The Officers

The following members are the current officers of the NWMGS:

  • Board Members:
  • President - Deann Woodbury
  • Vice President - Sandi Baker
  • Recording Secretary - Lynette Barr
  • Corresponding Secretary - Carol Almanza
  • Treasurer - Doni Mollus
  • Member At Large - Barbara Halter
  • Member At Large - Sharlene Miller
  • Past President - Kelly Alvarado
  • Committee Chairpersons:
  • Internet - Kelly Alvarado
  • Journal - Pamela Montgomery
  • Librarian - Connie McCoy
  • Maintenance - Bud Coker
  • Membership - Tonya Zackus
  • Newsletter Editor - Pamela Montgomery
  • Public Relations - Barbara Halter

A Bit About Us

Carol Almanza - Carol is a life-long resident of St. Joseph. She is very interested in the history of the city, its architecture and its people, which was a natural transition to an interest in genealogy. She has been volunteering at the library for 10 years. Carol loves the detective work that is involved with genealogy. She is a retired RN, with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Carol serves on the board of the Mount Mora Preservation and Restoration Association and is a member of the St. Joseph Historical Society.

Connie McCoy - Connie has been involved with genealogy for 10 years. She has been volunteering at the library since 2003, and has been the librarian at the NWMGS since 2005. She was a former teacher in the Rushville and Atchison school districts. Apart from genealogy she enjoys the pursuit of Volkswalking, bowling and visiting the courthouses of each county in Kansas. Connie is Treasurer of the Friends of Atchison Library, Treasurer of the Atchison Area Association of Retired School Personnel and the Secretary of the Atchison County Kansas Genealogical Society (ACKGS). She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Kelly Alvarado - Kelly started the quest for her family history in March of 2008. As a transplant to St. Joseph, she decided help the folks in her adopted home city by volunteering at NWMGS starting in October of 2009. She has taken the lead on the database project and was elected President in 2011. Kelly has a wonderful husband and three children.

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