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''{{AL-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb3| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] | link2=[[Image:GotoarrowUnited States Archives and Libraries|U.pngS. Archives & Libraries]] | link3=[[Alabama , United States Genealogy|Alabama]] | link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama_Archives_and_LibrariesAlabama Archives and Libraries|Archives and & Libraries]]'' <br>}}{{TOC left}}These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Alabama.<br>
These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Alabama.<br>  === Online Records === {{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records|left}}{{DCfollowup}} <br><br>  === Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Alabama ===
[[National Archives at Atlanta]]{{·}} [[Alabama Department of Archives and History]]{{·}} [[Alabama Historical Association]]{{·}} [[Auburn University Libraries]]{{·}} [[Birmingham Public Library]]{{·}} [[Florence-Lauderdale Public Library]]{{·}} Huntsville-Madison County Public Library{{·}} [[Mobile Municipal Archives]]{{·}} [[Mobile Public Library]]{{·}} [[Samford University Library]]{{·}} [[University of Alabama Libraries]]{{·}} [[Wallace State Community College Library]]{{·}} [[Dallas Public Central Library]] TX{{·}} [[Evans Memorial Library]] Aberdeen MS
=== National =Online Records of Alabama ==
[[Image:NARA Atlanta.jpg{|right|175px|NARA Atlanta.jpg]]'''[[National Archives at Atlanta]]'''<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA<br>Phonestyle="margin-left: 770auto; margin-968-2100<br>Faxright: 770-968-2547<br>E-mailauto; border: [mailtonone;"| {{Click|Image:atlantaAL_ORP.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov]png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records|left}}{{DCfollowup}}<br>Internet: *[http://wwwsearch.archivesancestry.govcom/southeastsearch/ National Archives at Atlanta] <br><br>  :Records from over 100 federal agencies and courts in '''db.aspx?dbid=1770 Alabama''', FloridaSurname Files, Georgia1901–2005], Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee($). Index. Also includes Vice Admiralty Courts Alabama Department of SC, evolution Archives and History collection of federal courts, Constitutional rightsnewspaper clippings, Revolutionary Warobituaries, Civil War, reconstruction, World Wars I local and IIfamily histories, donated family research and space exploration. Microfilms for censuses, diplomatic missions, military service records, bounty-land applications, passenger arrival lists, naturalizationsextracts from censuses, American Indians, and African Americansetc.<ref name="DB127">William Dollarhide and Ronald A*[http://www. Bremeralabamamosaic. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountifulorg/ Alabama Mosaic] has digitized records from archives and libraries across the state, including oral histories and records, Utah: Heritage Questsuch as probate, 1998)naturalization, 127-28. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}and military.</ref><br><br> === Statewide === [[Image:Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryNARA Atlanta.jpg|thumb|right|175px280px|Alabama Department of National Archives and History.jpg]]'''[[Alabama Department of Archives and History]]'''<br>'''Mailing address:''' P.O. Box 300100<br>'''Street address:''' 624 Washington Avenue<br>Montgomeryat Atlanta (Morrow, AL 36130-0100 USA<br>Telephone: 334-242-4435 <br>Fax: 334-240-3433<br>E-mail: [mailto:n.dupree@archives.alabama.gov n.dupree@archives.alabama.govGA)]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ Alabama Department of Archives and History]<br><br>
== National Repositories ==
===[[National Archives at Atlanta]]===
5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, Georgia 30260 USA<br>Phone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547<br>E-mail: [mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives at Atlanta]
