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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama, United States Genealogy|Alabama]] ''
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|title=Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
 
|title=Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
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| record_type = Marriages
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| start_year = 1816
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| end_year = 1957
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| FS_URL_01 =[[Alabama Vital Records Online|Alabama Vital Records Online]]
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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 Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=356&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Alabama%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Amarriage FamilySearch Library Catalog]
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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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| RW_URL_02 = 
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| custodian = Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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The collection is an electronic index for the years 1816 to 1957.
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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.
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==What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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These records usually include:
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*Name
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*Name of spouse
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*Event date and place
  
== Record Description  ==
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These records may also include:
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*Parents' names
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*Date of birth
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*Age
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*Marital status
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*Race
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1816 to 1957.  
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{{Tip|'''Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers.''' Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.}}
  
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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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage Table and Map ===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article [[Alabama Marriages, Coverage Table (familySearch Historical Records)]]. <br>
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Alabama marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/AL_FRM.html here].
  
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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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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{{Collection citation| text = Genealogical Society of Utah. Alabama Marriages. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.}}
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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
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674672 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
  
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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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.
  
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Locality'''
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Births and Christenings,''' 1881-1930
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*Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1816-1957'''
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952'''
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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.
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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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=== 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.
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*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%3Amarriage FamilySearch Library Catalog] .
  
[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[[Alabama|Alabama]]
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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.
*[[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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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957." 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.}} <br><br>
  
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
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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'''[[Alabama_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1816-1957
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

The collection is an electronic index for the years 1816 to 1957.

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?

These records usually include:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Event date and place

These records may also include:

  • Parents' names
  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race

Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article Alabama Marriages, Coverage Table (familySearch Historical Records).
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Alabama marriages, click here.

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (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 age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • 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, Marriages, 1816-1957." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed Tuesday, May 30, 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 Marriages, 1816-1957.


Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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