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Ancestry.com Library Edition

Family name information, genealogy, histories, census data, military records, passenger lists, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry.com Library Edition is subject to ongoing updates and new content is added frequently. Ancestry.com Library Edition is only available from computers inside of the Birmingham Public Library.


Did You Know?

Birmingham Public Library Tutwiler Collection of Southern History and Literature was voted one of the top ten libraries for family history by Family Tree Magazine. The library hosts “Introduction to Genealogy” classes each month. The next class is Tuesday, January 31, at 11:30 a.m. in the Southern History Department.


Alabama Gives Day

"Think about a life without them. 'Nuff said," as one of JCLC's Facebook friends stated.

It is hard to think of life without the library cooperative. That is why we are so excited that they are participating in Alabama Gives Day. On February 2, 2012, thousands of area residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during Alabama Gives Day. On that day, every donation will help to further the important work of JCLC. ...learn more



WORD UP! 2012 Kicks Off January 21 with Spoken Word Poets Showcase

Spoken word poets from around the region will perform their original works to kick off the WORD UP! 2012 Fifth Anniversary Celebration. Shaunteka Curry, Will Gillette, Glennwood, Jerri Hardesty, Huggybear Da Poet, Matt Layne, Eric Marabale, and Illyshia Parker are scheduled to perform. There will also be evening programs celebrating the WORD UP! anniversary on Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 p.m. (details will be posted closer to the event dates). ...learn more



Guest authors Larry Brimner, Jo Kittinger, and Evelyn Coleman pose with the Phillips Academy's "Readers On the Move Book Club."
Guest authors Larry Brimner, Jo Kittinger, and Evelyn Coleman pose with the Phillips Academy's "Readers On the Move Book Club."

Annual Lecture Program Opens Book On Writing History for Young Readers

Authors Larry Brimner, Evelyn Coleman, and Jo Kittinger shared personal stories that motivated these authors to pen books for young readers at the Birmingham Public Library’s Ninth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture program. The midday program was attended by students from Phillips Academy’s Readers On the Move Book Club, Mrs. Sephira Shuttlesworth, and numerous library patrons. ...learn more


January 13, 2012
Birmingham Public Library
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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