highlighting some of our holdings at the Library in Oakland. For a fuller
listing of our books, journals, and more, consult the CGS Library catalog. Our
catalog is also included in WorldCat.
|A portion of our collection on Alabama books|
Did you know that the California Genealogical Library has 36 books on Alabama? Plus three sets of journals – The Alabama Genealogical Registry 1959-1967, Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly 2005-2009 and the Deep South Genealogical Society 1970-2003.
|Tracing Your Alabama Past|
|One of several Alabama county books|
|The prose in this volume approaches poetry|
I selected that last book for this article because the red leather cover appealed to me. It was Early Settlers of Alabama Col. James Saunders Notes & Genealogies written by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Sauders Blair Stubbs in 1961. Inside I found this description of the contents of the book and knew it was a good one, “Most lovingly does Colonel Saunders relate the story of her people, from the humble mechanic at his forge, to the noble Governor in his chair of State. Her whilom ministers, merchants, lawyers, planters, statesmen, come, at his gentle summons near and take on the semblance of the vivid life they lived. Youth and lovers, the jest, the chase – threads of gold in the noble tapestry – each plays their part.”
Just for fun I checked the index for my family name and was amused to find a listing for Henry Patillo on page 472. Henry is identified as “of Colonial and Revolutionary fame.” I have three Henrys in my RootsMagic database, but none went to Alabama so I cannot claim him.
If I’ve piqued your interest, you can see a complete listing of all our Alabama books on WorldCat.
|A rare photo|
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