Source Information

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Surname Files, 1901–2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

Alabama Department of Archives and History. Public Information Subject Files—Surname files, 1901-1984 available via microfilm in reference, SG002624-2652 and 13361-13362, containing the materials added from 1984-2005. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

About Alabama, Surname Files, 1901–2005

This database contains various records providing biographical information on individuals who lived in Alabama.

About the Records

Staff members at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) started compiling these records on Alabamians in 1901. They include a variety of items and record types arranged by surname: newspaper clippings, obituaries, local and family histories, donated family research and records, extracts from censuses, research requests made to the archives, and other items.

While ADAH staff began collecting and assembling these records in 1901, names of people included can predate this year.