About Us

The Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society was originally established in 1992 as the Suwannee County Genealogical Society. In 1997, the membership voted to change the Society’s name to Suwannee Valley Genealogy Society to recognize the participation and contributions of other counties in the Suwannee Valley region.

The Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that is governed by officers who are elected annually from the membership. Membership in the Society is open to all who subscribe to and support the goals and objectives of the organization.

The purpose of the Society is fivefold:

— To collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical, historical, heraldic and biographical data
— To promote interest in research in those fields by providing the environment and tools for assistance
— To teach the use of efficient methods and adherence to principles of accuracy and thoroughness
— To publish the works of the society
— To promote the collection and preservation of local records which are of genealogical and/or historical value

Although the primary focus of our genealogy research and our library resources is on the following counties of north central Florida, through our computer resources and reference materials, research is available for most states and several European countries.