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Dec. 7, 2018
Search the Library's events calendar for upcoming dates for our Intro to Genealogy classes. You can also print out a copy of the class handout prior to attending.
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions (1984, 1997) of this work, often referred to as "the genealogist's bible." The new edition continues that tradition, and many libraries will want to acquire it. This time around, technological advances have drastically altered genealogical research. Computers and the Internet make many sources more accessible and more easily searched, and genetic data has entered the scene.Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary sources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers.
Provides information for locating county histories, certificates, records, and migration trails throughout the United States for family historians and general researchers.
Native American Genealogy
The applications for enrollment of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, as well as those of former slaves (freedmen) of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes. Seminole applications are not included as none were found. Applicants include Indians by blood, spouses of Indians, and freedmen. Roll 1 is an index to the series.
A well researched compilation on the Dawes Commission. Good bibliography with two appendices, one that is a list of the Tribal Rolls
A Selection of Genealogical and Historical Journals at BPL
Central Library holdings
v.1 (1930)-v.44 (1982)
Central Library holdings
v.1 (1948)-
The Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities Database consists of 2188 records compiled by the staff of the Government Documents department using available annual reports of Alabama mine inspectors from 1898 through 1938.
Publicly Available.
The Alabama Episcopal Church Registers database lists confirmations, baptisms, marriages and burials for more than 14,000 people in sixteen Alabama parishes for the period of the 1830s to the 1970s
Publicly Available.
African American Genealogy
Summaries of decisions handed down by the Alabama Supreme Court regarding slavery.
General Genealogy Sites
This site from the Newberry Library supplements their excellent books of historical county boundaries. Now you can see how counties have changed their boundaries over the years for all of the states of the United States.
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