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AlaBenton Genealogical Society Meetings
2016 Programs

2nd floor, Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library (Corner of Wilmer & 10th Street, Anniston, AL)

Monthly meetings take place at 1:00 PM on the first Saturday of each month (except for May, June, July and August) unless that Saturday falls in a Holiday weekend. (Holiday weekend is defined as any weekend in which a holiday falls on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday of the regular meeting day). Meetings are also subject to change if the library will be closed for any reason.  Please pay careful attention to the dates shown below for those months.  Since the meeting space occasionally has to be changed from the Ayers Room to the Anniston Room, be sure to check in at the sign-up table outside the Alabama Room.  If the table isn't set up, either you're way too early or it's the wrong day!

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January 9, 2016:            Annette Smith, long-time member of both AlaBenton and the DAR organization, will speak on the subject of Revolutionary War Ancestors.

February 13, 2016:        Pete Morgan will present a program on the Jones Family of Anniston, Alabama and Georgia. Here's your chance to catch up with the Joneses!  (Library closed Feb. 6 & 7, so Feb. meeting will be on 2nd Saturday)

March 5,  2016:              Ruth McCarty, valued AlaBenton member and current president, will offer guidance on finding a cause of death.

April 2, 2016:                 Frank Mills, who has lectured nationwide and taught at West Point, will give a program on historical information concerning World War II. Bound to be interesting!

May 7, 2016:                  Marsha Watts Foreman, who gave us one of the most understandable programs we've encountered on the different types of DNA testing available and how to select the most useful type for you, will offer a follow-up program explaining what to do with your DNA matches once you've done your testing.


Watch This Space for Possible Workshop

(See Workshop page for details and application form)

September 10, 2016:    Tom Mullins, Librarian/Genealogist/Historian in the Alabama Room Of The Anniston-Calhoun Co. Public Library.   Tom will share with us what he learned at the Samford Genealogy

                                       Institute, Samford University.  Always an enjoyable and informative program. Please take note of the fact because of the Labor Day Holiday weekend, the September program is  not on  the  first Saturday of the month, but the second Saturday.

October 1, 2016 :         MaryAnn Burnett will give us a program on the subject of African American research prior to the War Between the States.

November 5, 2016:      Lisa Mills will speak on "Native American Genealogy of the Southeastern United States."

December 3, 2016: Enjoy Good Food, Good Fellowship, Good Times!!!!