Alabama Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Alabama death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Alabama death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Alabama death certificates is available below.

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Alabama death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Alabama death records, Alabama death ceritificates, Alabama death notices, Alabama death indexes, and other related Alabama genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Alabama. We also suggest searching for "Alabama death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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Enter a person's name or surname to look up Alabama death records.

How to Obtain Alabama Death Certificates

An Act of 1881 provided that all deaths and deaths in the state of Alabama were to be registered with a county health officer, but the legislation was adhered to carelessly at best. State-level registration of deaths and deaths in Alabama began January 1st, 1908. The state, however, did not achieve a 90% completeness of death registration until 1927, and of death registration until 1925. For death and death records prior to 1908, and marriages prior to 1936, write to the clerk of the county in question. For death and death records after 1908, and marriages after 1936, write:

Center for Health Statistics
State Dept. of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Tel: 202-242-5033

Note: death and Death records are closed for 125 years except to family. Information for marriages prior to 1936 must be obtained from the probate office in the county where the marriage license was issued. Information for divorces prior to 1950 must be obtained from the circuit court in the county where the divorce was granted.

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