From our friends at the Gardendale Historical Society:
Gardendale Historical Society, Inc. will be celebrating its 7th anniversary on 19 January 2013. The event will be held at the Gardendale Martha Moore Library from 10:00am until noon. Historical pictures and books will be on display and of course, good eats. Bring a friend.
Heritage Publishing Consultants, publishers of the “Heritage” books, are having their end of year sale now… some of the prices I have never seen this low. Happy genealogy shopping!
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 always welcome!
Next meeting: Saturday, December 8th at 2 pm; Board meets at 1:45pm
Program Topic: No Speaker, Christmas Tea
Details: Contact us via e-mail
Another year has passed by very quickly. It is time for the annual BGS Christmas Tea. All are invited to attend. We will install officers for 2013 and there will be a lot of good food and fellowship. If you are not a current member of the society or a recent new member, this is your chance to get to know “us”.
The Christmas Tea is our last official get together until January 2013. Please join us!
The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are always welcome!
Next meeting: Saturday, September 22nd at 2 p.m.; Board Meeting at 1:15 p.m.
Meeting Room: Arrington Auditorium, 4th Floor, Linn-Henley Building
Speaker: Tim Hollis, Author
Program Topic: Shopping in Yesteryear Birmingham
Mr. Hollis is a historian and curator of all things Birmingham. He is the curator of the Birmingham Rewound website and has written several books about the Magic City’s past, from its old movie theaters to its vintage advertising signs. His latest Birmingham history book is entitled “Lovemans: Meet Me Under The Clock.”
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, September 9th at 3 p.m.
Meeting Place: Birmingham Central Library, Arrington Auditorium
Topic: Using Process of Elimination in Your Search for Ancestors
Instructor: Donald Debrow
From our friends at the Alabama Genealogical Society:
AGS Fall Seminar 2012
The Alabama Genealogical Society Fall Seminar will be Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:00 A.M.- 1:45 P.M. at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130. The speaker is Robert Scott Davis, Jr. The title of the program is Three Anniversaries. The lecture topics will be: 1. War of 1812 Era Research, 2. The Basics of Researching a Civil War Ancestor, 3. World War I Research and Other Military Records After the St. Louis Fire.
Seminar Fee: $40.00 for non-members and $35.00 for members.
Lunch is available for those who register by October 11, 2012.
For addition information please go to http://www.algensoc.org/main/seminars.html
or e-mail Yvonne Crumpler at email@example.com
1st Vice President
Alabama Genealogical Society
Hurray! He wants to put more records online.
Link to the al.com article here:
Did you miss seeing Yvonne and Liz on Fox6 Tuesday morning talking about the FGS conference and genealogy? Fox6 now has the video online:
Please come by and see us in the Exhibit Hall (East Exhibit Hall at the BJCC). You do not have to be a registered conference participant to access the Exhibit Hall. The vendors and societies participating are numerous… and LOTS of special “conference only” deals from the vendors (book vendors, software vendors, genealogical websites). This is the last day of FGS 2012 and the Exhibit Hall will be open until 3pm.
Hope to see you there!
Billy Gamble (center) greeting Birmingham’s final Honor Flight, June 2012
Photo from the Birmingham News, al.com
Article accompanying above photo can be found online here.
Mr. Billy Thomas Gamble passed away Friday, August 24, 2012. His obituary is in the Sunday edition (26 August 2012) of the Birmingham News. Mr. Gamble and his wife, Stella, have been long-time active members of BGS. Mr. Gamble was a veteran of World War II and had the opportunity to participate in an “Honor Flight” to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Services will be held Monday the 27th at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover with burial in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo following.
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