I first learned of the Seventh-floor Records Project one night at a meeting of the Tuscaloosa Genealogical Society (TGS). A member with a remarkable gift for hilarious storytelling stood to report on her adventures with the project. She told us what she had found while indexing the newly digitized divorce records for late-nineteenth-century Tuscaloosa County. “Apparently, everyone committing infidelity in Tuscaloosa did it right smack dab in front of a crack in the cabin wall, at the exact moment someone just happened to peek through, while innocently passing by,” she said. She had my attention.
“Adventures in Genealogy” is a regular department in Alabama Heritage magazine that spotlights the many ways people are uncovering their roots in Alabama.