Alabama substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including probate records, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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US substitute collections with possible Alabama birth, marriage, and death info

US – United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at FS

US – United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970, at FS

US – United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955, at FS

 

 

 

Alabama substitute collections with possible birth, marriage, and death info

Alabama – Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981, at FS

Alabama – Bible Records, Church Records – Statewide, at AGWA

 

 

County level Alabama substitute collections with possible birth, marriage, and death info

All county Cemetery Records

All county Census Records

All county Military Records

All county Naturalization Records

All county Probate Records

 

Autauga County – Bible Records – Bible Records, AGW or AGWA
Baldwin County – Bible Records – Baldwin County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA
Baldwin County – Church Records – Baldwin County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Barbour County – Bible and Church Records – Barbour County GenWeb Archives

Barbour County – School Records – Barbour County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Bibb County – Family Names – Bibb County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Bibb County – Bible and Church Records – Bibb County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Blount County – Bible and Church Records – Blount County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Blount County – School Records – Blount County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Blount County – Family Group Sheets and Family Trees – Blount County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Blount County – Bible and Church Records – Blount County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Blount County – Newspapers – Index and Excerpts Taken from Blount County, Alabama Newspapers 1879-1907, 1879-1893

Blount County – Pensions – Blount County, Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, 1862-1930

Bullock County – Surnames – Bullock County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Bullock County – Bible Records and Church Records – Bullock County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Butler County – Bible, Church Records – Butler County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Butler County – Bible, Church, School Records – Butler County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Calhoun County – Church Records, Surnames – Calhoun County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Calhoun County – Bible Records, Church Records – Calhoun County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Chambers County – Bible Records, Church Records – Chambers County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Chambers County – Surnames, Family Group Sheets – Chambers County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Chambers County – Bible Records, Church Records – Chambers County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Cherokee County – Bible Records, Church Records – Cherokee County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Cherokee County – Bible Records, Surnames – Cherokee County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Cherokee County – Funeral Homes – Perry Funeral Home

Choctaw County – Surnames, Family Trees – Choctaw County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Choctaw County – Bible Records, Church Records – Choctaw County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Choctaw County – Bible Records, Church Records – Choctaw County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Chilton County – Bible Records, Church Records – Chilton County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Clarke County – Bible Records – Clarke County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Clarke County – Bible Records – Clarke County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Clay County – Bible Records, Church Records – Clay County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Clay County – Bible Records – Clay County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Clay County – Surnames, Family Trees – Clay County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Clay County – Surnames, Family Trees – Clay County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Clay County – Pensions – Clay County, Alabama. Pension Roll, 1922; Applications of Relief, 1893-1898; Civil War Pensions 1861-1865, 1889, 1897

Cleburne County – Bible Records, Church Records – Cleburne County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Cleburne County – Bible Records, Church Records – Cleburne County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Cleburne County – Surnames – Cleburne County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Coffee County – Bible Records, Church Records – Coffee County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Coffee County – Bible Records, Church Records – Coffee County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Coffee County – Family Genealogies – Coffee County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Colbert County – Bible Records, Church Records – Colbert County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Colbert County – Church Records – Colbert County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Colbert County – Surnames List, Family Sites – Colbert County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Conecuh County – Bible Records, Church Records – Conecuh County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Conecuh County – Bible Records, Church Records – Conecuh County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Conecuh County – Surnames, Family Trees – Conecuh County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Conecuh County – Family Records, Schools – Conecuh County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Coosa County – Bible Records, Church Records – Coosa County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Coosa County – Church Records – Coosa County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Coosa County – Family Data – Coosa County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Covington County – Church Records – Covington County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Covington County – Church Records – Covington County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Crenshaw County – Bible Records – Crenshaw County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Crenshaw County – Surnames, Family Histories – Crenshaw County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Dale County – Bible Records, Church Records – Dale County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Dallas County – Bible Records, Church Records – Dallas County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Dallas County – Bible Records, Church Records – Dallas County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Dallas County – Surnames, Family Trees – Dallas County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

De Kalb County – Bible Records – De Kalb County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

DeKalb County – Surnames, Families – Dekalb County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Elmore County – Pensions – Confederate Pension Applications, 1883-1920, at FS

