President’s Message



Dear Genealogists,


The year 2018 has arrived and it’s time to mark your calendars for our meetings and register for our Seminar which will be Saturday, April 21, 2018.


Our meetings are held at 7:00 pm the fourth Thursday of January, April, July and October in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville unless otherwise announced.

25 January 2018 “Choosing a Genealogical Software Program” with Dale Dawson and Toni Wright of our society.  Following an introduction to genealogical software, our society presenters will demonstrate RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker.

July 26, 2018 “Genealogy Antique Roadshow” with Dr. George Marchelos, a certified appraiser of personal and estate property, antiques and collectibles, who will give you an informal appraisal of one or two items that you bring to the meeting.



Our seminar will be held on April 21, 2018 from 9 am – 3:30 pm at the Marriott Springhill Suites.  Our guest speaker will be Ms. Claire Brisson-Banks, published author and writer with noted expertise in social media; technology advances; and US, Canadian, England and Scotland genealogy.    Ms. Brisson-Banks is accredited in England and is a Trustee for the International Society British Genealogical Family History.   Ms. Brisson-Banks is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy.   Check out Ms. Brisson-Banks website, Timeless Genealogies at  Seminar topics will be (1) Scotland Research Strategies, (2) England, the Quest for English Ancestors, (3) Wales on Line Resources and (4) New England Ancestors.  Click on  Annual Seminar at the left of this message to register.


We also sponsor the First Families of the Tennessee Valley program and urge you to check out the information on our First Families link.


Looking forward to meeting you in 2018.



Phyllis O’Connell


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Last updated on February 8, 2018