Genealogy at a Glance: Alabama Genealogy Research


Author: Ports, Michael A.
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4 pp., folded
ISBN: 9780806303918


Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in Alabama in just four pages, this Genealogy at a Glance laminated guide gives you as much useful information as you’ll ever need to begin and proceed with your Alabama family history research. Southern genealogy expert Michael A. Ports again brings his expertise to bear in this concise overview of the history of Alabama and the places and resources to consult when searching for your Alabama ancestors.

Ports begins by focusing on Alabama’s settlement background, beginning in 1702 when the French established the first settlement in what would become Alabama. He then goes on to highlight the primary and secondary record sources–including vital, probate, military, land, and census records–the major repositories, and the most helpful online resources. Along the way he intersperses research tips and references to key publications, online databases, and websites throughout the text.

In other words, Alabama Genealogy Research provides all the fundamentals of Alabama research in only a handful of pages, guiding you through the array of records and repositories available to help you reach your goal of tracing your Alabama ancestry.

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