May 17, 2009 – BAAGSG Meeting – Discovery of Slave Quarters at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

The Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Sunday, May 17, 2009, 3 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Jack Bergstresser, Ph.D., Director of Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Program Topic: Discovery of Slave Quarters at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Details: BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665 or contact us via e-mail

For more inforrmation about the topic, please see:

Slave Quarters Dig at Tannehill

Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama

April 19, 2009 BAAGSG Meeting – Hunting for Your Cherokee Princess

The Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Sunday, April 19th, 3 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Robert Scott Davis, Professor of Genealogy, Geography, & History, Wallace State College, Hanceville, Alabama

Program Topic: Hunting for Your Cherokee Princess

Details: BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665 or contact us via e-mail

We will explore Myths and Realities of Native American Research.

March 8, 2009 BAAGSG Meeting – Making the Slave Connection: Approach #1

The Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Sunday, March 8th, 3 p.m.

Guest Speaker:  Frazine Taylor- Montgomery Archive and History

Program Topic:  Making the Slave Connection: Approach #1

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

We will discuss how to locate and research the slave owner’s records.  Bring two questions that you would like answered during the meeting concerning problems with your research.

African American Genealogy Workshop January 17th

Frazine Taylor will conduct a workshop on “African American Resources at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.” This workshop will be held in the Arrington Auditorium from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There is a fee of five dollars and pre-registration in required. Please contact the Department of Southern History and Literature at 226-3665 to register.

For additional details and registration information click here.