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How to Find Death Records in Alabama?

Alabama is a state in the United States of America. It gained its statehood in 1819. Most of the states started recording their the deaths of the residents between 1900 - 1930, But each started in a different year even some of the rules have restrictions on who can see those records but each state have their law some states may have the records available for a while for everyone, and some may have access to the records available only for the relatives.

In Alabama, birth registration started in 1881 and registration of death records started in the state from 1 January 1908 and the records are filed with the Alabama department of public health. Whereas deaths before 1908 may be records may be accessible through county clerks as county registration of death in Alabama started in 1881.

STEPS TO FIND DEATH INFORMATION IN ALABAMA FOR INDEX ONLY

  • 1908 -1974 at familysearch.org
  • 1908 -1959 at ancestry.com
  • 1881 - 1952 at familysearch.org

name index to death and burial records from the state of Alabama can be found from the above websites.

Alabama Death Records Online
Steps to Obtain Death Certificate in Alabama

Firstly, to obtain the exact certificate date of death should be known, if the death certificate is not required, the other information can be obtained with death information.

Death certificates ordered from the county of death, which may less expensive and faster compared to that of state but the county website might be difficult for some to use.

Whereas death certificate ordered from Alabama department of health state office offers a search of the index of the state in exchange for some fee.

Secondly, if the exact date of death or place of death is not known, then the department of health state office will search the information for free, and if the request is submitted to the individual counties, they will also search in their records that have occurred in their municipality.

But there is some restriction in obtaining the death certificates as the information is confidential with restricted access it can be obtained. According to the Alabama law, the information is restricted for 25 years from the date of death an only following person can get the certificate:-

  • Father or mother of the person named on the certificate
  • Spouse of the person named on the certificate
  • Daughter or son of the person named on the certificate
  • Brother or sister of a person named on the certificate
  • Grandchildren's of the person named on certificate while claiming the entitlement
  • The legal representative of the family
  • Informant listed as on death certificate

Anyone can obtain death certificates of more than 25 years from the date of the date upon payment of some proper fee.

WHAT INFORMATION'S ARE PROVIDED?

The information recorded or gathered by the county and state officials differs.

Public Death Records Alabama
BEFORE STATE-WIDE REGISTRATION information may include

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Death date and place of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • State or country of birth

AFTER STATE-WIDE REGISTRATION information may include

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Death date and place of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status (if married spouse's name)
  • Birthdate and birthplace of deceased
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Birthplaces of deceased's parents
  • Name of undertaker
  • the cemetery where the deceased was buried
  • race/ethnic description (optional)

Website to Find the Death Records are:

https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/numident

Some records found on the website may include unusual abbreviations or entries for the county and other names or punctuation errors in the data. These are in the original as they don't alter the text or details. The website contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration.


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