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[[Image:{{AlabTomb}}]]Alabama tombstone transcriptions date from the early 1800s. Tombstones and sextons’ records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Birth places are infrequently mentioned. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias suggesting military service and social, fraternal, or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.<br><br>  
 
[[Image:{{AlabTomb}}]]Alabama tombstone transcriptions date from the early 1800s. Tombstones and sextons’ records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Birth places are infrequently mentioned. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias suggesting military service and social, fraternal, or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.<br><br>  
  
 
=== '''Online Resources'''  ===
 
=== '''Online Resources'''  ===
  
*'''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]''' can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often comes with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members with links to their information in Find A Grave.  
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Alabama State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n '''Search for names'''] Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
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**This site frequently has tombstone images
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n '''List of cemeteries'''] statewide for cemeteries in their database
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****Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ '''Find A Grave Home page'''], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state (Alabama), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.
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***Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70507 '''''Alabama, Find A Grave Index, 1755-2012 Free'''''] (free)
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{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make [[Alabama Cemeteries#Tombstone Transcriptions|early published transcriptions]] priceless.}} <br>
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*'''[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]''' includes many Alabama cemetery transcripts.  
 
*'''[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]''' includes many Alabama cemetery transcripts.  
 
*'''[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery BillionGraves]''' can be searched by name, surname, or cemetery. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.  
 
*'''[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery BillionGraves]''' can be searched by name, surname, or cemetery. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.  
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*'''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29748&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Alabama cemetery records]''' on www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*'''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29748&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Alabama cemetery records]''' on www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=1&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0 ePodunk]''' has a gazetteer of Alabama cemeteries.  
 
*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=1&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0 ePodunk]''' has a gazetteer of Alabama cemeteries.  
*'''[http://www.genealinks.com/states/al.htm Genealinks.com]'''
 
 
*'''[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/alabama.htm Accessgenealogy.com]'''  
 
*'''[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/alabama.htm Accessgenealogy.com]'''  
 
*'''[http://huntsville.about.com/od/alabamacemeteries/Alabama_Cemeteries.htm Alabama Cemeteries at about.com]'''
 
*'''[http://huntsville.about.com/od/alabamacemeteries/Alabama_Cemeteries.htm Alabama Cemeteries at about.com]'''
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*'''Wiki Pages [[:Category:Alabama FamilySearch Historical Records|Alabama FamilySearch Historical Records]] All pages in the FamilySearch Wiki on FamilySearch Historical Records about Alabama.
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/alabama/index.html Online Alabama Death Records, Indexes &amp; Obituaries]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26317 Alabama cemetery records] ($)
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/al/index.htm Alabama Cemetery Records at Interment.net].
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Cemetery Records at Findagrave.com].
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Alabama&county=&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves Cemetery Records].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60427 Tennessee Valley Cemetery Relocation Files, 1933-1990]
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AL-NDX.html Cemetery Junction Alabama]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/al.html I Dream of Genealogy Cemetery Records]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/AL/Cemetery-Records.htm Alabama Cemetery Records]
  
 
=== '''Tombstone Transcriptions'''  ===
 
=== '''Tombstone Transcriptions'''  ===
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The Family History Library (FHL) has a Genealogical collection of Alabama cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.S. Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama).  
 
The Family History Library (FHL) has a Genealogical collection of Alabama cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.S. Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama).  
  
::''Miscellaneous Records''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. {{FHL|235313|item|disp=FHL 835113 (first of seven films.)}} There are 44 other microfilms in the DAR collection for Alabama. See the Family History Library Catalog, Author/Title
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::''Miscellaneous Records''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. {{FHL|235313|item|disp=FHL 835113 (first of seven films.)}} There are 44 other microfilms in the DAR collection for Alabama. See the FamilySearch Catalog, Author/Title
  
 
''Alabama Cemetery Records.'' 6 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online: <br>  
 
''Alabama Cemetery Records.'' 6 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online: <br>  
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::The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). ''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468–94.}} FHL film 1206468 includes Alabama through Arkansas.
 
::The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). ''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468–94.}} FHL film 1206468 includes Alabama through Arkansas.
  
::Cemetery records are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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::Cemetery records are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
  
 
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You will find many cemetery records transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals. See [[Alabama Periodicals]] for indexes to periodicals.  
 
You will find many cemetery records transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals. See [[Alabama Periodicals]] for indexes to periodicals.  
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Tombstones at the Church Street Graveyard, Mobile, Alabama.
Alabama tombstone transcriptions date from the early 1800s. Tombstones and sextons’ records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Birth places are infrequently mentioned. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias suggesting military service and social, fraternal, or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.

Online Resources

The following have significant cemetery listings for Alabama State:

Tombstone Transcriptions

Daughters of the American Revolution Library

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have tombstone inscriptions from Alabama cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.

Family History Library

The Family History Library (FHL) has a Genealogical collection of Alabama cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.S. Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama).

Miscellaneous Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. FHL 835113 (first of seven films.) There are 44 other microfilms in the DAR collection for Alabama. See the FamilySearch Catalog, Author/Title

Alabama Cemetery Records. 6 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online:

  • Vol. 1 Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Colbert, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Geneva, Houston, Lee, Limestone, Jefferson, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties
  • Vol. 2 Barbour, Henry, and Houston counties
  • Vol. 3 Calhoun, Lauderdale, Talladega, and Walker counties
  • Vol. 4 Colbert, Coosa, Lauderdale, and Talladega counties
  • Vol. 5 Jefferson, Lauderdale, Madison, Mobile, and Perry counties
  • Vol. 6 Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Coosa, St. Clair, Talladega, and Winston counties

Search the microfiche catalog, under Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama), for a list of the other films. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1970 and 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC. The volumes are generally arranged by county and many have individual indexes. These records are indexed by surname in E. Kay Kirkham’s An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the Southern States, cited in Alabama Genealogy.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL films 1206468–94. FHL film 1206468 includes Alabama through Arkansas.
Cemetery records are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
ALABAMA — CEMETERIES
ALABAMA, [COUNTY] — CEMETERIES
ALABAMA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — CEMETERIES

The USGenWeb Project

Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions. The USGenWeb Archives Project has records from cemeteries listed on their Internet site at:

The Alabama Tombstone Transcription Project. In The USGenWeb Archives Project

You will find many cemetery records transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals. See Alabama Periodicals for indexes to periodicals.


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