Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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|title=Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the [[International Genealogical Index|International Genealogical Index]] (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1881 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
*Family Records
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=== Coverage Table ===
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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A Coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article [[Alabama_Births_and_Christenings,_Coverage_Table _(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)]]
 
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.<br>
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births in Alabama.The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.&nbsp;
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Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Alabama.&nbsp; <br>This index covers events from 1816 through 1957.&nbsp;
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamnilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Alabama, Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}  
  
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
[[Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
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== Record Content  ==
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The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
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This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
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{| border="3" class="wikitable sortable"
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Locality'''
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Births and Christenings,''' 1881-1930
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1816-1957'''
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952'''
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Alabama]]
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| 48,117
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| 107,772
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| 51,151
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| [[Autauga County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Autauga]]
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| 4,534
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| 15,791
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| 1,057
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|-
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| [[Barbour County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Barbour]]
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| 5,820
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| 30,327
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| 2,514
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|-
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| [[Bibb County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Bibb]]
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| 8,485
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| 19,852
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| 5,654
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|-
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| [[Blount County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Blount]]
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| 0
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| 20,910
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| 4,467
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|-
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| [[Bullock County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Bullock]]
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| 4,828
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| 21,766
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Butler County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Butler]]
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| 14,809
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| 28,105
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| 3,050
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|-
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| [[Calhoun County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Calhoun]]
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| 606
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| 39,506
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Chambers County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Chambers]]
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| 0
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| 26,280
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Cherokee County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Cherokee]]
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| 0
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| 9,730
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Chilton County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Chilton]]
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| 677
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| 11,799
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| 1,373
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|-
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| [[Choctaw County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Choctaw]]
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| 0
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| 8,801
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Clarke County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Clarke]]
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| 0
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| 5,427
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Clay County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Clay]]
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| 0
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| 9,868
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| 632
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|-
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| [[Cleburne County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Cleburne]]
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| 0
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| 8,496
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Coffee County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Coffee]]
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| 0
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| 3,337
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Colbert County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Colbert]]
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| 0
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| 22,803
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Conecuh County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Conecuh]]
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| 11,608
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| 11,535
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| 2,902
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|-
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| [[Coosa County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Coosa]]
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| 0
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| 24,074
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| 275
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|-
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| [[Covington County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Covington]]
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| 1,095
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| 20,013
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Crenshaw County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Crenshaw]]
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| 0
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| 14,398
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Cullman County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Cullman]]
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| 0
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| 16,033
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Dale County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Dale]]
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| 0
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| 2,438
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Dallas County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Dallas]]
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| 141
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| 44,159
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| 2,647
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|-
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| [[DeKalb County, Alabama#Vital_Records|DeKalb]]
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| 0
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| 2,549
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Elmore County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Elmore]]
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| 750
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| 20,176
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| 319
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|-
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| [[Escambia County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Escambia]]
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| 0
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| 11,980
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Etowah County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Etowah]]
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| 0
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| 3,309
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Franklin County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Franklin]]
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| 0
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| 10,474
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Geneva County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Geneva]]
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| 3,994
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| 5,145
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| 1,049
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|-
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| [[Greene County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Greene]]
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| 0
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| 33,854
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Hale County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Hale]]
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| 305
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| 30,127
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| 1,342
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|-
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| [[Henry County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Henry]]
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| 0
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| 22,705
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Jackson County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Jackson]]
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| 2,027
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| 24,984
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| 289
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|-
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| [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Jefferson]]
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| 0
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| 338,053
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Lamar County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lamar]]
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| 0
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| 6,044
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| 236
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|-
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| [[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lauderdale]]
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| 0
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| 21,168
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Lawrence County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lawrence]]
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| 7,425
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| 9,936
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Lee County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lee]]
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| 0
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| 11,841
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Limestone County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Limestone]]
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| 0
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| 8,141
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Lowndes County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lowndes]]
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| 8,195
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| 34,427
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| 1,844
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|-
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| [[Macon County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Macon]]
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| 0
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| 28,196
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Madison County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Madison]]
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| 20,854
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| 43,999
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Marengo County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Marengo]]
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| 0
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| 28,172
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| 460
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|-
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| [[Marion County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Marion]]
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| 0
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| 2,860
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Marshall County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Marshall]]
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| 0
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| 12,343
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| 571
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|-
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| [[Mobile County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Mobile]]
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| 6
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| 22,442
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Monroe County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Monroe]]
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| 0
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| 5,585
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Montgomery County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Montgomery]]
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| 0
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| 38,034
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Perry County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Perry]]
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| 3,063
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| 7,395
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| 2,819
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|-
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| [[Pickens County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Pickens]]
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| 2,539
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| 10,077
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| 912
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|-
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| [[Pike County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Pike]]
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| 6,675
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| 13,557
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| 3,365
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|-
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| [[Randolph County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Randolph]]
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| 13,891
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| 0
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| 5,380
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|-
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| [[Russell County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Russell]]
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| 0
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| 14,653
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Shelby County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Shelby]]
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| 3,275
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| 13,083
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| 876
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|-
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| [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Vital_Records|St. Clair]]
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| 288
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| 17,316
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| 1,263
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|-
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| [[Sumter County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Sumter]]
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| 1,873
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| 21,670
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| 1,746
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|-
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| [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Tallapoosa]]
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| 17,404
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| 16,482
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| 5,206
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|-
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| [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Tuscaloosa]]
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| 4,379
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| 25,817
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| 5,205
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|-
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| [[Walker County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Walker]]
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| 0
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| 3,171
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| 0
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|-
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| [[Washington County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Washington]]
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| 0
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| 3,100
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| 328
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|-
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| [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Wilcox]]
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| 769
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| 24,040
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| 724
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|-
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| [[Winston County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Winston]]
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| 4,822
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| 2,146
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| 546
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|-
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| Total
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| 203,254
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| 1,472,271
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| 110,202
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI]]
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
"Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930," index, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3RT-NYZ&nbsp;: accessed 23 April 2012), John T. Smith,&nbsp;1883;&nbsp;citing Tallapoosa County&nbsp;Board of Health, FHL microfim number 1304544,Tallapoosa County Courthouse, Dadeville, Alabama.
 
  
 
[[Category:Alabama|Vital]]
 
[[Category:Alabama|Vital]]

Revision as of 21:32, 1 July 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1881 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article Alabama_Births_and_Christenings,_Coverage_Table _(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).


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When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.