President’s Message



Dear TVGS Members,


Another year begins!   Most of you know that we now have our older Valley Leaves digitized and available at the Alabama Archives; AND, we are sending members and subscribers Valley Leaves digitally, so please send us any update on your email address.

We are providing new and exciting programs.  Our meetings are held at 7:00 pm the fourth Thursday of January, April, July and October at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, unless otherwise announced. Our schedule to date:   


25 October 2018  -- Angela Lucas speaking on a much requested program, “The Basics of DNA Testing.”  Angela is a certified professional genealogist (CPG) and also our vice president. 

24 January 2019 -- Archivists Drew Adan and Regan Grimsley of the UAH Archives and Special Collections will discuss the basics of searching archival collections, highlight new acquisitions in their local history holdings, and present an update on the Dr. Frances Roberts papers.  


We have so much to offer family historians and genealogists.  Why not honor your ancestor(s) during our Alabama Bicentennial by becoming a member of the First Families of the Tennessee Valley? Click on our First Families link for further information.

We will provide an update later on our Spring Seminar.  You can also check our Annual Seminar tab.

We need your support not only as a member, but also with your ideas and suggestions, i.e. programs and speakers; seminar subjects and speakers; and other activities. Please consider writing an article for Valley Leaves. 

I look forward to meeting each of you at a meeting, seminar or other event.  So, till later,



Phyllis O’Connell, President


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Last updated on August 31, 2018