September 10, 2016
Our September 10 meeting featured an excellent program by Tom Mullins. He shared with us some good resources and research tips he gleaned from his attendance at the family history and genealogy classes at Samford University this year, the last such classes scheduled for Samford University. Future classes in this series will be held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and there will be brochures available when received by the Alabama Room, probably either later this year or early next year.
Our October monthly meeting will be on Saturday, October 1, and the program will be presented by MaryAnn Burnett on the subject of African American research prior to the War Between the States. This is a difficult type of research, and we are very fortunate to have members and associates who are experienced and knowledgeable on the subject.
We still have some genealogy T-shirts, i which are fun casual wear and a nice way to promote genealogy, for sale in the Alabama Room. If you would like to buy one, they are $10 for S, M, L and XL, and you can purchase a larger size for $12. Our officers could use some member feedback on your interest in these products, so they can determine what designs you like and whether you think we should continue offering them.
Don't forget--our members are our greatest asset. We thank every one of you who serves or has served AlaBenton, in either a leadership role or a support role. Please keep up the good work!
Keep supporting your local Society, your local library, and especially the Alabama Room!