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For immediate release Wednesday, May 16, 2018
CONTACT:     Roy L. Williams            
        Director of Public Relations        
        Birmingham Public Library             
        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            

Researching family tree? Birmingham Public Library hosting genealogy programs in May

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Researching your family tree? The Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History Department is hosting new genealogy workshops in May 2018. 

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BPL’s genealogy workshops are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, contact the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library at 205-226-3665 or For more information about BPL’s Southern History Department, go to or like its Facebook page at

 The workshops are as follows:

Sunday, May 20, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor, Linn-Henley Research Library

•    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – “Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier”: Military Records in Family History Research –Did one of your ancestors go to war? Explore the major repositories and databases for military records and discover how they can contribute vital information for your family history research. Free but registration requested. Register online or call 205-226-3655.

•    Monday, May 21, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center, 4th Floor, Linn-Henley Research Library Library Edition – Participants will be introduced to the Library Edition database in which you can research your family history. Learn the tips and tricks about how to search this database like a librarian. Free and open to the public. 

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