Alabama Cemetery Records
Like most states, Alabama allows the ordering of cemetery records by county and then by cemetery. The state does have an Association of Alabama Cemeteries, based in Anniston. This trade group helps to oversee the management of all of the state's burial grounds and funeral homes. The state board of Funeral Service is based in Montgomery and helps to run the state's funerals, burial standards and other issues regarding cemeteries.
The Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance is a state group dedicated to keeping accurate records for all of the states burial grounds, as well as ensuring that the proper restoration, care and laws are followed, no matter what corner of the state you happen to call home. Although some of these organizations are independent and run by individual citizens, many of them are state run and they can help you find cemetery records for those you may have lost.
These documents are a great way to trace your family tree and a wonderful way to document who your ancestors were and how they ended up in the great state of Alabama. For those looking for information on military burial places, there are three in the state, including Mobile National, Fort Mitchell National and Alabama National.