Category: News – from the past & the present

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Did you know that people were persecuted because of their religious beliefs and some were even killed in the founding days of America?

Read about this sad period of American history in the three-book historical series, Tapestry of Love.  Inspired by true events, these three novels take you back…

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

This is arguably the first newsreel film footage taken in the state of Alabama!

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,…

News - from the past & the present

On Aug 6, 1879 – 30,000 people from Memphis fled from epidemic – some were put off in the woods rather than allow entrance into Alabama

On August 6, 1879 citizens of Alabama were in a near panic over the potential spread of a Yellow Fever epidemic from Memphis according…

News - from the past & the present

Actual newspaper account of a sad tragedy in Selma between two well-known families published on July 4, 1877

(This is the actual 1877 newspaper account of a murder that took place between two respected families in Selma, Alabama. What a tragedy over…

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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…

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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

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,…