Alabama State Vital Records Office Information
Index to Alabama County Vital Records Offices
All Alabama vital records are available from the state office and through a statewide computer system that became fully operational in all 67 counties in June 1996.† Within the state, authorized applicants can walk into any county health department and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred, while they wait, usually within 15 to 30 minutes. Since county offices are not prepared to handle mail, customers outside Alabama should not write or call any county health department office. Instead, all calls and mail should be directed to the State office.
Follow this link to determine what county a city or town is in.
Autauga . Baldwin . Barbour . Bibb . Blount . Bullock . Butler . Calhoun . Chambers . Cherokee . Chilton . Choctaw . Clarke . Clay . Cleburne . Coffee . Colbert . Conecuh . Coosa . Covington . Crenshaw . Cullman . Dale . Dallas . DeKalb . Elmore . Escambia . Etowah . Fayette . Franklin . Geneva . Greene . Hale . Henry . Houston . Jackson . Jefferson . Lamar . Lauderdale . Lawrence . Lee . Limestone . Lowndes . Macon . Madison . Marengo . Marion . Marshall . Mobile . Monroe . Montgomery . Morgan . Perry . Pickens . Pike . Randolph . Russell . Shelby . St. Clair . Sumter . Talladega . Tallapoosa . Tuscaloosa . Walker . Washington . Wilcox . Winston .
Starting Your Family Tree with Alabama Vital Records
Youíve decided that itís time to get started on your family tree Ė good for you! Many times people begin to start thinking about putting together a family tree when they get older or when they start a family. They realize that they want their family members to know where they came from, and often the person themselves is curious about where they came from. It can be extremely intimidating to think about starting a family tree because, quite honestly, a lot of work can go into making one. But if you find the right websites to help you, and if you actually learn about your family from the research, the time you spend doing it can be a joy instead of being torture.
Starting Your Records
Before you begin looking for any Alabama vital records, you should start by first getting all of the information about your family as it currently exists. Begin by writing down your name and, if you have a spouse, their full name as well. If you have any children write them down underneath your name and the dates when they were born as well. Then move on to your parents. Now hereís where it gets tricky: youíll need to start by writing about just one side of the family at a time. If you write about both sides youíll quickly find that you get confused about who is who. Instead pick a side, such as your motherís side or your fatherís side, and start filling in information.
Youíll also have to decide if you want to write about all of the siblings your family has or if you just want to list them under the names of the parents. If you write about every siblings and follow each and every family tree, you may find that youíve taken on more than you can handle. Instead try just writing about the basic people at first.
Now itís time to start digging up some records to help you. Getting things like Alabama birth certificates and Alabama death records is not only a great way to keep organized, but it can also help you to make your tree a bit special. How many family trees do you know of that have birth and death certificates attached to them? Both of these types of documents can be a great way to embellish your family tree.
But how can you find things like Alabama birth certificates and Alabama death records? All Alabama vital records are kept in one location: the vital records location. This is actually a good thing for anyone who is trying to access the records because all you have to do is to go online to the right website and all of these public records will be at your fingertips in an instant. This makes creating your own family tree much easier than you may believe, so what are you waiting for? Get started building your family tree!
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