Archive Resources

The links below have been compiled for your convenience.

These websites have been selected for their value to genealogical research in Alabama and may contain links to additional sites that are not in this list.

Please take the time to browse each and report any broken links to the webmaster.

  1. To tell the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value… is the core mission of the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History (ADAH)
  2. The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. EOA is a partnership of Auburn University, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the University of Alabama. EOA is regularly named in Family Tree Magazine’s annual listings of “best” sites.
  3. The Birmingham Public Library, Southern History Department holds a collection that covers every facet of Southern life and culture. If you are interested in Southern local, state, or regional history, arts and sciences, geography, genealogy, or folklore you can find information on all these subjects in Southern History.
  4. Alabama Mosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to students, researchers, and the general public.
  5. The University of Alabama Libraries’ Acumen digital archives explorer is where you can find a wealth of information about the history of Alabama and the Deep South, as well as the United States more generally.
  6. Wallace State Community College has an extensive and growing collection of research materials. The collection is centered on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. The program has access to the 2.5 million microfilm reel collection of records from the Genealogical Society of Utah (Family Search).