About Us

The Archives and History Department and the individuals who perform this task are of major importance to county residents...The goal of the county Archives program is to properly care for, and manage the information and records in our care that are necessary for the county government to conduct its business. We have necessary  records of a personal nature from the probate and clerks office dated from 1804-1980 that are actually held here at the Archives facility.  These records are permanent.  We follow a specific and well-funded path to produce these records on demand by the public. Most records are able to be viewed by submitting a Research Registration Request Form.  The form can be obtained from our website and emailed to: Email or you may simply email a request to us in writing to the same email address or via fax to: (251) 580-2528. 

The Baldwin County Department of Archives and History provide leadership and administer records management services local government departments and to other public entities.  We fulfill that mandate through the Government Records Section of the State Archives.

By issuing guidance and providing best practice documents, providing records retention schedules and providing workshops if necessary and other forms of training  to local official, the Government Records Section leads record management efforts in Baldwin County.

The Baldwin County Archives are housed in the Tolbert M. Brantley Building located at 305 East 2nd Street in Bay Minette, named in honor of former County Attorney and long-time Bay Minette lawyer whose dedication to the establishment of a dedicated archives facility led to the present Department of Archives and History.

Mission Statement

We tell the story of the people of Baldwin County by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Baldwin County's History.

Preserving the Past For The Future!
Family Photographs provide a window into the past and reveal many details about our ancestors and where we come from. Photographs document the way the family home looked, the clothes grandma wore, your resemblance to Uncle Frank, and the heirlooms proudly handed down through many generations. Photographs help us to understand who we are by illuminating those who came before us. We need to preserve these photographs to enable future generations to enjoy the pleasures of seeing the past.

If you have family photos and genealogy information, stop by our office, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. This will also give you an opportunity to tour the facility and learn the collections as well!

Please direct questions to (251) 580-1897 or Email.

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