Available Services: Archival Research Room, Microfilm Room, Professional Archives Experience, Friendly and Efficient Staff
The Archives is a vital aspect of County Government. The function of the Archives is to preserve the County's history, which began when the county was founded in 1809. The Archive exists to serve the Public, and Local Government, State, Students, Scholars, and Genealogists.
Records held in the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History facility document the rights of citizens, the actions of the government, and the important events in the lives of people, places and tell the stories of Baldwin County. Estate files and wills from the Probate Court division can also document family history and provide links to ancestors. Wills, Deeds, Liens and Mortgage records in the care of the Archives date from 1804 -1954. Most records are able to be viewed by submitting a Research Request Form.
The Archives facility is open to the public. Public request for records are accepted. You may submit a request in writing via email to: Email or by telephone to: (251) 580-1897. The Alabama Public Records Law, Alabama Code, 36-12-40 grants citizens the right to inspect and copy public records.
Occasionally, Archives staff are called to work outside of the office. Your time is valuable. Plan your visit by calling ahead to schedule an appointment. Arrive as early in the day as possible as a late evening visit may not allow enough time for records to be identified and retrieved from the repositories.
Weekday Business Hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Weekday Research Hours (Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
When you visit the facility to research records, you will be required to review the Orientation Packet and complete a Research Registration Form.
You need to be 16 years old to conduct research at the Archives, unless you receive permission from the Director and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Because the Baldwin County Archives and History Department is a local government records repository, ask us about relevant records that may or may not exist in our repository prior to your visit.
If you have questions, ask us. We are here to help.