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From: Melissa Hogan <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 340
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:02:20 -0700 (PDT)
As Eliz mentioned the records will be by county during this time. Birth and death registration was not required until 1908 state-wide and was not fully enforced even into the 1920's. Marriage Records exist back to statehood and pre-statehood for some of the older areas of the state (Huntsville, Mobile). Also remember that prior to statehood in 1819, there was the Alabama Territory and prior to that Mississippi Territory.
Ancestry.com does NOT have all of the counties marriage records indexed online. Another source for these would be the IGI at familysearch.org. If you are looking for a county in particular, let me know and I will see if I have the IGI batch # recorded... you can also try Hugh Wallis' IGI website as well:
Birth Records are sealed for a 125 years unless your are next of kin. Death Records are sealed for 25 years unless next of kin.
There are some birth and death records pre-1908 in certain counties/cities, Mobile comes to mind as one city that had very earlier death records. Robert Scott Davis has a great book "Tracing Your Alabama Past" that breaks down the records by county. (where to find, etc)
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Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:10:04 -0400
From: "Zoe" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Need Alabama sources
Does anyone on this list have any good sources for finding marriages, births and deaths in Alabama dating back to 1860?
I've already checked Ancestry.com
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