Alabama Genealogists

Our Alabama genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Alabama, including:

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History
    Federal and state censuses, vital records (birth, death, marriage, and divorce), county records (deeds, wills, and other probate records); land and military records, surname files, city directories, African-American records, American Indian records, and immigration and naturalization records.
  • Birmingham Public Library
    Government records, business records, maps, photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and other primary material documenting the history and development of Birmingham, Jefferson County and the surrounding area
  • Samford University Library
    Numerous books, periodicals, newspapers, magazines, and manuscripts
  • Mobile Public Library
    Works by local authors, Mobile histories, periodicals, extensive clippings file, Mobile newspapers (1819-present), city directories (1837-prsent), survey of historic architecture in Mobile with 10,000 images, family papers, passenger lists, miliary records, court records (1819-1964)
  • Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
    Books, films, photographs, manuscripts, and recordings emphasizing Lauderdale and northwest Alabama, as well as the surrounding counties of northeast Mississippi and southern-middle Tennessee; county and local histories of Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin counties; probate Court records (1820-1927) of Lauderdale County; local newspapers (1824-present); and cemetery surveys
  • University of Alabama Libraries
    Books, periodicals, magazines, manuscripts, family papers, huge collection on French Revolution, maps, railroads, sheet music, and photos
  • Auburn University Libraries
    Institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books, selected artifacts in support of research, teaching, and outreach missions of Auburn University
  • Wallace State College
    Books, periodicals, 2.5 million microfilms, and family histories focusing on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Alabama include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1639
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1881 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded from 1785 to 1907
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1800 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Alabama have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1820
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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