|}{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups]]
 
 
== Alabama Clickable Map==
 
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 
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==Counties==
 
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<li>[[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga]]</li>
 
<li>[[Baldwin County, Alabama Genealogy|Baldwin]]</li>
 
<li>[[Barbour County, Alabama Genealogy|Barbour]]</li>
 
<li>[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]]</li>
 
<li>[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy|Blount]]</li>
 
<li>[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy|Bullock]]</li>
 
<li>[[Butler County, Alabama Genealogy|Butler]]</li>
 
<li>[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy|Calhoun]]</li>
 
<li>[[Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy|Chambers]]</li>
 
<li>[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy|Cherokee]]</li>
 
<li>[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]</li>
 
<li>[[Choctaw County, Alabama Genealogy|Choctaw]]</li>
 
<li>[[Clarke County, Alabama Genealogy|Clarke]]</li>
 
<li>[[Clay County, Alabama Genealogy|Clay]]</li>
 
<li>[[Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy|Cleburne]]</li>
 
<li>[[Coffee County, Alabama Genealogy|Coffee]]</li>
 
<li>[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy|Colbert]]</li>
 
<li>[[Conecuh County, Alabama Genealogy|Conecuh]]</li>
 
<li>[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa]]</li>
 
<li>[[Covington County, Alabama Genealogy|Covington]]</li>
 
<li>[[Crenshaw County, Alabama Genealogy|Crenshaw]]</li>
 
<li>[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy|Cullman]]</li> 
 
<li>[[Dale County, Alabama Genealogy|Dale]]</li>
 
<li>[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy|Dallas]]</li>
 
<li>[[DeKalb County, Alabama Genealogy|DeKalb]]</li>
 
<li>[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy|Elmore]]</li>
 
<li>[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy|Escambia]]</li>
 
<li>[[Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy|Etowah]]</li>
 
<li>[[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]]</li>
 
<li>[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]]</li>
 
<li>[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy|Geneva]]</li>
 
<li>[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy|Greene]]</li>
 
<li>[[Hale County, Alabama Genealogy|Hale]]</li> 
 
<li>[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy|Henry]]</li>
 
<li>[[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston]]</li>
 
<li>[[Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jackson]]</li>
 
<li>[[Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jefferson]]</li>
 
<li>[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy|Lamar]]</li>
 
<li>[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy|Lauderdale]]</li>
 
<li>[[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]</li>
 
<li>[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy|Lee]]</li>
 
<li>[[Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy|Limestone]]</li>
 
<li>[[Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy|Lowndes]]</li>
 
<li>[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]]</li> 
 
<li>[[Madison County, Alabama Genealogy|Madison]]</li>
 
<li>[[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy|Marengo]]</li>
 
<li>[[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]]</li>
 
<li>[[Marshall County, Alabama Genealogy|Marshall]]</li>
 
<li>[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy|Mobile]]</li>
 
<li>[[Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy|Monroe]]</li>
 
<li>[[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]]</li>
 
<li>[[Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy|Morgan]]</li>
 
<li>[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy|Perry]]</li>
 
<li>[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy|Pickens]]</li>
 
<li>[[Pike County, Alabama Genealogy|Pike]]</li>
 
<li>[[Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy|Randolph]]</li>
 
<li>[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell]]</li>
 
<li>[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby]]</li>
 
<li>[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy|St. Clair]]</li>
 
<li>[[Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy|Sumter]]</li>
 
<li>[[Talladega County, Alabama Genealogy|Talladega]]</li>
 
<li>[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]]</li>
 
<li>[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]</li>
 
<li>[[Walker County, Alabama Genealogy|Walker]]</li>
 
<li>[[Washington County, Alabama Genealogy|Washington]]</li>
 
<li>[[Wilcox County, Alabama Genealogy|Wilcox]]</li>
 
<li>[[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]]</li>
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Baine County, Alabama Genealogy|Baine]]</li> | [[Baker County, Alabama Genealogy|Baker]]</li> | [[Benton County, Alabama Genealogy|Benton]]</li> | Cabela | [[Cotaco County, Alabama Genealogy|Cotaco]]</li> | [[Decatur County, Alabama Genealogy|Decatur]]</li> | [[Hancock County, Alabama Genealogy|Hancock]]</li> | [[Jones County, Alabama Genealogy|Jones]]</li> | [[Sanford County, Alabama Genealogy|Sanford]]</li>
 
 
[http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/maps '''Alabama Maps Collection''': Alabama Department of Archives and History]
 
 
== Alabama Migration Routes  ==
 
 
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<li>[[Alabama-Chickasaw Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Alabama, Choctaw and Natchez Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Alabama and Mobile Road]]</li>
 
<li>[[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]</li>
 
<li>[[Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath]]</li>
 
<li>[[Fall Line Road]]</li> (or Southern Road)
 
<li>[[Federal Horse Path]]</li>
 
<li>[[Gaine's Trace]]</li>
 
<li>[[Georgia Road]]</li>
 
<li>[[Great Indian Warpath]]</li>
 
<li>[[Great South Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Jackson's Military Road]]</li>
 
<li>[[Lower Creek Trading Path]]</li>
 
<li>[[Macon and Montgomery Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Middle Creek Trading Path]]</li>
 
<li>[[Mobile and Natchez Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Natchez-Lower Creeks Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Natchez Trace]]</li> (or Chickasaw Trail)
 
<li>[[Okfuskee Trail]]</li>
 
<li>[[Tallapoosa-Birmingham Road]]</li>
 
<li>[[Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail]]</li>
 
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.[[Image:Alabama state seal.png|200x200px|Alabama state seal.png|right|Alabama State Seal]]<br>
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Alabama Family History Center locator map]
 
 
== Additional Resources ==
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/al/ Cyndi's List] - Alabama genealogy sites on the internet
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogy Trails] - Collection of transcribed data for the state of Alabama
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/alabama-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Alabama
 
*[http://www.alabamagenealogysearch.com/ Alabama Genealogy History Guide] – Genealogy Guide for Alabama
 
*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/searchcoll.html Alabama State Archives] - Major record collections of Alabama
 
*[http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/alabama-birth-marriage-and-death-bmd-record-links The Ancestor Hunt] - Resources for Alabama genealogy research
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/alabama-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Alabama
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Alabama.pdf Alabama Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out-of-date links
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/ The USGenWeb Archives Project-Alabama]
 
*[http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/voices Alabama Department of Archives and History]
 
 
=== References ===
 
 
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