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.
 Image result for soldier you are gone but not forgotten
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016



SHADOWLAWN CELEBRATES IT'S VETERANS
This Event is Open To The Public.


Monday, October 31, 2016





NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

What Tribe are you Related To!
 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016



The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group Inc. will discuss 
African American Newspapers at the November 13, 2016 Class Meeting


Check us out:  website: www.baagginc.org or Facebook at www.Facebook/Birmingham African American Genealogy Group

Saturday, October 8, 2016



THE BIRMINGHAM AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY GROUPS
 OCTOBER 9, 2016 
MEETING 


GUEST SPEAKER

BOBBY CLAYTON
THE MINING MAN

THE BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (CENTRAL) DOWNTOWN 

LINN HENLEY BUILDING (NEXT TO LINN PARK)
4TH FLOOR COMPUTER LAB
TIME: 3 - 5 P.M.



Bobby will talk about the Old Mines and their records in Jefferson County.
This guy knows mines.

The Public is invited to come out to hear him speak.

If you had family memberS that worked in the mines he might be able to tell you
 something about them..








CHECK OUT HIS YOUTUBE PAGE. LINK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYcncuBK7o

Saturday, September 24, 2016


"A PLACE FOR ALL PEOPLE EXHIBIT" 
AT AVONDALE LIBRARY PRESENT BY THE    BIRMINGHAM AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY GROUP



A Few Photos showing some of the Visitors who stop by to see the Exhibit.

The Son of the First Black Sheriff Elected in the Deep South in 1966  from Tuskegee visited the Exhibit. Mr. Amerson, shared the story of his father Sheriff Lucius Amerson with us.  

See His Father's Story.
http://www.thetuskegeenews.com/articles/2009/11/12/news/doc4afb09135fa14673502079.txt


 The Exhibit had a great turn out and everyone enjoyed the Posters.
We would like to thank the Smithsonian for allowing us to show this Exhibit today, and we will continue showcasing it through 2017.


A Retired School Teacher who stated all of the School Children needs to see this. She asked if we could come out to some of the Schools with the Exhibit, because some kids do not have transportation to get to Libraries and the town.





This young man stop by as soon as he got off from work because he wanted to see the Exhibit. He use to live in DC, now he lives in Alabama with his Grandmother.






 
A High Class of 1966 celebrating their 60th Class Reunion Stop by.





This Guy is a Retired  History Teacher.


A Formal City Council Woman from Virginia

Some came by to see the Streaming of the Event and to just Chat.




Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Come on Out To Avondale Library  (Next to Avondale Park)
and Visit this 
Traveling  Exhibit: A People for All People
 The Opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture is

September 24, 2016

Let's Celebrate!!
Free and Open to the Public!

 The Children are Ready and Can't Wait to go and  Visit 
This Museum in Washington D.C.
A BAAGG Member Explaining the Celebration.

See the Flyers Below for the Program and Time.






We Hope to See Your Face in the Place!
Come and Join Us!




Friday, September 16, 2016

BAAGG  is getting Ready for the "A Place for All People Exhibit" at the Avondale Library in Bham --people are already asking about the Exhibit.
Check us out on Facebook and at our website www.baagginc.org




Monday, September 12, 2016


Check Us Out on our Website At:  www.baagginc.org


The Birmingham African American Genealogy is very Proud to be Hosting this Exhibit in Birmingham at the Avondale Library Branch of the Birmingham Public Library
 on September 24, 2016


Friday, September 2, 2016

SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER LET'S STEP BACK IN TIME AND REMEMBER THE 
OLD TOWNS WITH ART.



SEE YOU THERE

Frances D. Tate, a local artist, grew up in Decatur, Alabama, attended local public schools and graduated
from Athens State with a degree in psychology.
.
As a dedicated community leader and advocate, she worked for over 35 years in the telecommunications
industry.
After retiring, Frances pursued a passion for art and
painting. But soon after retirement, Frances was
approached to become an equipment auditor for
independent telephone companies throughout the United
States.
This job afforded Frances the opportunity to travel
extensively to many cities and even Indian
reservation.During her many assignments, some lasting
for several weeks in one location, Frances was
enlighten how many communities preserved and
promoted community heritage and legacies.
From that enlightment, Frances was inspired to return home after leaving the auditor's position to begin reviving her community legacy in Old Town Decatur.

Friday, August 19, 2016



BAAGG Open Research Class brings together Several Members and Guest of the Birmingham Community Who wanted help with their research.





Researching Family Records in the Southern History Room of the Birmingham Public Library...



Tuesday, August 16, 2016


                        "Time waits on No One, RESEARCH"




Saturday, August 13, 2016



The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group August Class Meeting


August 14, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Researching Old Newspapers
The Class is Open to the Public.
Need Help with your Brick Walls Research........Stop By.








KEEPING THOSE OLD CHURCH MEMORIES ALIVE. 
REMEMBER THE PICNICS ON THE GROUNDS.
LET'S TELL OUR GRANDCHILDREN OUR STORIES.






Locating  the County of our Ancestor's Family is Important to the BAAGG Group. Most of our family came from the Black Belt Area
















Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Legacy Family Tree Webinars: Presenter Bernice Bennett
August 12, 2016 
Check it out 1:00 - 2:30 Central Time

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group
 "History Hunters"


As we research our families we run across information that is hard to find sometimes.
I was out during the 4th of July I stumble across some original mining records. I am placing a few of them on this blog.
An Old Accident Books from one of the Pratt Mines.
Page in the Accident Books from the Hamilton Mine for a colored man name John Brown.

A colored man Robert Floyd was hurt in the Docena Mine.

There are records out there we just have to find them.

WELL until Next Time.........more Hunting.
 _______________________________
The Black Belt Archives and the Marengo County History & Archives Museum 
present

Your Paper Trail:
Bring 'Em Back to Life
July 21-23, 2016
The University of West Alabama Campus, Livingston 

For more information check out the website:
www.centerforblackbelt.org

Register Now!
 Deadline approaching! All for $50.00
Lodging Extra.