Saturday, January 20, 2007

Alabama biography index available online

Detail of a page from the paper copy of the index
The WPA Index to Alabama Biography is now available in an online searchable database with over 28,000 names included.

One of Southern History Department’s most valuable resources, this typed manuscript was a Works Progress Administration project (1935-1943) that had to be abandoned when funding for the WPA was curtailed. Although never completed, it indexes over 97 biographical dictionaries, periodicals, and local histories.

If you are interested in Alabama history, biography or genealogy, this will be a great resource to explore.

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