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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama, United States Genealogy|Alabama]]''
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|title=Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930
 
|title=Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930
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|location= Alabama
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| LOC_01 = Alabama
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| record_type = Birth Certificate
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| start_year = 1881
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| end_year = 1930
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Alabama Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Alabama Vital Records Online|Alabama Vital Records Online]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.
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| custodian = Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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.  
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1881 to 1930. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
=== 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.<br>
 
  
{{Collection citation| text = Genealogical Society of Utah. Alabama, Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.}}
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage Table  ===
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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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)]]
  
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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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)]].
  
== Coverage Table  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection?==
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To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of birth or christening
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*The residence of the parents at the time of the birth
  
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
 
  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1661470 Collection Page]:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings,''' 1881-1930
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1816-1957'''
 
! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952'''
 
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Alabama]]
 
| 48,117
 
| 107,772
 
| 51,151
 
|-
 
| [[Autauga County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Autauga]]
 
| 4,534
 
| 15,791
 
| 1,057
 
|-
 
| [[Barbour County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Barbour]]
 
| 5,820
 
| 30,327
 
| 2,514
 
|-
 
| [[Bibb County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Bibb]]
 
| 8,485
 
| 19,852
 
| 5,654
 
|-
 
| [[Blount County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Blount]]
 
| 0
 
| 20,910
 
| 4,467
 
|-
 
| [[Bullock County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Bullock]]
 
| 4,828
 
| 21,766
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Butler County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Butler]]
 
| 14,809
 
| 28,105
 
| 3,050
 
|-
 
| [[Calhoun County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Calhoun]]
 
| 606
 
| 39,506
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Chambers County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Chambers]]
 
| 0
 
| 26,280
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Cherokee County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Cherokee]]
 
| 0
 
| 9,730
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Chilton County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Chilton]]
 
| 677
 
| 11,799
 
| 1,373
 
|-
 
| [[Choctaw County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Choctaw]]
 
| 0
 
| 8,801
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Clarke County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Clarke]]
 
| 0
 
| 5,427
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Clay County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Clay]]
 
| 0
 
| 9,868
 
| 632
 
|-
 
| [[Cleburne County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Cleburne]]
 
| 0
 
| 8,496
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Coffee County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Coffee]]
 
| 0
 
| 3,337
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Colbert County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Colbert]]
 
| 0
 
| 22,803
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Conecuh County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Conecuh]]
 
| 11,608
 
| 11,535
 
| 2,902
 
|-
 
| [[Coosa County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Coosa]]
 
| 0
 
| 24,074
 
| 275
 
|-
 
| [[Covington County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Covington]]
 
| 1,095
 
| 20,013
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Crenshaw County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Crenshaw]]
 
| 0
 
| 14,398
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Cullman County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Cullman]]
 
| 0
 
| 16,033
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Dale County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Dale]]
 
| 0
 
| 2,438
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Dallas County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Dallas]]
 
| 141
 
| 44,159
 
| 2,647
 
|-
 
| [[DeKalb County, Alabama#Vital_Records|DeKalb]]
 
| 0
 
| 2,549
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Elmore County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Elmore]]
 
| 750
 
| 20,176
 
| 319
 
|-
 
| [[Escambia County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Escambia]]
 
| 0
 
| 11,980
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Etowah County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Etowah]]
 
| 0
 
| 3,309
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Franklin County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Franklin]]
 
| 0
 
| 10,474
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Geneva County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Geneva]]
 
| 3,994
 
| 5,145
 
| 1,049
 
|-
 
| [[Greene County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Greene]]
 
| 0
 
| 33,854
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Hale County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Hale]]
 
| 305
 
| 30,127
 
| 1,342
 
|-
 
| [[Henry County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Henry]]
 
| 0
 
| 22,705
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Jackson County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Jackson]]
 
| 2,027
 
| 24,984
 
| 289
 
|-
 
| [[Jefferson County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Jefferson]]
 
| 0
 
| 338,053
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lamar County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lamar]]
 
| 0
 
| 6,044
 
| 236
 
|-
 
| [[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lauderdale]]
 
| 0
 
| 21,168
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lawrence County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lawrence]]
 
| 7,425
 
| 9,936
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lee County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lee]]
 
| 0
 
| 11,841
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Limestone County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Limestone]]
 
| 0
 
| 8,141
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Lowndes County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Lowndes]]
 
| 8,195
 
| 34,427
 
| 1,844
 
|-
 
| [[Macon County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Macon]]
 
| 0
 
| 28,196
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Madison County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Madison]]
 
| 20,854
 
| 43,999
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Marengo County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Marengo]]
 
| 0
 
| 28,172
 
| 460
 
|-
 
| [[Marion County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Marion]]
 
| 0
 
| 2,860
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Marshall County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Marshall]]
 
| 0
 
| 12,343
 
| 571
 
|-
 
| [[Mobile County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Mobile]]
 
| 6
 
| 22,442
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Monroe County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Monroe]]
 
| 0
 
| 5,585
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Montgomery County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Montgomery]]
 
| 0
 
| 38,034
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Perry County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Perry]]
 
| 3,063
 
| 7,395
 
| 2,819
 
|-
 
| [[Pickens County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Pickens]]
 
| 2,539
 
| 10,077
 
| 912
 
|-
 
| [[Pike County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Pike]]
 
| 6,675
 
| 13,557
 
| 3,365
 
|-
 
| [[Randolph County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Randolph]]
 
| 13,891
 
| 0
 
| 5,380
 
|-
 
| [[Russell County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Russell]]
 
| 0
 
| 14,653
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Shelby County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Shelby]]
 
| 3,275
 
| 13,083
 
| 876
 
|-
 
| [[St. Clair County, Alabama#Vital_Records|St. Clair]]
 
| 288
 
| 17,316
 
| 1,263
 
|-
 
| [[Sumter County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Sumter]]
 
| 1,873
 
| 21,670
 
| 1,746
 
|-
 
| [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Tallapoosa]]
 
| 17,404
 
| 16,482
 
| 5,206
 
|-
 
| [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Tuscaloosa]]
 
| 4,379
 
| 25,817
 
| 5,205
 
|-
 
| [[Walker County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Walker]]
 
| 0
 
| 3,171
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| [[Washington County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Washington]]
 
| 0
 
| 3,100
 
| 328
 
|-
 
| [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Wilcox]]
 
| 769
 
| 24,040
 
| 724
 
|-
 
| [[Winston County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Winston]]
 
| 4,822
 
| 2,146
 
| 546
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 203,254
 
| 1,472,271
 
| 110,202
 
|}
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 +
When you have located your ancestor’s birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
 +
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.  
+
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 +
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 +
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 +
*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 +
*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
 +
*The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 +
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 +
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*[[Alabama|Alabama]]
+
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
*[[Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records]]
+
*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
*[[Alabama Vital Records Online|Alabama Vital Records Online]]
+
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 +
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed {{LOCALDAYNAME}}, {{LOCALMONTHNAME}} {{LOCALDAY}}, {{LOCALYEAR}}. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Birth Certificate
Collection years 1881-1930
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1881 to 1930. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.


Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article Alabama Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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).

How Do I Search This Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of birth or christening
  • The residence of the parents at the time of the birth


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
  • The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection citation:

"Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930.

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