Alabama Roots is going to be a new sub group under US History

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Hi

If you have anyone that lived in Alabama or was born or died in Alabama I'd love to have you as part of the Alabama Roots Project. So far I have worked regular folks (my family) I have worked on one politician (Mayor David Vann of Birmingham) and one musician.( Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations). Take a look and see if it is something you might be interested in
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Jenny Snyder G2G5 (5.4k points)
Thanks, Jenny. I edited to add a link to the project page for you and update the tags :-)
Count me in!  My family has been in Alabama since the early 1800’s.  They founded Jones County, now Bibb and part of Chilton. They have lived and died in Baker, Limestone, Dekalb, and especially Shelby, Jefferson, Limestone and Madison.  The older I get the smaller the world becomes so more than likely we have a common relative!  Let me know how I can help.

Pam Robinson Porterfield
So just out of curiosity, why are 49 states "project:state" and Alabama threw in the word ROOTS?
Because the Alabama Roots project existed before the states project project was organized and was originally named Alabama Roots

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Hi, I can try to help. I just began my family here,but have been working for several years.  Most of my relatives were descended from early settlers of Chambers county.  I lived there as a child and have gone back a few times for research and to take photos.  My family in AL includes Willoughby, Sorrell, Looser, Allen, Bishop, Bibby.  I am a member of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society and get their newsletter.  Cherry
answered by Cherry Duve G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
I can help with Henderson, Smith, Atkins, Whelan
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I would love to join as well My roots date back from Alabama around the Elmore county area. would love to be part of something thats will be able to help me with my research.
answered by Denita Anonymous G2G Crew (580 points)
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I would like to join!! This kind of history excites me, prompting my family to doubt my sanity and wonder about me lol. My Alabama roots run shallow on one side but run quite deep on my mother's side, well not as deep as I thought, but regardless I would love to help, if there is anything I can do.
answered by A E G2G2 (2.8k points)
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Hi, Fellow Alabamians! Yes, I know it's technically supposed to be "Alabamans," but I've never heard that word come out of anyone's mouth, so I'm going with what I've always known. I'm from Mobile and Fairhope on the Gulf Coast, and live up near Birmingham now. One of my ancestors was a colorful guy named Bartholomew "Captain Batt" Ardoyno, a Spanish citizen when he arrived in Mobile, but Italian by birth, so I've been told. He harvested and sold fresh oysters in the Mobile marketplace, volunteered to defend his home from the bluecoats as an artilleryman, and lived just long enough to witnesses the start of the 20th Century. He told his children to tell theirs that if they ever meet an Ardoyno who spells their name that way, they're one of his descendants, because he changed it.

Happy hunting, genealogists!

Jesse Sierke

Trussville, AL
answered by Jesse Sierke G2G Crew (860 points)
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Hey Jenny! I'm a member of the project and have been researching the history of Calhoun County (formerly Benton County) and all of the historical sites in Calhoun County.  The only problem I have is my paper notes haven't made it online yet but I PROMISE I'm working on it! :-)
answered by Kimberly McComb G2G6 Mach 2 (20.3k points)
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Hello Jenny, I have just recently found ny birth family (Brooks), in and around Conecuh and Mobile counties, among others. They go back to the early 1800's, and earlier in surrounding states.

I am using DNA matches and extended family tree information.

I would be happy to join your team.

Please feel free to contact me if you think I can help.

James Donald Brooks
answered by James Brooks G2G1 (1.4k points)
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Hi Jenny,

I would love to be part of this group. My family has been in Alabama for a long time, in Washington, Conecuh, Monroe, and Wilcox counties and more recently in Mobile. I'm researching the following surnames: Enzor, Woodyard, Chunn, Hilliard, Wiggins, Sullivan and Tedder. Let me know how to join.

Thanks!
answered by Kelly Enzor G2G Crew (410 points)

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