Alabama Obituary Records
Finding Alabama obituaries is easier than you think once you know where to look. The Internet has made archiving and accessing older listings from a century ago simple, but it has taken a while for some of these directories to come online. One of the best ones, for listings in and around Florence, is the Florence Times. Not only can you scan their online archives, they have even set up a separate site that goes all the way back to 1890! This is one of the most comprehensive listings in the country and a great place to start looking for Alabama obituary records.
Along with local state papers, the Birmingham Public Library has an online system that anyone can access from anywhere in the world and you don't have to be a card carrying member of the state library system, either. Of course, these listings are going to mostly be about Birmingham area death listings, but you will also be able to find listings for the rest of the state, as well. Alabama obituaries are significantly easier to find thanks to these massive and well maintained databases and at the time of this writing, these databases are completely free to use.