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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us              
 
BPL’s Southern History Department hosting several programs in November
 
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama —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 our first ever book talk on The Shadow Tiger on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Research Building’s Arrington Auditorium in downtown Birmingham at 2100 Park Place. 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 in celebration of Veteran's Day.   

Read a BPL book of the month review of “The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault,” by William C. McDonald III and Barbara L. Evenson at the link below:
http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/10/southern-history-book-of-month-shadow.html
Here are more details about Southern History’s November programs:

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Southern History Dept., Linn-Henley Research Building  
  • Introduction to Genealogy- Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. This class meets on the first floor of the Linn-Henley building in the Southern History Department.  
Monday, Nov. 7, 2-3 p.m., Clay Public Library
  • The Bases Are Loaded! Genealogical Research with BPL’s Databases-Don’t be left sitting in the dugout. Make use of all Southern History Department resources in your game plan for family history research. Learn how to locate BPL’s databases and discover the wealth of genealogical information they have to offer. Let us help you knock one out of the park. For more information or directions, please call the Clay Public Library at (205) 680-3812. 
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2-3 p.m., Hueytown Public Library 
  • Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research- Is your genealogy research out of control with piles of paper and scattered files on your computer? If you answered yes, come learn about different methods of organization and techniques for both paper and digital files and set yourself up for organizational success. For more information or directions, please call the Hueytown Public Library at (205) 491-1443.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m., Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley Research Building  
  • The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault- Celebrate Veteran's Day and discover the story of Birmingham's own World War II aviation hero and member of the "Three Men on a Flying Trapeze".  Author William C. McDonald III will present this book talk in the Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor, Linn-Henley building.  Books will be available for purchase.
Friday, Nov. 11-All BPL locations closed to celebrate Veteran's Day

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2-3 p.m., Computer Lab, 4th floor, Linn-Henley Research Building
  • Fold3- This hands-on class will introduce researchers to Fold3, the premiere genealogy database for U.S. military records. We will cover the different records which are included in Fold3 (military and non-military), how to do a basic search, and how to interpret your results. This class will be part of the Birmingham Genealogical Society's meeting and will be held in the Computer Lab, 4th floor, Linn-Henley building. Everyone is welcome, and there is no registration.   
Monday, Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m., Trussville Public Library
  • Ancestry.com Library Edition- Participants will be introduced to Ancestry.com Library Edition database in which you can research your family history as well as learn how to search this database to locate your ancestors.  For more information or directions, please call the Trussville Public Library at (205) 655-2022.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Southern History Dept., Linn-Henley Research Building  
  • Introduction to Genealogy- Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. This class meets on the first floor of the Linn-Henley building in the Southern History Department.  
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Homewood Public Library
  • From Cards to Computers: Planning a Research Visit - Finding the resources you need is one of the most important parts of genealogy research.  In this class, you will learn the best methods to locate resources quickly, narrow your search, and maximize your time in a library. This class will meet in Room 101 on the lower level of the Homewood Library.  For more information or directions, please call the Homewood Public Library at 205-332-6620.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Computer Lab, 4th floor, Linn-Henley Research Building
  • DNA Testing Services- Explore the offerings of the three major DNA genealogy testing services, and learn how to make full use of their websites. This class will be held in the Computer Lab, 4th floor, Linn-Henley building, and space is limited.  To register, please call 205-226-3680. 
November 24th-Nov. 27 – BPL locations closed for Thanksgiving
For more details on BPL’s Southern History Department, call 205-226-3665, email 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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