Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshops set for Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library in April is launching a series of Saturday workshops, “Beyond the Basics of Genealogy,” at the downtown Southern History Department.

The one to two-hour classes cover various genealogical research topics and will be conducted by the department’s staff. Classes are held at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the downtown Central Library.

Registration is $5 and is limited to the first 18 respondents.  To register, contact the Southern History Department at 205-226-3665, or send an email to

Here is the workshop schedule:

April 13 – “What’s Up Doc?: Government Documents in Genealogical Research.” –

•May 18 – “The Bases Are Loaded: Birmingham Public Library’s Catalog, Worldcat, and Other Databases.” –

June 15 – “Loving the LDS: An In-Depth Guide to Using”

•July 27 – “Getting the Good Dirt: Using Land Records in Genealogical Research.” –

Aug. 17 – “Bring Out Your Dead: Cemeteries in Genealogical Research.” –


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