March 24th BGS Meeting – Cemetery Relocation

Scott Martin, BGS Vice-President

The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Saturday, March 24th at 2 p.m.; Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Scott Martin

Program Topic: Cemetery Relocation & Relocated Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Alabama

Details: www.birminghamgenealogy.org or BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665.

Cemetery relocations are more commonplace than you think, especially in areas undergoing rapid development. To make way for public works and private construction projects, long-forgotten graves and remains are often relocated. BGS Vice-President Scott Martin will discuss the Cemetery relocation process and the requirements of the Alabama Historical Commission when relocating a cemetery. His discussion will also include an overview of known cemeteries in Jefferson County that have been relocated.

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