Our Grandparents and gr-grandparents were very smart
Life was very difficult during the Great Depression in Alabama and our grandparents and gr-grandparents were ingenious when it came to stretching a dollar. Due to the large amount of timber available in Alabama, sawmills became a popular place to find work.
Alabama's timber industry dates back many years and sawmills employed many people throughout Alabama since the early days. However, they were not always safe places to work. Many people lost limbs and even their lives in the sawmills. My gr-uncle Carl Pratt was killed in a sawmill accident at a young age.
Dorothy Gast submitted a great story, THE HOME PLACE, written by her grandmother about her grandfather, a sawmill owner and grandmother during the depression years in Romulus, Alabama. Life was very difficult during those days in Alabama and our grandparents and gr-grandparents were ingenious when it came to stretching a dollar.
Do you have stories to share about growing up in Alabama? Email them to Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org and they might be included in Alabama Memories on Alabama Pioneers. If you have several stories, you could become a contributing author.
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ALABAMA PIONEERS NEWSLETTER
VOL. 4 EDITION 33
SAVE THIS NEWSLETTER. IT PROVIDES THE LINKS TO ALL NEW INFORMATION ON ALABAMA PIONEERS!
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LINKS to the new BLOGS and all the new information on Alabama Pioneers!
Each BLOG provides a list of all new surnames or items uploaded to Alabama Pioneers...so check each one!
LEA, SHEFFIELD, BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY
WALTHALL, BEALLE, IWO JIMA MEMORIAL
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We have published E-books at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
Sometimes we have material that is too large to download from the website so we publish them in E-book form. They are available online in the STORE, on Amazon and BARNES and NOBLE.
You do not have to own a Kindle or Nook to download the e-books. They can be downloaded
using free apps from Kindle to your computer, mac computer, BlackBerry
Barnes and Noble free apps to your computer, mac computer, Blackberry
All e-books in the STORE can be downloaded directly to your computer and printed.
NEW BOOKS THIS WEEK
ALABAMA PIONEER DESCENDANTS OF JAMES ACTON (1746-1819)
SOME ALABAMA DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE ABNEY
SOME ALABAMA PIONEERS YEAGER FAMILIES
THEOPHILUS GOODWIN 1709-1788 SOUTHERN DESCENDANTS
SOME TERRY FAMILIES OF ALABAMA
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Only one sponsor will be allowed per newsletter. Current advertising rates are posted in FAQ. Contact Donna email@example.com for more information.
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Sharing genealogy information online is wonderful and has helped many people break down bickwalls but remember if you download genealogy information from the internet, you often do not have documentation to support your data. Your first task should be to confirm the information you downloaded with documents to validate your family tree. This includes information found on AP.
Many time errors occur and inaccurate assumptions are made in family trees then they are repeated online in many family trees. After several repetitions, the inaccurate information becomes almost impossible to correct.
Below are some tips to remember when documenting your research
Always begin with the earliest undoubted fact. That means to always remember to document yourself. Sometimes we forget to provide documents for ourselves and our immediate family but it is important. This will help your descendants in the future.
Be sure to include all information in your documentation. For example, a newspaper clipping should include the name of the newspaper, the place and date of publication, the page and column number.
Include all records you based your facts on such as a published family history, tombstone you visited, birth certificate – be sure to include the author of family history books, the title and publication details as well as where it was found.
Remember that transcriptions often have handwriting interpretation errors, transcription errors and/or typing errors – seek out the primary documentation to ensure your data is correct.
Actual Census records can often be found online for free. Take advantage of this and make a copy for your research.
Document all information from an interview -(who, where, when and how)
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SAVE GAS – SEARCH ALABAMA PIONEERS FIRST
The goal of Alabama Pioneers is to provide data, documents, and records from Alabama courthouses and libraries so you do not have to travel to Alabama for genealogy and history research and we add something new everyday. We now have over 600 biographies of early Alabamians. However, we do have expenses and rely on monetary contributions to avoid a yearly subscription fee like other genealogy sites. If you enjoyed or benefited from Alabama Pioneers, please remember to donate....a donation is cheaper than a trip to Alabama....especially with the cost of gas these days. You can donate safely to Alabama Pioneers here.
Some members requested a mail address option to send donations in addition to the credit card option provided on Alabama Pioneers. Do not send anything but donations to this address...any other mail will not be acknowledged are returned.
Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 578
Calera, AL 35040
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QUERIES FROM THE AP FORUM
As space permits, I will try to add some queries from the AP forum to give them more exposure. With over 21,000 members, we should be able to help each other. I'm listing the query with the AP member USER NAME rather than email to respect individual privacy so contact them through the Forum message board. If you want to send a private email message, follow this simple directions to send it to them via the Message board. (NOTE: INSTRUCTIONS HAVE CHANGED)
Please do not email queries to me to post on the newsletter. I only take queries from the forum and do not have time to help with searches. Your email queries will not be answered. The instructions for posting are on the forum.
Copy the USER NAME from this newsletter
Login and click on USERS and paste or type in the USER NAME in the space provided. Click SUBMIT – The USER'S name with his/her posts will appear.
Click on the USER'S NAMES
Click on PMB (Private message box) in his/her profile.
Scroll down and you will see a box with the USER NAME in it (like an email message box)-
Write your message in the box and it wil be emailed privately to the person.
*Please note: Some people do not allow private emails to be sent to them via the message board so there is a chance you will not receive a response. In this situation, you should reply to the message on the forum board. I'm sorry but I am unable to help you contact them other than through the information a member provides in the forum and with over 21,000 members, I am unable to track them down for you.
Tip:Remember to add approximate dates and details to your queries for more productive replies.
I am searching for information and possibly relatives of Pressley Norsworthy who lived in Pike County at one time. USER NAME: Guest
Hello all, I am looking for any information on my Grand father W Snider he married Effie Mae Grear in 1910 and had three children Florene Eva and William any information will be appreciated.I can find No information on him. USER NAME: snider
Harriet Indiana Holladay
Harriet Indiana Holladay married Samuel William burns in Dec 9 1867. am tring to find here siblings and parents. USER NAME: jthad
Long ago, I had researched at my local library for my ancestry. i can't tell if the following people are my relatives/ancestors because of the gap between: dorothy rutland (supposedly born in 1836/37 with another resource saying 1831, said she was married at 14?) and Reuben C. Harris ( there is no information anywhere indicating where he was born, his birthday, or parents even). All the sources say married Dec 1850. I cannot find any children to verify that this line kept going up to Sam Houston Harris (died in McLennan Co. TX). Sarah McClellan, yada. If there are no children between dorothy and reuben that somehow leads up to sam houston harris, then they are not ancestors of mine. I wonder who the hell even bothered to put that information up. reuben harris > sam houston harris
USER NAME: novelle
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
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