Alabama

Quick Reference

  • Alabama Statehood:  1819
  • It was part of Mississippi Territory in 1798, and became Alabama Territory in 1817
  • US Federal Census Records
    • Population Schedules began 1830
      The only portion of the 1890 Census are portions of Perryville (Beat No.11) and Severe (Beat No. 8) of Perry County.
    • Industry and Agriculture Schedules: 1850 ,1860, 1870, 1880
    • Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
    • Slave Schedules: 1850, 1860
  • Colonial Territorial and State Censuses:
    • 1706, 1721, 1725, 1810, 1816, 1850, 1855 and 1866.
    • 1820 State Census exist for following counties: Baldwin, Conecuh, Dallas, Franklin, Limestone, St. Clair, Shelby, and Wilcox.
    • 1907 of Alabama’s Confederate veterans
    • 1921 census of Confederate pensioners in Alabama.
  • Statewide birth and death records began: 1 January 1908
  • Some County birth records may be available between 1881-1908 in county probate courts. A limited amount of information before 1881 is available indirectly from probate court records.
  • Statewide marriage records begin: 1936
  • Statewide divorce records begin: 1950
  • Marriage license has been required since teh territorial period in 1799 and were issued by the clerk of the county Orphans’ Courts in which the bride resided. After 1850 the orphans’ court was superseded by the probate court.
  • Public Land State

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