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Did you know that Barber shop singing actually originated in Barber shops? Here is the story about its development

BARBER SHOP SINGING BY INEZ MCCOLLUM Barber Shop Singing began in America in the last half of the 19th Century. Barber Shop Quartets originated…

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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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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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Is there a music muse in Muscle Shoals? Read this and decide for yourself [pictures & video]

Called the Singing River The Cherokees who lived in the northwestern corner of Alabama called the river that flowed through their territory “Unashay” —…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know that the University Club in Tuscaloosa was once the Governor’s Mansion? [vintage pictures]

The history of the beautiful University Club in Tuscaloosa dates back to the very beginning of the state of Alabama. Captain James H. Dearing,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Madame Wooster cared for the sick in Birmingham & had a romance with John Wilkes Booth is honored at UAB

[The Lou Wooster Public Health Award at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Public Health is presented annually by the University of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Beautiful Paint Rock Valley, Alabama “Little sister to Virginia’s Shenandoah” [pictures and story]

PAINT ROCK VALLEY, ALABAMA PIONEERS (posted to public stories Ancestry.com by genealogygeek) Flanked by steep mountains and threaded by a meandering river, Paint Rock Valley…