Alabama newspapers with genealogical query columns

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The Andalusia Star-News

Covington County Genealogical Forum appears in the weekly Saturday issues of The Andalusia Star-News. Edited by Curtis Thomasson of Andalusia, the columns seek to present a brief outline with genealogical data of the early settlers in Covington County. Queries are welcomed and will be printed.  Contact Curtis Thomasson at or at Rt. 9, Box 97, Andalusia, AL 36420.

The Birmingham News

Family Ties appears each Sunday in the Life/Style section of The Birmingham News. The column prints requests for information about relatives for genealogy purposes and includes notices of family reunions. All requests are handled through the mail; none is taken by telephone. Please include your name, address and telephone number with each item and mail to Family Ties, The Birmingham News, P. O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202.

The Blount Countian (Oneonta)

Lineage & Letters is published by The Blount Countian, a newspaper published weekly on Wednesdays. Send queries to: Lineage & Letters, c/o The Blount Countian, P.O. Box 310, Oneonta, AL 35121.

The Brewton Standard

Forgotten Trails by Lydia Grimes is published by The Brewton Standard.  Queries will be published as they are received.  Send queries to The Brewton Standard, P.O. Box 887, Brewton, AL 36427, Phone (334) 867-4876, Fax (334) 867-4877.

The Centerville Press

Elia G. Daws, P.O. Box 73, Centreville, AL 35042, has a free queries column. The Centreville Press, a weekly paper, carries her column.

The Choctaw Advocate

The Choctaw Advocate publishes free genealogical queries for folks searching for their ancestors in and around Choctaw Co. AL (including the areas of Washington, Sumter, Clarke and Marengo counties in Ala., and Wayne, Clarke, and Lauderdale counties in Mississippi–all are adjoining counties and the paper has numerous readers there.)  Send queries to: Tommy Campbell, Editor; The Choctaw Advocate, P.O. Box 475, Butler, AL 36904; email: .

The Daily Mountain Eagle (Jasper)

The Family Tree is published each Friday in The Daily Mountain Eagle. This newspaper reaches all of Walker County and portions of the adjoining counties, as well as being mailed out of state to numerous subscribers. The Family Tree column is designed to help researchers get their question or queries before the public. If you have queries you would like published, send them to: The Family Tree, P. O. Box 1784, Jasper, AL 35502-1784.

The Lamar Democrat and Sulligent News

This is a weekly newspaper that serves Lamar County, Alabama.  The genealogy column is called L.I.N.K.S. Submit queries to Jean Carr, 181 4th Street, Vernon, AL 35592.

The Mobile Register

Climbing The Family Tree is a weekly feature of  the zoned editions of The Mobile Register. It is designed to help readers who have come to dead ends in family tree research. If you need help from readers of The Mobile Register, write Climbing The Family Tree, c/o Eugenia Parker, PO Box 9136, Mobile, AL 36691.

The Montgomery Advertiser

Roots & Records is a weekly genealogical column running in the Life section of each Sunday "Montgomery Advertiser". The column lists genealogical queries and events as well as family reunions. To submit information, send your requests or announcements–either typed or printed–to the Features Dept., The Montgomery Advertiser, P. O. Box 1000, Montgomery, AL 36101-1000.

The Montgomery Independent

Family Counts, published in the weekly Montgomery Independent, is aimed at encouraging people to begin their search. Readers are invited to query or send comments to Ruth Ott, Family Counts, The Montgomery Independent, 1810 W. 5th St., Montgomery, AL 36106 or to

Pensacola (FL) News-Journal (not Alabama, but close!)

Janice Palmer's Southern Roots column is published every Sunday in the Pensacola (FL) News-Journal, and welcomes your genealogical queries and announcements.  Send surname queries and reunion announcements, etc. (3 weeks in advance) to Southern Roots, c/o Life Section, Pensacola News-Journal, P.O. Box 12710, Pensacola, FL 32574.