Rare treasures are available for genealogists from area

The Nichols Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks on Dec. 27, 1974.

Residents of Northeast Alabama who are interested in their ancestors have two treasures, the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc. and the Nichols Memorial Library at 1 Cabot Drive in Gadsden. The society started in the late 1950s, and members now meet at this well-stocked library on Thursdays to search for and help others search for ancestors, read the history of the area, and about the cities and towns. Also, the Library provides a meeting place for newly discovered family members.

At a previous meeting I attended, one of the members, Gloria Gregg, met a distant relative for the first time. At the most recent meeting, a visitor from Cave Spring, Ga., struck up a conversation with a Society member and learned that they were likely related.

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