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|title=Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952
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| end_year = 1952
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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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| FS_URL_04 =[[Alabama Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.deathindexes.com/alabama/index.html Online Alabama Death Records, Indexes &amp; Obituaries].<br>  
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free. 
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://death-records.net/georgia/death-records.htm Death Records Search]. A guide for finding death records on the internet. 
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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 1952. 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 1952.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 ===
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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Death and Burial Records include:
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*Name of decedent
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*Initial(s) of spouse
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*Age 
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*Sex
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*County of death
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*Date of death
  
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>
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Coverage Table ===
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Alabama Deaths and Burials. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
  
== Coverage Table ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the individual
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*The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
  
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 the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674670 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births and Christenings,''' 1881-1930
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriages, 1816-1957'''
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952'''
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Alabama]]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
| 48,117
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*Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
| 107,772
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
| 51,151
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
| [[Autauga County, Alabama#Vital_Records|Autauga]]
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*[[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
| 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
 
|}
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 +
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
 +
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
 +
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.  
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Alabama, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=356&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Alabama%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeaths FamilySearch Library Catalog]  .
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Alabama Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/alabama/index.html Online Alabama Death Records, Indexes &amp; Obituaries].<br>[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952." 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.}}
*[http://death-records.net/georgia/death-records.htm Death Records Search]. A guide for finding death records on the internet.
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1674670
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|title=Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952
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*[[Alabama|Alabama]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[[Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records]]
 
*[[Alabama Vital Records Online|Alabama Vital Records Online]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Alabama-Deaths-and-Burials-1881-1952-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''[[Alabama_Deaths_and_Burials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
When you copy information from a 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 did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Death and Burial Certificates
Collection years 1881-1952
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1881 to 1952.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.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Death and Burial Records include:

  • Name of decedent
  • Initial(s) of spouse
  • Age
  • Sex
  • County of death
  • Date of death

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)


How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Alabama, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog .

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, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952." Database . FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed Monday, May 29, 2017. 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 Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952.


Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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