Workshops & Presentations

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Summer Genealogy Workshops

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 cost for each workshop is $30 for the public and $20 for students and Friends of the Archives members. The fee includes a boxed lunch. For questions or more information, call (334) 242-4364 or email

  • African American Genealogy: Finding Your Story
    Saturday, August 20, 9:00 to 12:00

    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 conduct hands-on research in the Archives’ EBSCO Research Room. This workshop is suited for all levels of research experience. Register here.

  • To the Census and Beyond!
    Saturday, September 17, 9:00 to 12:00

    This workshop will provide a deep dive into how to find and use U.S. census records in genealogical research. Participants will learn creative search strategies for using these records to add new dimensions to their family trees. The workshop will be followed by hands-on research in the Archives' EBSCO Research Room. Register here.

Request a Speaker

ADAH staff are available to give presentations on topics related to historical and genealogical research. To schedule a presentation at your own location, contact Alex Colvin at 334-353-4689 or

View Past Presentations

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