Alabama Research Tips and Strategies
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Alabama Research Strategies[edit | edit source]
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Alabama
- Alabama Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Alabama Birth Records
- How to find Alabama Marriage Records
- How to find Alabama Death Records
- Alabama Research Tips and Strategies
Alabama Research Tips[edit | edit source]
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Alabama.
Birth information Birth records in Alabama start on the county level in 1908 - although not all counties complied with the law. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
Finding Parents The State of Alabama began recording deaths in 1908. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Alabama death records
Look in all censuses Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Alabama Record Finder[edit | edit source]
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Alabama Record Finder.
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Further Alabama Research[edit | edit source]
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Alabama Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Alabama Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Alabama, including research at the county level, visit the Alabama page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Alabama record collections at FamilySearch.