BGS Meeting — September 22, 2012 — Shopping in Yesteryear Birmingham

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.”


BAAGSG Class — September 9, 2012 — Using Process of Elimination in Your Search for Ancestors

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 PlaceBirmingham Central Library, Arrington Auditorium

Topic:  Using Process of Elimination in Your Search for Ancestors

Instructor:  Donald Debrow


Alabama Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

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
or e-mail Yvonne Crumpler at

Yvonne Crumpler
1st Vice President
Alabama Genealogical Society

FGS Conferences Continues Today in Birmingham

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!

In Memoriam ~ Billy Thomas Gamble ~ Update

Billy Gamble (center) greeting Birmingham’s final Honor Flight, June 2012
Photo from the Birmingham News,

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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