History of Fairbanks Genealogical Society
On May 9, 1973, at the Thomas and Christine Amidon residence, 5 mile Chena Hot Springs Road, the Fairbanks Genealogical Society was organized. Charter members were Christine Amidon, Florence “Peggy” Collins (deceased), Jean Grube, Donna Krier, Ellen Nelson (deceased), and Kluane Spake.
The original purposes of the Society were to help each other trace their ancestry and to help others who have ancestors in Alaska, especially the Fairbanks area.
The first major project of the Society was the extraction of births, deaths, and marriages from the Fairbanks News-Miner 1903-1930. A grant received from the Alaska State Library helped published this index.
Past Presidents include:
Betty Feakes (deceased)
Ruth (Van Veldhuizen) Knapman
Robyn Murphy (deceased)
Connie Bradbury 2002-2004
Nancy Schafer 2004-2006
Joan Skilbred 2006-2012
Lynn Immel 2012-2016