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{{FHCpage|location=Alabama}}'' You have access to many wonderful resources for your research.''
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Location & Map:'''
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*2789 Altadena Road, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
*Corner of Altadena Road and Cahaba River Road in the Church.
 
*Our door is nearest the Altadena Road entrance to parking.
 
  
:[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]
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*'''Location Map: '''[https://www.google.com/maps/place/2780+Altadena+Rd/@33.440874,-86.7409009,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8889177ff7331fcf:0xeee3da1020609065?hl=en Location Map]
  
'''Phone:''' (205) 967-7279
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*'''Address: ''' 2780 Altadena Rd Birmingham, AL 35243
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]<br>
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*Corner of Altadena Road and Cahaba River Road and in the church. Our door is nearest the Altadena Road entrance to parking.
  
'''Current&nbsp;Planned Hours of Operation:'''  
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'''Language: '''Help delivered in Spanish, most Tuesdays
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tuesday:''' 9am-4pm
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*'''Phone: ''' 205-967-7279
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday:''' 9am-4pm;&nbsp; by appointment between 4pm and 8pm
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*'''E-mail: ''' [mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net _birmingham@ldsmail.net]
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Some Saturdays:''' 9am-2pm
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*'''Stake TFH Consultant - Center: ''' Anne Norris
  
<br><br>'''''<br>'''''<b>Staff Training Meetings:&nbsp;</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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:'''Stake TFH Consultant - Center Assistant: '''
  
&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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:'''H. Jay Fox'''
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:'''Theresa Tuck'''
  
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'''Open Hours: '''
  
== '''2013 CLASSES''' ==
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*'''Tuesday: '''10:00am-3:00pm
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*'''Wednesday: '''9:00am-3:00pm
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*'''Saturday: '''9:00am-4:00pm; except 1st and 5th Saturdays
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*'''We are all volunteers so we invite you to call to be sure we are open.'''
  
==  ==
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==== Staff Training Meetings ====
  
*Wednesday February 13, 2013:&nbsp; '''"familysearch.org'''"&nbsp; New features.&nbsp; Choose 1-2pm&nbsp;or 7-8pm&nbsp; Feel free to bring your handheld or laptop.&nbsp; Free WIFI . No charge for class
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:First Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm
*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;
 
*'''Call to reserve your spot'''.&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
*''This will be a monthly workshop.&nbsp;''
 
*''Fourth Wednesday.&nbsp; February to October 2013''
 
  
*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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==== Class Workshops  ====
  
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:Second Wednesday 6:30pm-830pm
  
=== Center Resources  ===
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:INDEXING WORKSHOP with Ann Holloman
  
 
==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
*[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.  
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FamilySearch Catalog: '''] This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
*''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
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:*'''Patrons' Microfiche Collection''' -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  
==== Databases and Software  ====
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:*'''Indefinite Film Collection''' -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  
:*[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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:*'''Book Collection:''' -- More than 600 volumes including "American State Papers".  
:*''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive''
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:*''Access Newspaper Archive''
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*We have more than 8800 microfilm and microfiche records on site.
:*''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  ====
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*'''Alabama Death Records for years 1908 to 1966, complete. 1967-1974, various.'''
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*Many microfilm for England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, South Africa
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*'''Hurst Tennesse Collection''': Tennessee State Library and Archive: V202-0012; NARA M653-1252; NARA 593-1531; NARA T9-1258; NARA T623-1573; NARA 624-1501; NARA 624-1518. Includes counties: Claiborne, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblin ,Hancock, Sevier
  
*''Computers, microfilm readers, microfilm/fiche printer for paper or digital, fiche readers''
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*Surnames: Bass, Beasley, Bird, Beddingfield, Brocks Gap families, Crocker, Cain, Couplands, Dollins, Drowne, Dickerson, Eillis, Elder, Good, Hassinger, Corbitt, Children of Winged Spur, Killough, Lane, Lawrence, Lasher, McCullough, Martin, Murdock, Moser, Pendergrass, Pullen, Rasco, Rhoad, Richardson, Randolph, Snow, Southerland, Strange, Skinner, Sparks, Stump, Thomas,Veithch, Weaver, Wester, Wooten
  
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==== Databases and Software  ====
  
=== Center Services  ===
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:*'''[[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: '''
  
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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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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:*'''Create your "Who Do You Think You Are?" story'''
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:*'''Find My Past'''
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:*'''Fold3.com''' - (formerly Footnote)
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:*'''Kinpoint'''
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:*'''MyHeritage'''
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:*'''PaperTrail'''
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:*'''ProQuest Obituary Listings'''
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:*'''Puzzilla'''
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:*'''World Vital Records.'''
  
