Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Anne Newport Royall – describes the positive and negative of living in Alabama in 1822

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

News - from the past & the present

Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

News - from the past & the present

A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

News - from the past & the present

On October 27, 1913, the first newsreel film footage taken in the state of Alabama was possibly made

WE FOUND AN AMAZING NEWSREEL! Arguably,  we discovered the first newsreel of film footage taken in the state of Alabama. This long-lost, over 100-year-old,…

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Vinegar of the Four Thieves – Recipes & curious tips from the past is now in paperback

Our ancestors had to be resilient when they faced obstacles in daily life, from dealing with pests, medical emergencies, caring for clothing and cleaning…

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the present

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elections for early representatives of Bibb County, Alabama were often heated

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elections for early representatives of Bibb County, Alabama were often heated Antiquities of Bibb (Transcribed from The Centreville Press, Centreville, Alabama January…