Cullman County Historic Photographs at Wallace State Community College

Wallace State Community College is located in Hanceville, Alabama. It is part of a system that serves the needs of more than 300,000 individuals. They have been adding to their online genealogy resources.

The Program Collection is the name of Wallace State’s extensive and growing collection of research materials. Those materials include books, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, CD-Rom disks, computer programs, family folders, and more.

Some sources cover the entire United States. However, the collection is centered on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. The Program Collection has access to 2.5 million microfilm reel collection of records from the Genealogy Society of Utah.

The Program Collection includes plenty of resources about the Civil War, and several collections of information about Georgia. Some collections focus on Alabama, the Revolutionary War, County Records, and more.

The Cullman Times reported that volunteers are conducing the scanning and the descriptions of the photographs. If you have photographs that can be added to the collection, you can arrange to have the photographs scanned. You do not necessarily have to donate your photographs in order to have them scanned.

According to The Cullman Times, a number of items on genealogy and Cullman local history are already on the Wallace State Community College site. A recent addition is a collection of thousands of pages of information on methods and material for researching family history.

Those involved with The Program Collection are working with the Cullman County Government and the Cullman County Public Library to digitize historical newspapers.

Years ago, the library borrowed and microfilmed the Kollock Family Papers, the most significant historical collection of the South still in private hands. The Wallace State Library also helped obtain a federal service marker for the grave of a veteran of the Spanish American War, and has researched into the area’s African-American history.

Related Articles at

* Alabama On My Mind – Archive Photos

* Alabama County Marriage Records 1809-1950

* Georgia Confederates After Civil War

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