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Alabama Quick Links:[edit source]

Online Sources for Birth, Marriage, Death, and Divorce Records[edit source]

Online Availability[edit source]

Online vital record resources for Alabama usually consist of indexes to birth, marriage, death and divorce records. The internet can be 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 for yourself the accuracy of the data. Just because it is in print, does not make it true. Indexes and compiled records have errors and if possible, original records should always be consulted. A growing number of digitized original records are being made available online, however, indexes are more plentiful. As a bonus, the original records usually have additional information about the person and those related to him/her.

Order a Certificate[edit source]

You may send for a copy of original records by contacting the State Department of Health. The CDC provides detailed information for obtaining these copies for the State of Alabama and every state on the Center for Disease Control website.

Some Alabama Vital Records Online[edit source]

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 paid access to their collections, then finally sites are listed that charge for searching most of their vital record databases. - 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 but are now available online. - The USGenWeb is dedicated to gathering genealogical data and providing free access for every county and state of the United States. At 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.

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. 

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. With a rapidly growing collection of links, has 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. Links on 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. - A limited, but growing, collection of indexed Alabama Vital Records may be found in the Alabama Historical Records at There is a fee to search most of these online databases if the subscription is not canceled after the initial trial period. Contact your local library or archives to see if they offer free public access to with a library card.