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WPA Index to Alabama Biography  

About this Database
The "WPA Index to Alabama Biography" was a Works Progress Administration project begun in the 1930's then abandoned when funding for the WPA was curtailed. Although the index was never completed, over 97 titles such as Who's Who in America, other biographical dictionaries, and local histories were indexed by the workers. It is an invaluable tool for researching Alabama biographical sources.
Tips on Searching
  • Starts With - search by the first letter or letters of a name
  • Contains - search for a letter or letters anywhere in the name
  • Is Exactly - search a name exactly as spelled
Database Coverage (as of Jul 12, 2024)
28359 entries from 97 titles published between 1840 and 1951
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