Loose Records Project

The Loose Records Project was a combined effort of The Alabama State Archives and the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) to work with each Alabama county to preserve loose court records, primarily probate records.

Many volunteers across the state participated in the preparation of the records. The papers were opened, cleaned and flattened to go into folders. In many counties the files were read and names in the file were added to the folder. GSU (now FamilySearch) microfilmed those loose records and made them available on FamilySearch. Rolls of film were given to each county and to the Alabama State Archives. In the later stages of the project, the records were captured digitally and counties received backup drives with images instead of films. With updated technology, all the films have been digitally converted and placed on the FamilySearch website.

As a result of this effort, many counties produced an index of all of the records pertaining to their county. AGS is attempting to locate indexes from counties across the state to post on our website. In the fall of 2023, AGS received a database of indexes for 24 counties. Each county is different. Images are linked to the primary name/names on the folder. Many folders have listed names of people included inside the folder. Some indexes are “every name” indexes while others have only the name of the primary person.


Alabama Counties In Progress

The above spreadsheet shows the progress of each individual county. You can follow the progress for your county as the names are linked to their images. The spreadsheet is updated regularly so check back often.

Please note that you will need a FamilySearch account to access the images. Click on the link for FamilySearch.org to sign in or create your free account. 


Autauga County Loose Records Index
Baldwin County Loose Records Index
Barbour County Loose Records Index
Bibb County Loose Records Index
Blount County Loose Records Index
Bullock County Loose Records Index
Butler County Loose Records Index
Calhoun County Loose Records Index
Chilton County Loose Records Index
Choctaw County Loose Records Index
Clarke County Loose Records Index
Clay County Loose Records Index
Cleburne County Loose Records Index
Coffee County Loose Records Index
Conecuh County Loose Records Index
Crenshaw County Loose Records Index
Cullman County Loose Records Index
Dallas County Loose Records Index
DeKalb County Loose Records Index
Elmore County Loose Records Index
Escambia County Loose Records Index
Etowah County Loose Records Index
Greene County Loose Records Index
Hale County Loose Records Index
Henry County Loose Records Index
Jackson County Loose Records Index
Jefferson County Loose Records Index
Lawrence County Loose Records Index
Lee County Loose Records Index
Lowndes County Loose Records Index
Macon County Loose Records Index
Madison County Loose Records Index
Marshall County Loose Records Index
Mobile County Loose Records Index
Monroe County Loose Records Index
Morgan County Loose Records Index
Perry County Loose Records Index
Pickens County Loose Records Index
Pike County Loose Records Index
Randolph County Loose Records Index
Russell County Loose Records Index
Shelby County Loose Records Index
St. Clair County Loose Records Index
Sumter County Loose Records Index
Talladega County Loose Records Index
Tallapoosa County Loose Records Index
Tuscaloosa County Loose Records Index
Tuscaloosa Probate Records Index
Washington County Loose Records Index
Winston County Loose Records Index