Welcome to the Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in genealogical research. Membership is open to anyone with a genuine interest in research, novice and expert alike.
TVGS was founded in 1966 and coordinates various activities of interest to family researchers in the Tennessee Valley area. We currently are publishing original documents from the court houses and other sources for the counties of Madison, Marshall, and Jackson Counties. We continue to maintain an inventory of past publications of Valley Leaves for the nine North Alabama counties that the Tennessee River passes through: Colbert, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan.
Benefits of Membership:
When you become a member of the TVGS, you receive a subscription to Valley Leaves, our genealogical publication. Each issue contains articles and information of interest to family researchers. In addition, we host quarterly meetings and an annual spring seminar. Review our Calendar to keep informed of our upcoming activities. The most compelling reason to join the TVGS is the friendships you will establish with fellow researchers in the area. Those with a new interest in genealogy can learn from experts, and the experts can share the wealth of their experience. Membership is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
If you would like to join TVGS, please complete the membership application and mail it, along with a $25.00 check or money order to:
Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, AL 35807
All TVGS activities are brought to life by the hard work of our volunteers. Society elections are held each year in May, and vacancies on the TVGS board are filled as needed. If you would like to volunteer your assistance, please contact the corresponding secretary.
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The following message is from Richard White, Heritage Room, 3rd floor of the library.
Big News in the Heritage Room and Archives Patrons now have access to a new micro form machine for their research pursuits. Through a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant administered by the Alabama Public Library Service, there is a modern ScanPro800 micro form machine to handle processing of microfilm or fiche copies. From the web site ~ 'Built for public use applications, Easy to use software. Combination carriers for all microform applications. Optical/Digital zoom range 7x to 54x. Works with all microform types. Scan to print, scan to a flash drive or hard drive in less than a second. Tool tips and on-screen help for all controls.'- E-ImageData No longer will hard copies (paper) be necessary with the added feature of downloading to a flash drive! Come by when/if you're in the area and 'test drive' the new model!
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Last updated on November 2, 2012