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African American Genealogy
Summaries of decisions handed down by the Alabama Supreme Court regarding slavery.
Use this site to search court petitions made by indiviual slaves, slaveholders, and free persons on color. This site provides access to information gathered and analyzed over an eighteen-year period from petitions to southern legislatures and county courts filed between 1775 and 1867 in the fifteen slaveholding states in the United States and the District of Columbia.
General Genealogy Sites
This site from the Newberry Library supplements their excellent books of historical county boundaries. Now you can see how counties have changed their boundaries over the years for all of the states of the United States.
Family Tree Magazine highlights the 101 best genealogy web sites for 2009.
Search for the resting places of the famous and not so famous. This site includes burial information for over 34 million individuals in the U.S. and more than 80 other countries.
From the Church of Latter Day Saints, Family Search is the largest collection of free family history, family trees, and genealogy records in the world.
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Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well.
Local Information Sources
Search indexes to Madison County, Alabama probate records.
This free online resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment was cited as a "Best of Free Reference" by the Library Journal, the library field's leading professional publication.
Military Records
This site from the National Park Service allows users to search for Civil War soldiers by name or by unit. It includes brief histories of both Union and Confederate regiments, records from Andersonville Prison (Union Soldiers) and Ft. McHenry (Confederate Soldiers), and lists Medal of Honor recipients. Taken from records from the National Archives and Records Administration, this site is easy to use and has a wealth of information for the Civil War researcher.
Hosted by George Mason University's Center for History and New Media, the Papers of the War Department makes available digitized images of letter books, reports of Indian agents, pension applications, and procurement records.
Vital Records
Information on how to obtain Alabama vital records.
Includes addresses and fees for ordering vital records in all 50 states and the territories.
For ordering vital records online.
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