Friday, November 04, 2016

Birmingham Public Library's Southern History Department Hosting Several Programs in November

Mary Anne Ellis at the Jump into the Gene Pool genealogy class
in August 2016. This is just one of many genealogy classes
offered by the Southern History Department that range from
introductory to advance levels.

November is a month of firsts for the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s Southern History Department: the department will be offering a new class on DNA testing services, the Trussville Public Library will be the first location to offer the class on Ancestry.com Library Edition in the evening, and Fold3 will be taught on a Saturday afternoon as part of Birmingham Genealogical Society's monthly meeting.

The Southern History Department will also be hosting its first ever book talk on The Shadow Tiger on November 10 at the Central Library. The book by William McDonald III of Birmingham shares the story of his father, Billy McDonald, one of Birmingham's World War II aviation heroes. Read a review of The Shadow Tiger by Mary Anne Ellis, librarian in the Southern History Department.

Here are more details about Southern History’s November programs:
Introduction to Genealogy – Sunday, November 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Southern History Department

The Bases are Loaded! Genealogical Research with BPL's Databases – Monday, November 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Clay Public Library

Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research – Tuesday, November 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Hueytown Public Library

Author Visit with William C. McDonald: The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault – Thursday, November 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor

Fold3 (Military Database) – Saturday, November 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Computer Center, 4th floor

Ancestry.com Library Edition – Monday, November 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Trussville Public Library

Introduction to Genealogy – Tuesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Southern History Department

From Cards to Computers: Planning a Research Visit – Tuesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Homewood Public Library

DNA Genealogy Testing Services – Tuesday, November 15, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Computer Center, 4th floor. Registration required.

For more details on BPL’s Southern History Department, call 205-226-3665, e-mail askgenlocal@bham.lib.al.us or visit http://www.bplonline.org/locations/central/southern/. You can also like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernHistoryBPL.

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