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How to Obtain Alabama Death Certificates

It was decided through legislation in 1881 that the birth and death records that will took place in the state of Alabama has to be registered with the state’s health officer but the act was not given deemed importance by the administration at that particular time. This act was actually implemented in the state on 1st of January, 1908 when the births and deaths began to get registered with the state officially. However, when the act was re instated in the year 1908, the data was not properly maintained until the year 1925 because of the flaws present within the system which was designed to maintain vital records of the state. But in 1925, the system of maintaining data was redesigned and after 1925, the results stated getting better and better and now, more than 90% data of vital records which is maintained by the state is accurate and authentic as well.

Right now, the death records prior to 1908 are not available officially at ease to the general public and one can only access the records prior to 1908 (if available) by writing to the head clerk of the Alabama state responsible for maintaining vital records.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, 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.

Alabama County Death Records

Autauga County
Baldwin County
Barbour County
Bibb County
Blount County
Bullock County
Butler County
Calhoun County
Chambers County
Cherokee County
Chilton County
Choctaw County
Clarke County
Clay County
Cleburne County
Coffee County
Colbert County
Conecuh County
Coosa County
Covington County
Crenshaw County
Cullman County
Dale County
Dallas County
DeKalb County
Elmore County
Escambia County
Etowah County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Geneva County
Greene County
Hale County
Henry County
Houston County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lamar County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Limestone County
Lowndes County
Macon County
Madison County
Marengo County
Marion County
Marshall County
Mobile County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Perry County
Pickens County
Pike County
Randolph County
Russell County
St. Clair County
Shelby County
Sumter County
Talladega County
Tallapoosa County
Tuscaloosa County
Walker County
Washington County
Wilcox County
Winston County


Alabama Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Center for Health Statistics
State Dept. of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625