Category: News – from the past & the present

News - from the past & the present

Don’t Go To Texas!

After the Civil War and during Reconstruction citizens of Alabama suffered considerably and many lost their homes and property. Often they pulled up stakes and…

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the presentUncategorized

Picture of a Cottingham house built ca. 1707 in Maryland is an ancestor of Bibb County, Alabama Cottinghams

During my research for my latest historical fiction novel in this series, I was excited to discover a photograph (below) of a Cottingham house…

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the presentUncategorized

Do family and friends ask you for help in their genealogy research? This book may help

Do you have someone in your family who is interested in genealogy? Give them Where Do I Start?: Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastNews - from the past & the present

This was what you had to worry about when you traveled on a steamboat in Alabama in the 1840s

(News story from January 29, 1847 reveals William Tannehill's death.) DEATH ON A RIVERBOAT Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Alabama On January 29th, 1847 William Tannehill…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastNews - from the past & the present

Did you know The Great Gastby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, served in WWI? He was in the 167th Infantry based at Camp Sheridan, Alabama

NOTE: Mark Pace, a local Montgomery collector and enthusiast, shares his collection and insights into the fascinating history of Camp Sheridan on March 4,…