Alabama Genealogy Mega Searches

Large Databases Searches for your Alabama Ancestor

Marriage Records | Divorce Records | Birth Records | Death Records |

     Finding an ancestor's location in widespread comprehensive databases such as census records can lead to the discovery of many other records from nearby churches, cemeteries, courthouses, in local newspapers, etc.

Alabama Loose Records Project (details)
This is an index of the loose courthouse records that have been collected and microfilmed for almost all Alabama counties. (includes all counties except Dale, Fayette, Geneva, Lamar, Lauderdale, Marengo, and Marion. These counties lost records in courthouse fires or floods or didn't have enough loose records for the project.)

The majority of the cases documented are for probate court which includes birth, death and marriage records, as well as many other useful and informative types of records.

Surname:     AGS, Inc.

RootsWeb Alabama Surname Database (details)
Connect with others researching Alabama ancestors. This is a registry of surnames with dates, locations, and information about how to contact the person who submitted the surname. There is no charge to view search results or have your surnames included in this valuable Alabama database.
Add your Surnames to the RSL

RootsWeb Alabama Mailing Lists & Message Boards
Mailing lists and message boards are a great way to find others with the same research interest or local resources.
Search Alabama Message Boards
Search Alabama Mailing Lists
Alabama Mailing Lists by Category

Search Public Family Trees ( database) (more info)
This is a collection of trees submitted by Ancestry members which are viewable to other members. You can contact the owner of the tree to get more information. Family Trees can be very helpful, especially if the information has been carefully verified and sources available for further research. Introduction to Online Trees (free online class)

Surname (required)
Given Name (opt.)

Search Federal Census Records ( database)
Census records are a wonderful way to track your ancestors lives, especially if they moved from state to state. Details like age, occupation, location, number in household, children's names, and more can be found in many census records. (details)
Blank census forms

Surname (required)
Given Name (opt.)

Search the Alabama State Census ( database)
This database covers the years 1820, 1850, 1855, and 1866 and recorded the names of the head of households and the number of other household inhabitants according to gender and age. Some years also included race categories and distinguished between individuals who were free and slave. Some counties lost records, but this page (near bottom) has a list of which counties are available for each census year.
Given Name (opt.)

Search the USGenWeb Alabama Project (home page)
This is a rich and varied genealogy website with special projects and individual county information and resources.