May 30, 2024

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Department of Archives & History to Offer Summer Genealogy Workshops

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Mary Amelia Taylor or (334) 353-4692


Montgomery, AL (05/30/2024) – The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) will offer its annual half-day summer genealogy workshops on June 22 and July 27. Workshops will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm CT.  The cost to attend each workshop is $30 for the public and $20 for students and Friends of the Alabama Archives members. Registration fee includes a boxed lunch. Each workshop will be held in person at the Archives in Montgomery and will be led by the agency’s expert reference archivists.

Saturday, June 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm CT
Genealogy 101: Breaking Ground
This workshop is perfect for those just beginning to research their family history. It will feature step-by-step instruction followed by hands-on research in the ADAH’s EBSCO Research Room. Participants will gain a solid foundation to craft an effective research plan and valuable skills to navigate the wide variety of genealogical resources available at the Alabama Archives and online. Registration closes at 12:00pm CT the Friday before the workshop.

Saturday, July 27, 9:00am - 12:00pm CT
African American Genealogy: Finding Your Story
This workshop will equip participants to effectively navigate potential research roadblocks and address challenges specific to African American genealogical research. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share personal experiences in an open discussion with instructors and other researchers. This workshop is suited for all levels of research experience. Registration closes at 12:00pm CT the Friday before the workshop.

Register for each workshop at For questions or more information, call (334) 242-4364.

The ADAH’s summer genealogy workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Archives, a non-profit organization that supports the Alabama Department of Archives and History. To learn more about the Friends or to become a member, visit

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the state’s government-records repository, a special-collections library and research facility, and home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across Washington Avenue from the State Capitol. The Museum of Alabama is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. The EBSCO Research Room is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. To learn more, visit or call (334) 242-4364.


624 Washington Ave. | Montgomery, AL 36130

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