AlaBenton Newsletter

July 28, 2014

                The May meeting was our last regular meeting till Fall, but we still have our Summer Workshop to look forward to, and it will be time for that before you know it. Details are summarized below and on the Meeting page of this website, as well as on the Workshop page, where you'll find a form you can print out and fill in for delivery or for mailing. Don't miss out---send in your registration and check today!

                August 16, is the date of our 2014 Summer Workshop. This year's subject will be "PIONEER ANCESTORS: Exploring TRADITIONAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS TO FIND THEM." The Workshop will be conducted by our good friend, Elizabeth Wells. Most of you are aware of her expertise and experience as the Librarian for the Special Collection Department at Samford University in Birmingham. Liz has a B.A. from Judson College, an M.A. from Auburn University, and an M.L.S. from the University of Alabama. Highly regarded in the genealogical world, she is a past president of the Alabama Genealogical Society, the Birmingham Genealogical Society, and is a founder and past president of the Society of Alabama Archivists. Elizabeth Wells was the 2013 recipient of the prestigious William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship, which is awarded annually to a librarian whose primary focus is genealogy and local history, and who is employed in a public, academic, or special library. She is a regular lecturer at the Samford Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research. You won't want to miss a workshop with someone of such impeccable credentials and enviable achievements. And to top it all off, she's an engaging speaker.

                To enroll for the 2013 Workshop, you may pick up an enrollment form in the Alabama Room of the Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, or since you're already on our website, you can return to our AlaBenton Home page by clicking on the "return" link below, then at the bottom of the Home page, click on the "Workshop" link. That will take you to the Workshop flyer, and at the bottom of that page is an enrollment form which you may print out, complete by hand, then attach to your check and either mail to AlaBenton at the address shown on the form or drop it off in the Alabama Room. Whichever method you choose, please get your form to us as soon as possible so we can prepare any materials you may need.

               Our members are our greatest asset. We are always grateful to those who serve the Society, both in leadersip roles and in support roles. 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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