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How to Order Vital Records

This is the most current contact information I have for obtaining certified copies of vital records.  Please email me with any corrections or additions so I can keep this page up to date. 


The Courthouse has some records for viewing but as far as I know they are not available for copying. Call them to verify what records they have as well as how to obtain copies.

Henry County Court House
P.O. Box 457
Abbeville 36310

PHONE: (334) 585-2112
FAX: (334) 585-5006


Death Records

Alabama Death Records - Cheap

I have never used this service but if you don't need a certified copy of a Death Certificate then this might be a good option. The cost is $3.00 for certificates from 1908 to 1959. You must have already found the name on the Alabama Death Index for that price.

Please let me know if you use this web site and how it works out for you.


Birth or Death Records

Alabama Vital Records
State Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Cost of copy: $12.00

State office has records since January 1908. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $4.00 each.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (334) 206-5418. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the Vital Records website


Marriage Records (State)

Alabama Vital Records
State Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Cost of copy: $12.00

State office has records since August 1936. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $4.00 each.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (334) 206-5418. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the Vital Records website


Marriage Records (County)

A certified copy of a marriage certificate may be obtained from the probate judge of the county in which the certificate was filed and recorded. The standard fee is $5 for each certificate requested, and six to eight weeks should be allowed for response to a request. Call to verify cost.

Honorable Judge Lamar Turner
Judge of Probate, Henry County
Henry County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Abbeville, Alabama 36310

or call his office: (334) 585-3257 or (334) 585-3371.


Divorce Records (State)

Alabama Vital Records
State Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

Cost of copy: $12.00

State office has records since January 1950. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $4.00 each.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (334) 206-5418. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the Vital Records website


Divorce Records (County)

Henry County
Clerk of the Circuit Court
101 West Court Square
Abbeville, AL 36310

(334) 585-2753

Cost of copy: Contact the Clerk of the Court for pricing.


Social Security Application copy

When a person (or his parents) applies for a Social Security number, an application form known as an SS-5 must be completed. The information included on the application includes name, date of birth, address, parents' names, employer, and a number of other items. You may order a copy of your ancestor's SS-5 from the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSA has increased the price for a copy of this document effective 1 July 2001. You can generate a letter requesting a copy of the original SS-5 by going to the SSDI at Ancestry.com at SSDI at Ancestry.com

The price for a copy of the SS-5 if you have the SS# is $27.00. If you have only the name and birth date, the price is $29.00. Allow 6-14 weeks for delivery.

This Page was Created October 2007 | Last Modified Friday, 28-Oct-2011 23:13:36 EDT