Alabama Birth & Death Vital Records

Alabama birth death recordsState Bird: Yellowhammer (Northern Flicker)
State Flower: Camellia
State Name Language of Origin: Choctaw
State Name Meaning: Thicket-clearers
Admission to Union: December 14, 1819
Source: Wikipedia

Alabama vital records were among the earliest subject to registration: 1881. The Act that year required registration of all Alabama birth records and all Alabama death records with a county health official and that the county registry books be filed with the county probate judge. Registration at the state level was mandated as of January 1908, so records prior to 1908 can be found at county probate courts, although many old records no longer exist. Certified copies of birth and death certificates must be requested from the Alabama Center for Health Statistics (ACHS) or the county health department, but certified birth records are restricted to immediate family for 125 years and death records for 25 years.

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Alabama Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Center for Health Statistics
Record Services Division
PO Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Phone: 334-206-5418
Fax: 334-262-9563
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Certificates can, also, be requested in any AL County Health Department for any vital record event occurring in AL; delivery time is usually 15-30 minutes.
Record Access Requirements: Birth certificates under 125 years old may be requested by an immediate family member or person with legal right to certificate.
Search Note: Include a daytime phone number and a signature.

Records Available: Death Records
Center for Health Statistics
Record Services Division
PO Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Phone: 334-206-5418
Fax: 334-262-9563
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Certificates can, also, be requested in any AL County Health Department for any vital record event occurring in AL; delivery time is usually 15-30 minutes.
Record Access Requirements: Must be immediate family or person with legal right to certificate for ordering death records less than 25 years old.
Note: Include signature of requester and daytime phone number.

Records Available: State Archives
State of Alabama
Archives & History Department
PO Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-242-4435
Fax: 334-240-3433
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F; 9AM-5PM SAT
Note: E-Mail:mark.palmer@archives.alabama.gov

Alabama County Birth & Death Vital Records


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