Elmore County – Bible Records – Elmore County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Escambia County – Bible Records, Church Records – Escambia County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Etowah County – Bible Records, Church Records – Etowah County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Etowah County – Surnames – Etowah County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Fayette County – Bible Records – Fayette County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Fayette County – Bible Records, Church Records – Fayette County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Fayette County – Family Records – Fayette County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Franklin County – Bible Records, Church Records – Franklin County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Franklin County – Bible Records – Franklin County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Geneva County – Bible Records, Church Records – Geneva County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Geneva County – Church Records – Geneva County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Geneva County – Surnames, Family Trees – Geneva County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Greene County – Surnames, Family Trees – Greene County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Hale County – Bible Records, Church Records – Hale County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Hale County – Surnames, Family Trees – Hale County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Henry County – Bible Records, Church Records – Henry County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Henry County – Bible Records, Church Records – Henry County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Henry County – Surnames, Family Trees – Henry County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Henry County – Surnames, Family Trees – Henry County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Henry County – Pensions – Henry County, Alabama Confederate Pension Records, 1895-1915, at FS

Houston County – Bible Records, Church Records – Houston County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Houston County – Bible Records, Church Records – Houston County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Houston County – Surnames, Family Trees – Houston County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Houston County – School Records – Houston County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Jackson County – Bible Records – Jackson County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Jackson County – Bible Records – Jackson County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Jackson County – Family Websites – Jackson County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Jackson County – Bible Records – Jackson County, Alabama Records, at FS

Jefferson County – Bible Records, Church Records – Jefferson County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Jefferson County – Bible Records, Church Records – Jefferson County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Jefferson County – Surnames, Family Trees – Jefferson County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Jefferson County – Slave Records – Deeds, Wills, Administrations of Jefferson County, State of Alabama, Book 1: 1818-1833, at BPL

Lamar County – Bible Records, Church Records – Lamar County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lamar County – Bible Records, Church Records – Lamar County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lamar County – Surnames, Family Trees – Lamar County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lauderdale County – Bible Records – Lauderdale County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lauderdale County – Church Records, Jail Records, School – Lauderdale County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lauderdale County – Family Records – Lauderdale County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lawrence County – Bible Records – Lawrence County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lawrence County – Bible Records – Lawrence County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lawrence County – Families – Lawrence County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lawrence County – Slavery and Bondage – Tax Assessment Book (Lawrence County, Alabama), 1848-1849

Lawrence County – Church Records – Churches, at LCA

Lawrence County – Tax Records – Tax Records, at LCA

Lawrence County – Court Records – Loose Case Paper, at LCA

Lawrence County – Land Records – Deed Books 1818-1850, at LCA

Lawrence County – Misc Records – Footprints in Time Vol 1 & 2, at LCA

Lee County – Bible Records, Church Records – Lee County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lee County – Surnames, Family Trees – Lee County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lee County – Early Settler – Lee County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Limestone County – Bible Records – Limestone County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Limestone County – Bible Records, Church Records – Limestone County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Limestone County – Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc. – Record of Inmates at County Home (poor-house), 1923-1926, 1923-1926

Lowndes County – Bible Records, Church Records – Lowndes County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lowndes County – Bible Records – Lowndes County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Lowndes County – Surnames, Family Trees – Lowndes County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Lowndes County – Surnames, Family Trees – Lowndes County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Macon County – Surnames, Family Trees – Macon County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Macon County – Native Races – Estate Papers, 1832-1940

Macon County – Pensions – Confederate Pension Applications, Macon County, Alabama, 1898

Macon County – Slavery and Bondage – Estate Papers, 1832-1940

Madison County – Surnames, Family Trees – Madison County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Marengo County – Bible Records – Marengo County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Marion County – Bible Records, Church Records – Marion County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Marion County – Bible Records, Church Records – Marion County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Marion County – Surnames, Family Trees – Marion County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Marion County – Surnames, Family Trees – Marion County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Marshall County – Bible Records – Marshall County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Marshall County – Church Records – Marshall County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Marshall County – Surnames Research – Marshall County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Mobile County – Church Records – Mobile County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Mobile County – Church Records – Mobile County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Mobile County – Family Pages – Mobile County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Mobile County – Slavery and Bondage – Mobile Probate Court Archival Records (1814-1851, 1865) and Indexes (ca. 1715-1811) –, 1715-1865

Mobile County – Slavery and Bondage – Record Book of Run-away Slaves; 1857-1865; Index, 1857-1865

Mobile County – Occupations – Child Labor Affidavits, 1908-1915

Mobile County – Occupations – Mobile Probate Court Archival Records (1814-1851, 1865) and Indexes (ca. 1715-1811) –, 1715-1865

Monroe County – Slavery and Bondage – Whitfield, Bryan, Smith and Related Families

