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This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the [[GuidedResearch:Alabama|Alabama Guided Research]] page.
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=== Additional Databases and Online Resources ===
*'''18621600s-20142017:''' [https://wwwsearch.familysearchfindmypast.orgcom/search-world-Records/collection/1202535 united-states-obituary-notices '''<u>United States Social Security Death IndexObituary Notices</u>''']at FindMyPast ($)*'''1908-1959:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 <u>'''Alabama, Death Index, 1908-1959''''</u>] at Ancestry ($)*'''1935-2014:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Death Index</u>'''] - at Ancestry ($)*'''1936-2007:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims</u>'''] - at Ancestry ($)
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Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Alabama Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]</center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordlocation/resultsusa/alabama?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Alabama&collection_idrecordType=(2286030%202026973%202221801)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CAlabama%22 2 Alabama Cemetery FS Collections]</u></center>| width="75%" | Tombstone Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records created when may include a deceased individual was interred in a cemeterydeath date.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]</center>
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | Includes Church death and burial recordsmay be available when civil death records cannot be found. In order to To access these church records, researchers need to know first determine the church their ancestor attendeddenomination.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Alabama Newspapers|Newspapers]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | Contain Newspapers contain obituariesand death notices. Before the 21st century, obituaries were mostly restricted to leading members of a community or for those who died in an unusual manner. While the majority of the population did not have their own obituaries, such records They often give include the individual's death dateand place of the deceased.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordlocation/resultsusa/alabama?count=20&localeSubcountryNamerecordType=Alabama&collection_id=(2311973%202367299%202333694)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CAlabama%22 2 Alabama Obituary FS Collections]</u></center>| width="75%" | May include Obituaries list date and place of death for the name of a surviving spouse and deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordlocation/resultsusa/alabama?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Alabama&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CAlabama%22&collection_idrecordType=(1471019%201825347%201861144%201877095%201880762%201910717%201913388%201916228%201916230%201916249%201919699%201922519%201937233%201968530%201979390%201979425%201979427%201987567%202028680%202039747%202069831%202250027%202250054) 5 Alabama Military FS Collections]</u></center>| width="75%" | May include any death information for servicemen who died in service.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Alabama Bible Records|Bible Records]]</center>
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | May Family Bibles may include dates and places of deathfor family members, however the accuracy of this information is contingent upon when the information was recorded.
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=== Tips for finding deaths ===
Success with Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions::*'''Spelling variations.''' Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Try the following search tactics: :*Try different Search with spelling variations of for the first and last name of your ancestor.:*Try a '''Search given name.''' Search by given name search (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth or death.:*'''Add information.''' For common names), add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.:*'''Date range.''' Expand the date range of the searchby 5 years.:*Try searching with '''Search state.''' Search using the state name only instead of by county.*If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.
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'''Records Start'''<br>
*Death records begin in 1881Varies by County.*'''1908''' Statewide Registration.*'''1925''' Compliance to Statewide Registration.
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'''Records Publishedby FamilySearch'''<br>Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records publishedby FamilySearch. Check For any FamilySearch collections you did not find your ancestor in, check the coverage table for gaps in the collections you searched which did not include online collection. If the time period or location your ancestor. Gaps lived in is missing from the online collection , it may require searches in other records found at original repository or original birth finding substitute records at an archive.*[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/AL_FRDfor the event.html County death holdings, Alabama]
*[[Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table]]
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The following counties had record loss. Click on the county for more information.<br>
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'''[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss map]''' - Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.<br>
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