Irish Research:&nbsp; Patricia Coleman
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==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
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*'''Computers, microfilm readers, microfilm/fiche printer for paper or digital, fiche readers'''
  
=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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=== Center Services  ===
  
*Alabama Genealogical Society
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Individual Help and Group Presentations at no charge
  
*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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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
*Birmingham Public Library: features extensive collection for Southern research
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*Irish Research: Patricia Coleman
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*Swedish Research: Linda Trusty
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*Eastern European:  David Crider
  
*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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=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
*Birmingham Southern University:&nbsp; Has Archives for Methodist Church<br>
 
  
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*[http://algensoc.org/ Alabama Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.baagginc.org/ BAAGG , Birmingham African American Genealogy Group], (Meets on 2nd Sunday, 3rd Floor of Linn-Henley Building at Birmingham&nbsp;Central Library)
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*[http://www.bmsgh.org/ Birmingham Genealogical Group] (Meets 4th Saturday at Birmingham Central Library, 2-4pm)
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*[http://www.bplonline.org/locations/central/ Birmingham Central Library]: features extensive collection for Southern research
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*[https://www.samford.edu/ Samford University]: Outstanding seminars for genealogists, Is Repository for Alabama Baptist Church Records, large Ireland collection, many other records.
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*[http://www.bsc.edu/ Birmingham Southern University]: Has Archives for Methodist Church
  
 
=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
'''''[http://www.archives.state.al.us/ Alabama Department of History and Archives]'''''  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/734 '''FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!''']: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.
 
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{{Click|File:OGR's by location2.png|Online Genealogy Records by Location|200px}}<br>
'''''[http://algensoc.org/ Alabama Genealogical Society Website]'''''
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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]'''  
'''''[http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/bgs-aag/bgsaag_class_sched.htm Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group]'''''  
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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]'''  
'''''[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)]'''  
'''''[http://www.bcri.org/archives/index.html Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Archives]'''''  
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*'''[http://oakhill-birmingham.org/ Oak Hill Cemetery]'''  
 
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*'''[http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/ Samford Genealogy Website]'''  
'''''[http://www.bhamnews.com/archives/ Birmingham News Archives (1993-Present)]'''''
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*'''[http://www.wallacestate.edu/library/genealogy.html Wallace State Genealogy Website]'''  
 
 
'''''[http://oakhill-birmingham.org/ Oak Hill Cemetery]'''''&nbsp;
 
 
 
'''''[http://www4.samford.edu/schools/ighr/ Samford Genealogy Website]'''''  
 
 
 
'''''[http://www.wallacestate.edu/library/genealogy.html Wallace State Genealogy Website]'''''
 
 
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
We need volunteers to work at the Center during regular hours. Contact Director for more information.  
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We need volunteers to work at the Center during regular hours. Contact temple and family history consultant - center for more information. Send an email to: [mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]
 
 
[mailto:al_birmingham@ldsmail.net al_birmingham@ldsmail.net]  
 
 
 
''&nbsp;''
 

Latest revision as of 10:53, 26 October 2017

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


Birmingham Alabama Family History Center

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


Birminghamalabamafhc.jpg

Center Contacts and Hours

  • Address: 2780 Altadena Rd Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Corner of Altadena Road and Cahaba River Road and in the church. Our door is nearest the Altadena Road entrance to parking.

Language: Help delivered in Spanish, most Tuesdays

  • Phone: 205-967-7279
  • Stake TFH Consultant - Center: Anne Norris
Stake TFH Consultant - Center Assistant:
H. Jay Fox
Theresa Tuck

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm; except 1st and 5th Saturdays
  • We are all volunteers so we invite you to call to be sure we are open.

Staff Training Meetings

First Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm

Class Workshops

Second Wednesday 6:30pm-830pm
INDEXING WORKSHOP with Ann Holloman

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: -- More than 600 volumes including "American State Papers".
  • We have more than 8800 microfilm and microfiche records on site.
  • Alabama Death Records for years 1908 to 1966, complete. 1967-1974, various.
  • Many microfilm for England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, South Africa
  • Hurst Tennesse Collection: Tennessee State Library and Archive: V202-0012; NARA M653-1252; NARA 593-1531; NARA T9-1258; NARA T623-1573; NARA 624-1501; NARA 624-1518. Includes counties: Claiborne, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblin ,Hancock, Sevier
  • Surnames: Bass, Beasley, Bird, Beddingfield, Brocks Gap families, Crocker, Cain, Couplands, Dollins, Drowne, Dickerson, Eillis, Elder, Good, Hassinger, Corbitt, Children of Winged Spur, Killough, Lane, Lawrence, Lasher, McCullough, Martin, Murdock, Moser, Pendergrass, Pullen, Rasco, Rhoad, Richardson, Randolph, Snow, Southerland, Strange, Skinner, Sparks, Stump, Thomas,Veithch, Weaver, Wester, Wooten

Databases and Software

  • 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:
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital
  • Create your "Who Do You Think You Are?" story
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3.com - (formerly Footnote)
  • Kinpoint
  • MyHeritage
  • PaperTrail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla
  • World Vital Records.

Hardware and Equipment

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

Center Services

Individual Help and Group Presentations at no charge

Staff Research Specialties

  • Irish Research: Patricia Coleman
  • Swedish Research: Linda Trusty
  • Eastern European: David Crider

Resources in the Local Area

Links

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

OGR's by location2.png

Volunteer at the Center

We need volunteers to work at the Center during regular hours. Contact temple and family history consultant - center for more information. Send an email to: al_birmingham@ldsmail.net