Monroe County – Bible Records, Church Records – Monroe County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Monroe County – Church Records – Monroe County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Monroe County – Pioneers & Family Trees – Monroe County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Montgomery County – Bible Records, Church Records – Montgomery County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Montgomery County – Church Records – Montgomery County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Montgomery County – Surnames, Family Trees – Montgomery County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Montgomery County – Surnames, Family Trees – Montgomery County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Morgan County – Pensions – Morgan County, Alabama Record of Pensions, 1902-1940

Morgan County – Minorities – Abstract of Slave Information from Morgan County Alabama Estate Files, 1822 to 1865

Morgan County – Minorities – Index to Black Marriages, 1863-1932

Morgan County – Bible Records, Church Records – Morgan County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Morgan County – Surnames, Family Pages – Morgan County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Perry County – Bible Records – Perry County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Perry County – Bible Records, Church Records – Perry County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Perry County – Surnames, Early Families – Perry County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Pickens County – Bible Records, Church Records – Pickens County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Pickens County – Church Records – Pickens County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Pickens County – Queries – Pickens County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Pickens County – Newspapers – Abstracts of Marriages, Pickens County, Alabama, 1865 to 1881 from The West Alabamian

Pike County – Bible Records, Church Records – Pike County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Pike County – Bible Records, Church Records – Pike County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Pike County – Surnames, Family Group Sheets – Pike County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Randolph County – Pensions – Pension Records, 1904-1909

Randolph County – Bible Records, Church Records – Randolph County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Russell County – Bible Records, Church Records – Russell County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Russell County – Queries & Family Names – Russell County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Saint Clair County – Bible Records – Saint Clair County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Saint Clair County – Funeral Homes – Saint Clair County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Shelby County – Bible Records – Shelby County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Shelby County – Surname Search – Shelby County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Sumter County – Church Records – Sumter County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Sumter County – Church Records – Sumter County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Sumter County – Queries/Surnames, Family Group Sheets – Sumter County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Talladega County – Slavery and Bondage – Alabama, Talladega County, Probate Estate Files, 1829-1960

Talladega County – Bible Records, Church Records – Talladega County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Talladega County – Bible Records, Church Records – Talladega County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Tallapoosa County – Bible Records, Church Records – Tallapoosa County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Tallapoosa County – Bible Records, Church Records – Tallapoosa County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Tallapoosa County – Surnames, Family Group Sheets – Tallapoosa County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Tuscaloosa County – Bible Records, Church Records – Tuscaloosa County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Walker County – Bible Records, Church Records – Walker County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Walker County – Bible Records, Church Records – Walker County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Walker County – Early Settlers – Walker County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Washington County – Bible Records – Washington County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Washington County – Bible Records – Washington County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Wilcox County – Bible Records, Church Records – Wilcox County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Winston County – Bible Records – Winston County GenWeb Archives, at AGWA

Winston County – Bible Records, Church Records – Winston County GenWeb Records, at AGW

Winston County – Queries & Lookups – Winston County GenWeb Records, at AGW

 

 

 

 

City level Alabama substitute collections with possible birth, marriage, and death info

All city Cemetery Records

All city Census Records online

All city Military Records

All city Naturalization Records

All city Probate Records

 

Auburn – Slavery and Bondage – Slavery in Auburn, Alabama

Birmingham – Funeral Programs – Funeral Programs – The Funeral Programs Collection is composed of materials donated by Birmingham-area families. These programs are an excellent source for biographical information, family histories, and photographs, at BPL

Birmingham – Newspapers – Alabama, Jefferson County Birmingham, Newspapers : Birmingham News (selections Only), 1963-1965

Birmingham – Newspapers – Birmingham Chronicle

Florence – Newspapers – Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence, Newspapers, 1923-2008

Huntsville – Newspapers – Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville, Newspapers : The Huntsville Times, 1928-1992

Huntsville – Newspapers – Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings from the Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Alabama, 1862 : Land Records from Giles and Lincoln Counties, Tennessee, 1850-1900

Mobile – Emigration and Immigration – August of 1704: the Pelican Girls Arrive at Mobile on the Ship “Pelican”

Mobile – Slavery and Bondage – Original Spanish, French and English Documents, 1788-1798; Index, 1788-1798, 1788-1798

Montgomery – Newspapers – Death, Marriage and Probate Notices from Montgomery, Alabama Newspapers, 1821-1875

Montgomery – Newspapers – Montgomery Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

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