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:Records from over 100 federal agencies and courts in '''Alabama''', Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Also includes Vice Admiralty Courts of SC, evolution of federal courts, Constitutional rights, Revolutionary War, Civil War, reconstruction, World Wars I and II, and space exploration. Microfilms for censuses, diplomatic missions, military service records, bounty-land applications, passenger arrival lists, naturalizations, American Indians, and African Americans.<ref name="DB127">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 127-28. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>
[[Image:Alabama Department of Archives and History.jpg|thumb|right|280px|AL Dept of Archives {{amp}} History in Montgomery]]
== Statewide Repositories ==
===Alabama Dept of Archives and History===
'''[[Alabama Department of Archives and History]]'''<br>
'''Mailing address:''' P.O. Box 300100<br>'''Street address:''' 624 Washington Avenue<br>Montgomery, AL 36130-0100 USA<br>Telephone: 334-242-4435 <br>Fax: 334-240-3433<br>E-mail: [mailto:n.dupree@archives.alabama.gov n.dupree@archives.alabama.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ Alabama Department of Archives and History]
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:Start here if you are researching Alabama ancestors. Every county has local records such as marriages, deeds, and the associated indexes.<ref name="DB11">Dollarhide and Bremer, 11.</ref>
:The Department of Archives and History (closed Mondays) has the following records: federal and state censuses; vital records (birth, death, marriage, and divorce); county records (deeds, wills, and other probate records); land, military, and military discharge records (DD214s); surname files; city directories; African-American records (Reconstruction to the present); American Indian records; and immigration and naturalization records.<br><br> '''[[Alabama Historical Association]]'''<br>PO Box 456<br>Livingston, AL 35470 USA<br>E-mail: [mailto:alabamahistory@gmail.com alabamahistory@gmail.com]<br>Internet: [http://www.alabamahistory.net/ Alabama Historical Association]  :Holds annual meetings and publishes ''The Alabama Review''. ({{WorldCat|909782198}}).<ref>[http://www.alabamahistory.net/home.html Alabama Historical Association] (accessed 6 November 2015).</ref> === Regional ===
===[[Image:Ralph Brown Draughon Library Auburn University.jpg|right|175px|Ralph Brown Draughon Library Auburn University.jpg]]'''[[Auburn University LibrariesAlabama Historical Association]]'''<br>RBD Library Special Collections Department===PO Box 456<br>231 Mell Street<br>Auburn UniversityLivingston, AL 36849 35470 USA<br>Telephone: 334-844-4500 or 800-446-0387<br>E-mail: [mailto:askalibrarianalabamahistory@auburngmail.edu askalibrariancom alabamahistory@auburngmail.educom]<br>Internet: [http://libguideswww.auburnalabamahistory.edunet/genealogy GenealogyAlabama Historical Association]<br><br>
:Holds annual meetings and publishes ''The RAlabama Review''.B({{WorldCat|909782198}}). Draughon library has a large genealogical collection including censuses, books and periodicals, local and state histories, family histories, passenger arrival lists, Confederate soldier lists, and genealogical website links.<ref name="DB11" /> <ref>[http://libguideswww.auburnalabamahistory.edunet/content.php?pid=255786{{amp}}sid=2111985 GenealogyAlabama Historical Association] in ''Auburn University Archives'' (accessed 8 6 November 2015).</ref><br><br>[[Image:Ralph Brown Draughon Library Auburn University.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Ralph B Draughon Library Auburn University]]
'''== Regional Repositories =====[[Birmingham Public Library]]'''[[Image:Linn-HenleyResearchLibrary.jpg|right|175px|Linn-HenleyResearchLibrary.jpgAuburn University Libraries]]===RBD Library Special Collections Department<br>2100 Park Place231 Mell Street<br>BirminghamAuburn University, AL 35203 36849 USA<br>Telephone: 205334-844-4500 or 800-226446-3665 0387<br>E-mail: [mailto:askgenlocalaskalibrarian@bham.lib.alauburn.us askgenlocaledu askalibrarian@bham.libauburn.al.usedu]<br>Internet: [http://wwwlibguides.bplonlineauburn.orgedu/ Birmingham Public Library onlinegenealogy Genealogy] <br><br>
