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''[[North America]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''[[Alabama, United States Genealogy|Alabama]] '''{{AL-sidebar}}Guide to '''Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Alabama Information==
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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.
  
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Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519, and the territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto. The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702. The British gained control of the area in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris, but had to cede almost all the Alabama region to the U.S. and Spain after the American Revolution. The Confederacy was founded at Montgomery in February 1861, and, for a time, the city was the Confederate capital.
 
  
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=== Counties  ===
 
  
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==Getting Started ==
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*[[Autauga County, Alabama|Autauga]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Alabama Research</h3>
*[[Baldwin County, Alabama|Baldwin]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Alabama research.
*[[Barbour County, Alabama|Barbour]]
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*[[How to Find Alabama Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]]
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*[[How to Find Alabama Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Blount County, Alabama|Blount]]
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*[[How to Find Alabama Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Bullock County, Alabama|Bullock]]
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*[[Alabama Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Butler County, Alabama|Butler]]
 
*[[Calhoun County, Alabama|Calhoun]]
 
*[[Chambers County, Alabama|Chambers]]
 
*[[Cherokee County, Alabama|Cherokee]]
 
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]
 
*[[Choctaw County, Alabama|Choctaw]]
 
*[[Clarke County, Alabama|Clarke]]
 
*[[Clay County, Alabama|Clay]]
 
*[[Cleburne County, Alabama|Cleburne]]
 
*[[Coffee County, Alabama|Coffee]]
 
*[[Colbert County, Alabama|Colbert]]
 
 
 
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*[[Conecuh County, Alabama|Conecuh]]
 
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa]]
 
*[[Covington County, Alabama|Covington]]
 
*[[Crenshaw County, Alabama|Crenshaw]]
 
*[[Cullman County, Alabama|Cullman]]
 
*[[Dale County, Alabama|Dale]]
 
*[[Dallas County, Alabama|Dallas]]
 
*[[DeKalb County, Alabama|DeKalb]]
 
*[[Elmore County, Alabama|Elmore]]
 
*[[Escambia County, Alabama|Escambia]]
 
*[[Etowah County, Alabama|Etowah]]
 
*[[Fayette County, Alabama|Fayette]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Alabama|Franklin]]
 
*[[Geneva County, Alabama|Geneva]]  
 
*[[Greene County, Alabama|Greene]]  
 
*[[Hale County, Alabama|Hale]]  
 
*[[Henry County, Alabama|Henry]]
 
  
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*[[Houston County, Alabama|Houston]]
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<h3>Alabama Research Tools</h3>
*[[Jackson County, Alabama|Jackson]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Alabama research.
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]
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*[[Alabama Record Selection Table|Alabama Record Finder]]
*[[Lamar County, Alabama|Lamar]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Boundary Changes for Alabama Counties]  
*[[Lauderdale County, Alabama|Lauderdale]]  
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*[[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Lawrence County, Alabama|Lawrence]]
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*[http://www.algw.org/ ALGenWeb]  
*[[Lee County, Alabama|Lee]]  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Alabama.
*[[Limestone County, Alabama|Limestone]]  
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|}{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
*[[Lowndes County, Alabama|Lowndes]]
 
*[[Macon County, Alabama|Macon]]
 
*[[Madison County, Alabama|Madison]]
 
*[[Marengo County, Alabama|Marengo]]
 
*[[Marion County, Alabama|Marion]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Alabama|Marshall]]
 
*[[Mobile County, Alabama|Mobile]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Alabama|Monroe]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery]]
 
  
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== Alabama Clickable Map==
*[[Morgan County, Alabama|Morgan]]
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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.
*[[Perry County, Alabama|Perry]]
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*[[Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens]]
 
*[[Pike County, Alabama|Pike]]
 
*[[Randolph County, Alabama|Randolph]]
 
*[[Russell County, Alabama|Russell]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Alabama|Shelby]]
 
*[[St. Clair County, Alabama|St. Clair]]
 
*[[Sumter County, Alabama|Sumter]]
 
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]
 
*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]]
 
*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]]
 
*[[Walker County, Alabama|Walker]]
 
*[[Washington County, Alabama|Washington]]
 
*[[Wilcox County, Alabama|Wilcox]]
 
*[[Winston County, Alabama|Winston]]
 
