Alabama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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|title=Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
 
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This index covers events from 1816 through 1957.
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== Record Description  ==
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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*Family Records
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*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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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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=== Record Content  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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*Name of the bride and groom
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*Names of the parents
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*Marriage date
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*Marriage place
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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"
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings,'''
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1816-1957'''
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952'''
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| 1881-1930
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| Alabama
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| 48,117
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| 107,772
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| 51,151
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| 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
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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
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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
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| 0
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| 20,910
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| 4,467
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| 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
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| 14,809
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| 28,105
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| 3,050
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| 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
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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
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| 0
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| 9,730
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| 0
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| 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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| 11,608
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| 11,535
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| 2,902
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| 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
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| 1,095
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| 20,013
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| 0
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| Crenshaw
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| 0
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| 14,398
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| 0
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| Cullman
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| 0
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| 16,033
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| 0
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| Dale
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| 0
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| 2,438
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| 0
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| Dallas
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| 141
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| 44,159
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| 2,647
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| DeKalb
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| 0
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| 2,549
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| 0
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| Elmore
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| 750
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| 20,176
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| 319
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| Escambia
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| 0
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| 11,980
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| 0
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| Etowah
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| 0
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| 3,309
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| 0
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| Franklin
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| 0
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| 10,474
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| 0
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| 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
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| 0
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| 33,854
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| 0
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| Hale
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| 305
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| 30,127
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| 1,342
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| Henry
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| 0
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| 22,705
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| 0
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| Jackson
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| 2,027
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| 24,984
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| 289
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| Jefferson
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| 0
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| 338,053
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| 0
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| Lamar
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| 0
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| 6,044
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| 236
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| Lauderdale
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| 0
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| 21,168
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| 0
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| 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
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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
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| 0
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| 8,141
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| 0
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| Lowndes
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| 8,195
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| 34,427
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| 1,844
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| Macon
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| 0
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| 28,196
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| 0
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| Madison
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| 20,854
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| 43,999
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| 0
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| Marengo
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| 0
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| 28,172
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| 460
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| Marion
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| 0
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| 2,860
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| 0
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| 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
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| 6
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| 22,442
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| 0
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| Monroe
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| 0
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| 5,585
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| 0
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| Montgomery
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| 0
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| 38,034
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| 0
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| Perry
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| 3,063
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| 7,395
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| 2,819
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| Pickens
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| 2,539
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| 10,077
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| 912
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| Pike
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| 6,675
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| 13,557
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| 3,365
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| Randolph
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| 13,891
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| 0
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| 5,380
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| Russell
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| 0
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| 14,653
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| 0
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| Shelby
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| 3,275
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| 13,083
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| 876
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| St. Clair
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| 288
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| 17,316
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| 1,263
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| Sumter
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| 1,873
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| 21,670
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| 1,746
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| Tallapoosa
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| 17,404
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| 16,482
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| 5,206
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| Tuscaloosa
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| 4,379
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| 25,817
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| 5,205
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| Walker
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| 0
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| 3,171
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| 0
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| Washington
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| 0
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| 3,100
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| 328
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| Wilcox
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| 769
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| 24,040
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| 724
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| Winston
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| 4,822
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| 2,146
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| 546
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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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Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. 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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=== 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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*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="IGI"&gt;IGI&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="IGI Batch Number Descriptions"&gt;IGI Batch Number Descriptions&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America"&gt;IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America&lt;/a&gt;
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&amp;catSearchType=film_number"&gt;Family History Library Catalog&lt;/a&gt;.
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== Record History  ==
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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 index is an index of some marriages in Alabama. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmddlton/algrm1.html#anchor38218"&gt;Marriages of Alabama Index: the Grooms&lt;/a&gt;. Marriage index hosted by Rootsweb. <br>&lt;a href="http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmddlton/albrd1.html"&gt;Marriages of Alabama Index: the Brides.&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp; Marriage index hosted by Rootsweb.
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*&lt;a href="http://www.censusdiggins.com/alabama_marriages.html"&gt;Index to Alabama Marriage Records before 1825&lt;/a&gt;. Hosted by censusdiggins.com.<br>&lt;a href="http://www.genwed.com/state/algen2.htm#Baldwin"&gt;Alabama Marriage Records Online&lt;/a&gt;, site by Genweb. Search by county.&nbsp;
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*&lt;a href="http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/"&gt;Alabama Genealogical Trails&lt;/a&gt;, transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*&lt;a href="Alabama"&gt;Alabama&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records"&gt;Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records&lt;/a&gt;
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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 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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections"&gt;Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections&lt;/a&gt;.
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==== Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  ====
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"Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 3 March 2011, entry for Thomas J. Evans and Elizabeth E. Matthews, married 1 March 1874; reference M59328, FHL 1,018,434; Jackson County Courthouse, Scottsboro, Alabama.
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&lt;a href="Category:Alabama"&gt;Vital&lt;/a&gt;
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