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
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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.
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
Monday, November 6, 2017
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Remembering the Old Church.
The Pews are still visible.
It's time for Class!
Where did your Ancestor Attend School? Try looking in old Newspapers and Books of the time and you might find a photo of the school l...
The November BAAGG Class discovered 2 cousin the the Group. After the Spotlight Member Ms. Burton completed her presentation on her ...
The 1st Colored High School in Bessemer, Alabama. The school is closed now, but many colored children attended this school. ...
LOCATING THOSE HARD TO FIND RECORDS AND READING THEM. SLAVE RECORDS RECORDS FROM TUSCALOOSA COUNTY ALABAMA IN THE 1800'S ...
Make sure you look at the old Building still around where our ancestors worked or lived. I was suprise to see the building my grand...
Who Am I, This photo was taken in the early 1950's in Birmingham Alabama at one of the Black Photographers Photo Studios Congrat...