Discovery Your Family History

Alabama Family History & Genealogy Centers

Alabama citizens that desired to find out more on their ancestors can tour any of the Alabama genealogy and family history centers that could be found almost everywhere in the Alabama . All of these centers , are maintain by the Alabama LDS Family Search Church, they provide you with microfilm, computer and print resources to assist everyone residing in Alabama to find out more knowledge about ancestry . A self-volunteered personnel is always available to respond to your questions and also provide a training sessions that will help the client with family history necessities . Every Alabama center determines its actual hours ,therefore get in touch to the center near you to know when it will be open before you decide to visit . Genealogy and family history centers are available to all people in the state of Alabama .

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Anniston Alabama Family History Center
1217 Lenlock Ln
Anniston, Alabama 36207
(256) 820-5828
Tue 1p-3p; Wed 6p-8p; Thu 9a-12p appointment only; 1st 3 Sat 9a-12p

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
166 Old Bratt Rd
Atmore, Alabama 36502
(334) 368-5130
Call during church hours to schedule time
Notes: Call for appointment

Birmingham Stake Center
2780 Altadena Rd
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
(205) 967-7279
Mon, Wed 10AM-2PM, Thu 10AM-9PM, Sat 10AM-4PM
Notes: The address is NOT a mailing address

Decatur Ward Building
2006 Modas Rd
Decatur, Alabama 35603
(205) 350-6586
Tue, Wed, Thu 9AM-12AM, 6PM-9PM
Notes: Or by Special Appointment;

LDS Church of Dothan, Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
Dothan, Alabama 36303
(334) 793-7425
Tue 8:30a-11:30a, 1:30p-4p; Tue-Thu 6:30p-8:30p; Thu 9a-12p, 1p-3:30p

Huntsville Family History Center
1804 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, Alabama 35816
(205) 721-0905
Tue 6PM-8PM, Wed 9AM – noon,Thur 6PM-9PM

Byrd Springs Family History Center
2110 Byrd Springs Rd
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
(205) 881-4461
Tue, Wed, Thur, 9AM-1PM, 6:30PM-9PM

Madison Springs Family History Center
1297 Slaughter Rd
Madison, Alabama 35758
(205) 722-9450
Tue, Wed

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints / Mobile Alabama Family History Center
5520 Zeigler Blvd
Mobile, Alabama 36608
(334) 344-9270
Tue, Wed

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints / Montgomery Stake
3460 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomergy, Alabama 36111
(334) 269-9041
Wed, Thu 9AM-1PM, 6PM-9PM
Notes: Call ahead for wheelchair access

Wetumpka Family History Center
1405 Chapel Rd
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092
(334) 567-8339
Tue, Thu 6PM-9PM, Sun 2PM-5PM

Alabama Genealogy Resources

Alabama fever exploded the states population from 9000 to 144000 during 1810 to 1820 as federal land offices were established and many Revolutionary War veterans arrived. As with other “frontier” states of the times, counties continued to be established as native populations were squeezed from their traditional lands. And as with other southern states, fires destroyed many courthouses and the records they contained and statewide vital records registration was not required until the 1900s. Some birth and death records can be found back to 1881. For every gap in AL records there can be found some great surviving “gems” as you explore “The Heart of Dixie.”

Some great Alabama specific genealogy resources that you definitely want to check out are:

1. Alabama Department of Archives and History – either visit in person or check out the online collections which include a Civil War Soldiers database, 1867 Voter Registration, digital archives and more.

2. Local databases found online at the Birmingham Public Library. Though there are many Birmingham specific ones, you will also find these ones which cover many counties or all of AL — index to AL biography and AL Episcopal Church Registers.

3. Alabama Genealogical Society — Loose Records Project Web Index, list of researchers and more.

4. Alabama Records – this 245 volume book series compiled by Pauline Myra Jones Gandrud contains death, marriage, probate, land, church, court, bible, tax and many other kinds of records. Each volume covers a particular county and is indexed. Some counties are covered by several volumes. Many large libraries have this collection or ask your library to request via interlibrary loan.