AlaBenton Newsletter

September, 2014

               The September 6 meeting of AlaBenton featured Tom Mullins, from our own Alabama Room, who always shares with us some of the helpful information he learns from his classes at Samford. Last month's program was no disappointment.

               On Saturday, October 4, we'll have the pleasure of a visit from Bob Davis, from Wallace State College in Hanceville, who will present, "Writing a Local or Personal History." Considering how many people enroll in his classes for this very same subject, you won't want to miss this program. Professor Davis has long been a favorite speaker at AlaBenton meetings and workshops.

              Your Editor sometimes to fail to mention the Genealogy Gems presented by our own Shirley Wilson, but like their namesake--gems--they sparkle. She always keeps an eye out for items of practical interest to genealogists.

               President Lou Walker mentioned the need for a Nominating Committee Chair at the last meeting. If you are called upon to serve as an officer or a committee chairperson, please give it serious consideration. After this meeting, there's only one more before our December Annual Meeting and Christmas Celebration, when we are asked to vote on a new slate of officers.

              The November 1 meeting will present Veneta McKinney, who will offer some ideas about "How to Transcribe Old Handwriting." This is a must for beginners, and a valuable brush-up subject for experienced researchers.

               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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