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Information about Alabama Masonic Records

Many readers often ask me how they can access Masonic Records in Alabama so I thought I'd provide a link to their policy. The…

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Mobile, Alabama, a colony of France, Britain and Spain – this {film and old photographs} reveals its mixed heritage

 First Capital of Colonial French Louisiana "On January 20, 1702, French colonists, led by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, establish Fort Louis de la Mobile on a…

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Would you travel 1000 miles on horseback to attend the University of Alabama? This 14 year-old boy did

JOHN MURRAY FORBES'S HORSEBACK TRIP TO ALABAMA IN 1831. By Thomas Semmes Forbes, Birmingham Originally written ca 1904 (Transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama…

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These transcriptions of tombstones in two old cemeteries located in Tuscaloosa reveal some early pioneers relations

CEMETERY NEAR LAKE LORRAINE AND ROBERTSON CEMETERY IN NORTHPORT, ALABAMA (Transcribed from - The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 04, No. 04, Winter Issue 1942)…

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A 2nd letter written in 1874 from Professor Connerly, the Principal of Birmingham’s first FREE School

This letter from Professor Connerly to the editors of the Birmingham Iron Age newspaper has been transcribed from the Birmingham Iron Age April 23,…

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First Confederate Provisional Congress was held in Montgomery in 1861 [see photographs, transcripts & names of participants]

On January 11, 1861, the Alabama Secession Convention passed an Ordinance of Secession, declaring Alabama a "Sovereign and Independent State." By a vote of…

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A delicate paper in the basement of Butler County, Alabama courthouse revealed the truth

A delicate paper revealed the truth by Lawanna McLeod Walthall Throughout our McLeod family history, we were told that our Grandfather that came from…

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The small historic community of Batesville, Alabama had four churches for 400-500 residents

This small community in Barbour County had 400-500 residents and four churches in pioneer days.  A local historian, Margaret Clayton Russell, talked about Batesville in…