Searching for lost ancestors in Alabama? Well, the
Alabama Department of Archives and History has some nice material on-line.
Three databases (with images of the original documents) are available for free. The three are:
Civil War Soldiers database
1867 Voter Registration database
World War I Goldstar database
In addition to the above, be sure to check out the additional link on the page that will take you to the Digital Archives. Once you land on that page, be sure to check the Alabama Textual Materials Collection. You can then browse by topic or by state agency. There's a lot of great material here.