Alabama Census Records
Alabama Census Notes
Mobile Spanish Census records exist for years 1786, 1787, 1789 & 1805. See 1786, 1787 & 1789 Spanish Censuses of the Mobile District.
Alabama was first included in the Territory of Mississippi in 1798. In 1817, it became the Territory of Alabama and achieved statehood in 1819.
Federal census schedules for Alabama include: 1820 (partial), 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (partial), 1900, 1920, and 1930. See 1790-1940 Census Collection at Ancestry.
A Special note about the 1820 Federal census records for Alabama: Much of the 1820 Federal Census for Alabama was lost. All that remains are 1820 census schedules for the following counties: Baldwin, Conecuh, Dallas, Franklin, Limestone, Shelby, St. Clair and Wilcox.
1890 Alabama Federal census records were for the most part lost in a 1921 warehouse fire. However remnants of it do exist for Perry County:
Perryville - Beat 11 & Severe - Beat 8. See 1890 Federal Census Fragments at Ancestry.
Alabama State census records for years 1855 & 1866 survived and are available at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). There is also an 1820 state census of which only part of Lawrence County survives. See: 1820-1866 Alabama State Census at Ancestry.
Special Alabama censuses include a 1907 Confederate census, and a 1921 Confederate census.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
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Alabama Census Records &
Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
They have birth and death records from 1908 to present and some scattered earlier records.
Marriage records are available from the county clerks offices of each individual county.
Alabama Vital Record Databases
Newspapers & Obituaries
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Native Americans in Alabama
US Census Records
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Statewide Alabama Census Records Online
AL Census Records Online by County
Autauga County (formed 1818 from Montgomery)
Baine County (See Etowah)
Baker County (See Chilton)
Established December 30, 1868 and named for Alfred Baker, the name was changed to Chilton County in 1874.
Baldwin County (formed 1809 from Washington & Part of the Florida Creek Cession of 1832))
Barbour County (formed 1832 from the 1832 Creek Cession)
1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule (PDF File)
Benton County (See Calhoun)
Bibb County (formed 1818 from Monroe & Montgomery)
Blount County (formed 1818 from Montgomery & the Cherokee Cession)
Bullock County (formed 1866 from Barbour, Macon, Montgomery & Pike)
Butler County (formed 1819 from Conecuh & Monroe)
1850 Federal Census Records Transcription - Use with above index.
1850 Federal Census Records - Census files arranged by page #.
Cahawba County (See Bibb)
Information about the old Cahawba Civil War Prison and Cahawba links.
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