:BookThe R.B. Draughon library has a large genealogical collection including censuses, books and periodicals, mapslocal and state histories, family histories, passenger arrival lists, Confederate soldier lists, and family foldersgenealogical website links.<ref name="DB11" /><brref>[http://libguides.auburn.edu/content.php?pid=255786{{amp}}sid=2111985 Genealogy] in ''Auburn University Archives'' (accessed 8 November 2015).<br/ref><div style="float[[Image: left; width: 100%">Linn-HenleyResearchLibrary.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Linn-Henley Research Library in Birmingham]]'''===[[Florence-Lauderdale Birmingham Public Library]]'''===Linn-Henley Research Library<br>350 N Wood Ave2100 Park Place<br>FlorenceBirmingham, AL 3563035203 USA<br>Telephone: 256205-764226-65643665 <br>E-mail: [httpmailto://wwwaskgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us askgenlocal@bham.lib.flplal.org/contact/ Contact us] form<br>Internet: [http://www.flplbplonline.org/ Florence-Lauderdale Birmingham Public Libraryonline]
:They have very good collections of American Civil War recordsBook, genealogyperiodicals, maps, and local historyfamily folders.<ref name="DB11" /><br><br>
'''Huntsville===[[Florence-Madison County Lauderdale Public Library''']]===350 N Wood Ave<br>Special Collections<br>915 Monroe St SW<br> HuntsvilleFlorence, AL 35801 USA35630<br>Telephone: 256-532764-59696564<br>E-mail: [mailtohttp:hhrdept@hmcpl//www.org hhrdept@hmcplflpl.org/contact/ Contact us]form<br>Internet: [http://hmcplwww.flpl.org/departments/hhr Special CollectionsFlorence-Lauderdale Public Library]
:This library has the best genealogical collection for Alabama families. It is a good place to start research for Alabama sources during any time period. They also have a very good southern states collectioncollections of American Civil War records, genealogy, and local history.<ref name="DB11" /><br><br>
'''[[Mobile Municipal Archives]]'''===Huntsville-Madison County Public Library===Special Collections<br>'''Mailing address:''' P.O. Box 1827<br>'''Street address:''' 457 Church Street915 Monroe St SW<br>MobileHuntsville, Alabama 36633-1827 AL 35801 USA<br>Telephone: 251256-208532-7740<br>Fax: 251-208-74285969<br>E-mail: [mailto:archiveshhrdept@cityofmobilehmcpl.org archiveshhrdept@cityofmobilehmcpl.org]<br> Internet: [http://www.cityofmobilehmcpl.org/archivesdepartments/ Municipal Archives<br> hhr Special Collections]
:Includes records of early This library has the best genealogical collection for Alabama families. It is a good place to start research for Alabama/Florida settlers: Spanish, French, and Anglo especially sources during the Spanish any time period. This is the premier library for Gulf Coast settlers from Louisiana to FloridaThey also have a good southern states collection.<ref name="DB11" /><br><br>
'''===[[Mobile Public LibraryMunicipal Archives]]==='''[[ImageMailing address:Mobile Public Library 2008''' P.jpg|right|175px|Mobile Public Library 2008O.jpg]]Box 1827<br>Local History Dept. <br>704 Government '''Street address:''' 457 Church Street<br>Mobile, AL 36602Alabama 36633-1499 1827 USA<br>Telephone: 334251-208-7093 7740<br>Fax: 334251-208-5866 7428<br>E-mail: [mailto:mpllhgarchives@acancityofmobile.net mpllhgorg archives@acancityofmobile.netorg]<br>Internet: [http://www.mplonlinecityofmobile.org/ Mobile Public Library Online]<br>archives/ Municipal Archives<br>
:They have a very good genealogy department in its own separate buildingIncludes records of early Alabama/Florida settlers: Spanish, French, and Anglo especially during the Spanish period. This is the premier library for Gulf Coast settlers from Louisiana to Florida.<ref name="DB11" />[[Image:Mobile Public Library 2008.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Mobile Public Library]]===[[Mobile Public Library]]===Local History Dept. <br>704 Government Street<br>Mobile, AL 36602-1499 USA<br>Telephone: 334-208-7093 <br>Fax: 334-208-5866 <br>E-mail: [mailto:mpllhg@acan.net mpllhg@acan.net]<br>Internet: [http://www.mplonline.org/ Mobile Public Library Online]
