- ca.1994-2016 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection consists of two boxes measuring 3.71 linear feet.
Name of creator
The Montgomery Genealogical Society materials were in the possession of
Montgomery Genealogical Society members until their transfer to the Montgomery County Archives.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Montgomery Genealogical Society Member Terry Ingram donated the publication titled The Heritage of Montgomery County, Alabama. Montgomery Genealogical Society Member Ruth Ott donated a 2002 highway map of Montgomery County that shows where many cemeteries in the county are located.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection consists of issues (printed on paper) of the “Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly,” an organizational pamphlet, books, and maps. The “Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly” issues range from 1994 to 2019. The range is not
complete. However, it does have every issue published between summer 2008 and July 2014. The pamphlets provide a brief history of the Montgomery Genealogical Society, a list of society-produced publications for sale, a description of benefits of membership, as well as a form to apply for and instruction on how to join the Society. In February 2016, Montgomery Genealogical Society Member Terry Ingram donated a volume titled The Heritage of Montgomery County, Alabama. The book contains information about various subjects pertaining to Montgomery County. These subjects include: officers and participants of the Montgomery
County Heritage group, as well as individuals who helped create the book; history of Montgomery County; communities and towns within Montgomery; historic buildings; businesses; medical; military; civil rights; churches; cemeteries; schools; organizations; arts- theater-events; professional people/public officials; public agencies/institutions; parks and recreation; sports; restaurants; sites, scenes and memories; family stories; tributes, memorials and business advertisements. Ruth Ott, also of the Montgomery Genealogical Society, in February 2016 donated a highway map of Montgomery County created in 2002. The map documents the location of several cemeteries within Montgomery County.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
The Montgomery County Archives’ (MCA) mission statement notes the MCA collects non-government records, as long as they pertain to the history of Montgomery County. The MCA acquired the MGS Collection for this reason.
Future accruals expected. In February 2016 Montgomery Genealogical Society Member Ruth Ott donated a 2002 highway map of Montgomery County that shows where many cemeteries in the county are located. Also in February 2016, Montgomery Genealogical Society Member Terry Ingram donated a publication titled The Heritage of Montgomery County,Alabama.
System of arrangement
This collection is organized into two series:
Series I: Publications
Subseries I: “Montgomery Genealogical Society Quarterly”
Subseries II: Pamphlets
Subseries III: Books
Series II: Maps
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Collection is open for research
Conditions governing reproduction
It is presumed corporate and individual copyrights have been retained by copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of
materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Physical copy could be found at Montgomery County Archives.
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Subject access points
- Montgomery (Ala.)
- Montgomery County (Ala.)
- Montgomery County (Ala.)--Genealogy
- Montgomery (Ala.)--history
- Montgomery (Ala.)--maps
- Montgomery (Ala.)--Social life and custom's--19th century
- Montgomery (Ala.)--Social life and custom's--20th century
- Montgomery (Ala.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
- Ingram, Terry
- Ott, Ruth