The following articles should give the reader an understanding of early Alabama History. When a genealogist encounters a “brick-wall” in their research, an understanding of the history of the state, county, or town at the time their ancestor was living may bring an understanding as to where the researcher should next set engage their research skills.

History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography
The History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, written by Thomas McAdory Owen, was published in 1921 by the S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. The company had approached Dr. Owen in 1911 with a proposal that he produce a history and biographical dictionary of the state

Alabama Historical Quarterly
Collection contains the 119 issues of the Alabama Historical Quarterly published by the Alabama Department of Archives and History in 1930 and between 1940 and 1982.