This is a list of free Alabama Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Alabama birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Alabama collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Alabama ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.




How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.






Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Alabama Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

Alabama Birth Records


Alabama Marriage Records


Alabama Death Records






Wills & Probate







Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Alabama Residence Records



Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers




Land and Property


Migration / Emigration / Immigration




Naturalization & Citizenship









Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Alabama Daily Life Records

Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks

Bible Records




Business Records & Commerce

Centennial Celebrations



Court Records

Description & Travel

Employment Records


Ethnic Records


African American Records


Native American Records


Japanese American Records






Government & Politics


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Historical Geography




Magazines & Periodicals




Prisons/Prisoners Records


Public Records


Slavery & Bondage


Social Life & Customs






Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Alabama Military Records



Indian Wars


Revolutionary War


War of 1812

Mexican-American War


US Civil War


Spanish-American War


World War I



World War II


Korean War


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions



Alabama Modern Helps

Family Search Articles

Research Tips


Onsite Records


Onsite Records that are becoming available online


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