The Alabama Genealogical Society (AGS) is a group of passionate genealogists that seek to preserve Alabama’s rich and unique history through fostering, encouraging, and promoting genealogical research.

We believe it is imperative to foster, encourage and promote genealogical research and preservation by and through:

  • locating, acquiring, and organizing genealogical records, materials and publications about Alabama and its people;
  • encouraging continuing education in the gathering and exchanging of information, and through publications;
  • bringing together likeminded passionate genealogists with interests in the 67 counties of Alabama for the express purpose of strengthening genealogy with respect to mutual statewide issues, interests and concerns;
  •  the enjoyment and satisfaction of its members through its activities.

AGS is a volunteer organization. Its activities are carried out by elected and appointed officers and directors and numerous other members who assist on a voluntary basis.

We have established Bylaws. The Membership voted and approved amendments to the bylaws of the Alabama Genealogical Society at the General Meeting, August 12, 2023. To view the new 2023 AGS Bylaws please click here 2023 AGS Bylaws.

While AGS does not offer free genealogical research, as a service to its members, it does maintain a list of member-genealogists willing to do research for a fee. You can find the list here.

As a part of our desire to promote our mission, the society holds at least two meetings per year, each in conjunction with a seminar or workshop. Interaction and co-sponsorship of events with other genealogical and historical societies in Alabama is encouraged.

Please see our upcoming events here or go to our events page for more information and to register for the next upcoming event.

AGS has a working arrangement with Samford University Library – Special Collection Department – to receive mail and maintain records of the society. The Special Collection Department houses various genealogical and historical resources, which are available to the general public for research. Samford University is located at: 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229.

The Special Collection Department, Samford University Library is the AGS Depository.

Please address any correspondence to:

Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 293921
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

If you need any additional information please email your inquiries to: info@algensoc.org.