Survey of the “Old Federal Road” Underway

The University of South Alabama is close to completing a survey of the 250 mile “Old Federal Road.”


Shelby County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting — August 7, 2011

Organization:  Shelby County Historical Society,

Quarterly Meeting:   Sunday, August 7, 2011 ~ 2:00pm

Location:    Held at the 1854 Old Courthouse in Columbiana, Alabama

Speaker:  Nancy Dupree, Senior Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives & History

Topic:  Want to know more about Family History Research?  Nancy will introduce you to the records and resources available and provide tips on how to use them to learn about your family history.

Reception & Refreshments Following the Meeting


Showcase your community, family, school, church or cemetery with a display.Set-up display space is available for only six tables … reserve your space quickly!  Showcase Reservation Deadline is August 2, 2011. Call the Shelby County Historical Society office at (205) 669-3912 between 9am – 3 pm Monday thru Friday for additional information and to reserve your display table. Exhibitors may begin set-up of their table at 1:00pm and no later than 1:30pm on the day of the meeting. Bring your own tablecloth [tables are 2′ wide x 4′ long].Exhibitors may park between the curb and yellow-street-line at side of building to unload, but must then park their vehicle in the parking lot after they are finished unloading.


Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. | P.O. Box 457 | 1854 Old Courthouse | Columbiana, AL 35051 | (205) 669-3912

AGS Starts Blog for Sharing Inquires & Personal Experiences about the April 27th tornadoes

The Alabama Genealogical Society (AGS) has started a blog for sharing inquiries and personal experiences about the April 27th tornadoes.

In a letter to the members:

As most of you know Alabama was raked by numerous deadly tornados yesterday leaving an historic amount of damage, displacement and loss of communications and power to many in our state. Some of your friends and families may have been affected. Several of us at AGS have had inquiries about our members, or information that some wish us to get out to others.

In an effort to do that we have set up a blog for sharing inquiries and personal experiences with each other. The blog is temporary and will remain up only as long as there is a use for it. And, since we are new at blogging, it may undergo changes as we assess it’s operation.

Please visit

BGS Meeting — April 2011 — Meeting Canceled

Due to conflicts with the AGS Seminar on April 16th and Easter the weekend of April 23rd, there will be no BGS meeting in the month of April. Our next meeting will be May 21, 2011.  The May meeting will be our annual “Walking Tour”.  This year’s tour will be to the Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington in Columbiana (Shelby County). Stay tuned for more details.

I hope to see everyone at the Alabama Genealogical Society Seminar at Samford University on April 16, 2011. For details on how to register, click here.

Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar, Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar: Sat. 16 Apr 2011, 8:30 A.M.- 3 P.M. will be at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL will lecture on “Disappearing Ancestors.”

Topics for the seminar will be: 1) Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor, 2) Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was, 3) Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestor’s Lives, 4) Finding Unfindable Ancestors.

Fees: $40.00 for non-members and $35.00 for members. Lunch is on your own at the Samford University lunchroom or the food court in the same building.

For additional information please go to or e-mail Yvonne Crumpler at