Wallace State Genealogy Department expands collection

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Through donations and purchases, Wallace State Community College is making a huge expansion of one of the area’s best resources for searching family origins. Several hundred books, documents, and microfilms have been added. The new material is broad and eclectic including books to locate German parish records; newspaper abstracts on Cullman and…

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Wallace State professor Robert Davis speaks at Van Creek Battlefield commemoration

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Robert S. Davis, renowned professor of history and family research expert at Wallace State, spoke at the 10th annual commemoration of the Battle of Van Creek (Ga.) on December 3. That clash of arms occurred on Feb. 11, 1779, but the commemoration is held so as not to conflict with the ceremonies for the subsequent Battle of Kettle…

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Genealogy courses offered at Wallace State this fall

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Anyone who would like to delve into their family history can get expert guidance in the process through genealogy courses offered by the Wallace State Community College Continuing Education program. Two-day courses in a variety of subjects will be offered this fall and taught by history professor Robert S. Davis. The class…

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Wallace State’s Genealogy Collection set to receive new additions; Community Education genealogy classes also available in fall

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s extensive Genealogy and Family and Regional History Collection will feature some new additions in the upcoming months. Wallace State’s Robert Davis, a long-time history and genealogy professor, said the college is set to receive a collection of Civil War spy reports from the Union, federal court cases dating back to…

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Wallace State history professor recognized by Texas genealogy society 

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Longtime Wallace State history professor and genealogy expert Robert S. Davis is the recipient of the 2014 Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award from the Dallas Genealogical Society in Dallas, Texas. The award is in recognition of Davis’s respected career as a teacher, writer, researcher and lecturer. Davis, who has been an…

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Douglas Jones shares process of winning bombing cases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Tuesday, March 12, 2014   HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Though it took more than 37 years, things finally started falling in to place in order to bring justice to four little girls, their families and the community that was victimized by the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Douglas…

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