These books are a very important source for African-American history, bringing to light a source that has long needed to be accessible. They also can help genealogists connected to either the free persons or their guardians find a link back to some other states, since nativity is listed.
The books could have used a table of contents giving the counties and pages where the listings start.
"Volume I" is available for $26.95 and "Volume II" for $19.95 plus postage from the Clearfield Co., 3900 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211 or genealogical.com.
First Families of Alabama
The Alabama Genealogical Society has a First Families of Alabama certificate program open to those with ancestors in Alabama prior to 1819. Check algensoc.org for details and information on other society activities.
Cobb County obituary project
An index to obituary and death notices from the Marietta Journal and Marietta Daily Journal between 1875 and 1931, with gaps, is in a binder in the Georgia Room at the Charles Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta.
The listings are to be added to the Cobb County Genealogical Society website later this year. More indexers are needed to complete the project. See cobbgagensoc.org.