  
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==Counties==
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*[[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga]]
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*[[Baldwin County, Alabama Genealogy|Baldwin]]
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*[[Barbour County, Alabama Genealogy|Barbour]]
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*[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]]
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*[[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy|Blount]]
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*[[Bullock County, Alabama Genealogy|Bullock]]
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*[[Butler County, Alabama Genealogy|Butler]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy|Calhoun]]
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*[[Chambers County, Alabama Genealogy|Chambers]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy|Cherokee]]
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]
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*[[Choctaw County, Alabama Genealogy|Choctaw]]
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*[[Clarke County, Alabama Genealogy|Clarke]]
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*[[Clay County, Alabama Genealogy|Clay]]
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*[[Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy|Cleburne]]
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*[[Coffee County, Alabama Genealogy|Coffee]]
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*[[Colbert County, Alabama Genealogy|Colbert]]
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*[[Conecuh County, Alabama Genealogy|Conecuh]]
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*[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa]]
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*[[Covington County, Alabama Genealogy|Covington]]
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*[[Crenshaw County, Alabama Genealogy|Crenshaw]]
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*[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy|Cullman]] 
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*[[Dale County, Alabama Genealogy|Dale]]
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*[[Dallas County, Alabama Genealogy|Dallas]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Alabama Genealogy|DeKalb]]
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*[[Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy|Elmore]]
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*[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy|Escambia]]
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*[[Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy|Etowah]]
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*[[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy|Fayette]]
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*[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy|Geneva]]
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*[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy|Greene]]
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*[[Hale County, Alabama Genealogy|Hale]] 
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*[[Henry County, Alabama Genealogy|Henry]]
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*[[Houston County, Alabama Genealogy|Houston]]
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*[[Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy|Lamar]]
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*[[Lauderdale County, Alabama Genealogy|Lauderdale]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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*[[Lee County, Alabama Genealogy|Lee]]
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*[[Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy|Limestone]]
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*[[Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy|Lowndes]]
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*[[Macon County, Alabama Genealogy|Macon]] 
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*[[Madison County, Alabama Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy|Marengo]]
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*[[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Alabama Genealogy|Marshall]]
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*[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy|Mobile]]
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*[[Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy|Morgan]]
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*[[Perry County, Alabama Genealogy|Perry]]
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*[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy|Pickens]]
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*[[Pike County, Alabama Genealogy|Pike]]
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*[[Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy|Randolph]]
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*[[Russell County, Alabama Genealogy|Russell]]
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*[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy|Shelby]]
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*[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy|St. Clair]]
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*[[Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy|Sumter]]
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*[[Talladega County, Alabama Genealogy|Talladega]]
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tallapoosa]]
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Tuscaloosa]]
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*[[Walker County, Alabama Genealogy|Walker]]
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*[[Washington County, Alabama Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wilcox County, Alabama Genealogy|Wilcox]]
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*[[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]]
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Baine County, Alabama|Baine]] | [[Baker County, Alabama|Baker]] | [[Benton County, Alabama|Benton]] | [[Cabela County, Alabama|Cabela]] | [[Cotaco County, Alabama|Cotaco]] | [[Decatur County, Alabama|Decatur]] | [[Hancock County, Alabama|Hancock]] | [[Jones County, Alabama|Jones]] | [[Sanford County, Alabama|Sanford]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Baine County, Alabama Genealogy|Baine]] | [[Baker County, Alabama Genealogy|Baker]] | [[Benton County, Alabama Genealogy|Benton]] | [[Cabela County, Alabama Genealogy|Cabela]] | [[Cotaco County, Alabama Genealogy|Cotaco]] | [[Decatur County, Alabama Genealogy|Decatur]] | [[Hancock County, Alabama Genealogy|Hancock]] | [[Jones County, Alabama Genealogy|Jones]] | [[Sanford County, Alabama Genealogy|Sanford]]
  
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== Alabama Migration Routes ==
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=== Major Repositories ===
 
  
[[Alabama Department of Archives and History]]{{•}} [[Alabama Historical Association]]{{•}} [[Birmingham Public Library]]{{•}} [[University of Alabama Libraries]]{{•}} [[Mobile Public Library]]{{•}} [[Florence-Lauderdale Public Library]]{{•}} [[Samford University Library]]{{•}} [[Wallace State College]]{{•}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{•}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
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*[[Alabama-Chickasaw Trail]]
[[Alabama-Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Alabama, Choctaw and Natchez Trail]]{{·}} [[Alabama and Mobile Road]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Federal Horse Path]]{{·}} [[Gaine's Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road]]{{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Macon and Montgomery Trail]]{{·}} [[Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail]]{{·}} [[Middle Creek Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Mobile and Natchez Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez-Lower Creeks Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]] (or Chickasaw Trail){{·}} [[Okfuskee Trail]]{{·}} [[Tallapoosa-Birmingham Road]]{{·}} [[Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail]]  
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*[[Alabama, Choctaw and Natchez Trail]]
 
