Saturday, February 18, 2017

Locating those Hard to Find Death Records Not Online in the Libraries Archives

Alabama started keeping Death Records in 1908 but there are other records that you will need to look at. Most libraries have records in books and files dating back to the 1800's from churches, hospitals, homes etc. you can not make copies of these records or scan them so what do you do. The library will allow you to take photos of them.

Well you do like I do take my 2 camera's 1 cell phone with 128 gb storage and my Nikon DLR with a 64 gb card.  Think about spending at least a couple of hours researching and photographing the records.
Most of the records are so fragile they fall apart in your hands.
90 percent of all records are not online yet.
Happy Researching.  
Wanda Looney, BAAGG

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017


The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group is  Showcasing Art and Education in the Lobby of the Birmingham Public Library Central Downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Stop by and visit the Display.

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African Art from the Ivory Coast Tribes and Other African Nations.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group Inc. Presents

This is a grand event the Group Presents Each Year.

See on Saturday,  February 11, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Alabama Genealogy Society Spring Seminar
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Samford University


The Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar
April 22, 2017
Marriott SpringHill Suites
Huntsville, Alabama


Alabama State University
Montgomery Alabama
June 11-16, 2017
updates coming soon.
5 Days
Cost: $300 for workshop 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Late Fall and Winter are the best times to look back at the way our Ancestors lived.
From the Outhouse to the Wood House this was a way of life for them.
Many of our Female Ancestors made sure we stay warm with a warm quilt to cover our bodies at night and while sitting around the fireplace.

What items will we leave our children and grandchildren to remembers us by.
Think About it.!

Keep  telling the Stories that was past down from your grandparents and great grandparents so that the generations coming behind us will know where their families came from and who they are.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Traveling the Road My Ancestors Once Traveled: 
                      Down in Quarry Land

Some of the jobs our ancestors worked was long and hard. Looking back over their lives I decided to trace their steps down into the Quarry they once worked in. As I traveled up and down the hills and mountains I learn and listen to the wind, felt the pain in climbing over rocks and sweating as I began my decent down into the pit. This limestone Quarry on Ruffner mountain was no joke. The 3 mile round trip taught me about being strong and staying the course. Seeing how and where my ancestor worked gave me more courage to keep on researching and to never forget what they accomplish in their lifetime.

Below are a few photos of the Old Limestone Quarry at Ruffner.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

BAAGG Remembering....

Robert Kennedy Jr.

 From Birmingham, Alabama

A Hero's Spirit Came Home!

The Vietnam Memorial came to Fultondale Alabama  this year and along came Roberts Spirit. We visited the memorial to locate his name.  Thank you Tom Combs for the Leadership you gave Robert as his Platoon Leader in Vietnam. Because of him positioning himself over a bomb that fell in the manhole, his fellow army buddies lives was spared.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

This Event is Open To The Public.