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Alabama Pioneers – two levels of participation – one with FREE stories – one with PATRON stories

Patron Stories will be unlocked immediately when you Become a Patron 

Alabama Pioneers is a labor of love for us and we have been devoted to discovering and sharing the footprints left behind by our ancestors through photographs, films, stories, biographies on this website,, 80 books and our Podcast, “The Alabama Grist Mill” We have been chronicling Alabama history and telling these stories for over 10 years and constantly are working to bring more stories in exciting new ways. Some fans have donated to the through the Paypal link below to keep us going, but expenses continued to rise so we looked for a way to keep everything FREE! (continued below ad)

We Found the Answer with two Levels of Alabama Pioneers — a FREE and a PATRON membership

With a partnership in the Patreon/Patron program and the support of Alabama Pioneers fans who believe in this endeavor as much as we do, we have found the answer.

We now have two levels of stories on (continued below)

FREE level (with over 3000 stories, a free daily newsletter, and a free podcast “The Alabama Grist Mill”

PATRON level (stories are visible only to Patreon/Patron members as a reward for their financial support.)

We are looking forward to a bright future together and greatly appreciate their patronage. Thank you for believing in us by Becoming a Patron

The Two Levels of Alabama Pioneers

  • FREE level continues as it has in the past with FREE stories, transcriptions, articles etc. and also includes a subscription (if desired) to our FREE daily newsletter that keeps you abreast of all the new articles on Alabama Pioneers, and our free podcast “The Alabama Grist Mill”  (Note: You must subscribe to this Daily newsletter on the website with an email address if you want to receive it.)
  • PATREON/PATRON level is our interactive membership level. Our partnership with the Patreon program enables us to provide more for our fans.  Patrons are helping us create a living history of Alabama and by developing an Alabama Pioneers community through their financial support, comments, etc. As a reward for their patronage, Patrons will be able to unlock more in-depth stories, vintage newspaper subscriptions, post research queries on the website, participate in monthly autographed book giveaways, receive a bi-monthly Exclusive Newsletter written and other additional rewards we may think of in the future.  Stories visible only to Patrons on the Alabama Pioneers website and Social media are labeled Patron level only. Stories can be unlocked immediately when you Become a Patron

More rewards and benefits for our Patron members

Our Patrons received two books after we reached our first two membership goals. We are nearing another goal of 350 members and another book giveaway. Join soon to participate in the reward below!

When we reach our 3rd goal of 350 members, ALL current Patron/Patreon members will receive the ebook VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past 


A Patron name is randomly selected from the current Patron membership on the 15th of each month and the winner receives an autographed book by author Donna R. Causey. (Current membership is less than 350 so odds are good for being a winner.)

There are several levels of membership with additional rewards at each tier level. Click Become a Patron to see the tier levels. 

(NOTE) All stories will be unlocked immediately when you Become a $2 a month Patron

Try it! You can stop your membership at any time! Click the link below to learn how to

Become a Patron!

If you’d rather not become a patron member now, but would like to help, you can always make a donation through the Paypal link below.

Thank you for believing in us and becoming an Alabama Pioneers Patron Member.  With your interest and support, we will continue to share Alabama’s hidden stories to the World.

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Exploration: A Collection of Lost & Forgotten Stories (Kindle Edition)

By (author):  Causey, Donna R

List Price: $8.95
New From: $8.95 In Stock
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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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  14. Have you
    Researched st. Clair Co.

    1. Yes, we have many articles on St. Clair. You can use the search box on the website and type in St. Clair as a keyword to find them.

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  18. I had a paper route when I was 12 for the Opelika Daily News. The paper was 5 cents a day, 27 cents a week, or 81 cents a month. I made about $5.00 per week, pretty good money in 1962.

  19. What is a patron member? Just curious as if I would be considered one

    1. Hi Rebie,
      Yes, anyone can become a patron of Alabama Pioneers. Click this link and you will learn about the different tiers of membership.

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