Robert Newton

Robert Newton family
Butler County, Alabama

The Butler County
Historical & Genealogical
Society, Inc.

P. O. Box 561
Greenville, Alabama  36037
Telephone:  (334) 383-9564

Preserving the history and heritage
of Butler County and its people since 1964

BCHGS Membership   /  Publications Available
Library Research Room

"A Taste of Butler County, Alabama: Treasured Family Recipes of the Butler County Historical Society" is our cookbook published to celebrate the Society's 40th anniversary. It's filled with over 250 pages of wonderful family photos, heirloom recipes and priceless stories and memories. You can order it for only $12 plus $3 shipping per copy. Send your check or money order for $15 per book to:
BCHGS COOKBOOK, P. O. Box 561, Greenville, AL 36037

Cookbook cover

Featured on the cookbook cover is a 1904 photograph of the Stringer family of northeastern Butler County: Josiah Hope Stringer (1867-1931) and wife Nancy Elizabeth Thornton (1870-1946) with 11 of their 13 children.

We had a great year celebrating our Society's

45th Anniversary Year, 1964-2009

and we hope the next decades are as rewarding for all Butler County researchers.

NOTE: Our Society's 50th ANNIVERSARY is coming up in 2014!!!!

Read the story of a true "survivor" female -- daughter of a Confederate veteran,
Annie Laurie Riley Frazer Rouse led an interesting life
and influenced generations of descendants.

Annie Laurie's People

by the late Dr. William Frazer

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2 Volumes of Family and Military History with Genealogy Chart and Music CD

(Civil War song "Annie Laurie" performed by renowned Alabama musician Bobby Horton,
from Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 6)

$15.00 + $3.50 shipping per book set

Hardcover with photo-collage dust jackets
2 volumes: Vol. I  (169 pages plus CD), Vol. II (156 pages plus fold-out genealogy chart)

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What is The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society?
(and what does it do)?

The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization established in 1964 in Greenville, Alabama (the county seat), with 58 charter members. Everyone interested in the history of the county and its families was invited to participate.

Founding members worked hard on important preservation projects: surveying cemeteries, transcribing early county documents, censuses, family bibles, diaries and letters, visiting elderly residents and writing their stories, and more.

The community continues to benefit from these volunteer efforts today as The  Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society provides information and research opportunities to members and the public. Visitors may explore their heritage at the BCHGS research room in Greenville or from a distance through the societyís many publications.
Courting by motorcycle
Effie Pryor courted by Mode Harrison
with his Indian motorcycle. 
The Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society today is one of the largest genealogical groups in Alabama. We have several hundred members as individuals and organizations, not only in Alabama and neighboring states of Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee, but all over the United States: Texas, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, New Mexico, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Indiana. And, of course, Canada.

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MEMBERSHIP in our society
helps preserve the records of your ancestors' lives.

$15.00 annual membership in The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society includes:

                  *  4 issues of the society's Quarterly , published continuously since 1965.
                  *  Free queries and family history articles published in the Quarterly.
                  *  Free pedigree chart submission for the Quarterly and our surname files.
                  *  Research support from dedicated volunteers who love Butler County history.
                  *  Photograph identification/publication to help identify unknown ancestors.

Membership form and ancestor registry   Membership Form

We invite you to join us in preserving the records of our ancestors' lives. Your membership and contributions support important projects such as cemetery preservation, record transcriptions, photograph identification and preservation, maintaining the research room collection, erecting historic markers and presenting public programs and more. Itís a great way to preserve the heritage of our community and educate the children of future generations so that they will appreciate the past.

(Even if you decide that current membership is not for you, a donation in memory of a loved one or Butler County ancestor is a memorial gift that lasts forever. Give a gift from the heart !)

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PUBLICATIONS of The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society
Our dedicated volunteers have been transcribing and publishing Butler County records through the Quarterly and book publications since 1964. Three major early record books (original Butler County Land Tracts 1817-1860, 1853 Tax Records, and Probate Minutes Index 1853-1929), and four quarterlies a year for over 40 years -- that's a treasure trove of sources for Butler County researchers! With many records lost in the 1853 courthouse fire, our society's publications provide a great bridge over the gap.

Publications available   List of publications & order form

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The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society's RESEARCH COLLECTION
is housed at the public library in Greenville (309 Fort Dale Road).
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Our files are a wonderful source of information found nowhere else -- news clippings, obituaries, pedigree charts, bible records, family letters and photos, queries, cemetery records, census and military records, genealogies, biographies and county histories, and thousands of other research items. The street sign will show you more.

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The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 561  *  Greenville, Alabama  36037
Telephone: (334) 383-9564 (please leave a message) or contact us by E-mail

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