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Tracing Your Alabama Past

ISBN-10: 1578064929
ISBN-13: 9781578064922
Edition: 2002
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Description: Searching for your Alabama ancestors? Looking for historical facts? Dates? Events? This book will lead you to the places where you'll find answers. Here are hundreds of direct sources -- governmental, archival, agency, online -- that will help you  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 11/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Searching for your Alabama ancestors? Looking for historical facts? Dates? Events? This book will lead you to the places where you'll find answers. Here are hundreds of direct sources -- governmental, archival, agency, online -- that will help you access information vital to your investigation. This comprehensive reference book leads to the wide array of essential facts and data -- public records, census figures, military statistics, geography, studies of African American and Native American communities, local and biographical history, Internet sites, archives, and more. For the first time Alabama researchers are offered a how-to book that is not just a bibliography. Such complex sources as Alabama's biographical/ genealogical materials, federal land records, Civil War-era resources, and Native American sources are discussed in detail, along with many other topics of interest to researchers seeking information on this diverse Deep South state. Book jacket.

Robert S. Davis is director of the Family & Regional History Program and senior professor of history at Wallace State College, Hanceville, Alabama. His many publications include Requiem for a Lost City: Sallie Clayton's Memoirs of Civil War Atlanta and Ghosts & Shadows of Andersonville. His current projects include a biography of Colonel George Washington Lee, the controversial Confederate provost marshal of Civil War Atlanta.

List of Maps and Charts
Acknowledgments
Historical Background
Internet, Books, Bibliographies, Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts
Maps and Places
Biographical Sources
Statewide and Out-of-State Libraries and Archives
Special African American Research Materials
Church and Religious Groups
Prehistoric and Native American Sources
Colonial and Territorial Sources
Migration Sources to and from Alabama
Federal Land Records
Census Records
Other Special Federal Sources
City, County, and Community Sources
Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Divorces, and Marriages
Military Records
Special Reconstruction-Era Resources
Index

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