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How to Obtain Alabama Death Certificates
It was decided through legislation in 1881 that the birth and death records that will took place in the state of Alabama has to be registered with the state’s health officer but the act was not given deemed importance by the administration at that particular time. This act was actually implemented in the state on 1st of January, 1908 when the births and deaths began to get registered with the state officially. However, when the act was re instated in the year 1908, the data was not properly maintained until the year 1925 because of the flaws present within the system which was designed to maintain vital records of the state. But in 1925, the system of maintaining data was redesigned and after 1925, the results stated getting better and better and now, more than 90% data of vital records which is maintained by the state is accurate and authentic as well.
Right now, the death records prior to 1908 are not available officially at ease to the general public and one can only access the records prior to 1908 (if available) by writing to the head clerk of the Alabama state responsible for maintaining vital records.
Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.