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DeKalb County Genealogical Society

The DeKalb County (Alabama) Genealogical Society was organized in February 2000 for the purpose of preserving the heritage of families who live or have lived in this area and to accumulate data available to researchers.

Dues are fifteen dollars a person or twenty dollars a

family, renewable each year on or before January first.

This is a sample form for membership (
which you can use your browser

& tool bar to [edit, select], [edit, copy], and [edit, paste]

into Microsoft word, Microsoft Works wordpad or notebook

and save, then print out from your own computer.  If you

don't have that ability, you can write it on any kind of paper

in this format and submit with dues & pedigree chart to

the Society. Also, if you will contact, I 

can email a .pdf form.  If you don't have a genealogy software program that

lets you print out charts, you can look on and

other genealogy sites and print a blank form to fill out

with your information.


Membership Application Form also available from:

DeKalb County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 681087

Fort Payne, AL 35968-1612









With membership, comes voting privileges, a quarterly newsletter, and

free queries in the newsletter. A member can often locate others

researching the same surnames.

Please enclose a pedigree chart

thank you.  It will be stored in the research room or in Society

files. If you agree for it to be published in a future book of pedigrees,

please write at the bottom or on the back of the form:  "I give consent

for my pedigree to be published by the DeKalb Co. Genealogical

Society."  You can black out living persons for privacy reasons if you

prefer or you can list names only and no identifying data on living

persons or start your pedigree with a deceased member of your line.

*Add an additional sheet or write on the back if more space is needed.*

(circle selection)


Individual dues for _$15_  Family dues for _$20_

*Enclose check or money order made out to DeKalb Co. Genealogical

Society and mail to the above address.* 

Please do not send certified mail as there is no one available to

sign for it.


Members are invited to post their pedigrees and family

 information & queries on one of the free sites below: 

Other free sites:

Photos of early settlers and scenes of DeKalb are needed

We would like to hear from individuals who have photos of DeKalb County, AL and

its families to share. See the link below to contact the webmaster. Photos should

be .jpg or .gif format only. If you have photos but are unable to scan, contact the

webmaster for discussion of options.

*POSTED ABOVE IS Francis Marion and Laura Howard and family of Crossville, DEKALB COUNTY, AL. 

A picture of their cabin is found on page 3 of our photo album.  Still looking for additional photos

to post, prefer 1836-1940 era at the present, but will accept others of people.  I am considering

starting an album page for historic places and/or businesses. 

Submit .jpeg or .gif photos to .  Thank you.

Family Reunions, Decorations, Other

Please submit your family reunion information for publication

here and in our newsletter (printed quarterly March, June,

September, and December). if it pertains to a DeKalb

County, AL family.  


Check out the "Decoration Day" page.


Note:  These are old reunion dates so may no longer

be active.  Please check with information given in the

announcements to find out if still being held.



RAMSEY, BRYANT, GANT Reunion, May 14 (2005), Tom Bevill Center in Rainsville, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Be sure to invite all of your family.  Please bring your favorite food and/or beverage.  If you sing

or play an instrument, we would like for you to join together for a good time.  Bring old pictures

or family history.  For more information, contact Louise Bullard, 462 Palmer Rd., Valley Head,

AL, 35989; [256]-635-0053.

FINDLEY/FINLEY  REUNION,  for descendants of Moses Findley, son of William and Hannah

Malinda Price Findley, will be held April 22, 2006 at the Blake Community Center located

between Fort Payne and Sylvania, AL.  We hope all our cousins will show up:  Findley, Finley,

Parr, Gilbert, Pointer, Fraser, Frasier and any others to share food, family stories, old

photos, and history of ancestors.  Contact Jack Findley,

STRICKLAND REUNION will be held June 11, 2006 at Piedmont, AL (3rd Sunday)

BROCK REUNION is held yearly at Cave Springs, GA (park) and will be held August 6, 2006.

WELLS REUNION is held yearly on the 3rd Saturday in September in DeKalb County, AL

at Little River Canyon picnic site near Lick Skillet.

WIGLEY REUNION is held yearly on the 3rd Sunday in September in

DeKalb County, AL near Lick Skillet.  Contact Helen Wells for information


STEPHENS REUNION is held yearly at Cloudland Canyon State Park;  Sunday, September

30, 2007 abt 10 a.m. -2 p.m., indoor shelter.  Descendants of Dade Co., GA and DeKalb

Co., AL "Doc Stephens" line. The number of persons attending is dwindling down as so many

of the older generation pass on, so don't just assume they are holding the reunion.  Contact

Peggy Stanfield at to confirm or for more information. 

TIMOTHY STEPHENS REUNION is held yearly at Fischer Schoolhouse near the end of summer. 

Contact Pat St.John of Fort Payne, AL for information, phone 256-845-1250.

GRIGGS (PORTER) REUNION June 20-21, 2008  at Red Top Mountain State Park,

Cartersville, Georgia.  The ancestors spent some time in DeKalb County in the late

1800s, early 1900s.

NABORS REUNION  at Boaz, Alabama on Sunday, June 22.  Call 256-561-2308 for information.



Contact DeKalb County Genealogical Society

For inquiries in DeKalb County, please contact 

Janice Gilbert, Corresponding Secretary, 

<> or at DeKalb County

 Genealogical Society at the below address.  Janice

prefers an email contact if possible, but will accept

any method (mail, email, phone call--256-635-6803). Or

send to if unable to reach

Janice by email.


To contact the Society by mail: 

DeKalb County Genealogical Society

 P. O. Box 681087

Fort Payne, AL 35968-1612


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