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. Many of our records are accessible on the online portal. If you have questions about our collections and how to research them, call us at (251) 580-1897 or send a message to archivalrecords@baldwincountyal.gov.

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

The mission of the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History is to provide customer-focused services to the people who live, work and visit Baldwin County and to become a leading archival repository by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Baldwin County's rich and diverse history.

Vision Statement:

Baldwin County Department of Archives and History where we are dedicated to preserving and sharing Baldwin County's rich cultural heritage and leaving a historical legacy for future generations.

Preserving and Sharing the Legacy of Baldwin County!

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 to: Email.


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