Source Information

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:

Alabama Department of Archives and History, comp. Public information subject files—Card index of personal and corporate names and of subjects, ca. 1920–1960. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

About Alabama, Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920

This database contains images of index cards created to document holdings at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) by name and subject.

The index cards reproduced in this database were originally created by ADAH employees as a finding aid to ADAH holdings. The cards make up an index to all corporate entities, people, and subjects referenced in the ADAH’s holdings until about 1960. They typically provide a name, event date, and original source. The cards include references to births, marriages, deaths and burials, wills, court records, and, according to the ADAH’s description, “occupation, land ownership, sureties, registered voters, petitions, interments, plaintiffs and defendants, and other pertinent biographical and family information.”

Only cards containing the name of a person have been indexed for this database, but other cards included in the browse may mention businesses, schools, churches, companies, railroads, and other entities in the state.

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