At AlaBenton's January meeting, our newly elected President, Ruth McCarty presented an interesting and timely program on the subject of DNA in genealogy. This is a fairly rapidly expanding aspect of genealogical research which may become even more helpful as our understanding of it grows. It's always a plus to receive the latest information on something from someone like Ruth, who has the ability to express a complex subject in an understandable manner. That sometimes takes a little more work than the average program.
On Saturday, February 7, 2015, we'll have the pleasure of observing Black History Month with another of our members who is good at digging beneath the surface to gain a fuller picture of the facts and share them with the rest of us. Shirley Wilson's subject will be "The History of Arlington National Cemetery and the Black Americans Buried There, Especially in Section 23 and Section 27." This is bound to be another interesting and informative program.
If you haven't already paid your dues for 2015, the February meeting would be a good time to do so. The names of our current officers are listed on the Officer page of this website, or you can leave your check in the Alabama Room box for the Treasurer when you come for the February meeting.
Don't forget--our members are our greatest asset. We thank every one of you who serves AlaBenton, either in a leadersip role or a support role. Please keep up the good work!
Keep supporting your local Society, your local library, and especially the Alabama Room!
Deanna Slappey, Editor
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