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 Alabamas governors?
Where can I find information about Alabamas counties?
Does the Archives offer any free lectures or presentations we would be interested in?
Im interested in researching my family history. Does the Archives have anything to help me?
Since the Alabama Archives doesnt 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 dont know where to begin with my genealogy. Are there professional researchers who can help me for a fee?
Im 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 cant 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?
Id like to help the Archives but Im 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?