Alabama Roots

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Date: 15 Mar 2016
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Categories: Alabama Projects | Alabama History | Alabama | Alabama Roots Project.



Alabama Roots is a sub-project of The US History Project. The Project Coordinator is Lisa R. Franklin.

The goal of this project is to provide a place for Alabamians to have help and discuss all things Alabama and their families.

We're always looking for new members! To join us simply add the category to your profile page and check out some of our To-Do ideas below. We will be more then happy to help you in any way we can as will any of the Alabama Project lead members. We'd like to focus on adding those folks who are linked with Alabama through history, as well as create free-space pages for important events and organizations.

To-Do List

Here are some of the tasks that we think need to be done. Project members have been working on them, and could use your help.

What Members are working on


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Alabama State Flag
Alabama State Flag

Kudzu on Trees
Kudzu on Trees

Alabama Yellowhammer (state bird)
Alabama Yellowhammer (state bird)


On 8 Aug 2017 at 02:23 GMT Peggy (Drinkard) Longhurst wrote:

Hi :),

Can I Join? I am a Native Alabamian and have some extensive research available that I have gathered over my years of interest in History & Ancestry.

On 19 Jul 2017 at 21:40 GMT Carolyn Murray wrote:

I am a native Alabamian. Would love to join, if not joined already, the Alabama Roots project. Our state and people have a rich history. Most of it little known.

On 5 Jun 2017 at 22:54 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:

I added the link for the Alabama Historical

Markers today, you can search by county

On 26 May 2016 at 22:57 GMT Brooke (Myers) Whisnant wrote:


I'd like to join the Alabama Roots project. My husband was born and raised here in southeast AL, and he has some very deep seeded roots here.



On 18 Feb 2016 at 00:32 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi Jenny,

Let's work on some ideas for goals/tasks. I like your idea to put together a description of Alabama, maybe a brief history included? We should also link to the Alabama Cemeteries project. Are there prominent Alabamaians we can start a list of to put on WikiTree or prominent families? Certain companies that have been instrumental in her history? Events that shaped the state? I am from Iowa, so the South may as well be another world to me :-) I have the Midwest down, ha. If we just get a few ideas started here, we can post about Alabama Roots already being a sub-project of US History and get some interest here to help. The tag would be alabama_roots, but we'd want to follow alabama, too, to see when folks show an interest. And we can check who is already following that to recruit.

On 17 Feb 2016 at 16:50 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:

Thanks Abby,I am very excited to get started.So much history has happened in Al. I can't wait to see what people bring to Alabama Roots

On 17 Feb 2016 at 16:07 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi Jenny,

We're about to launch a new top-level project for US History and those events based in the US. I think this would fit in wonderfully as a sub-project. What do you think? Do you have some ideas for goals? Adding Alabama families? Working on certain surnames that are prominent? Were there events that could contain certain groups? Great idea. Thanks for starting it!


On 13 Jan 2016 at 06:07 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:

Hi If your family passed through Alabama or lived in Alabama. I would love for you join so we can work on Alabama genealogy