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{{FHCpage|location=Alabama}}'' You have access to many wonderful resources for your research.''  
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{{FHCpage|location=Alabama}}'' Come and enjoy access to many wonderful resources for your research.''  
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Phone:''' (205) 967-7279  
 
'''Phone:''' (205) 967-7279  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]<br>
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]<br>  
  
 
'''Current&nbsp;Planned Hours of Operation:'''  
 
'''Current&nbsp;Planned Hours of Operation:'''  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tuesday:''' 10am-4pm  
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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  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday:''' 10am-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; Wednesday:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;9am-4pm;&nbsp; by appointment between 4pm and 8pm  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Some Saturdays:''' 10am-2pm  
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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;
  
'''''Beginning 2013'''''
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fourth Sunday 4:15pm-5:15pm
  
'''''Tuesdays:&nbsp; 9am-4pm'''''
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;No meeting in June, November, December<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
  
'''''Wednesday:&nbsp; 9am-4pm;&nbsp; by appointment between 4pm and 8pm'''''
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== '''2013 CLASSES'''  ==
 
 
'''''Saturdays:&nbsp; 9am-4pm, except first Saturday each month'''''
 
 
 
<br>'''''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''<i>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''</i>'''''&nbsp;'''''<b>Holiday Schedule:</b>
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; October 31, 2012...Closed at 3pm
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; November 21-24...Closed for Thanksgiving
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Reopen November 27th
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; December 13th, 2012 to Jan 1, 2013...Closed for Christmas
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Reopen January 2, 2013
 
 
 
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=== Calendar and Events ===
 
 
 
==== Upcoming Events ====
 
 
 
'''''<br>'''''<b>Staff Training Meetings:&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fourth Sundays 3-4pm<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; No training meeting in November or December
 
  
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*May 8 &nbsp; &nbsp;"Native American Research" Class by Patricia Coleman. &nbsp;1-3pm and 6-8pm.
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*May 22 &nbsp;"RootsMagic Essentials" Workshop by Bell Woods. &nbsp;6-8pm &nbsp;Class limit of 4. Call or email to reserve a seat. &nbsp;Practice using the free version of RootsMagic for organizing your research.
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*July 10 &nbsp; "RootsMagic Essentials" Class by Bell Woods. 1-2pm and 7-8pm &nbsp;Introduction to the free version of RootsMagic.
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*July 24 &nbsp; "Family Tree" Workshop with Anne Norris. &nbsp;Practice using this amazing new feature of familysearch.org. &nbsp; 6-8pm &nbsp;Class limit of 4. &nbsp;Call or email to reserve a seat.
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*August 28 &nbsp;"RootsMagic Essentials" Workshop by Bell Woods. &nbsp;6-8pm. &nbsp;Class limit of 4. Call or email to reserve a seat. &nbsp;Practice using the free version of RootsMagic for organizing your research.
 
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== '''2013 ''''''Classes''' ==
 
 
==  ==
 
 
*Wednesday January 9, 2013:&nbsp; '''"RootsMagic Essentials"'''&nbsp; An introduction to using this marvelous and free program for organizing your data.&nbsp; Taught by Bell Woods.&nbsp;Chose&nbsp;1-2 pm&nbsp;or 7-8pm. Free of charge
 
*Wednesday February 13, 2013:&nbsp; '''"familysearch.org'''"&nbsp; New features.&nbsp; Chose 1-2pm&nbsp;or 7-8pm&nbsp; Feel free to bring your handheld or laptop.&nbsp; Free WIFI . No charge for class
 
*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&nbsp;
 
 
Each month will feature one class.<br>
 
  
 
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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.  
 
*[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.  
*''Alabama Death Records for years 1908 to 1963, complete. 1964-1974, various.''  
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*'''''Alabama Death Records for years 1908 to 1963, complete. 1964-1974, various.'''''  
 
*Many microfilm for England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, South Africa
 
*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.
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]'''&nbsp; Free access in the center to premium family history websites  
 
:*''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive''  
 
:*''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive''  
 
:*''Access Newspaper Archive''  
 
:*''Access Newspaper Archive''  
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:*''Find My Past''  
 
:*''Find My Past''  
 
:*''Fold3''  
 
:*''Fold3''  
:*''The Genealogist''
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:*''Heritage Quest''  
 
:*''Heritage Quest''  
 
:*''Historic Map Works''  
 
:*''Historic Map Works''  
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
  
 
*Alabama Genealogical Society
 
*Alabama Genealogical Society
  
*BAAGSG , Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group,&nbsp; (Meets on 2nd Sunday, 3rd Floor of Linn-Henley Building at Birmingham Public Library)
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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)
  
*Birmingham Public Library: features extensive collection for Southern research
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*Birmingham&nbsp;Central Library: features extensive collection for Southern research
  
 
*Samford University:&nbsp; Outstanding seminars for genealogists, Is Reposistory&nbsp;Alabama Baptist Church Records,&nbsp;large Ireland collection, many other records&nbsp;  
 
*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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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
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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 18:44, 30 April 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 Sunday 4:15pm-5:15pm

       No meeting in June, November, December
       

2013 CLASSES

  • May 8    "Native American Research" Class by Patricia Coleman.  1-3pm and 6-8pm.
  • May 22  "RootsMagic Essentials" Workshop by Bell Woods.  6-8pm  Class limit of 4. Call or email to reserve a seat.  Practice using the free version of RootsMagic for organizing your research.
  • July 10   "RootsMagic Essentials" Class by Bell Woods. 1-2pm and 7-8pm  Introduction to the free version of RootsMagic.
  • July 24   "Family Tree" Workshop with Anne Norris.  Practice using this amazing new feature of familysearch.org.   6-8pm  Class limit of 4.  Call or email to reserve a seat.
  • August 28  "RootsMagic Essentials" Workshop by Bell Woods.  6-8pm.  Class limit of 4. Call or email to reserve a seat.  Practice using the free version of RootsMagic for organizing your research.

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

  • 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