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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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{film} 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…

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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…

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Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877

STORY UPDATED Cullman celebrates its German heritage each October with Cullman Oktoberfest. Cullman County was created by the Legislature January 24, 1877. It was…

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Elmore County, Alabama [film and photographs] was home to many Native American towns

Update: Next Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson frontier days are on November 7, 2018 - Mark your calendar. Elmore County created 1866 Elmore County…

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Did you know The Great Gastby author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, served in WWI? He was in the 167th Infantry based at Camp Sheridan, Alabama

Camp Sheridan While based at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama during World War I,  the famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, met and fell in…

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Is the city of Birmingham, Alabama sitting above an underground river that connects with the Warrior River? There may be some truth to this story.

Over the years there has been considerable talk that Birmingham, Alabama sits over a large underground stream.  It is reported that early settlers of Birmingham…

News - from the past & the present

A true ghost story from Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama that made it all the way to Philadelphia in 1892

Have you ever heard of the ghost who pulled his coffin in Marion Junction, Alabama? This story involved many respectable, local citizens of the…

News - from the past & the present

On October 27, 1913, the first newsreel film footage taken in the state of Alabama was possibly made

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,…