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'''E-mail:'''<ref>"[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/services/ask/GeneralForm.aspx Ask a Librarian]" at ''Birmingham Public Library'' (accessed 28 August 2012).</ref> <ref name="Contact">"[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/about/contact.aspx Contact]" at ''Birmingham Public Library'' (accessed 28 August 2012).</ref>  
'''E-mail:'''<ref>"[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/services/ask/GeneralForm.aspx Ask a Librarian]" at ''Birmingham Public Library'' (accessed 28 August 2012).</ref> <ref name="Contact">"[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/about/contact.aspx Contact]" at ''Birmingham Public Library'' (accessed 28 August 2012).</ref>  
*[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/services/ask/GeneralForm.aspx Genealogy and Local History]
*[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/services/ask/GeneralForm.aspx Genealogy and Local History]  
*[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/services/ask/ObituaryRequestForm.aspx Birmingham Obituaries and Newspapers]
*[http://www.bham.lib.al.us/services/ask/ObituaryRequestForm.aspx Birmingham Obituaries and Newspapers] <br>
Birmingham Public Library<br>2100 Park Place<br>Birmingham, AL 35203<br>  
'''Address:'''<ref name="Contact" />  
:'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;205-226-3665
:Birmingham Public Library<br>
:2100 Park Place<br>  
:Birmingham, AL 35203-2744<br>
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="Contact" />&nbsp;Genealogy, and Southern History 205-226-3665; Government Documents 205-226-3620<br>
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 <br>  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 <br>  

Revision as of 16:24, 28 August 2012

Birmingham Public Library
Linn-Henley Research Library, part of the Central Library of the Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama.

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] [2]


Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203-2744

Telephone:[2] Genealogy, and Southern History 205-226-3665; Government Documents 205-226-3620

Hours and holidays:[3]  Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[3]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Birmingham Public Library Internet site blog, location, events, books and materials, photos, services, programs, and digital resources.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

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{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Birmingham Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, local government files, newspapers, maps, church records, Civil War soldiers, photos, publications, historical quarterly, 1867 voter database, World War I Goldstar database, vertical files, personal history surname file, and AL city directories inventory.
  • National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.

Neighboring Collections

  • Alabama Genealogical Society/Stamford University Library Special Collections, Birmingham, Baptist and Alabama history, church records, current and old newspapers, manuscripts, books, and theses.
  • Mobile Public Library Index to Confederate Pension Records for AL and MS, Confederate soldiers, Mobile County Probate Court Index 1819-1964, Dawes Commission Indian Rolls.
  • Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, Florence, AL, good northwest AL local history collection.
  • [ Jefferson County Archives] Orphans’ Court minutes, marriages 1817-1970, wills 1817-1949, Probate Court cases 1817-1990, conveyances 1820-present, corporations 1880s-1968, military discharges 1910-1968, elections 1840s-present, jail logs 1880s-1978, mug shots 1953-1978, civil case files 1867-1976, divorces 1867-1960.
  • Bureau of Vital Statistics, Montgomery, birth and death certificates 1908-present, marriage certificates 1936-present, divorce records 1950-present.
  • Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL, federal depository library, genealogy websites, censuses, printed sources, manuscripts.
  • Alabama Historical Association news and events, Alabama Review, historical markers program, podcasts, and list of Alabama genealogical and historical societies. See also U. of W. Alabama Library.
  • [ Jefferson County Historical Society], quarterly publication, and services.
  • [ Jefferson County Genealogical Society], quarterly, publications on cemeteries, marriages, land, Bibles, wills, and the 1855 Alabama state census, and services including professional researchers.


  1. "Ask a Librarian" at Birmingham Public Library (accessed 28 August 2012).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Contact" at Birmingham Public Library (accessed 28 August 2012).
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