:They have a very good genealogy department in its own separate building.<ref name="DB11" />[[Image:Samford University2.jpg|thumb|right|175px280px|Samford University2University in Birmingham. The Library is in the center of the image.jpg]]'''===[[Samford University Library]]'''<br>===Special Collection Department<br>800 Lakeshore Drive<br>Birmingham, AL 35229 USA<br>Telephone: 205-726-2749<br>Fax: 205-726-2642<br>E-mail: [mailto:reference@samford.edu reference@samford.edu]<br>Internet: [http://library.samford.edu/ Samford University Library]<br><br>
:This is one of the finest collections in the South. They have both original and secondary sources primarily for Alabama and the Southeast USA. They also have a good Irish manuscript and local histories for Kerry and Cork. They have an especially strong Baptist collection including congregational and mission records, maps, local histories, genealogical periodicals, and newspapers.<ref name="DB11" /><br><br>
'''===[[University of Alabama Libraries]]''' <br>==='''Mailing address:''' P.O. Box 870266 <br>'''Street address:''' Hoole Special Collections Library<br>Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, 2nd floor<br>500 Hackberry Lane<br>Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266 USA<br>Telephone: 205-348-0500 <br>Fax: 205-348-1699 <br>E-mail: [mailto:archives@bama.ua.edu archives@bama.ua.edu]<br>Internet: [https://www.lib.ua.edu/#/home University of Alabama Libraries]<br>
:The '''''Alabama Collection&nbsp;''''' strength is local and county history materials about Alabama and its history, life and culture, including the American Civil War.<ref>[http://guides.lib.ua.edu/c.php?g=39549{{amp}}p=2334386 Using the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library: Books] in ''University Libraries'' (accessed 8 November 2015).</ref> The '''''Americana Collection&nbsp;''''' features books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, and artifacts from late 17th century to 2009 focused on Alabama, the American Civil War, presidential history, and the American South.<ref>[http://guides.lib.ua.edu/c.php?g=339933 Using the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection: Overview] in ''University Libraries'' (accessed 8 November 2015).</ref><br><br>
'''===[[Wallace State Community College Library]] '''<br>==='''Mailing address:''' P.O. Box 2000<br>'''Street address:''' 801 Main Street NW<br>Hanceville AL, 35077-2000 USA<br>Telephone: Library 256-352-8260, Genealogy 256-352-8263<br>E-mail: [mailto:library@wallacestate.edu library@wallacestate.edu]<br>Internet: [httpshttp://www.wallacestate.edu/library Wallace State Community College Library]
:The genealogy collection is centered on Alabama, its neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. They have books, periodicals, microfilm, CD-ROM disks, computer programs, family folders, and access to 2.5 million [[Family History Library]] microfilms.<ref>[https://www.wallacestate.edu/library/genealogy Genealogy] in ''Wallace State Community College'' (accessed 8 November 2015).</ref>
== Outside of Alabama Repositories ==[[Image:Dallas Public Central Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Dallas Public Central Library in Texas]]== Out of State =[[Dallas Public Central Library]]===1515 Young St.<br>Dallas, Texas 75201-9987 USA<br>Telephone: 214-670-1400<br>E-mail: [mailto:genealogy@dallaslibrary.org genealogy@dallaslibrary.org]<br>Internet: http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php
[[Image:Dallas Public Central Library.jpg|right|175px|Dallas Public Central Library.jpg]]Outstanding genealogical collection with records for Texas, Oklahoma, the South including '''[[Dallas Public Central Library]]Alabama'''<br>1515 Young St, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.<brref name="DB107">DallasDollarhide and Bremer, Texas 75201-9987 USA<br>Telephone: 214-670-1400<br>E-mail: [mailto:genealogy@dallaslibrary107.org genealogy@dallaslibrary.org]<br>Internet: http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php <br><brref>
