Alabama Birth & Death Records Search
Marshall County, Alabama – Birth Certificates and Death Records
If you lived in just about any other state than Alabama, then you might run into a great deal of difficulty looking for birth certificates and death records. Possibly other states do not keep all of these records in the same place, instead forcing curious or concerned citizens to look into the record-keeping institutions of individual counties. Perhaps other states handle this only on a city-b-city basis. Thankfully, none of these are the case for Alabama, meaning that birth and death record searches for Marshall County, Alabama is an easy and straightforward process.
Easy and straightforward, that is, if you meet the necessary requirements for accessing either of these kinds of records. You can see specifically what is necessary for birth records at http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1559, and what is key for death records at http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1560. Broadly speaking, the necessities for either of these things basically comes down to either being named on the certificate, or being able to prove that you are directly and personally related to that person.
Other things to be aware of are the facts that getting a copy of a birth certificate or a death record for Marshall County, Alabama will cost $15 for the first copy, and then $6 for each copy after that.
Something that the historians in the crowd will probably appreciate - if they are trying to access the vital records of persons long-dead - is that all restrictions (except having to pay the fine!) are lifted when 125 years have elapsed since the birth of the person named on the certificate, and 25 years after the death of the person indicated by the death certificate.