Alabama Vital Records Online
Alabama Quick Links:
- Alabama Links from the SLC FHL Online Favorite Links for the World - Free
- Alabama Loose Records Index by the Alabama Department of Archives and History - Free
- Alabama Databases from Rootsweb.org - Free
- USGenWeb.org Alabama Site - Free
- Record Search look through the Canada, USA, and Mexico Collections for Alabama - Free
- Vital Records Search and Information Directory for Alabama - Free/$
- Wee Monster Links for Alabama Birth & Marriage and Death Records - Free/$
- Linkpendium Links for Alabama Genealogy and History, including individual Counties - Free/$
- Progenealogists Links for the United States. Try "Ctrl F" then search for Alabama or AL - Free/$
- Ancestry.com Alabama Birth, Marriage & Death Records - $
- Address to Order Alabama Certificates - $
Online Sources for Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
Online vital record resources for Alabama usually consist of indexes to birth, marriage, death and divorce records. The internet is a quick resource for locating the individual, with a date and place in an index. Record the information from the index then send for the original record where you can confirm accuracy of the data.
Just because information is in print, does not make it true. Indexes and compiled records have errors and if possible, original records should always be consulted. As a bonus, the original records usually have additional information about the person and those related to him/her.
Order a Certificate
You may send for a copy of original records by contacting the Alabama Department of Public Health. There are links for Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates, Divorce Certificates, and Old Vital Records Indexes. The Alabama Department of Public Health has detailed information for obtaining copies from the State of Alabama.
Alabama Quick Links Explained
The following online sites may assist you in your search for Alabama Vital Records. Free sites are listed first, followed by sites with partial free and fee-based access to their collections, then finally fee-based sites are listed that charge a fee for searching most of their vital record databases.
- FHLFavorites.info - Professionals at The Family History Library (FHL) have compiled their favorite links for their areas of specialization. Links for Alabama and the entire World have been available on the FHL computers in Salt Lake City, Utah and are now available online. Free
- Alabama Loose Records Index was created by the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Contents are mostly estate, guardianship, marriage or divorce cases. The microfilm may be purchased for $40 or after finding an individual, the FHL film number is listed and may be ordered and viewed at a local Family History Center - Free
- Rootsweb.org is the Free portion of Ancestry.com. Vital Record Links for Alabama are mixed in with all databases for the State. Free
- USGenWeb.org - The USGenWeb is dedicated to gathering genealogical data and providing free access for every county and state of the United States. At USGenWeb.org there is a link for each of the 50 states. The state pages, including Alabama have links to each of the counties of that state. Take time to explore the counties and states related to your research and check back from time to time for new content. Free
- Record Search- The free FamilySearch Record Search-Pilot Site contains the published results of the largest project ever undertaken to digitize and offer free genealogical and family history indexes and records online for Alabama and the World. New Collections are published frequently. You may want to bookmark this site and check back often. This will become one of the largest and easiest to use collections available online. Free
- Wee-Monster - Vital Records on Wee-Monster are separated into a collection of Links for U.S. Birth & Marriage Records online and U.S. Death Records online. This alphabetized collection for the United States includes some Alabama Vital Records. Some of these links are free. Free/$
- Linkpendium.com With a rapidly growing collection of links, Linkpendium.com offers over 8 million genealogy links including the United States, state-wide Alabama links and separate links for each county. Some of these links are free. Free/$
- Progenealogists.com Links on Progenealogists.com for the United States are listed by category, not state. To find records for Alabama on this site, try pressing the "Ctrl" and 'F" keys at the same time then perform a search for Alabama or AL. Some of these links are free. Free/$
- Ancestry.com - A limited, but growing, collection of indexed Alabama Vital Records may be found in the collection of Alabama Historical Records at Ancestry.com. There is a fee to search most of Ancestry.com's online databases if the subscription is not canceled after the initial trial period. You may contact your local library or archives to see if they offer free public access to Ancestry.com with a library card. $