Birmingham Alabama Family History Center
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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.
Phone: (205) 967-7279
- Tuesday: 10am-4pm
- Wednesday: 10am-8pm
- Some Saturdays: 10am-2pm
Calendar and Events
FAMILY HISTORY FAIR...Saturday 21 July 2012...from 10am until 3pm...free of charge...
Registration opening soon
Find Your Family...additional time to use the center one Sunday per month.
May 27 2012...4-7pm
June 24, 2012...4-7pm
July 22, 2012...4-7pm
August 26, 2012...4-7pm
September 23, 2012...4-7pm
October 28, 2012...4-7pm...Please note this will be the last for 2012.
Staff Training Meetings:
Fourth Sundays 3-4pm...although cancelled for May 2012
- 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
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 Public Library)
- Birmingham Public 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
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