Elmore Co. page From: SMJ58@aol.com To: "DEEP-SOUTH-ROOTS genealogy list"
Subject: AL Death Index Lookups Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 16:23:13 -0400 (EDT) Greetings DEEP-SOUTH-ROOTS Subscribers, I have seen several folks interested in the AL Death Index. I am willing to do lookups in the AL Death Index. The index is contained on 6 reels of microfilm and covers Jan 1908 through Dec 1959. I purchased the entire index from the state of Alabama (The Center For Health Statistics) a year ago, although it is available at several public libraries and FHC's/FHL's. I have my own microfilm reader in my home. I responded to over 800 requests last year. My response time depends on the volume of requests and whether the requestor can provide enough information to speed the search along (remember the index is on microfilm, it takes time to screen it). My response time general ranges from next day to three weeks, although I normally respond within 7 days. If interested, please provide the following to request lookups of specific persons: -Full Name (first name, middle name or initial, last name) or nickname (if known) -Approx date of death (within 10 years, best guess is ok) -County or city where believed to have died or where last known to have resided If you have no idea when a person may have died, at least provide an approximate birthdate (so I can avoid checking the 1950's for someone who was born in 1825). If listed (not all persons are, there are some exceptions), you will receive the following: -Name, -date of death (or month/year in some cases), -county where died, and -the volume/page number where the deceased's death certificate is located in Alabama State records. With this info, you can order a copy of the death certificate from the state. Assuming relatives provided the info for the death certificate, the certificate will contain info such as -parent's names, -employer, -home address, -cause of death, etc. I do lookups for free, there are no charges. Pls email SMyhand@aol.com or SMJ58@aol.com. Sol M. Elmore Co. page