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Alford family bulletin

Bowman, Tressie E. Nash (Added Author)
Serial /Serial on Fiche
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985
9 microfiches
No. 1 (July 1970) - no. 12 (fall 1979)


Microreproduction of originals published: Gaithersburg, Maryland : T.E. Bowman, 1969-1979. 12 v. : ill., facsims., maps, ports.

Later published in Bethesda, Maryland.


Editor: Tressie E. Bowman (Mrs. Lewis O. Bowman, Sr.) & Stuart W. Bakley.

Publication suspended 1972-1975. Publication ceased after no. 12 (fall 1979).

Tressie Bowman (Mrs. Lewis O. Bowman) published "Alford family bulletin" nearly 20 years before AAFA was formed. Hers was the first known serial devoted to Alfords. She published 12 issues from July 1970 to fall 1979. After she was unable to continue, Gilbert K. Alford, Jr. began publishing "AAFA action" (first issue in 1988). Tressie Bowman was a member of AAFA, and was inducted in the Alford Hall of Fame in 1990. Her twelve issues are posted in PDF format on AFFA's Web site, scanned from her originals. These early bulletins were one early efforts to extract Alfords from the Soundex records of the 1880 census. The Soundex record Tressie used included only families that had a child ten years old, or younger. Census extractions done by The LDS Church and AAFA include ALL families. They will be linked from the Web page for comparison. For more, updated information, check the AFFA Web site.

Some pages are faded or otherwise hard to read. Best copy available.

Newsletter for the interchange of genealogical data and history of the Alford (and variant spellings) families who came mainly from England, and settled in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia in the 1600s. In the 1700s, some settled in Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Some came from St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. The Alvords of New England include Benjamin Alford who lived in Boston ca. 1701; Jacob Alford and his wife Frankey B. Seaborn of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; and Alexander Alvord, his wife Mary Voare, and their son Thomas Alford. During the 1800s, some families moved to Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Later descendants also lived in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, West Virginia, and elsewhere. Information was extracted or transcribed from census Soundex records, and other record sources.

Not yet available in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) at this time. (3 Nov. 2005)

Includes queries.

Also includes Alfred, Allford, Alvord, and other variant spellings.

Library lacks: No. 1and nos. 5-6. These and all other issues may be viewed on the Web site.

Description based on: No. 2 (Dec 1970).


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