Collection The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection - The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection

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US US-almoca The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection

Title

The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection

Date(s)

  • ca.1994-2016 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

The Montgomery Genealogical Society Collection consists of two boxes measuring 3.71 linear feet.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

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.

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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 2018. 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.

Accruals

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

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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

  • English

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Finding aids

Physical copy could be found at Montgomery County Archives.

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