Alabama Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide associations from Alabama to Tennessee Valley.  It then lists county associations from Autauga to Montgomery giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide Societies

County Societies


Alabama Genealogical Society

The association was chartered in 1958 and its aims are to encourage and support family history research by its members, to collect and preserve records relating to the state, to publish records, to bring genealogists together and to use its activities to assist members to obtain enjoyment and satisfaction.

It serves all 67 counties of Alabama and is the only association to do so.

Searchable Resources are available, which include:

  • AGS Hall of Honour
  • First Families Certificates Surname Index
  • Loose Records Project Web Index (LRPW)
  • Searchable index to Sketches of Alabama Towns and Counties - Volumes 1, 2 and 3

It also has details of their publications, which include the AGS Magazine which is published twice a year and the AGS newsletter, published quarterly.


North East Alabama Genealogical Society

Their site has details of Genealogy Resources, which includes on-line and off-line resources.   It also has details of their books and publications for sale.


Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1966 to encourage and support the study of family history and genealogy, especially in the Tennessee Valley area.  

Information regarding their publications for sale is also available, which includes back issues of their magazine.  They also have a list of some of the First Families of the Tennessee Valley.



Autauga Genealogical Society

The association's primary focus is on the old counties of Autauga, Elmore and Chilton.  A history of the area is available, along with historical photos. 

They also have information regarding their publications, which include: 

  • Cemetery Books
  • Information about their newsletter which is published quarterly

Choctaw County Genealogical Society

The association was chartered in 2001 and now has over 50 members.  They have a County History on their site and a Message Board, which is hosted by Rootsweb.


Mobile Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1962.  Their site provides details about their quarterly publication. 

It also has details of their publications for sale, which include:

  • 1870 Mortality Schedule
  • American Beginnings in the old Southwest
  • American Seamen 1876-1872
  • Birth Notices from Mobile Daily Register 1885-1909
  • Burial Records from Mobile County

Publications available for sale also include:

  • Catholic Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Choctaw County Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Death Records
  • Family Histories
  • Marriage Records
  • Photograph Collections
  • Tax Rolls

There is also a list of surnames currently being researched by members.


Montgomery Genealogical Society

Their site gives details about their quarterly publication, which has been published since 1994.  They also have a Member's Surname List and a Message Board, which is hosted by Rootsweb.