Hosts included several Texas members led by D.L. Alford, Jr. and
his wife Catherine. The membership (families) had grown to 250 by
meeting time. There were 69 member families represented this year
with the unexpectedly large number of 131 present, thanks in large
part to the tremendous efforts of D. L. and the Texas members. Forty-nine
Texas families were represented. There were six families from Louisiana;
two from Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Missouri; and one each from
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington.
The officers from the previous year were re-elected.
A reception on Friday evening was generously hosted by several Texas
members. The business meeting began at 9:00 AM Saturday and continued
through the day. Miss Maxine Alcorn, head of Houston's Clayton (Genealogical)
Library was the guest speaker. Earlier in the year Nancy Alford Dietrich
resigned as Genealogist/Historian and became the Librarian. William
A. Mitchiner was appointed to serve as Genealogist. Also earlier in
the year Alicia Roundy Houston was appointed as the AAFA Census Project
Officer. Two new directors were announced: Daniel Lee "D.L."
Alford, Jr. and Pamela Alford Thompson. With Clayton library being
one of the nations leading genealogical library this was an opportunity
for deep genealogical research.