Ancestry.com. Alabama History, 1540-1872 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.Original data: Brewer, W.. Alabama. Her History, Resources, Ware Record, and Public Men. From 1540 To 1872. Montgomery, AL, USA: Barrett & Brown, 1872.
This database contains a history of Alabama from 1540 to 1872. It includes information on the state's natural advantages and on its public men. This work also includes a record of the achievements of Alabamians in war as well as a great deal of other historical facts, dealing with such topics as Indians, colonization, Alabama as a territory, and Alabama's counties, among others. This work would be of value to any researcher with ancestors from Alabama. It will not only provide you with a historical background that will help you place your ancestors into historical context, but it may also provide you with information specific to your ancestors.