The Blount County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Blount County Memorial Museum. Guest speaker will be Julie Burks from the Cullman County Museum. She will discuss her research of the Brindley family and her work to have the family’s cemetery included in the Alabama Historical Commission’s Cemetery program.
Blount County Museum curator Amy Rhudy announced the museum will host free, one-hour genealogy classes on four consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Classes will be led by two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Haddie Lawrence (left) and Keatyn Bliss are two Sisters of the church preforming their mission work here by assisting people to learn more about their family’s history. They said if someone learns about obstacles an ancestor overcame, it might give inspiration to someone to face up to their own troubles. It is also a way for the two to meet new people and “share the message of Jesus Christ,” Bliss said. The LDS church possesses one of the largest free genealogical databases in the world. For more information, call Lawrence or Bliss at 205-821-2300.