Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017









Are you have a Family Reunion in the Birmingham Area in 2018 or 2019? Check out the 2017 Reunion Expo for More Details. See the Flyer below. BAAGG will be attending this event, to share information about our group and on how to research your families history.






Thursday, October 12, 2017



It's all in a Day of Research

A Day at the Birmingham Public Library Archives

Locating an Old House in the Country
Reading old Newspapers in the Basement of the County Court House in Butler County Alabama
If you need some exercise, get out and walk the grounds of your Ancestors, you will loose a couple of POUNDS.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Peace Baptist Church Birmingham Alabama    1917 -2017 Sitting Along Closed as the Community Surrounding it Moves On
 



Monday, September 25, 2017





Searching for One Record, Finding Another




More and more records are now being placed online that can help with your research. While looking for an older relative born in 1770 in Virginia, I ran across her great great grandson's ( James Driver)  prison record. Interesting, you never know what you may find.










James Driver's Great Grandmother Lucie Driver born in 1770
































































Monday, September 18, 2017



Tracing those Underground Railroad Ancestors

After getting a request to locate a family of a Run Away Slave I decided to begin on line and then travel to Canada togather more info.

Going to Conferences and listening to speakers will help you find more records also.


BAAGG October Class


Family Conference

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Building Still Standing


A Friend and I traveled to the back woods of Alabama to locate her Great Grand Father's Land. To our suprise there were 3 buildings still standing. We stop and looked and begin to feel the presence of this family. There was nothing around just a long over grown road with birds and blue sky. The trip was worth it. We plan to do it again soon. 

Finding that needle in a haystack is still an awsome memory.
Members of the BAAGG Group.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Remembering the Place where my Ancestors were Baptized . The Creek back in the late 1870's

We should take that Trip back to our Ancestors Hometown.


Cedar Creek

Take me back, Take me back dear Lord to the Place where they/I first received you, is a song that grandmother used to sing.

















BAAGG August Class Meeting



Placing your Hands on History is the Greatest Thing of all especially when it is your Family.

 Old Birth records still in a Box at one County Court House makes the trip worth while.



Saturday, July 22, 2017





Where did Grandma Go to School?
Finding this old
School Directory with School Names in
1917-1918
 
This worn School Directory packed down in grandma's Cedar Chest helped us with schools in the Area during this time period. Sometimes there are old boxes in the basement and attic that no one has touch. Take some time and dust off those old boxes and chests to see what  treasures are  hiding  inside.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Source of this Photo:
An Army Standard Cocktail Guide found in documents belonging to  M. Mott of  Jefferson County, Alabama from the 1940's at a Army Base Party in Louisiana



KEEP DIGGING YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MAY FIND IN THE OLD FAMILY RECORDS.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Traveling down the back roads of Northern Alabama
Remembering the old Barns at Grandmother house. 
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Remembering the Old Church.

 The Pews are still visible.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Shadow Lawn Clean Week Begins on Saturday, 6, 2017 until Saturday 13, 2017
Everyone is invited to come out and help make Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens Beautiful for Mother's Day.


Saturday, April 15, 2017




While you still have time, take some and visit the old home front.




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama is one of the Oldest African American Cemeteries in Jefferson County.

One of the Stacked Graves in the Cemetery


Saturday, April 1, 2017


    Walking in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the campus of Alabama State University on April 4th.



Finding History in Teachers Homes.
Do you know any?
Have them donate their books and papers to the Library or a University.




  For more information check the website www.baagginc.org and
 Facebook/Birmingham African American Genealogy Group

Tuesday, March 14, 2017





Some Alabama Study Tools





Looking for more information on your missing family members check out these guides.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017




Let's Talk Genealogy! Join Us.


Saturday, February 11, 2017



Marengo County History Archives Presents




Thursday, February 2, 2017


CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE 2 UP COMING EVENTS
Alabama Genealogy Society Spring Seminar
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Samford University

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




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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!