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People and Things from the Walker County, Alabama Jasper Mountain Eagle (1884 - 1897) By Robin Sterling
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This book contains newspaper clippings from the earliest and longest published newspaper in Walker County, Alabama. The Mountain Eagle first published in 1872, but the earliest available issues date... More > from 1884. Other gaps occur in 1887, 1888, and parts of 1891, 1892, and 1895. The rest of the remaining issues were examined page by page for births, marriages, deaths, and relevant historical news items pertaining to the early development of Walker County. The result is a very interesting read, full of rare obituaries and historical accounts. The information was compiled from microfilm from the Alabama State Archives in Montgomery and microfilm from Samford University in Birmingham. The book contains a full name index.< Less
1850 Blount County, Alabama Federal Census By Robin Sterling
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This book is a faithful transcription of the original census images from the National Archives. This easy to read tabular format includes some marriage annotations from Blount County records plus a... More > full name index. An ideal book for the those Blount County researchers new to organizing their family tree.< Less
1860 Blount County, Alabama Federal Census By Robin Sterling
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This book is a faithful transcription of the original census images from the National Archives. This easy to read tabular format includes some marriage annotations from Blount County records plus a... More > full name index. An ideal book for the those Blount County researchers new to organizing their family tree.< Less
1870 Blount County, Alabama Federal Census By Robin Sterling
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This book is a faithful transcription of the original census images from the National Archives. This easy to read tabular format includes some marriage annotations from Blount County records plus a... More > full name index. An ideal book for the those Blount County researchers new to organizing their family tree.< Less
Blount County, Alabama WWI Draft Card Abstracts By Robin Sterling
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Information comes from over 4,700 Blount County men who filled out cards and submitted them to the Selective Service System. Information often includes full names (first, middle, last), full birth... More > date, occupation, next of kin, marital status, and number of children. Birth dates range from 1870 to 1901 of service aged men who submitted cards in 1917 - 1919. Most of the birth dates are from the 1880s and 1890s. This book is a good substitute for the missing 1890 Federal Census. Additionally, the data is annotated with hundreds of marriages and death dates from Blount County marriage records and cemetery records.< Less
Cullman County, Alabama WWI Draft Card Abstracts By Robin Sterling
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Information comes from over 6,200 Cullman County men who filled out cards and submitted them to the Selective Service System. Information often includes full names (first, middle, last), full birth... More > date, occupation, next of kin, marital status, and number of children. Birth dates range from 1870 to 1901 of service aged men who submitted cards in 1917 - 1919. Most of the birth dates are from the 1880s and 1890s. This book is a good substitute for the missing 1890 Federal Census. Additionally, the data is annotated with hundreds of marriages from Cullman County marriage records.< Less
Winston County, Alabama WWI Draft Card Abstracts By Robin Sterling
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Information comes from over 2,800 Winston County men who filled out cards and submitted them to the Selective Service System. Information often includes full names (first, middle, last), full birth... More > date, occupation, next of kin, marital status, and number of children. Birth dates range from 1870 to 1901 of service aged men who submitted cards in 1917 - 1919. Most of the birth dates are from the 1880s and 1890s. This book is a good substitute for the missing 1890 Federal Census. Additionally, the data is annotated with hundreds of marriages from Winston County marriage records.< Less
Winston County, Alabama Newspaper Clippings 1901 - 1908 By Robin Sterling
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Following the first book which covered the years 1886 to 1900, this book continues a comprehensive study of Winston County newspapers from 1901 and 1908. This book draws most of its source material... More > from the New Era and the resurrected Winston Herald. Other clippings come from early Haleyville newspapers. Not many of these issues exist and come from the State Archives in Montgomery. Some of the issues represented are from the Haleyville Enterprise, the Square Deal, the Haleyville News, and the Winston County News. Also, clippings from the Jasper Mountain Eagle were reviewed for news items relevant to Winston County and were included in this volume. Particular attention was paid to capture births, deaths, and marriages, along with other important news items. Whole columns of area correspondents were transcribed and show much of the day to day life of the folks from Winston County. A full name index is provided. The early history of the turn of 20th Century Winston County is found within these pages.< Less
Winston County, Alabama Newspaper Clippings 1909 - 1914 By Robin Sterling
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The history of Winston County is found in the pages of its early newspapers. This book is the third in a series of Winston County news clippings. The first book covered 1886 - 1900 and the second... More > book covered 1901 - 1908. Newspapers reviewed include the Winston Herald and a few rare early newspapers published in Haleyville. Additionally, news items relevant to Winston County found in the Jasper Mountain Eagle were reproduced here. Turn of the 20th Century newspapers preserve a picture of how our ancestors were about their day to day lives and business over 100 years ago. For the genealogist, it helps add character to dry names and dates. For the historian, it opens up a seldom seen picture of the early development of Winston County from the first person viewpoint of its citizens. This book contains a full name index and is a valuable addition to the library of any serious student of the genealogy and history of Winston County, Alabama.< Less
Winston County, Alabama Files From The Southern Claims Commission By Robin Sterling
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This book contains a line by line transcription of rare, hand written and first person descriptions of incidents and events which took place in and around Winston County during the Civil War.... More > Testimony is told by those who had property appropriated by the U.S. Army, primarily during Wilson's Raid of 1865. Many familiar Winston County surnames are represented. Corroborating testimony is often provided by relatives and neighbors. The Claims provide interesting insight into the life and times of our Winston County ancestors. In addition, the book provides copies of original signatures, and some pictures of the old claimants and their tombstones. This is the first time these records have been fully transcribed, and indexed by full names. A valuable addition to the library of serious students of Winston County, Alabama history.< Less

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