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

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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 …