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New genealogy book includes names from the early days of Birmingham, Alabama

I started something new specifically for those interested in family research and genealogy in Alabama.

Collected genealogy information

As I conducted research for interesting stories to publish and/or post on my website, I continually found buried genealogy information, such as marriages, deaths, etc. that I knew would be of great benefit to family researchers, but it was hidden so well that most search engines would not find it. I decided to collect this information rather than disregard it until I could decide how to best share it with researchers.

Easy to read and search

I thought about publishing a large book with an index but the indexing of so many individual names would require more than a year’s worth of work and did not seem to be a feasible answer. After much contemplation, the easiest and quickest answer seemed to embrace technology and publish short, low-cost books Kindle-books that could be searched for specific names by computer, Kindle or another electronic device. Since Kindle books can be downloaded to almost any electronic device (including computers) with the FREE Kindle Reading App), researchers would be able to quickly see if their ancestor’s name is in the book without incurring too much cost. Additionally, the book would still be available on their computers for future reference and small enough to print out individual pages or the whole book if desired. The books will be in a series called ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES and sold on Be sure to check the TABLE OF CONTENTS in the front to see what is covered in each book.

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This first book of genealogy information includes personal abstracts from early newspapers of Birmingham, Alabama with names of many local residents in the area.

ALABAMA GENEALOGY NOTES: Volume I – Notes and names from Spring of 1874, Birmingham, Alabama



  1. Anyway to just check surnames by book in your new series on Birmingham? The price is fine just have a couple of families i am interested in and don’t need the whole series.

    1. No, I’m sorry. Each entry has a name so there are too many names to list in a preview. The best I was able to do was include a Table of Contents that gives you the time period and location of where and when names were found.

    1. Yes. You can but it as a Kindle book and download it to your computer, smart phone etc. with free apps from Amazon.

  2. Wonderful!! Thank you for all of your endless hard work!! Being in NC I can only depend on whats been uploaded to the web. My great grandfather was Stephen Barnes Garrett. I always read they were a ‘founding family’ of Birmingham. Weird thing is they didn’t move there (from Laurens, SC) until after Birmingham was founded. Funny thing that I found that they were long subscribers of the newspaper. I think that’s where it came from. Funny how stories evolve

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