A group of concerned community members and descendants/relatives of those buried in the Fraternal Cemetery in Pratt City have planned an assessment and clean-up day at the cemetery on February 9, 2013 beginning at 10am.
If you would like more information, you can find the group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/fraternalcemetery/
Tomorrow night, January 8, Alabama Public Television will air programming for us history buffs.
First up at 7pm CST is the History Detectives. Click here for information on tomorrow night’s show.
At 8pm, APT kicks off a 3 part series, The Abolitionists: American Experience. The series tells the stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Click here for more information on this series.
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, January 26 at 2 p.m.;Board Meeting at 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room: Arrington Auditorium, 4th Floor, Linn-Henley Building
Speaker: Jim Baggett, Birmingham Public Library Archives Dept. Head
Program Topic: Mundane and Macabre, 19th Century Letters and Diaries
From matters of love, death and politics to the price of shoes, nineteenth century Alabamaians recorded their experiences in letters and diaries. This talk explores life in the 1800s through personal writings now preserved in the Birmingham Public Library Archives.
Jim Baggett is Head of the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the Birmingham Public Library and Archivist for the City of Birmingham. He has served as president of the Society of Alabama Archivists and Chair of the Jefferson County Historical Commission. Jim has lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe and has been featured on Alabama Public Television, National Public Radio and CSPAN. He has authored or edited five books on Birmingham and Alabama history, including A Woman of the Town: Louise Wooster, Birmingham’s Magdalen and Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers. Jim has written more than fifty articles on archival preservation and Alabama history for Alabama Librarian magazine, Alabama Heritage, Birmingham magazine and other publications.
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.
|1st Vice President (Programs)
|2nd Vice President (Membership)
||Patricia Crim Dietlein
||A. C. Burttram, Jr.
|Pioneer Trails/BGS Newsletter Editor
Board of Directors:
2013 Barbara Smith
2013 Gail Pugh
2014 David Hamilton
2014 Carol Massey
2015 Scott Martin
2015 Scott Hogan
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.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are always welcome!
Next meeting: Saturday, December 8th at 2 pm; Board meets at 1:45pm
Program Topic: No Speaker, Christmas Tea
Details: Contact us via e-mail
Another year has passed by very quickly. It is time for the annual BGS Christmas Tea. All are invited to attend. We will install officers for 2013 and there will be a lot of good food and fellowship. If you are not a current member of the society or a recent new member, this is your chance to get to know “us”.
The Christmas Tea is our last official get together until January 2013. Please join us!