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AlaBenton Newsletter

December 3, 2016


           On Saturday, November 5, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a program on another yet another challenging type of research, that of doing Native American Research in the Southeastern United States, presented by AlaBenton member, Lisa Mills. Most of our programs on this type of research has focused on the Five Civilized Tribes, but this program helped expand our horizons by including other tribes which also lived in states which were part of the migration trails used by some of our ancestors. Sometimes researchers tend to develop a sort of "tunnel vision" which can hinder our results. Your editor, for one, found this program well organized, well presented and well worth her time. It may well provide assistance on some personal lines on which progress has been difficult.

           If there are any left, our  genealogy T-shirts,  are fun casual wear and a nice way to promote genealogy. We may have an update on ideas advanced for genealogy tote bags as a change from T-shirts. We'll look forward to hearing about that.

           Hope you remembered that today, Saturday, December 3, is the meeting at which we normally bring gifts for the Alabama Room as part of our Christmas celebration. If you make a monetary gift by check, please make it payable to Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, and on the "for" line, designate "Alabama Room." That way, it will reach its destination without delay.  Dues for 2017 can be given to the Treasurer at the meeting. Just think of it as the kind of gift you give yourself that will keep on giving throughout the year. Another important feature of the meeting will be the report of the Nominating Committee and Election of new officers for 2017. Please come if you possibly can. We owe our 2016 officers plenty of thanks and our 2017 officers plenty of encouragement!

           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!

Editor

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