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FRIDAY FEATURE – Great Alabama history book for genealogist and historian

Great book for genealogist as a reference books as well—from Alabama’s first historian!

Pickett’s History of Alabama: And Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the Earliest Period

This is a must read for any student of Alabama history and was the first real history books written in the state by Albert J. Pickett,  a man who knew many of the original founders of the state and knew many of the people that he wrote about.

Col. Albert J. Pickett - Alabama Historian
Col. Albert J. Pickett – Alabama Historian

He was very intimate with the events of the earliest days of the state and interviews many people who were eye witnesses.

Picketts History of Alabama

pickett- figh houseAlbert J. Pickett home in Montgomery has been restored and is the home of the Montgomery historical society

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. I don’t think I can afford that.

  2. I never felt like Pickets history was very accurate.

  3. Oddly enough, although I have numerous ancestors involved in the founding of the state, only one of them is mentioned in this book. And incidentally, Amazon has it for $30.99 in hardback, $28.95 in paper.

  4. They may have one at your local library.

  5. I have this book and bought one for my son. It is also sold on Amazon. It is a great read and very detailed. When I bought the book about 5 years ago it was around $50. The value has really tripled.

  6. Dr James Pate has published a new annotated version which us available on Amazon. Just got my copy!

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