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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Old Memories

1963 Birmingham Baptist Ministers Conference

                               Jackson Street Baptist Church back in the 1950's

Remembering 6th Avenue Baptist Church back in the day.

Check out this New Database at the Birmingham Public Library's Website

 Check out What's new at the LDS Family History Center in Vestavia.

Thursday, October 26, 2017




                                                       KEEP SEARCHING!

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.

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
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


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

Remembering the Old Church.

 The Pews are still visible.

  It is time to plan those Summer Road Trips back to your Ancestors homeland  Let's Hit the Road!