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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • This web site is SO big! Do you have an index?

     

  • When is the Alabama Archives open?

     

  • How can I search the ADAH's manuscript and records collections?

     

  • On what holidays is the Archives closed?

     

  • How can I contact a particular Archives staff member?

     

  • Where is the Alabama Archives located?

     

  • Is there a map showing how to get to the Alabama Archives?

     

  • Does the Archives have accommodations for visitors with disabilities?

     

  • Is parking available at the Archives?

     

  • What sort of tours are available at the Alabama Archives?

     

  • Can we register online for a tour?

     

  • Where can I find out about the state tree, state flower, etc?

     

  • Where can I find out about Alabama’s governors?

     

  • Where can I find information about Alabama’s counties?

     

  • Does the Archives offer any free lectures or presentations we would be interested in?

     

  • I’m interested in researching my family history. Does the Archives have anything to help me?

     

  • Since the Alabama Archives doesn’t have birth and death records, where should I look for these?

     

  • How do I submit a reference request for information from the Alabama Archives?

     

  • I really don’t know where to begin with my genealogy. Are there professional researchers who can help me for a fee?

     

  • I’m planning to visit the Reference Room at the Alabama Archives. Are there any policies I need to know about?

     

  • I saw a picture on your web site and I would like a copy for my personal use. How do I go about getting a copy?

     

  • I saw a photograph that I want to copy and use in a publication. How do I get permission?

     

  • I want to cite from a source I found at the Archives. How do I get permission?

     

  • I like your site but I can’t find what I need. Are there links to any other web sites about Alabama?

     

  • I am a school teacher looking for material I can use in the classroom. Do you have any suggestions?

     

  • Where can I find information about famous Alabamians?

     

  • Where can I find information about Civil War battle flags?

     

  • Where can I find a photo of Rosa Parks?

     

  • I want to help the Archives. Do you have a Friends group I can join?

     

  • I’d like to help the Archives but I’m on a limited budget. Do you have a Volunteers program?

     

  • I need help from another state agency. How can I contact them?

     

  • How can I locate and contact my state legislator?

     

  • I work for another government agency. How can I find out about the latest guidelines for maintaining government records?

     

  • Is there someone there who can assist local groups with records questions?

     

  • How do I preserve my family records and photographs?

     

  • What is the origin of the phrase "Stars fell on Alabama"?

     

  • How do I donate old records or artifacts to the Archives?