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{{FHCpage|location=Alabama}}'' Come and enjoy access to many wonderful resources for your research.''  
 
 
''(Add a brief paragraph about your center here and the area it serves. Information in italics below is guidance for you and should be deleted as you fill out the page. Remove italics from other text by selecting the text and clicking the "I"&nbsp;box in the Toolbar above.)''<br>
 
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
 
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
  
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*2789 Altadena Road, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243
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*Corner of Altadena Road and Cahaba River Road in the Church.  
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*Our door is nearest the Altadena Road entrance to parking.
  
'''Phone:'''
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:[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2789+Altadena+Road,+Birmingham,+Alabama+35243&hl=en&ll=33.440108,-86.740236&spn=0.051138,0.090895&sll=41.054502,-76.347942&sspn=0.046213,0.090895&vpsrc=6&z=14 Location on Map]
  
'''E-mail:''' <br>
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'''Phone:''' (205) 967-7279
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]<br>
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
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'''Current&nbsp;Planned Hours of Operation:'''  
  
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tuesday:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9am-4pm
  
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;9am-4pm;&nbsp; by appointment between 4pm and 8pm
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Some Saturdays:&nbsp;&nbsp; '''&nbsp;9am-2pm
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<br><br>'''''<br>'''''<b>Staff Training Meetings:&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
=== Calendar and Events  ===
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fourth Sundays&nbsp;4:15pm-5:15pm<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Moved to Third Sunday for Febuary and March 2013
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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== '''2013 CLASSES''' ==
  
==== Class Schedule  ====
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*Wednesday February 27, 2013:&nbsp; "'''Rootsmagic Essentials Workshop'''"&nbsp; Choose 1-3pm or 6-8pm.&nbsp; Free WIFI. No charge for workshop.&nbsp; Limited to 4 participants.&nbsp; Your laptop or our computers.&nbsp;
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*'''Call to reserve your spot'''.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*''This will be a monthly workshop.&nbsp;''
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*''Fourth Wednesday.&nbsp; February to October 2013''
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==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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*Wednesday March 13, 2013:&nbsp; '''"Family Tree'''"&nbsp; Workshop for the family tree feature coming to familysearch.org in 2013.&nbsp; Choose 1-3pm or 6-8pm.&nbsp; Feel free to bring your handheld or laptop.&nbsp; Free WIFI.&nbsp; No charge for class<br>
  
 
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center can receive your on-line film or fiche order&nbsp;from the&nbsp;Family History Library Catalog.  
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
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*''Alabama Death Records for years 1908 to 1963, complete. 1964-1974, various.''  
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*Many microfilm for England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, South Africa
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. ''(Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)''
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:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:''']&nbsp; Free access in the center to premium family history websites
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:*''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive''
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:*''Access Newspaper Archive''
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:*''Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War''
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:*''Ancestry.com''
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:*''ArkivDigital''
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:*''Find My Past''
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:*''Fold3''
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:*''The Genealogist''
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:*''Heritage Quest''
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:*''Historic Map Works''  
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:*''Paper Trail''
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:*''World Vital Records.''
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*''(Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )''
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*''Computers, microfilm readers, microfilm/fiche printer for paper or digital, fiche readers''
  
 
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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Irish Research:&nbsp; Patricia Coleman
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
  
''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''
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*Alabama Genealogical Society
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*BAAGSG , Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group,&nbsp; (Meets on 2nd Sunday, 3rd Floor of Linn-Henley Building at Birmingham&nbsp;Central Library)
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*Birmingham Genealogical Group (Meets 4th Saturday at Birmingham Central Library, 2-4pm)
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*Birmingham&nbsp;Central Library: features extensive collection for Southern research
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*Samford University:&nbsp; Outstanding seminars for genealogists, Is Reposistory&nbsp;Alabama Baptist Church Records,&nbsp;large Ireland collection, many other records&nbsp;
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*Birmingham Southern University:&nbsp; Has Archives for Methodist Church<br>
  
 
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''  
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'''''[http://www.archives.state.al.us/ Alabama Department of History and Archives]'''''
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'''''[http://algensoc.org/ Alabama Genealogical Society Website]'''''
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'''''[http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/bgs-aag/bgsaag_class_sched.htm Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group]'''''
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'''''[http://birminghamgenealogy.wordpress.com/ Birmingham Genealogical Society Blog]'''''
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'''''[http://www.bcri.org/archives/index.html Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Archives]'''''
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'''''[http://www.bhamnews.com/archives/ Birmingham News Archives (1993-Present)]'''''
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'''''[http://oakhill-birmingham.org/ Oak Hill Cemetery]'''''&nbsp;
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'''''[http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/ Samford Genealogy Website]'''''
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'''''[http://www.wallacestate.edu/library/genealogy.html Wallace State Genealogy Website]'''''  
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
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We need volunteers to work at the Center during regular hours. Contact Director for more information.  
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[mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]
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Revision as of 23:41, 13 February 2013

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

 Come and enjoy access to many wonderful resources for your research.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 2789 Altadena Road, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243
  • Corner of Altadena Road and Cahaba River Road in the Church.
  • Our door is nearest the Altadena Road entrance to parking.
Location on Map

Phone: (205) 967-7279

E-mail: al_birmingham@ldsmail.net

Current Planned Hours of Operation:

                Tuesday:                9am-4pm

                Wednesday:           9am-4pm;  by appointment between 4pm and 8pm

                Some Saturdays:    9am-2pm




Staff Training Meetings:    

       Fourth Sundays 4:15pm-5:15pm
       Moved to Third Sunday for Febuary and March 2013

2013 CLASSES

  • Wednesday February 27, 2013:  "Rootsmagic Essentials Workshop"  Choose 1-3pm or 6-8pm.  Free WIFI. No charge for workshop.  Limited to 4 participants.  Your laptop or our computers. 
  • Call to reserve your spot.  
  • This will be a monthly workshop. 
  • Fourth Wednesday.  February to October 2013
  • Wednesday March 13, 2013:  "Family Tree"  Workshop for the family tree feature coming to familysearch.org in 2013.  Choose 1-3pm or 6-8pm.  Feel free to bring your handheld or laptop.  Free WIFI.  No charge for class

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center can receive your on-line film or fiche order from the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Alabama Death Records for years 1908 to 1963, complete. 1964-1974, various.
  • Many microfilm for England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, South Africa

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal:  Free access in the center to premium family history websites
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3
  • The Genealogist
  • Heritage Quest
  • Historic Map Works
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers, microfilm readers, microfilm/fiche printer for paper or digital, fiche readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Irish Research:  Patricia Coleman


Resources in the Local Area

  • Alabama Genealogical Society
  • BAAGSG , Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group,  (Meets on 2nd Sunday, 3rd Floor of Linn-Henley Building at Birmingham Central Library)
  • Birmingham Genealogical Group (Meets 4th Saturday at Birmingham Central Library, 2-4pm)
  • Birmingham Central Library: features extensive collection for Southern research
  • Samford University:  Outstanding seminars for genealogists, Is Reposistory Alabama Baptist Church Records, large Ireland collection, many other records 
  • Birmingham Southern University:  Has Archives for Methodist Church

Links

Alabama Department of History and Archives

Alabama Genealogical Society Website

Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group

Birmingham Genealogical Society Blog

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Archives

Birmingham News Archives (1993-Present)

Oak Hill Cemetery 

Samford Genealogy Website

Wallace State Genealogy Website


Volunteer at the Center

We need volunteers to work at the Center during regular hours. Contact Director for more information.

al_birmingham@ldsmail.net