Meet the Staff Feature: Charles Johnson

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve. Name:  Charles Johnson Title: Collections Archivist Specialties: Digital Processing and Preservation, Relational Database Systems, Web Technologies and Data Formats How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? It’s … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Charles Johnson

Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: April 22, 2022

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 delegates determining the permanency of local government records in Alabama to the Local Government Records Commission (LGRC). The Commission held its first meeting of 2022 in April at the Alabama Department of Archives and History Building in Montgomery. This marked the first in-person Commission Meeting since the start … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: April 22, 2022

Updates from the State Records Commission: April 22, 2022

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 entrusts the State Records Commission (SRC) with the duty of determining "which government records shall be permanently preserved…and which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of." The SRC carries out this essential work during biannual meetings. The Commission held its first meeting of 2022 in April at the … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: April 22, 2022

State Licensing Board Rosters Now Live in the Electronic Records Collection

To protect the public's health and safety and uphold professional standards, the State of Alabama licenses over one hundred and forty different occupations, ranging from your family doctor to the person who pilots ships through Mobile Bay. To acquire a license to practice one of these occupations in Alabama, individuals must meet specific requirements, including … Continue reading State Licensing Board Rosters Now Live in the Electronic Records Collection

Accessing Vital Records and Other Records Documenting Significant Life Milestones in Alabama

Poet Joyce Kilmer wrote that "life is a highway and its milestones are the years." Within families, a birth might be documented in a baby book, a marriage can be listed in a wedding album, and these may all be written down in the family Bible; however, these milestones are also recorded in official government … Continue reading Accessing Vital Records and Other Records Documenting Significant Life Milestones in Alabama