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FEATURE BOOK- Great Alabama history book for genealogist and historian

Great book for genealogists as a reference book 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 book 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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6 comments

  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!