I found a great genealogy research tool and I just want to let everyone know, the "Covington County Heritage Society"has just received it's FIRST Covington County, AL from Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., and it selling fast. It is one in a series for the entire state of Alabama, know as the Heritage Collection.I recently received my copy that I ordered before it went to press; and I can tell you, I was not disappointed.In fact, I was stunned not only by its size and quality, but the in-depth histories and photos, so I wanting to share the info with other family genealogy researchers with connections to Covington County.So, I asked how the public may purchase a copy of the 2003 book. Here's the info I received from Mr. Curtis H. Thomasson; Andalusia Star News heritage writer,who was one of a number of dedicated heritage folks who orchestrated the layout and production of this wonderful book.
Covington County Alabama Heritage book is a high-quality hard-back book that is nothing less than library quality; 378 pages, red, with Gold embossed lettering on the front cover; roughly about 1.5" thick, 12" by 10" in size. It is such a great tool for family genealogical researchers probing Covington County, Alabama ancestry.I wanted to let others know about this resource, which also makes a wonderful, attractive coffee-table book for company as well. I am especially amazed by so many in-depth family histories and related historical information packed into this book about the early settler-families in Covington County, Alabama--and their descendants.Most of these family history articles were written by direct descendants still living in and around Covington County.
The book also contains a military service section about ancestral military services. Impressive to me are the many old photographs of families community and towns in the 1800s and early 1900.This book has already advanced my family genealogy research considerably, and I'm not yet half way through it. I hope it can do the same for you. If the price seems high, try buying a hard back novel these days--or a small text book.This book is for generations to come.Another reason for the cost is because this book is primarily for local distribution that doesn't enjoy mass market distribution nationally.
If you're in close to Andalusia or Opp Alabama in Covington County, you can make walk-in purchases at:
Christian Book & Gift 405 West ByPass Andalusia, AL 36420
Vaughn Bowers Photography 209 East Covington Ave. Opp, AL 36467.
COST: Purchased in-State Walk-in
$ 60.00 for the book $4.80 Tax
In-state mail order: Add $5.00 Shipping/Handling as well as tax [$69.80 each].
When ordering out of state, there is no tax. You may order direct from the publisher below. There is a cost of $ 5.00 required for Shipping & handlingCost for mail order OUTSIDE the State ofAlabama is $60.00 for book, $5.00 shipping/handling
To order: Send a note requesting purchase of the NUMBER of books you want. INCLUDE:Your name,your mailing address, and a check or money order for the balance to:
Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc. P.O. Box 67 Clanton, AL 35046 Call them at 1-800-1611 with any questions about ordering. ------------------------------------------ Buddy Blackwellbuddy89123@yahoo.com