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Alabama, United States
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Location of Alabama
Record Description
Record Type Births
Collection years 1881-1930
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index contains birth registers for various counties in Alabama for the years 1881-1930.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Names of the parents
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Occupation of parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Father's birthplace
  • Mother's birthplace

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Sample of indexed information:

Smith Alabama Births and Christenings
Name Smith
Gender Male
Race White
Birth Date 19 Sep 1882
Birthplace Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama
Father's Name Sephan H. Smith
Father's Birthplace Conecuh Co., Al
Mother's Name Mary N. Smith
Mother's Birthplace Al

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article Alabama Births and Christenings, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing any original indexes 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
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Alabama.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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