NEAGS Annual Spring Seminar, 200 Years of Alabama Roots, An Alabama Bicentennial Genealogy Event

NEAGS is pleased to announce our Annual Spring Seminar, 200 Years of Alabama Roots, An Alabama Bicentennial Genealogy Event. The esteemed J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, will guide us through family tree building, teach us how to find online manuscripts and the best Webinars, as well as giving us his top 10 tools for research. Join us Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Downtown Civic Center, 623 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 (formally known as Senior Activity Center). This event is co-sponsored by
Alabama Bicentennial Commission, 2019, Alabama Heritage, Gadsden Public Library, and Greater Gadsden Tourism. Use the drop down box in the menu bar to download the registration form.

Salute to Veterans Volume II

Salute to the Veterans of Etowah County, Alabama

Salute to the Veterans of Etowah County, Alabama

NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society is working on Salute to The Veterans of Etowah County Vol. II. If you have someone that served since 1898 and lived or registered in Etowah County, and they were not included in Volume I of the book, we would love to include them in this book.  Click the link in the header menu bar to download the form. Complete the form as instructed and mail to NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 8268, Gadsden, Alabama 35902.  If you need additional information, you may contact Kathy Burttram or RoseMary Hyatt via email at

Join us for Spring Seminar 2018

J Mark Lowe

J Mark Lowe

Spring Seminar 2018

Please join us for Spring Seminar 2018 being held Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 8:30 AM — 3:00 PM at the Downtown Civic Center (formerly called the Senior Activity Center), 623 Broad Street (Rear Entrance), Gadsden, Alabama 35901.  It is our honor to present the renowned genealogist J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA as our speaker this year.We hope you will be able to join us for an information filled day.  You can download the registration form by clicking here.  You may also click the 2018 Spring Seminar Registration tab at the top of the page to download the form.  Some of the subjects J. Mark Lowe will present are:  Alabama Records & Migration, Ready-Set-Plan!, My Taxes Were Due When? (Using Delinquent Tax Lists and Release Books), and What’s Really Online?

Registration is $25.00 and includes lunch catered by Beans and Greens.  Register early because, after March 10th, registration will be $30.00.  You may also register at the door.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special diets.

J.Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

He was recently seen on Who Do You Think You Are, Season 2 – Lionel Richie Episode and on Biography Channel’s uneXplained – Season of the Lost Souls.  J. Mark Lowe has been researching families for more than 40 years. He grew up in Tennessee with extensive family roots in Kentucky. He has traveled extensively in both states and enjoys sharing his love of genealogy and the joy of research with others including some historic reenacting.  As a researcher and lecturer, Lowe enjoys working with Genealogical groups and professional organizations. He was President of the of the Association of Professional Genealogists, former Vice President and Secretary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

In the process of teaching others, Mark builds his own skills and insight for research. His experience as a Classroom Teacher, Principal, and Professional Researcher provides a different perspective for each research problem.  Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee which lies in Northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border. With a family history in both states, a knowledge of the interaction of citizens along borders helps Mark resolve difficult issues using often overlooked records. As a national and regional speaker, he has brought these areas of expertise along with his unique humor and southern style to many diverse audiences.  He is the Coordinator for the IGHR (Samford University) Research in the South track, SLIG (UGA) Southern Research (mid-South, Gulf-South) and was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award by APG in 2007.

As the Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), Mark has developed and directed week-long interactive learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. In 2002, the RIGS Alliance, in cooperation with the National Archives – Southeast Region, conducted their first workshop in Atlanta, focusing on Federal Records of the Southeast U.S. RIGS Alliance alternates workshops between the Southeast Region (Atlanta/Morrow GA) and the Southwest Region. (Ft. Worth, TX) Mark has published articles and reviews in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), SPEAK! (Genealogical Speakers Guild newsletter), The National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), The North Carolina Genealogical Society Quarterly, The Longhunter (Southern Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2, 1859-1873 and Pioneer Cemetery (Bowling Green, Ky.)

Time to Renew Your Membership or Join Us For Another Exciting Year

For those of you who are members of NEAGS and those who are not, it is time to renew your membership or join us for another exciting year.  It is not necessary to join the NEAGS to use the library however membership gets you 2 Newsletters that are full of information to help you with your research.  If you would like to become a part of our “family”, just click on the link in the header, print your form, fill it out and mail or bring it to the library.  We have monthly meetings in which a presentation is shown and refreshments are served following the program.  We would love to have you!

Proudly Presenting Salute to the Veterans of Etowah County

Salute to the Veterans of Etowah County, Alabama

Salute to the Veterans of Etowah County, Alabama

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society is Proudly Presenting Salute to the Veterans of Etowah County book for sale.  Kathy Peoples Burttram has lovingly dedicated many hours of research and compilation to bring you this book. For this, we owe her a special Thank You!  The book is a tribute to the brave and courageous Veterans that were from or lived in Etowah County who served our country.  It is a gorgeous book and can be purchased at Nichols Library.  The book is $30.00 and you can also have it shipped for an additional $5.00.  It would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone special.