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Did you know that for less than the cost of a cup of coffee once a month you can help Alabama Pioneers and earn REWARDS?

Through the Alabama Pioneers website, books, Alabama Grist Mill Podcast, and Social Media, we have attempted to capture the true spirit and lives of the State of Alabama’s ancestors in a safe and friendly environment.

Any project this large requires ever-increasing costs to keep it secure and a big thank you goes out to everyone who has bought books and provided financial donations from time to time. You kept our “heads above water.”

Growth has been phenomenal

The Alabama Pioneers website now has thousands of articles, and we have published over 124 E-books and paperback books on Alabama’s history. Through your support, we even ventured into the new world of podcasting with the advent of ALABAMA GRIST MILL PODCAST in October 2017. The number of daily downloads of the episodes has exceeded our expectations and a whole new audience interested in everything Alabama has developed.

We are blessed and overwhelmed by your interest in our simple project to share genealogy and unknown historical information about Alabama over ten years ago. We are attempting to make Alabama’s history come alive for everyone, and the growth has been phenomenal.

We are not finished

We are not finished―we still have many stories, ideas and ways we want to share Alabama’s story but we have reached a level where we need a more consistent means of financial support.

Security for people to donate is a major issue. We discovered the PATREON program, and it seemed to fit our needs perfectly.

Similar to Patron Program for museums but we have rewards!

The PATREON program is similar to a Patron program used by many national museums throughout the country such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Lincoln Center Theater, Birmingham Museum of Arts, etc. Patrons provide financial support to the museums through donations.

The PATREON program is much less expensive and simple to use.

If Alabama Pioneers fans donated a little each month, this would provide us with a “stable financial support system” so we could expand and plan for future growth.

All Patreons/Patrons receive rewards, bonus stories, and free books depending on their level of support. Learn more about the Patreon/Patron program by clicking the link below.

Become a Patron!

Please consider becoming an Alabama Patreons/Patrons today!

You can change or cancel your membership level at any time.

WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with On-line resources


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WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with On-line resources (Kindle Edition)

By (author):  Causey, Donna R
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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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