From Our Friends at the South Carolina Genealogical Society:
South Carolina Genealogical Society 40th Annual Summer Workshop
Dear Family Historian,
Tony Burroughs, internationally known genealogist, and Jan Alpert, past president of the National Genealogical Society, will deliver lectures at the South Carolina Genealogical Society’s 40th Annual Summer Workshop.
The event takes place July 13 and 14 at the South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia. More than fifteen sessions to enable genealogists at all experience levels to conduct more successful
research are scheduled.
The workshop fee is $30 for members, $35 non-members, until July 1, when each increases by $5. A catered buffet lunch, which is optional, costs an additional $10.50.
Please inform your members and others interested in genealogy about this event. For more information about SCGS or to print a registration form, please visit www.scgen.org.
SCGS Recording Secretary
Summer Workshop Publicity Chairperson
The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (excluding Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are encouraged to attend!
Next meeting: Saturday, April 28th @ 1pm
Location: Tannehill Iron & Steel Museum
Program Topic: Introduction to Genealogy Class at 1pm and Walking Tour of the Tannehill Iron & Steel Museum at 2:30pm
Details: Contact us via email
Pre – registration is required for the Introduction to Genealogy class. Ann Gilbert & Jason Kirby will be the instructors. To register please email your name, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-477-5711 to register by phone.
The Walking Tour will begin following the Introduction to Genealogy Class.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is 12 miles southwest of Bessemer. Off I-59/20 take exit 100 or off of I-459 take exit 1 and follow the signs to the park.
BGS has joined forces with genealogy societies and organizations around the country as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. The initiative aims to publish a free, online searchable name index of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. This online index will be free forever, offering family history researchers a rich genealogical data set for their ongoing use.
For complete details on how to participate and support BGS, see our 1940 U. S. Census Community Project page.
From our friends in Southern History at the Birmingham Public Library:
There’s still time for you to sign up for our Beyond the Basics of
Genealogy classes. Call us at 226-3665 to register.
4/21/12: 40 is the New 30: Using the 1940 Census
6/2/12: Bring Out Your Dead: Cemeteries in Genealogical Research
8/4/12: Getting the Good Dirt: Land Records in Genealogical Research
9/15/12: It’s a Big Web Out There: Sites & Strategies for Internet Genealogy
All classes will begin at 10am in the east room of the Southern History
Southern History Department
Birmingham Public Library
I haven’t been able to access any images at the “official” site (1940census.archive.gov). Needless to say it has been overloaded with people trying to access all of the states. Ancestry.com has done a great job of putting states on-line rapidly (for free I might add). I am bit disappointed that thus far the only southern state uploaded at Ancestry.com is Virginia. I was able to search Indiana and Pennsylvania on my husband’s line though.
Family Tree Magazine has a good article with links to several resources to get “up to speed” on the 1940 census.
President, Birmingham Genealogical Society
Program topic is the same. The speaker will be Robert (Bob) Davis, Head of the Genealogy Department at Wallace State in Hanceville.
Please join us to welcome Mr.Davis on Saturday. Guests are always welcome!
From our friends in the Southern History Department at the Birmingham Public Library:
Thank you for showing interest in our Beyond the Basics of Genealogy class
series. We have announced the classes for 2012.
See http://www.bplonline.org/about/press/Default.aspx?id=372 for more
Take a look and register for the ones that look interesting. Space is
limited to the first 16, and they will go quickly!
Southern History Department
Birmingham Public Library
The Birmingham African-American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG) 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 11, 2012, 3 p.m.
Program Topic: Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama
Instructor: Donald Debrow
Details: Josephine Martin (205-901-6387) or contact us via e-mail
The program will be an introduction and analysis of the resource guide by Frazine Taylor.
Please come and bring interested historian or genealogist with you. This will be our first official class this year. Come with your list of un-answered questions, be ready to take notes and have you pedigree charts on hand. If you do not have one, we will be happy to provide one for you.
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, February 25th at 2 p.m.; Board Meeting at 1:15 p.m.
Meeting Room: Arrington Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Linn-Henley Building
Speaker: Mary Taylor, Past-President of BGS
Program Topic: Compiling Your Family History for Publication
Whether you have researched your family tree for 1 month or 10 years, we all face the same challenge: what to do with all the information we have collected. Mary’s rich background experience in genealogical research will enable her to share valuable tips on how to organize and publish all the work you have gathered.
NOTE: Please note with this month’s meeting, we resume meeting in the Arrington Auditorium.