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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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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.
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== Record Description ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1816 to 1957.  
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The collection is an electronic index for the years 1816 to 1957.  
  
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 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? ==
  
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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These records usually include:
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*Name
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*Name of spouse
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*Event date and place
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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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
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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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.}}
  
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 Content ==
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=== Coverage Table and Map ===
  
=== Coverage Table ===
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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 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 details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
{| border="3" class="wikitable sortable"
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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:
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Locality'''
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*The name of the individual
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Births and Christenings,''' 1881-1930
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*The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1816-1957'''
 
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952'''
 
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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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=== 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
  
[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/ Alabama Genealogical Trails], transcribed genealogical data, searchable by county. Free.  
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=== 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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*[[Alabama|Alabama]]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[[Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Alabama Birth, Marriage and Death Records]]
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[[Alabama Vital Records Online|Alabama Vital Records Online]]
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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.
 +
*Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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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.
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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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. 
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*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] .
  
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== Citing This Collection  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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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'''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.}}
  
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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Record Description
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Collection years 1816-1957
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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

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:

"Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957.


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