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FamilySearch Discontinuing Microfilm Distribution Services

In case you haven’t already heard, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services on September 1, 2017.  According to the FamilySearch website, the last day to order microfilm is August 31, 2017.  If you would like more information, click here.  Apparently, this is happening because the advances in technology are making microfilm obsolete.  Many digital images …

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall has been on display in Gadsden since May 11th and will be here through May 15th.  If you haven’t done so already, I suggest you visit.  I stopped by Saturday and was deeply touched seeing all the names of those who sacrificed their lives.  I found …

Welcome a New Site Administrator

It has been my honor to serve as the NEAGS web site administrator for several years. But it is time for me to step down and I am so happy to introduce April Ozbilgin as the new site administrator. I’ll still be around and hope to add some new information to the site. Please say …

What Alabama Data is on Ancestry.com

Alabama (outlined on a USA 48-state map) data found on Ancestry

Did you know that you can access Ancestry.com at Nichols Library?

People tend to think that Ancestry is all about Family Trees or finding an ancestor in a census. Both of those are there & the census access is valuable. Ancestry has upgraded their view of the census several times and if you have not looked at one in several years, you might well be surprised at the improvement. Family Trees — well, those are put on by “just folks” and I’ll address using those with care in a separate post.

You will be astonished to see the number of read data records, collections, books, etc. on Alabama. PLUS, there is an easy way to obtain all the records related to a specific Alabama county.

Great Research Site for “Old” Books

ForgottenBooks.com Logo.

The site — ForgottenBooks.com — has tons of books of ALL kinds. Are there books that are JUST about genealogy?  Yes. Type genealogy in the search field. You can search for free? Yes. In fact the site has a variety of searches available. If I find a book I need, can I read the whole …