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*[[Alabama and Mobile Road]]
Many Indian trail maps are contained in the book, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast: Extract from the 42nd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology&nbsp;''by William E. Meyers, originally&nbsp;published in 1925.&nbsp; This book is available online at [http://www.gustavslibrary.com/setrails.htm Gustav's Library] ($).
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*[[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]
 
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*[[Coosa-Tugaloo Indian Warpath]]
=== Research Tools  ===
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*[[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road)
 
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*[[Federal Horse Path]]
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/government/ Alabama State, County &amp; City Government Website Links] - A list of Alabama county and city government links to government-maintained websites.
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*[[Gaine's Trace]]
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Alabama/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[[Georgia Road]]
*[http://www.algenweb.us/ The Alabama GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[[Great Indian Warpath]]
*[http://www.adph.org/vitalrecords/assets/registrar.pdf Courthouse addresses] for all 67 counties.
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*[[Great South Trail]]
*Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/alabama/ Alabama Genealogy] has a wealth of resources.
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*[[Jackson's Military Road]]
*[http://www.alabamagenealogysearch.com/ Alabama Genealogy &amp; History Guide]
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*[[Lower Creek Trading Path]]
*Ancestorhunt.com: [http://www.ancestorhunt.com/alabama-genealogy.htm Alabama Genealogy] - resources for Alabama genealogy research.
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*[[Macon and Montgomery Trail]]
*Research Guide:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alabama.pdf BYU Research Outline for Alabama]
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*[[Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail]]
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/ Alabama State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>
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*[[Middle Creek Trading Path]]
 
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*[[Mobile and Natchez Trail]]
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*[[Natchez-Lower Creeks Trail]]
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*[[Natchez Trace]] (or Chickasaw Trail)
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*[[Okfuskee Trail]]
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*[[Tallapoosa-Birmingham Road]]
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*[[Upper Creeks-Pensacola Trail]]
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*[[Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
*[[Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.[[Image:Alabama state seal.png|200x200px|Alabama state seal.png|right|Alabama State Seal]]<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Probate_Records(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[[Alabama Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Deaths and Burials ( FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[[Alabama State Census, 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama State Census 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[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/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_State_Census,_1866_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama State Census, 1866 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Alabama Family History Center locator map]
*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Alabama Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, County Estate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Alabama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Alabama Statewide Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Statewide Death Records]]
 
*[[Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
=== Things You Can Do  ===
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/al/ Cyndi's List] - Alabama genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Alabama
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/alabama-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Alabama
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*[http://www.alabamagenealogysearch.com/ Alabama Genealogy History Guide] – Genealogy Guide for Alabama
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/alabama-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Alabama genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/alabama-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Alabama
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*[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
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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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.

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.[1] Alabama is divided into 67 counties. The state capital is Montgomery.



Getting Started

Getting Started with Alabama Research

Links to articles on getting started with Alabama research.

Alabama Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Alabama research.

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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.

Lauderdale CountyLimestone CountyMadison CountyJackson CountyColbert CountyLawrence CountyMorgan CountyMarshall CountyDeKalb CountyFranklin CountyMarion CountyWinston CountyCullman CountyEtowah CountyCherokee CountyLamar CountyFayette CountyWalker CountyBlount CountySt. Clair CountyCalhoun CountyCleburne CountyPickens CountyTuscaloosa CountyJefferson CountyTalladega CountyClay CountyRandolph CountySumter CountyGreene CountyHale CountyShelby CountyBibb CountyChilton CountyCoosa CountyTallapoosa CountyChambers CountyChoctaw CountyWashington CountyMobile CountyBaldwin CountyHale CountyMarengo CountyClarke CountyPerry CountyAutauga CountyDallas CountyLowndes CountyMontgomery CountyMacon CountyRussell County, AlabamaElmore CountyLee CountyWilcox CountyMonroe CountyButler CountyConecuh CountyEscambia CountyCrenshaw CountyCovington CountyBullock CountyBarbour CountyPike CountyCoffee CountyDale CountyHenry CountyGeneva CountyHouston CountyAlabama-county-map.gif

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Baine | Baker | Benton | Cabela | Cotaco | Decatur | Hancock | Jones | Sanford

Alabama Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
Alabama State Seal

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Alabama" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama (accessed 9 March 2016).