Birmingham Alabama Family History Center

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

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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


Open Hours:

Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm and 6pm-8pm
Some Saturdays: 10am-2pm

Holiday Schedule:

Thanksgiving:  Closed 23 Nov 2011 through 28 Nov 2011
Christmas:   Closed 17 Dec 2011 through 2 Jan 2012.  Open 3 Jan 2012.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Find Your Family...additional time to use the center one Sunday per month. 

28 August 2011          3pm-6pm

25 September 2011     3pm-6pm

23 October 2011         3pm-6pm

no dates for November and December

29 January 2012          3pm-6pm

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings:    

       Fourth Sundays 2-3pm  

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through 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: 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.

Hardware and Equipment

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

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

  • Alabama Genealogical Society
  • BAAGSG (Meets on 2nd Sunday, 3rd Floor of Linn-Henley Building at Birmingham Public Library)
  • Birmingham Public Library: features extensive collection for southern research
  • Samford University:  Outstanding seminars for genealogists, Has archives for Baptist Church 
  • Birmingham Southern University:  Has Archives for Methodist Church


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