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Obtaining Alabama Birth Certificates

Introduction to Alabama Birth Certificates                                     


 

This article is designed to help you get an Alabama birth certificate.  Counter to common belief, not everything is on the Internet.  Personal birth certificates are one of the items that are not readily available online, and that is probably a good thing.  You do not want your birth certificate in the public domain, where it can be seen by anyone.  However, this does not mean that you can’t easily get your birth certificate.  

Alabama birth certificates have been maintained by the Alabama Center for Health Statistics for individuals born in the state of Alabama since 1908.

 

Online Databases that have Alabama Birth Information  

 

 Database
 Description
American Vital Records from the Gentleman's Magazine
The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London in 1731. The first publication of its type, it featured a broad mix of news, essays, poetry, parliamentary debates, book reviews, and antiquarian notes. For the genealogist it is an absolute treasure-house of useful data. From the day of its inception until 1868 it published columns listing births, marriages, and deaths, enabling people throughout the English-speaking world to keep abreast of friends and relatives at home and abroad. These columns contain thousands of entries relating to North American which have now been extracted to form a unique source of genealogical reference material for the period from 1731 to 1868.
Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1695-1954In the 1940s the Institut Généalogique Drouin began microfilming records pertaining to French Canadians throughout French Canada and America. Consequently, this filmed set of records has become known as the Drouin Collection.  The entire Drouin Collection contains vital, notarial, and other miscellaneous records from Quebec, as well as French Catholic parish records from Ontario, Acadia, and the U.S. This database only contains the French Catholic parish records from U.S.
Miscellaneous French Records (Drouin Collection), 1651-1941In the 1940s the Institut Généalogique Drouin began microfilming records pertaining to French Canadians throughout French Canada and America. Consequently, this filmed set of records has become known as the Drouin Collection.  The entire Drouin Collection contains vital, notarial, and other miscellaneous records from Quebec, as well as French Catholic parish records from Ontario, Acadia, and the U.S. This database only contains the miscellaneous records. Most of the records are from Quebec, but some are from other parts of French Canada and America.
Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875This is the fourth book in David Dobson's Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875, a series designed to compensate for the lack of official Scottish passenger lists to North America during the nineteenth century. Containing about 1,300 sketches not found in the prior books, Part Four brings the total number of descriptions of the Scottish men and women and their families who were part of this great exodus to about 6,000. In addition to skilled craftsmen, a number of the immigrants found in Part Four were dispossessed Highland farmers who had suffered as a result of the Highland Clearances, a kind of enclosure movement, or by periods of famine at mid-century.
National Huguenot Society Bible Records
The National Huguenot Society is one of our most esteemed lineage organizations. Its members, of course, are the descendants of the French Protestants who fled their homeland during the religious wars of the 17th century and, especially, following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV in 1685. Many of those Huguenots who ultimately fled to the American colonies would settle in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia, later arrivals dispersing to Pennsylvania and other states.
U.S. County History Catalog
Thousands of county histories organized by state and county
Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. IThis work is a compilation of birth and death records from the Bowman files, the largest manuscript resource on Mayflower genealogy in existence.  With references to 50,000 Mayflower relations, this two-volume work contains, besides records of births, baptisms, deaths and burials, references to burial location, cause of death, and address at death gleaned from land and will records, court and church records, transcripts of personal letters, and more. Volume I
Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. IIThis work is a compilation of birth and death records from the Bowman files, the largest manuscript resource on Mayflower genealogy in existence.  With references to 50,000 Mayflower relations, this two-volume work contains, besides records of births, baptisms, deaths and burials, references to burial location, cause of death, and address at death gleaned from land and will records, court and church records, transcripts of personal letters, and more. Volume II

 

 

Alabama Birth Certificate Authorized Persons

 

By Alabama state law, Alabama birth certificates are confidential records and can only be obtained by the following authorized individuals:

  • Person Named on the Alabama Birth Certificate
  • Mother/Father (or Legal Guardian) of Person Named on the Alabama Birth Certificate
  • Husband/Wife of Person Named on the Alabama Birth Certificate 
  • Son/Daughter of Person Named on the Alabama Birth Certificate 
  • Sister/Brother of Person Named on the Alabama Birth Certificate 
  • Legal Representative of an Authorized Person of Person Named on the Alabama Birth Certificate

 

Alabama Birth Certificate for Genealogy Purpose

 

Anyone can obtain an Alabama Birth Certificate, 125 years or later from the date of the birth for genealogy or other reasons.

 

Alabama Birth Certificate Ordering

 

Options Option 1 – Order Alabama Birth Certificate Online

This option is the simplest and easiest way to get your Alabama Birth Certificate.  Order online and you will get your Alabama Birth Certificate usually in less than a week.  Many times you will have the option of receiving your vital record by next-day or second-day service.

Click Here - To Order Alabama Birth Certificates Online 

 

Option 2 – Order Alabama Birth Certificate through the Mail

Follow the instructions below, if you are not ordering your Alabama birth certificate online.  It usually takes 1 month upon receipt of request to be sent to you:


Step 1: Download Mail-In Application

Step 2: Please provide as much of the following information as possible to locate the Alabama birth certificate:

  • Full name of person at birth on the Alabama birth certificate
  • Date of birth on the Alabama birth certificate
  • Sex on the Alabama birth certificate
  • County (or city) of birth on the Alabama birth certificate
  • Hospital of birth - if not in a hospital state "home" 
  • Full maiden name of mother on the Alabama birth certificate
  • Full name of father on the Alabama birth certificate
  • Your name 
  • Your signature 
  • Your relationship to the person whose Alabama birth certificate you are requesting 
  • Address where the Alabama birth certificate is to be mailed 
  • Self addressed stamped envelope
  • Your daytime phone number
  • By Mail: Send the above information and the appropriate fee to:
 
Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

 

Option 3 – In Person

In Person in Alabama: You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certified copy of an Alabama birth certificate. Most Alabama birth certificates can be issued while you wait.

 

Alabama Birth Certificate Ordering Cost

 

The fee to search for an Alabama birth certificate is $15.00, which includes one certified copy of the Alabama birth certificate or a "Certificate of Failure to Find." For each additional copy of the Alabama birth certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $6.00. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to "Alabama Vital Records." Please do not send cash. Fees are not refundable. Additional fees are required for expedited service.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 20:12