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.
A report from a BGS member:
While researching at the W.S. Hoole Library, Special Collections, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I found the Directory of Jefferson County tax payers, containing names and post office addresses of all tax payers (resident and non-resident) with values of real estate and personal property assessed to each, list of county and precinct officers, names of teachers.
Call Number F332.J4 E44. [Directory of Jefferson County tax payers, containing names and post office addresses of all tax payers (resident and non-resident) with values of real estate and personal property assessed to each, list of county and precinct officers, names of teachers, etc. Compiled from the records of the county. Birmingham, Ala., 1893.]
Visitation will be held at Pinson United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, with funeral services beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made to Marvin’s Chapel Cemetery or Pinson United Methodist Church.
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of our oldest member at age 102, Mary Johnson Cochran, on Wednesday, September 28th. Mrs. Cochran has been long time member and supporter of BGS during its 50+ years of existence.
Arrangements are still pending. We will update the blog when we have this information.
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.
BPL Southern History was featured this morning (3/23/2011) on “Good Day Alabama” on Fox6 in Birmingham. Ben Petersen, Head of the Collection, and Mary Beth Newbill gave information about the department’s collection. Ben invited BGS and BAAGSG to do a segment with Jeh Jeh from “Good Day Alabama” during the time allotted. If you saw it, both John Lanier (BAAGSG) and me (Melissa Hogan) will be signing autographs… just kidding!!
I would like to thank Ben Petersen and the folks at BPL for giving us a venue to promote both BGS and BAAGSG.
Link below is to one of the segments filmed this morning (3/23/2011).
A Good Day for Genealogy