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Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 226-3600
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Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy Archives
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Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

State Black Archives
Research Center and Museum

University of Alabama Historical Collections

University of South Alabama Archives

Council of State Historical Records Coordinators
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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Birmingham (Alabama)
Genealogical Society

PO Box 2432
Birmingham, AL 35201

Birmingham Historical Society
One Sloss Quarters,
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: (205) 251-1880
FAX: (205) 251-3260

Jefferson County Alabama Historical Commission
571 Landmark Center
2100 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 324-0988

West Jefferson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 184
Bessemer, Alabama
Phone: (205) 426-1633

The Hueytown Historical Society

Roebuck Springs Historical Preservation Society

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Jefferson County
Alabama Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Adamsville, Bessemer, Birmingham, Brighton, Brookside, Cardiff, Center Point, County Line, Dora, Fairfield, Fairview, Fultondale, Gardendale, Graysville, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Kimberly, Leeds, Lipscomb, Maytown, Midfield, Morris, Mountain Brook, Mulga, North Johns, Oak Grove, Pleasant Grove, Sylvan Springs, Tarrant, Trafford, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Warrior, West Jefferson - Other places in Jefferson County)

Established: December 13, 1819
Parent County: Blount
County Seat: Birmingham

Adjoining Counties: Bibb, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby,
Tuscaloosa, Walker

 Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • Alabama State Vital Records
    The Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of Health
    201 Monroe Street, Suite 1140 D
    PO Box 5625
    Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
    Phone: 334-206-5418
    *Alabama law did not require the recording of birth or death certificates until 1908. The statewide recording of marriage certificates began in 1936 and divorce certificates in 1950.
  • Jefferson County Alabama Vital Records
    Jefferson County Clerk of Circuit Court
    716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North
    Birmingham, AL 35263-0001
    Phone: (205) 325-5300
    *Court Records from 1818

  • Jefferson County Probate Court
    716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North, Suite 130
    Birmingham, AL 35203
    Marriage Licenses: (205) 325-5182
    Records Room: (205) 325-5512
    Recording: (205) 325-5411
    Adoption: (205) 325-5426
    Involuntary Commitments: (205) 325-5428
    *Marriage Records from 1818

  • Probate Court - Bessemer
    1801 3rd Avenue North, Suite 101
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    Records Room: (205) 481-3074
    Recording: (205) 481-4100

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  • Jefferson County Alabama Migrations
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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