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'''Records Start'''<br>
 
'''Records Start'''<br>
 
*Death records begin in 1881.
 
*Death records begin in 1881.
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'''Records Published'''<br>
 
'''Records Published'''<br>
 
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
 
*[[Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table]]
 
*[[Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table]]
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'''Records destroyed'''<br>
 
'''Records destroyed'''<br>
[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss] shows which counties and when the loss happened. Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.
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The following counties had record loss.  Click on the county for more information.<br>
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*[[Butler County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Butler County]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Calhoun County]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Cherokee County]]
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Chilton County]]
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*[[Choctaw County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Choctaw County]]
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*[[Clay County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Clay County]]
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*[[Coffee County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Coffee County]]
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*[[Conecuh County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Conecuh County]]
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*[[Covington County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Covington County]]
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*[[Dale County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Dale County]]
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*[[Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Escambia County]]
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*[[Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Fayette County]]
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*[[Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Franklin County]]
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*[[Geneva County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Geneva County]]
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*[[Greene County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Greene County]]
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*[[Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Jackson County]]
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*[[Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Lamar County]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Lawrence County]]
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*[[Limestone County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Limestone County]]
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*[[Marengo County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Marengo County]]
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*[[Marion County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Marion County]]
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*[[Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Mobile County]]
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*[[Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Morgan County]]
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*[[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Pickens County]]
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*[[Pike County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Pike County]]
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*[[Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Randolph County]]
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*[[Sumter County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Sumter County]]
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*[[Walker County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Walker County]]
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*[[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy#Record Loss|Winston County]]
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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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Revision as of 13:58, 8 May 2018


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 Alabama Guided Research page.


Other records to search




Improve searching

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Tips for finding deaths

Success with finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points:

  • Your ancestor's name may misspelled. Try the following search tactics:
  • Try different spelling variations of the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Try a given name search (leave out the last names)
  • Expand the date range of the search.
  • Try searching with the state name only instead of by county.
  • If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.




Why the record may not exist

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Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • Death records begin in 1881.


Records Published
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.


Records destroyed
The following counties had record loss. Click on the county for more information.


United States Counties With Records Loss map - Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.