Some tips and links to help in Alabama family research
Study birth certificates carefully
There is a considerable amount of information on birth certificates. Parent’s names, doctor’s names, place of birth etc. Track down every lead..records are waiting to be found. The county clerk, a neighbor, census taker, someone has recorded the information you need to advance your search. Question all your relatives about the clues you discover on birth certificates.
Links to some Alabama Masonic Lodge websites with history and names
Great history included
Great History – First and oldest Lodge in the state with many early settlers names
History from ca. 1900 – many names
Email [email protected] if you know of a website with an Alabama masonic history and we will add it to this page.
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