Colleges and Universities maintain alumni files – good place for family research

Good Family Research Tip

Have you searched colleges and universities for genealogy information? They maintain historical archives and some contain faculty and student records and admission applications.

University of Alabama before it burned (apps.lib.ua.edu.)University of Alabama before it was burned in the Civil War

Some maintain alumni files with the year of graduation along with address and employment record and directories often include residences and sometimes maiden names. Fraternities and Sororities often maintain alumni records.

See the book UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA OFFICERS 1831-1901 for some genealogy information from early records at the University of Alabama.


One comment

  1. This looks like the UofA’s Smith Hall, one of the most beautiful indoor spaces in Alabama. This pictures misses the spectacular skylight above.

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