Some of the things you can learn from Alabama cemetery records include:
Date of death
Cause of death
Location of death
Names of surviving relatives
Names of deceased’s parents (who may also be deceased, and you will want their Alabama cemetery records too)
When you are working on researching your family history, you are going to be accessing a lot of public records, and if you have ancestors from Alabama, one of the best ways to get a lot of great information is to search through Alabama cemetery records.
How to Get Alabama Cemetery Record Information
You can get information from Alabama cemetery records a few different ways. These may be records that you can get from your local government office.
Or, if you know where your ancestors are buried, you can go directly to these places to get the Alabama cemetery records. Depending on the cemetery, there may or may not be a charge to access the information you need.
When you are researching your family tree, it is important that you do not rush through the work. After all, you want to be as accurate as possible, and there is a lot of information in Alabama cemetery records that you could miss if you are not taking the time to read them thoroughly.
You need to be sure that you use all of the information that you can find. That way, your research will be complete, or as complete as you can get it, and you will have a legacy to leave to future members of your family.
Research In Alabama Cemetery Records
Locations of major cemeteries and identification of large families buried in them can be found in volume two of Remington’s Historical Atlas of Alabama (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama, Department of Geography, 1999).
Scattered volumes have been published by various patriotic, historical, and genealogical societies. Many individual cemetery transcriptions have been published in periodicals.
Famous People Buried in Alabama Cemeteries
Name / Date / Cemetery
Allison, Davey (David Carl)
2/25/1961 – 7/13/1993
Highland Memorial Gardens
Born in Hollywood, Florida, David “Davey” Allison was born the son of NASCAR series champion Bobby Allison and the nephew of NASCAR driver Donnie Allison.
Bryant, Paul ‘Bear’
9/11/1913 – 1/26/1983
College Football Coach.
He retired as the winningest coach of all time (323-85 -17 record).
Kendrick, Eddie James
12/17/1939 – 10/5/1992
Original member of the famous Motown group The Temptations.
Carver, George Washington
7/12/1864 – 1/5/1943
Tuskegee Campus Cemetery
He developed three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more for soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes.
Educator and social reformer.
Booker Taliaferro Washington, born a slave on the James Burroughs’s Plantation in Hale’s Ford, Franklin County, Virginia.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
9/24/18961 – 2/21/1940
One of the most celebrated of American writers, famed for his evocative stories of the 1920s.
Williams Sr., Hank
9/17/1923 – 1/1/1953
Oakwood Annex Cemetery
Country-Music Singer, Guitarist and Songwriter.
Hank Williams peacefully and quietly passed away at age 29 due to a heart attack while en route to a performance in Canton, Ohio in the back seat of his 1952 Cadillac.