2023 Monthly Meetings

Jan 28th :   Bob Davis will present a program on January 28 at the BGS General Meeting at 2:00 PM — Finding the Beginnings of Jefferson County: the McAdory Family, the Amazon Bessemer Center, and The 1619 Project“.  Please join us for an enjoyable afternoon.

Feb 25th :  Bob Davis will present a program on February 25 at the BGS General Meeting at 2:00 PM in the 1st Floor Meeting Room at the Birmingham Public Library (Central). After entering from the parking lot, go across the lobby. The meeting room is next to the elevator. The presentation will be Surprises in African American Family History: Research and Lost Legacies.” Please join us.

Mar 25th :  This month’s meeting will be a Board of Directors Meeting only at 1:00 pm via ZOOM !  There will be a ZOOM General Membership Meet and Greet at 2:00 pm.  If you would like to attend, contact us at

April 22nd :  We will not have a meeting in April.  We invite you to attend the following class at the Birmingham Public Library Auditorium on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 am (Registration is not required).  Training topic will be Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs.  

May 27th :  We will not have a meeting in May.

June 24th :  Our June 24, 2023 program will be Alabama Cemetery Alliance presented by BGS Board Member Terri Hicks. We will meet at the Central Library 1st Floor Meeting Room (next to the elevator) at 2:00 PM. Please join us. Guests are also welcome.

July 22nd :  A special presentation by Paul Boncella, “23andMe’s current DNA ancestry product” which include 2 genetic genealogy tools.  The General Meeting will be held in the 4th floor computer lab in the Linn-Henley building.

Aug 26th :  The BGS General Meeting and Program will be held 2:00 PM in the Southern History Department at the BPL Linn-Henley Building on the 1st floor. The Linn-Henley Building is accessible through the Central Library Building. Take the elevator to the third floor, take the crosswalk to the Linn-Henley Building, and go down the elevator to the lst floor. Our program will consist of a Tour of the Southern History Department and the Archives.

Sept 23rd :  The Board of Directors’ meeting will be held at 1:00 pm in the Central Library’s 1st floor meeting room.  The General Membership meeting will be held at 2:00 pm in the same room.  Terri Hicks will present the program.

Oct 28th :  October Board of Directors meeting will held via Zoom.  The October General Membership meeting and program is cancelled due to the library being closed.

Nov :   No Meeting — Happy Thanksgiving

Dec  :  No MeetingMerry Christmas