200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission is collaborating with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints to host free family history workshops, some featuring nationally acclaimed genealogists, in the River Region.

The Family Roots Discovery series is free to the public and will take place throughout the cities of Montgomery, Prattville and Wetumpka intermittently through June 2 and July 28.

These workshops and seminars will offer insights, training and other opportunities to look into past generations, helping attendees in seeking out and learning more about ancestry.

Alabama ancestry is a focus of the ALABAMA 200 celebration, and the Family Roots Discovery series will complement the commission's 2018 theme of “Honoring Our People.”

The series will kick off on June 2 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Davis Theatre in downtown Montgomery. The featured speaker will be Bob Ives, co-founder and executive director of The Family History Guide Association. Other presenters include experts from myheritage.com and range in topic from preserving and researching family history to indexing and African American genealogy.

For more information, a schedule of events, and to register, visit www.familyrootsdiscovery.com.