Nichols Memorial Library, home of NEAGS, will be open this Thursday as usual from 10am to 3pm.
It is the LAST day in 2014 the library is scheduled to be open.
The Library will be closed after December 18th
until Thursday, January 8th, 2015 when we open at the usual time.
This Saturday is the NEAGS Meeting that isn’t a meeting.
We start at noon instead of 1:30pm.
We bring a covered dish AND a dessert. And we talk and eat and just have a great time. This is the meeting to invite your non-genealogy-interested spouse.
The NEAGS Library building is owned by the Society. There are needs such as paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, copy paper, hand soap, dish soap, paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils. You get the idea.
Bring anything consumable item. And … you don’t have to wrap your NEAGS “Christmas Present”.
Write a memory or several memories of going Trick or Treatin’ when you were a child.
If the memory is a good one & your children or grandchildren are small, share the memory with them. NOW!
If the memory is not so wonderful, write it anyway and share with your children or older grandchildren.
Vital Records are so important in genealogical research. It helps to know when the state began to
require record Birth, Marriage, and Death to be recorded. Be aware that a death record does NOT mean that death certificate was required or recorded.
In Alabama, the years are:
|Birth – 1908|||||Marriage – 1936|||||Death – 1908|
~ Source: Vital Records Chart.
Note that the chart lists ALL of the United States.
You *STILL* have time. I know of at least one of our NEAGS members who has traced (and documented) her ancestors to Jamestown. Current articles on the Internet are focusing on the political buzzwords “global warming” because the U.S. Interior Secretary visited the Island. The island was hit by hurricane force winds several years ago. Articles state the island could be flooded (over time due to rising seas). None state how much or how fast. See the Historic Jamestown site for what to see on a visit as well as its history.
~~ At Nichols Library today we were assisting someone in newspaper research and in doing so I stumbled upon a new site. Well, actually the site is *not* new. It is just new to me.
The site is Newspaper Abstracts and covers not only the United States but other countries as well.