Alachua County Genealogical Society
Gainesville, Florida
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    The Genealogical Society of Gainesville, Florida, was formed in1973 with 35 chartermembers. In 1980 the name was changed to the Alachua County Genealogical Societyand incorporated under the laws of the state of Florida as a non-profit organization.



Membership Information

    Membership in ACGS entitles you to attend all activities sponsored by the Society, to receive our quarterly and newsletter. Won't You Join Us?
    Meetings are held every 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m. at Alachua County Library District Headquarters Library, 401 East University Avenue (no meetings June, July, August). Program topics, activities and changes are announced to members through the newsletter and the quarterly.
Quarterly & Newsletter
    Both the ACGS Quarterly, 'Latchua Country News, and the society'sNewsletter, 'Latchua Notes, are provided free to members.

    The 'Latchua Country News is published in March, June, September and December andACGS members are encouraged to submit queries for publication as well as Bible and cemetery records, biographies, letters, or anything pertaining to genealogy. Back issues are available for most volumes.

    'Latchua Notes is mailed to members periodically on an as needed basis.

Research Aids
    Alachua County Surname Index lists surnames of all ACGS members from the years 1988-1991. Listing is free to members.  List is currently being revised to include new members since 1991.  See our Publications List for other research aids.
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Resource Collection
    Throughout the years ACGS has donated materials to the Alachua County Library District. The 700+ volume genealogy collection housed at the Headquarters Library in downtown Gainesville includes: Alachua County Cemetery Survey (completed in 1966), Gainesville Sun Obituary file index, microfilms of Gainesville Sun (some as early as 1880's, plus other bits of Gainesville newspapers (not the Sun) that are as early as1863); Florida Census (1830-1930), FL State Censuses (1885 & 1935), Bureau of Vital Statistics Florida Death, Marriage & Divorce index on microfiche,  local City Directories, local and major city phone directories, bound transcribed copies of Alachua County Census (1830-1880) and Inter-Library loan services through HeritageQuest.
    General membership meetings are designed to aid both the beginner and advanced genealogist.  Periodic special programs are planned to enhance the society's image, i.e., seminars, library trips, etc.  Watch for announcements of our special programs in the Activities section above.
    Contributions to ACGS of monies and materials are tax deductible and receipts will be issued to donors, upon request, at face value.
2007 Officers
President - Mary Singley
Vice-President - Bobby Powell
Secretary - Kit McDonald
Corresponding Secretary - Mary J. Murphy
Treasurer - Betty Taylor
Directors - Jack Wood, Kathryn Marsh and Patti Bartlett

How to Contact ACGS
Mary Murphy
P.O. Box 12078, Gainesville, FL 32604

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