Welcome to Alabama Pioneers

Those who walk in another’s tracks leave no footprints  

Alabama Pioneers is a FREE website devoted to discovering and sharing the footprints left behind by our ancestors through transcribed documents/articles, stories, and biographies as we journey through our state’s history. We report the stories of the past!

In the BLOG section, you will find:

  • Historical articles and stories about people, places, and events in Alabama
  • Transcriptions of historical documents and articles about Alabama
  • Heart-warming, humorous, and touching stories and memories from various contributing authors
  • Old Recipes, household and health tips from the past

In the NEWS section, you will find:

  • Transcribed Newspaper articles from Alabama’s past
  • Current Alabama historical news such as historical events, reunions, meetings etc.

In the BIOGRAPHIES section, you will find:

  • Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabamians

In the GENEALOGY section, you will find:

  • Alabama Genealogy information, such as deaths, birth records, family research, and etc. which is of interest to those researching Alabama connections.
  • Family Research Queries from the Alabama pioneers community

In the BOOKS section, you will discover all the books we have written:


All genealogy books and novels written by Donna R. Causey help keep this website Free!

At Alabama Pioneers, we search through thousands of historical documents to report important news of Alabama’s past. From historical accounts, genealogy queries and wonderful memories from our contributing authors, you will always find something interesting on Alabama Pioneers. Use our search engine to seek specific information or  surnames that’s of interest to  you.

Whether you are interested in history, genealogy, interesting stories, old recipes, old household tips, or memories of the past, you should find something of interest on the website.

Use our search engine to seek specific information or  surnames that’s of interest to  you.

If you find an article you enjoy, feel free to comment in the Reply section of each article. We appreciate hearing from you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter and sign-up for the newsletter so you can stay abreast of what’s new on the website.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you return again soon.

Donna R. Causey

Favorite memories aren’t meant to be sequestered in photo albums or exiled to attics, they should be shared.

Do you have good memories to share?  Email it to [email protected] and you may become one of our contributing authors

“This packrat has learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.“-Ellen Goodman – The Boston Globe

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  1. I enjoyed the article about Richmond Pearson Hobson. It is a shame in most places in the article the name is listed as Richard Pearson Hobson. My father was named after Richmond Pearson Hobson and I was named after my father. I know most people wrongly assume the name is Richard rather than the correct name of Richmond. I have experienced this thoughout my life and had to correct people. I was told my grandfather who died before I was born knew Richmond Pearson Hobson and thus my father was named after him and I was named after my father.

  2. Hello, again!
    It’s been a while!!

    This is for the Editor’s eyes only – to consider including on this beautiful site.
    Wondered if you had seen this very interesting story.

  3. Donna, I want to thank you for posting the biography about Maj. Charles Abercrombie. Little did I know that I was one of his descendants, until recently. Your informative piece assisted me in adding to my family tree. Thank you so much.

  4. You should be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites online.
    I most certainly will recommend this blog!

    1. Thanks!

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