AGS Research Assistance Committee

AGS Now Offers Free Research Assistance to its Members!

We are all so excited to offer free research assistance to our AGS members, and especially to our members who are trying to qualify for a First Families of Alabama (FFA) Certificate by verifying their lineage to an ancestor who lived in the present boundaries of Alabama prior to Statehood on 14 December 1819. 

Specifically, THIS service is to help an AGS member solve just one problem. For example, have you reached a brick wall and can’t find the wife of a 3rd great grandfather? Or need a specific document to verify lineage to qualify for an FFA Certificate?  Our experienced genealogists who serve on our new Research Assistance Committee can help you!

The Research Assistance Committee consists of the following people:

1.     Lynn Schlick, Chair, AGS President 
2.     Ethel Alexander, specializing in African American Research (President Black Heritage Council & Birmingham African American Genealogy Group)
3.     Mary Lewey, DAR National Chair for Volunteer Genealogists and Registrar for the Alabama Society DAR 
4.     Sally Woolley, Former Regent and Registrar, Oak Mountain Chapter, Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution
5.     Christine Williams, specializing in research at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery
6.     Jyl Hardy, FFA Special Advisor (AGS Director, First Families of Alabama) 

Our genealogy research experts are standing ready to help you! Email your family history question to Your case will then be assigned to one of our genealogists who will contact you to obtain the details of your request.

Not a Member? Join now! Annual membership is just $30 for a single membership, $35 for a family, and organizations can join for $15. For more information on the FFA program, click here.