Genealogy: Alabama, Library and society resource list

Alabama, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:State-wide Resources

  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (3)

  • Alabama Dept. of Archives & History:  http://www.archives.state.al.us/
  • For Genealogists & Historians:   http://www.archives.state.al.us/ge.htm
  • Alabama Historical Commission:  http://www.preserveala.org/
  • Alabama Public Library Service:  http://www.apls.state.al.us/

University Archives and Collections (10)

  1. Auburn University Montgomery:   http://aumnicat.aum.edu/archives/
  2. Auburn University. Special Collections & Archives:    http://www.lib.auburn.edu/sca/
  3. Samford University:    http://davisweb.samford.edu/about/special.html
  4. State Black Archives Research Center & Museum:    http://www.aamu.edu/archivemuseumcenter/aboutus/index.html
  5. Troy University, Dothan:    http://www.tsud.edu/archives/
  6. University of Alabama at Birmingham:    http://www.uab.edu/historical/
  7. University of Alabama, Huntsville:    http://www.uah.edu/library/about/department/archives.htm
  8. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa:    http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/index.htm
  9. University of North Alabama:    http://www2.una.edu/library/specialcollection.htm
  10. University of West Alabama:    http://library.uwa.edu/Ala_Room/default.htm

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (6)

  1. Birmingham–Birmingham Public Library:    http://www.bplonline.org/Archives/
  2. Cullman–Cullman County Public Library:    http://www.ccpls.com/
  3. Huntsville–Huntsville Public Library. Heritage Room:    http://www.hpl.lib.al.us/departments/hhr/
  4. Moulton–Lawrence County Archives:    http://home.hiwaay.net/~lcc/arch1.htm
  5. Jacksonville–Jacksonville (AL) Public Library:    http://www.jacksonville-al.org/library_history_room.shtml
  6. Mobile–Mobile Public Library:    http://www.mplonline.org/lhg.htm

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (1)

  1. State Black Archives Research Center & Museum:    http://www.aamu.edu/archivemuseumcenter/aboutus/index.html

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. Alabama Virtual Library:  http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

This online database provides citizens of the State of Alabama with access to library and information resources.

Digital Library Collections (9)

  1. AlabamaMosaic:   http://www.alabamamosaic.org/
  2. Auburn University Digital Library
  3. Auburn University Digital Library:    http://diglib.auburn.edu/
  4. Digital Collections by Subject:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html#BCDL-Links-Subjects
  5. Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections:    http://www.bplonline.org/resources/Digital_Project/
  6. Alabama Virtual Library:    http://www.avl.lib.al.us/
  7. University of Alabama, Clinical Digital Libraries Project  http://www.slis.ua.edu/cdlp/
  8. University Libraries Digital Collections Production Center:    http://www.lib.ua.edu/digital/index.shtml
  9. Historic Postcards of Alabama http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/digital/pcards/pcard.htm