Birmingham Public Library Offers Online
Genealogical Research Workshop

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library will offer an online genealogical workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2002, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, in the Regional Library Computer Center located on the third floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library.

This workshop is intended for people who are familiar with using the Internet for research. The workshop will provide information on using Web search engines and specific genealogical Web sites. This is a hands-on workshop where patrons will have access to a computer while learning. The class is limited to 40 people with two at each computer terminal. Cost for the workshop is $5 per person and pre-registration is required. Payment must be received by September 19, 2002.

To register, patrons must send their name, address, and phone number along with a check payable to the Birmingham Public Library. Mail to the Southern History Department, c/o Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203. For more information, regarding this workshop, please call 205.226.3665.

In the October 2002 cover feature article of Family Tree Magazine entitled, “Leaders of the Stacks”, the Birmingham Public Library was honored as one of the nation’s ten best public libraries for genealogy research among

The Birmingham Public Library and its 20 branch locations provide the public with the most current collections, as well as the most comprehensive research tools in the state. The Birmingham Public Library strives to inform visitors by hosting special programs year round, such as Brown Bag Lunch series and Alabama Bound, in addition to children’s programs from toddlers to teenagers. These programs allow the public to meet and greet guest lecturers, musicians, authors and publishers. For more information regarding the Birmingham Public Library and a list of exciting, upcoming events, please visit www.bplonline.org or call 205.226.3600.