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.) 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.”
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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