Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society's
LIBRARY RESEARCH ROOM
The Butler County Historical &
Genealogical Society's research collection is housed
at the public library, 309 Fort Dale Road, Greenville,
Alabama. We're only a few minutes from the Butler
County courthouse (a local destination we recommend
for visiting researchers) and from Interstate 65 with
hotels, restaurants and shopping.
WHAT DOES OUR COLLECTION INCLUDE?
Our family surname files are a
wonderful source of information found nowhere else --
news clippings, obituaries, pedigree charts,
photographs, bible records, family letters and
diaries, and many other research items contributed by
members and visitors over the past four decades.
| We also have hundreds of family genealogy
books, Alabama and Butler County histories, genealogical
quarterlies, books and publications from throughout the
South, cemetery records, censuses and state records, old
photographs, microfilm of Butler County courthouse
records, military records, newspaper records, and more.
| VISITING THE BCHGS RESEARCH ROOM:
If you plan a visit from out-of-town, we recommend that
you contact us in advance so that a volunteer can be at
the library to assist you. All records are not available
for open browsing, and research room volunteers may be
able to show you sources that you were unaware of. We
ask that you treat all our books, microfilm, vertical
files and open-shelf collections with care. Tuesday is
usually a "work" day at the research room but other days
are variable. (Please note: The public library staff is
NOT responsible for managing the historical society
collection, but they will be glad to direct you to our
MACHINE (coin-operated) is in the MAIN LIBRARY
ROOM, opposite the FRONT DESK. You may take materials
from the BCHGS research room to copy in the main
library room, but PLEASE respect the hard work that
went into our collection, and DO NOT REMOVE FILES OF
ANY KIND FROM THE BUILDING.
County Historical & Genealogical Society
Collection: 309 Fort Dale Road, Greenville
Your contributions through membership, research fees and publication purchases help us to maintain the research room and continue preserving the records of YOUR ancestors' lives.
A researcher who only "surfs the Net" may never get to meet or know these amazing living resources who write stories for our quarterly, visit our research room, help us identify photographs and "lost" ancestors, and enjoy attending our meetings. Their family stories, knowledge and memories are priceless glimpses into the past. But you don't have to join our society just to meet people. The preservation of our Butler County heritage is an ongoing process -- especially necessary in today's world with the increasing deterioration of old cemeteries and churches, theft and damage of original records, and other modern stresses that are gradually destroying the past. You can share in our efforts to save that heritage by joining The Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society. "Free" Internet research is fantastic, but someone in every town, in every county, at every courthouse, church and cemetery, must constantly work to PRESERVE your ancestors' history. The dedicated volunteers of the Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society are doing just that, and they've been doing it for over forty years.
The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 561, Greenville, Alabama 36037
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Web page maintained by Annie Crenshaw
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