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Any Virginia Ancestors? Unless this Bill passes, it is going to get harder to get court records

Action Needed Now

I have Virginia ancestors? So do a LOT of people doing genealogy research. Judy G. Russell who does the excellent The Legal Genealogist blog posted today, 15-Jan-2014, titled “Virginia call to arms“. It’s another one of those wonderful actions that a state can do to fix one problem and instead REALLY screw the researching genealogist or historian. …

NEAGS – Subscriptions Back ~ Learning Never Stops

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” That quote is attributed to many people & comes with various ending words. I appreciate your patience as I learned ONE more thing today. Which means I can give you back something I removed just yesterday. Sigh~  Subscriptions Are Back!  If you have subscribed before, you do NOT …

A New Look & Focus for the NEAGS Site

A New Look. A New Focus. A Cleanup of Old Content. More capabilities.

The new look — cleaner. Not just the content but the menus as well. And most important to your site administrator…a new content platform.

The new focus — to the counties of North East Alabama & to assist our society members & readers in genealogy research.

The cleanup of old content. Even on web sites, it’s not the NUMBER of posts, pages, or items you have. It’s the information within them. BTW, the same thing applies to genealogy databases. All content was reviewed and some removed.

More capabilities. Nothing on the site is restricted from your view. Ability to comment on posts enabled. You do NOT have to be a subscriber to make a comment. All content is reviewed before it appears on the site. Anti-spam in place. We hate it as much as you do.

Subscribers — “If I subscribed before, do I have to subscribe again?”.

NEAGS Cemetery Projects

Downed gravestones in an Etowah County, AL cemetery.

NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society (NEAGS) members are working on several cemeteries in Etowah County. If anyone knows of unmarked graves in these or any information on these cemeteries, contact RoseMary Hyatt, 256-538-1122, or Anne Batie, 256-492-2739, or email

Several cemetery books are for sale and are listed in the rest of this article. Click on the “Read More”.