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Find a clue about your ancestor on Alabama Pioneers

Find a clue about your ancestor on Alabama Pioneers!

Each day we  (Alabama Pioneers) discover new information about Alabama citizens buried deep in old newspapers and books. Typical search engines do not find this data because the type on the paper is severely faded and/or smeared. It takes the human eye to find it.

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For example, local newspapers were often filled with comments like…

  • James Collier came by with a 10 lb. tomato he has grown
  • Susie Jones is off to Connecticut to stay with her aunt Sophie White while attending school.

Seemingly innocuous statements like these are invaluable to family researchers because they often provide the one clue needed about an ancestor living in a certain area or even explaining a family connection and why an ancestor moved to another location.

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Information includes:

  • Alabama history stories – such as murders, scandals, deaths, etc.

  • students and graduates from schools, local social news, visitors in town, trips citizens make to out-of-town relatives

  • death and obituary notices from old newspapers

  • legal notices, divorces, probation of estates, etc.

  • local comings and goings about Alabama citizens from old newspapers.

We collected this genealogy information as we researched stories published for the Alabama Pioneers website for over 10 years.

Now we have re-typed this data so the information can be read and searched with our search engine and posted it online for all our Patrons.


And we add new data each day!

For less than the cost of one cup of coffee per month, you can have access to this EXCLUSIVE wealth of genealogy information.

A new article from this collected genealogy and Alabama family information is posted each day and is available for ALL Patron members to read!

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Other benefits for Patron Researchers:

  • Post questions, queries

  • Communicate,

  • Share photos,

  • Collaborate with other Patrons who have similar interests,

Splawn & Pratt family in Alabama – L to R Front Aunt Neph Johnson, Aunt Mary Jane Harpole, Grandmother Cruise (lived 99 1/2 years), Aunt Sally Splawn; Back: Uncle Dove Cruise, Aunt Anna Pratt, Ollie Cruise Weaver, Uncle Willis Cruise

Patrons can also:

  • Read all Alabama Pioneers Stories first

  • Hear AP Podcasts first

  • Participate in monthly signed book drawings

  • Read the Patron newsletter with all links to new information

  • Receive additional benefits and giveaways per tier level

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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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