Sunday, January 14, 2018

It's time for Class!

The 1st Colored High School in Bessemer, Alabama.
The school is closed now, but many colored children attended this school.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy New Year! A New Year for Research.

See this Newspaper Article from 1903



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Don't wait on someone else to digitize your family's photos, get a Flip Pal Scanner and do it yourself. The time is now!

 Photo Albums Needs Scanning? It's that time of the year to start. Take a few minutes each week to complete one of your research projects like me.
This is only a few of the over 150 Photo albums and 45 scrapbooks I have collected over the years from family.


We are getting ready for the BAAGG Black Heritage Fair 2018


Looking forward to doing more family research in 2018 at the 
LDS Center.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Make sure you look at the old Building still around where our ancestors worked or lived. I was suprise to see the building my grandmother worked at still standing.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

If you had miners in your family, most companies had newsletters with Black and White sections. In the Woodward Mining Company Newsletter of 1949 this article was found in the the Black Section. There is information on familys travels and deaths. This article was reported from the Dolomite Mine in Alabama.

Birmingham is loosing more and more of their older churches. Passing through one neighborhood near the construction  zone of the new interstate. This church sits empty and several streets have been closed around it.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The November BAAGG Class discovered 2 cousin the the Group. After the Spotlight Member Ms. Burton completed her presentation on her family's research, she gain a cousin who said that sounds like my uncle with the same name. (smile)  You never know who you are sitting by in your societies class.

Looking at the river brings back so many memories of how our Ancestors lived.

Educating the Group and the Community on Family History Ideas and Research is what BAAGG do.

The Cornerstone from Broad Street Baptist Church one of Birmingham oldest Churches

 Staying focus on our journey keeps us interest in Family History.

 Locating those lost love ones and their resting places is one of our goals.

Members continue to research their family, this BAAGG member is researching the Marrisette and Carmichael families from Clark and Wilcox County's in Alabama.

2017 has been a wonderful year.
 Keep Researching.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Who Am I, This photo was taken in the early 1950's in Birmingham Alabama at one of the Black Photographers Photo Studios

Congratulations BAAGG on Receiving this Award for Indexing the Freedmen's Bureau Records.

Become a member of the Birmingham African American Genealogy Group and receive a copy of the Groups Quarterly Newsletter. There are Member Stories, History Seekers documents etc. Celebrating 19 years as a group in 2018.

Check us out : 
Facebook: Birmingham African American Genealogy Group

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembering Our Veterans on Veteran's Day All over the World.
Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens in 
Birmingham, Alabama