:Outstanding genealogical collection with records for Texas===[[Evans Memorial Library]]===105 North Long Street<br>Aberdeen, Oklahoma, the South including '''Alabama''', Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.Mississippi 39730 USA<ref name="DB107"br>Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.Telephone: 622-369-4601</refbr>Fax: 622-369-2971<br>E-mail: [mailto:eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us]<br>Internet: [http://www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans/ Evans Memorial Library]
:This is an outstanding regional library with records of the South, including '''[[Evans Memorial Library]]Alabama'''<br>105 North Long Street<br>Aberdeenoral histories, church records, newspapers, maps, military records, Chickasaw Indians, African Americans, fraternal histories, scrapbooks, Mississippi 39730 USA<br>Telephone: 622-369-4601<br>Fax: 622-369-2971<br>E-mail: [mailto:eml@tombigbee.lib.msmanuscripts and photos.us eml@tombigbee.lib.ms.us]<brref name="DB11" />Internet: [http://www.tombigbee.lib.ms.us/evans/ Evans Memorial Library]
:This is an outstanding regional library with records of the South, including '''Alabama''' oral histories, church records, newspapers, maps, military records, Chickasaw Indians, African Americans, fraternal histories, scrapbooks, manuscripts and photos.<ref name="DB11" /><br><br>= Courthouse Fires ==
=== Courthouse [[Image:Fire.png|left|45px|Fire.png]]Fires =or other disasters occurred in many county courthouses. If records are missing , you can often find substitute records such as cemetery records, censuses, church records, newspapers, Bible records, military service and pension records, delayed birth certificates, or records in neighboring counties that have similar information. See [[Burned Counties Research]]. Sometimes landowners re-registered their deeds after a courthouse fire. The following list shows when Alabama courthouses were damaged by fire or other disasters:<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 25. {{WorldCat|42306439}}; {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref> <ref>Wendy L. Elliott, ''Research in Alabama'' (Bountiful, Utah: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1987). {{WorldCat|607423538}}; {{FHL|672266|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6117558 (2 fiche); Book 976.1 D27e}}.</ref>
[[Image:Fire.png|left|50px|Fire.png]]Fires or other disasters occurred in many county courthouses. If records are missing , you can often find substitute records such as cemetery records, censuses, church records, newspapers, Bible records, military service and pension records, delayed birth certificates, or records in neighboring counties that have similar information. See [[Burned Counties Research]]. Sometimes landowners re-registered their deeds after a courthouse fire. The following list shows when Alabama courthouses were damaged by fire or other disasters:<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 25. {{WorldCat|42306439}}; {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref> <ref>Wendy L. Elliott, ''Research in Alabama'' (Bountiful, Utah: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1987). {{WorldCat|607423538}}; {{FHL|672266|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6117558 (2 fiche); Book 976.1 D27e}}.</ref><br><br>  {| cellspacingclass="1wikitable" cellpaddingstyle="1" margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border="1" align="left" width="100%: none;"|-+ Alabama County Courthouse Disasters
| Baker 1870<br>Butler 1853<br>Calhoun 1861, 1865<br>Cherokee 1882<br>Chilton 1870<br>Choctaw 1871<br>Clay 1875<br>Coffee 1877
| Conecuh 1868, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1900<br>Coosa 1900<br>Covington 1839, 1847, 1878, 1895<br>Crenshaw 1898<br>Dale 1869, 1885<br>Fayette 1866, 1916<br>Franklin 1890<br>Geneva 1898
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